I listen to music most of the day while I’m working, so the iTunes plug-in is a personal favorite. Once installed, it lets me control iTunes remotely from Yahoo! Messenger. It shows me what track is playing along with artist and album, and even allows me to toggle the shuffle feature on or off. The interface also includes forward and back buttons, a volume slider and a pause/play button.
One of my favorite features is that when a new track begins, the iTunes plug-in briefly displays the album artwork, and then drops it into the center of the spinning record seen on the left side of the plug-in.
The iTunes plug-in is available for download free from the Yahoo! Messenger plug-in gallery (along with hundreds of others!). Note that plug-ins are only available for the Windows version of Yahoo! Messenger (8.1 or 9.0).
There is also an iTunes integration in the Yahoo! Messenger for Mac Beta. You can share the iTunes track you’re listening to in your status message. Once iTunes is running on your Mac, click on the status menu in Messenger to change it to display the current song.