iPod nano Player
iPod nano Player is a Yahoo! Widget Engine app that you can use to control iTunes, as well as go through cover art and photos, to name but a few. It can be seamlessly installed and set up.
The interface of the program is based on a rectangular frame which resembles the shape of an actual iPod nano; you can move it to any spot on the screen, with the help of the mouse cursor.
So, you can access music from iTunes, go to the next or previous track, pause or stop it, check out the cover art, shuffle songs, as well as view the photos found in the library.
Plenty of configuration settings are available through the Widget Preferences screen. For instance, you can select your favorite iPod nano color between white and black, use a custom skin and switch to a different UI language (English or Spanish).
As far as music properties go, you can enable the automatic launch of iTunes when the widget opens and choose the iTunes library file. In addition, you can make the pictures transition at a user-defined time interval as well as pick the iPod Photo folder.
Thanks to the default options provided by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, you can make the frame stay on top or below all the other windows, to ignore mouse events and to prevent dragging. Plus, you can adjust its opacity level between 20% and 100%.
iPod nano Player does not put a strain on the computer's CPU and system memory, has a good response time and worked fine during our evaluation, without making Windows hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. To sum it up, iPod nano Player delivers a simple means to control iTunes tracks.