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Quickly rate your iTunes songs

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Stars offers a distraction-free way to quickly rate songs with a clean design approach.

Thoroughly rebuilt for OS X Yosemite, Stars includes a handy, minimalist iTunes controller that shows the album cover of the song that is currently playing.

Check it out (in action) in the movie clip!

The distraction-free way to rate your iTunes library


Half-star ratings - Stars now behaves more like iTunes with respect to half-star ratings. Click between stars to award a half-star rating.
Stars can alert you with a notification if your song needs to be rated.
Next and previous tracks. Option-click to forward or rewind by 10 seconds (hold the button to fast-forward or rewind). Or drag the scrubber to any point in your song.
A double-click on the album cover reveals the song in iTunes.
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Detailed Release Notes

Version: 5.1.1, October 8, 2017

  • Fix not being able to rate Apple Music songs that have been added to the Library but not downloaded

Version: 5.1, September 25, 2017

  • High Sierra compatibility fixes
  • Improved iTunes 12.7 compatibility
  • Improved Apple Music compatibility

Version: 5.0.2, May 19, 2015

  • Fixes a rare bug that made Stars hide the star ratings in the menu bar when iTunes is playing a folder of smart playlists with a rather large number of songs

Version: 5.0, October 17, 2014

  • Renamed to "Stars" and now a separate product from original "I Love Stars"
  • Requires OS X Yosemite
  • New controller window that now includes a scrubber
  • Support Yosemite "dark menu" mode
  • New half-star look to match that of iTunes 12
  • Use notification center for rating notifications instead of alert animations or sounds
  • Enabling half-star ratings in Preferences window automatically enables half-star ratings in iTunes
  • Similarly, enabling half-star ratings in iTunes automatically enables it in Stars when you launch Stars
  • Automatically start at login feature is back
  • Fixed display problems that happened in the menu bar of secondary monitors