Widget fetches album art from Amazon

by Volker Weber

AmazonArt Widget

This is one cool widget to fetch album art from Amazon and insert it into the currently selected tracks in iTunes. Great for tagging your imported tracks.

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I have been using this widget for a while now and it works great. Highly recommended.

Bruce Elgort, 2006-09-11

One other thing I heard about widgets recently is that as of Tiger 10.4.7 widgets now phone home to Apple unbeknownst to the user.

Here is more info on this.

Bruce Elgort, 2006-09-11

Little Snitch is your friend.

Volker Weber, 2006-09-12

For windows users, Tag & Rename will do a similar job.

Ben Rose, 2006-09-12

Coverflow does this... and more.

What do you think?

Chris Dehon, 2006-09-12

iTunes Companion does a similar job for Yahoo! Widgets / Konfabulator.

Oliver Regelmann, 2006-09-12

Chris, I did not know Coverflow could do that. It did not when I first wrote about it. Thanks for the update.

Oliver, this looks like a good solution for Windows users.

Volker Weber, 2006-09-12


The comments on the iTunes Companion aren't good, do you use Mac or Windows version? How many of the comments hold true?

Seeing as I don't use Yahoo! stuff anyway, I'll stick with the stand-along Tag & Rename tool.

Ben Rose, 2006-09-12

I like Fetch art , which plugs as a AppleScript directly into iTunes. Just start the script on the selected songs and it fires the program. Very easy to use & more handy than a widget IMHO.

Link http://members.cox.net/afriesen3/fetchart/

Jan Schierkolk, 2006-09-12

My iTunes library got all its cover arts with iArt (for Win32).

See http://www.ipodsoft.com

Andy Brunner, 2006-09-12

Ok, this discussion is somewhat obsolete with the presentation of iTunes7. Build-in cover provisioning (with iTunes-Account) for all songs in your library, even self-ripped cds.

Jan Schierkolk, 2006-09-12

Not necessarily. I do not have an iTunes account. And I do not intend to get one as long as Apple is crippling the stuff you buy there.

Volker Weber, 2006-09-12

iTunes 7 does the album art download via... CoverFlow :o)

Ben Poole, 2006-09-12

Yes, the website indicated that.

And now it works on Windows...awesome!

Ben Rose, 2006-09-13

The only problem now is that if iTunes doesn't have your album, but Amazon does, you're out of luck.

Greg Walrath, 2006-09-14

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