SmashTunes is a very nice menu bar item that lets you control Music as well as Spotify. It displays information about the currently playing song as well and can also display artwork.
SmashTunes offers hot keys to control Spotify or Music too. These hot keys control both apps system wide. Besides that, SmashTunes makes sure that Spotify is paused when you start listening to Music and the other way around.
- Song information in the menu bar
- Music and Spotify control from the menu bar
- Artwork display
- System-wide shortcut key support for all control functions
- Media key support
- Song ratings and love tracks
- Direct playlist selection
- Automatically rate tracks that are loved (and love tracks that are rated)
- Dislike tracks
You can use SmashTunes for an hour, after which you are prompted to take a subscription for a year.
SmashTunes follows the standard Apple End User License Agreement: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/.
Handle networking related errors during subscription validation better.
Ratings and Reviews
What a Marvalious App!
I was looking for an easy way to see what was playing and rate my music. I didn't expect convenient features of hot keys (they work for me Meemaw312), easy customization, great readable font, and even cover art if you want it. Five stars if my suggestions for time remaing count down and dimmed stars for no rating make it. :)
Excellent App that is Better Than Apple Music
This app fulfills a huge gaping hole in the current functionality of the Mac. Currently, there is no way to keep an ever-present display of your misic on the screen. Now, with SmashTunes there finally is! I love being able to see the full name of the track, artist, and album—as well as duration. And with one click I can see the album artwork—something that is completely missing from Apple main Music app right now. With SmashTunes I barely have to interact with Apple's Music app and that is a good thing!
Playlists from the Menu Bar!
The functionality of this app goes above and beyond similar menu bar iTunes controllers that just let you pause and skip. You can see a menu of all your playlists as well and start them directly from the menu bar. This is way more efficient than going back into iTunes just to change a playlist.
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- Hendrik Jan van der Linde
- 2.3 MB
- Requires macOS 12.0.0 or later.
English, Dutch, German
- Age Rating
- © 2009-2022, SmashBits / Hendrik van der Linde
- In-App Purchases
- SmashTunes $0.99