Im Run Itunes on my new Powerbook almost all the time while im on it. And switching back and forth just to change the track gets annoying is there some way to assign keys to control itunes even while its not the active program
Yeah I'll throw my vote out for ByteController. It's small and simple to use, has the back, play and forward menu buttons(with changeable skins), assignable hotkeys and is free. Plus I like it because its not bloated with extra unnecessary features that I won't use.
I use Synergy, and its well worth the $5 I paid for it (gone up to a still reasonable $7 now). What I like about it is the option to switch playlists from that without going to iTunes, I like the way I can have a floater come on the screen when the track changes (with a little preview of the album cover, and my rating) so I know whats going to be played.
I also like the ability to add keyboard shortcuts for most features in iTunes - I have ctrl+cmd+up to increase my rating, ctrl+cmd+down to decrease my rating, ctrl+cmd+left to skip back a track, and ctrl+cmd+right to skip forward a track.