Many Mac apps show what’s currently playing in your iTunes — often by rendering semi-transparent widgets over what you do. Those widgets distract you from work and never answer the question “What’s playing?” the moment you have it.

Emcee humbly shows the song in the menu bar.

The song name does not scroll, it stands still.

What's New

Version 2.1.1

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Ratings and Reviews

lilmonimoni ,

Needs to updated for Apple music. Has issues with full-screen apps. And it seems it's abandoned

I wrote the following review for this app over than a half a year ago:
"A good app, but there are issues with full screen apps, for example, if I want to use Emcee while browsing Safari in Full screen, it doesn't snow the track name, and I have to switch to the space with Desktop. It makes my workflow complicated, please fix this."

Well, judging by the update history, it looks like the app is abandoned at this point. A pity, as that means no more new features and probably even bug fixes. But in case that some magic would happen, please look into the issue with full screen apps, and also ditch five start ratings for like/ dislike button. Since Apple Music, star ratings are literally useless, as the suggestions don't depent on them.

cyberjunkyfreak ,


It works, sometimes. Then, without warning, it will hang the status bar. The only way to recover is to open a terminal window, grep for the PID and then kill it. I guess it’s worth the .99 cents, however it should be updated to fix the status bar hang issue or at least provide a more user friendly way to “force quit” the application and restart it.

nhcripps ,

Well executed, minimal menuling app

Excellent little app, love how minimal it is — nothing overdone about it.

The only thing I’d like to see in future updates are a bit more info when clicking on the menu icon, such as the album name, and maybe even album artwork.

Oh yeah, and this app is pretty solid, performance-wise. Hasn’t really shown any bugs.


Alexey Blinov
273 KB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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