I have been using a combination of the programs suggested here, but they were all lacking something. Turns out this 'something' is exactly what CoverSutra excels at.
Isn't it annoying to switch to iTunes just to select a different song or pause playback?
CoverSutra gives you a handy and attractive way to control iTunes without having to leave your current application.
See what's currently playing or enjoy your album artwork. Don't let yourself be distracted from your work... CoverSutra is never in your way but always by your side.
After just a few minutes using it, I have already fallen in love with it, mainly for it's music search:
We all know how Spotlight revolutionizes searching, in general on your Mac. Well, what if you could have that power specifically for your music? All done in a slick, stylish way. Well, with CoverSutra you now can. Extremely fast and robust iTunes searching is just a click or keyboard shortcut away.