FoxyTunes for Firefox is a great add-on that allows you to control your music player from the browser, avoiding all the minimizing and maximizing that changing songs or pausing a track normally involves.
First up, you're not going to have any problem finding a music player that is compatible with FoxyTunes. It supports a huge range of players and is easy to configure. Even though setting up takes a few moments, it is explained step-by-step, so you'll have no problem. Once you are ready to go, you'll be able to control all the normal functions of your music player from Firefox, as well as having access to a whole lot of extras.
Among FoxyTunes' extras are TwittyTunes, which allows you to post your currently playing songs to Twitter and Facebook, and Signatunes, which allow you to sign your email messages with your currently playing music. As if all this wasn't enough, FoxyTunes also offers an alarm clock, sleep timer and extra-mini version. To personalize things, there's also a range of FoxyTunes skins.
If there is any criticism that can be leveled at FoxyTunes, it's that you still have to open your music player to use it (although you don't have to interact with it) and there doesn't seem to be a way to change albums, etc. without using the original player. That aside, FoxyTunes makes controlling your music much easier, and includes some cool and unexpected extras.
FoxyTunes is an essential add-on for internet-loving music fans.
- Support for Firefox 4.0