iTunes Companion is a light utility that was designed to enhance your experience while listening to music. The program provides the cover art and lyrics of the song you are listening to.
The program has a small interface that is quite easy to figure out, thanks to the intuitive layout.
Thus, it enables you to listen to various songs from the iTunes library straight from its interface, without needing to launch the iTunes app. You can show playlists, tracks and albums by the current artist and choose which tracks to play, control the music playback and sound volume.
As mentioned, the program can also search for the album cover art. First, it searches the hard drive, then the iTunes Library and if this fails, it goes to amazon.com. If the automated search fails, you can do this manually from the context menu.
The widget comes with an extensive Settings area. Thus, you may set the time before the track info fades out, choose on which side the app’s drawer opens, fiddle with the display options, have the artwork exported to iTunes and always use large cover art images, just to name a few.
The bottom line is that iTunes Companion is a nice widget that can come in handy whenever you want to enhance your musical experience. Users that have little to no experience with this type of programs shouldn’t have any issues while installing or working with iTunes Companion thanks to its intuitive interface.