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Listening To

By Sherief Farouk

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Listening To displays a notification whenever a track starts playing in iTunes or Spotify so you see the track's title and artist as soon as it starts. The notification remains in the Notification Center while the track is playing so you can check out what's playing with a swipe or click and you can optionally click it to bring up the player's window.

What's New in Version 1.1

Spotify support and clicking on a notification now optionally opens the player.

You can change those behaviors from the Preferences window, accessible by clicking the menu bar icon and selecting "Preferences…".

We've been listening to your feedback about album art but unfortunately Notification Center does not allow us to display a custom image with notifications.


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Customer Reviews

Great simple app thats needing a few small changes

Love the app and been using it since before it was in the App store, but

1. need to be able to hide or remove the taskbar icon at top no need to have a little music icon on the top.

Nice App

Very simple app that works as advertised. Album artwork in the notification would be a plus but even better would be an option to remove the icon completely.

Good job!

This is a very neat and powerful app. I like it. Nice job, but it would be better if the app can also show the lyrics when the iTunes music is playing.

Listening To
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 0.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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