Where do you use CoverFlow

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Where do you use CoverFlow?

  1. In Finder

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. In iTunes

    21 vote(s)
    75.0%
  3. In Safari bookmarks

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. In Safari history

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    #1
    So we all know Apple went a little converflow crazy, its in the Finder, Safari, and iTunes... so which apps do you actually use it in?

    Just wondering.

    Personally the only place I use it in Safari for both bookmakrs and mostly history!

    -Omi
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    #2
    Only in iTunes. If I'm searching for something, I use Spotlight, or if I know where it is, I go to there, but I have all of my folders organized into subfolders, etc, so no need for CoverFlow in Finder.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    The poll is missing one important selection - The I don't use Cover Flow option..

    I find it less then useful everywhere. Its great eye candy especially when apple first introduced it, but its overall function is subpar with other ways for selecting items.
     
  4. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #4
    I felt the same way until I used it for the Safari History... you can see the exact site you want...
     
  5. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    In Itunes if being I cant decide what to listen to. In Finder when quickly searching through photos. Don't use Safari but do use it in Firefox with a add-on going through the tabs. So that is almost everything. :)
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I never use it, and I disable it everywhere I can.
     
  7. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    +1 You should put that in the poll to
     
  8. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    I occasionally use it in Finder, if I'm viewing a folder with a lot of pictures.
     
  9. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I have it in iTunes as I still have the list view (I hardly ever listen to songs by album and have only got 3 albums on my computer if that), but I only really use it in Finder, where it's very handy and a nice way to browse my files IMO.

    I always have it turned on in Finder and iTunes, and I've had it like that since I got my MacBook.
     
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

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  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    #12
    Another in the "Never" group. Not even on my iPhone.
     
  12. ploopum97 macrumors newbie

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    #13
    Another one for the 'never' camp. It's a waste of screen real estate, IMO.
     
  13. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Thank You. I was missing that option! :D

    And agreed, Completely true. :)
     
  14. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    I despise Cover Flow personally; especially on the iPhone. Andrew can have it back. But hey, I live with it.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    #16
    iTunes and Finder. I like how it renders text and stuff so I can browse through my portfolio or document folders and find what I'm looking for quickly.
     
  16. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    never. pointless eye candy designed to wow simpletons.
     
  17. Melrose Suspended

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    The Apple put it in so may places is because it works so well. We're predominantly a visual society, and Cover Flow is a great way to very quickly skip through tons of stuff to find what you want.

    I didn't think I'd use it that much in Safari when I first upgraded to v4, but I use it all the time.

    Not so much in iTunes, and never in Finder.
     
  18. daneoni macrumors G4

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  19. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Good call. I'm not actually noticing ANY tangible benefit with Safari 4, iTunes 9 nor, indeed, with any of Snow Leopard.
     
  20. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    #21
    +1, I don't use either. Nice for demos, worthless in real life
     
  21. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    #23
    I did when it first came out for finder and tunes but not anymore. Not useful now since icons can go over 128px
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #24
    Yep. One more vote here!

    Since I never use it, I'm baffled by the references to using it in Safari History and/or Bookmarks. I'm sure it's quite simple...
     
  23. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    NEVER!

    I find Cover Flow annoying at best. If you can't find your documents in list format you should learn better file management. I wish there was a way to disable it for the iPhone as well as going into landscape mode with SMS and Email.
     

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