iTunes is the default music player for Mac, and a lot of people prefer it for just this purpose.
Cockatoo will take the hassle out of managing your music collection. The application has a modern and user-friendly interface, low system requirements, and is very easy on your Mac’s battery.
The key feature of Cockatoo is its ‘modesty’. The application appears on your screen only when you need it – all you have to do is just move your cursor to the left or right edge of the desktop. It does not matter how many virtual desktops you have because you can reach Cockatoo with one simple movement on any of them.


• It is always on top of other windows and allows for one-click control over iTunes.
• iTunes automatically opens when you run Cockatoo.
• Displays information on the song you are currently listening to.
• Navigate through your library and control volume.
• Next / previous song.
• Select a playlist or song.
• Browse your media library.
• Choose Cockatoo’s home (on the left or right edge of the desktop).
• Interface updates when wallpaper changes.

Unfortunately Apple does not yet allow developers to control Apple Music.

If you have any suggestions for improving Cockatoo or adding new features, please contact us.

If you have any questions about using Cockatoo, do not hesitate to contact our customer support service. We simply cannot answer every question in the comments.

You can also help us translate the application interface into your native language.

What's New

Version 2.0

• Search the Library.
• Three desktop themes + a level of desktop content capture.
• The ability to assign hotkeys for basic functions.
• Change song ratings.
• The ability to change a song’s Favorite status.
German, Russian and Ukraine localization added.

Ratings and Reviews

Righteous Smile

Love this!

This application really is great. Usually I would have itunes in another space so i wouldn’t have to keep switching back and forth in mission control if I wanted to change songs. Been doing it that way for a few years and it gets rather annoying at times. Finally a solution to my problem. Also I have a mac pro with 2 monitors and when I first installed Cockatoo I changed the position to the rightside which made Cockatoo crash. Bringing my curser to the rightside of my main monitor did nothing and also going to the righside of my second monitor did no make Cockatoo pop out
(My second monitor is to the right of main monitor). I opened activity monitor, made Cockatoo force quit, diabled my second monitor then launched Cockatoo again. Doing that made Cockatoo pop out when i brought my curser to the rightside of my main monitor since the second monitor was disabled. When into Cockatoo’s preferences and switched it back to being on the leftside and enabled my second monitor. Works compeletly fine after that. Figured I’d share that if anyone runs into the same problem.

A must get application for music lovers who want a convenient way to control itunes and free screen space. :-)


BUGGY! Don’t buy this till it’s fixed.

So it apparently does not work with multiple monitors.. I installed this thinking awesome a transparent itunes skin.. but well, it opens fine.. but when you hover over it.. it bounces to the other screen.. when I go to click on it on the other screen it bounces back to the orginal screen. and ohh by the way.. the only way to close the app is to click on the cockatoo app itself. you know.. the one that you cant click on because it bounces back and forth between screens when you attempt to select it. Took me about 30 tries with the mouse cursor in just the right spot to get it to stop.

Developer has some work to do… He needs to add more functionality to this and fix the bugs.

1st: Let me place it where I want on the screen.. don’t limit it to either right or left side of screen and forcing it to mount to edges.. that’s whats causing the bouncing. It’s the autohide function.. !!!! it keeps hiding between screens. Truth is .. I don’t want it hidden.. that’s what the transparency is for..

2nd: Give customers an option to shut down the app from either the dock or from the small icon on the menu bar.

3rd: How about letting us have more control over the transparency of the app itself.

The idea of this app is awesome.. but alas.. it doesn’t work and I’ve requested my money be refunded.
my guess is if you only use this on your mac with one screen it probably works. but I wouldn’t know as I use 4 monitors with my macbook.


Worked, Now it doesn’t.

I went for the paid edition and it installed with no problems. It ran for a few days and when I did a restart on my Macbook Pro it never loaded up, so I went into applications clicked on the icon and it came up for a quick second and then crashed. I also did an uninstall and re-downloaded it. Still starts and crashes.


Nikolai Nagornyi
3.2 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, German, Russian, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Nikolay Nagorny


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