Tired of switching to iTunes or Spotify just to see what track is playing?

MusicBuddy is a simple application designed to help you, the user, to maximize your music listening experience.

MusicBuddy shows information about the music you are listening to right in the status bar. Change track, toggle play/pause, change the position within the track, and adjust iTunes/Spotify volume without losing focus on what ever it is you're working on.

MusicBuddy Features:
* Click on the icon in the status bar to reveal information on the current track.
* Pressed on status bar space? Limit the size that is displayed in the status bar, or optionally turn off showing track information in the status bar.
* Optionally have MusicBuddy start when you login to your Mac.

iTunes Specific Features:
* Change the rating of the current track
* Remembers which playlist and song you were last listening to. If you quit iTunes, or restart your Mac, the next time iTunes launches you'll be able to pick up where you left off. *MusicBuddy must be running for this feature.
* Show iTunes when it is hidden by other windows

** To use the Spotify features you must have a Spotify account, and the Spotify application installed. MusicBuddy does not provide a Spotify account, or the Spotify application.

** MusicBuddy is not affiliated with Spotify Ltd. Spotify functionality is conditional on Spotify Ltd continued support of the Spotify osa extensions.

What's New

Version 1.2

* Major re-work under the hood to improve performance and address high CPU load.
* AirPlay support for iTunes
* Built for Mavericks

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Works great


The issue I’m now having with this app is that once I have played music on iTunes and then finish the last song and then quit iTunes, iTunes will continue to re-open itself, the only fix around that is to close the music buddy app entirely from the menubar so that iTunes can remain closed, fix that and you get 5 stars, other than that it works when it’s there. I’m running MacOS High Sierra on a Late 2009 MacBook model 6,1

Good job


Thanks for fixing the issue. Nice app.

Add Pandora and Slacker and it’ll be perfect!


Add Pandora and Slacker and it’ll be perfect!


Joshua Tway
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© Josh Tway 2013


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