Have you ever missed the iTunes notification when the song changed? Do you find it too much effort to open the notification center or right click the Dock icon when you can't quite name the song that is playing?

Maybe you're just too busy.

It doesn't really matter the excuses. WhatsOn leaves the song title in your status bar full time. That's it. Nothing magical, just complete convenience for the hard workers we all are.

Includes Spotify support, so no matter your music source preference, the title is always visible!

But wait, there's more! Click on the song title and view the album cover, more song details, and song control (forward, back, play and pause).

No scrolling, no blinking, just the title (and optionally, the artist). Enjoy.

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

Supporting the latest SDK as well as Dark Mode!

Minor tweaks and some special requests. Enjoy.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

ThatBabyAintMine ,

So far, so good!

I like it. Thanks!

Here’s a suggestion, I would prefer it to open the app that i’m playing music from rather than the album art. I also would like to see a like button in the drop down box..

yadira0498 ,

This is cool

I like this! I love that it shows the song and the artist. Sometimes the song titles and artists go away… not sure why. If that can be fixed, that would be great.

Developer Response ,

If they are disappearing, I have to assume its based on the size of the screen and what app is in the foreground. On a laptop screen, this happens more often. There isn't much I can code to get around that. Displaying just the song and not song and artist may help. I will continue to look for options.

cthulhu5 ,

Thank goodness this came to Apple's rescue

The miniplayer in iTunes is so worthless that it's not even funny anymore, and the 12.6 update managed to make it even worse. This app does everything you need and is a much cleaner approach than Apple's. I really like it, and am happy I found it. I do have three improvements I'd suggest:

1. The "View in iTunes" feature does not work for me. Pressing the button does nothing for streams, and for songs iTunes shows th store then a "There was a temporary problem..." dialog.
2. The most common things I do are skip a song and adjust the volume, it would be great to do that without pressing the right mouse button, either by making that the default or showing the contols under the other info.
3. The controls look "odd" like one of them has an outline drawn around it - sometimes's it the stop/play, sometimes it's the back or forward. Clicking the controls does not seem to change that.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for review. Version 2.0 is pending release with many of the reviewed items being integrated. I am working on 2.1 now, and trying to find a clean way to add the player controls to the main interface. This seems to be a common request. I think the other bugs have been addressed.


Jason Neumeier
7.9 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 J.E.Neumeier


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