BarTunes 4+

Menu Bar Controller for iTunes

Armchair Engineering

    • 4.3 • 49 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



BarTunes allows you to control iTunes or Music from your Mac's menu bar.

Quickly view album artwork, play/pause, skip forward and jump back through your music, with controls right in the menu bar.

• Play/Pause, Next, Previous controls in menu bar (optional)
• View album artwork in menu bar (optional)
• Rate/Get Rating of current song
• Quickly view song, album & artist name

What’s New

Version 1.3.5

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Well Then. ,

good enough, but small issues

1. The next/previous track buttons cannot be optionally removed. They're extremely annoying because I often hit them by mistake when trying to play/pause, which is nontrivally irritating when listening to long tracks (sets of hours' length) and losing my place.

2. For unclear reasons, the album artwork doesn't always show up.

Tim Shundo ,

Ugly :x

I love Bar Tunes but the icons are so ugly compared to everything else in the menu bar. Can you allow different icon designs? Or just make the icons more inline with apple's design guidelines? I'm sure they even provide some in their new icon libraries.

There was another app similar to Bar Tunes called Synergy back in the day that let you install custom icons which was great because I like the icons taking up as little room as possible. Some of the designs grouped the three icons together so they take up less precious horizontal menu bar space. Would love to see something like that here.


Parker J. Williams ,

Need help clearing the cache

Hello! I'm mostly writing a review here as more of an inqury. Is there an easy way to find/clear the cache taht retains the album artwork in BarTunes?

I recently added an album to iTunes which I gave the incorrect album artwork to, and used BarTunes with it before noticing my error. I corrected the album artwork in iTunes, but the old/incorrect artwork is still reflected in BarTunes, and I'm not sure how to fix this. Any help would be much appreciated!

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