=== NepTunes is now $1.99 ===
Simple to use, yet powerful music controller with Last.fm scrobbler for iTunes and Spotify that is light, super reliable and can help you with discovering new music.
What is it and what it can do?
• It's the best Last.fm scrobbler for Mac.
Modern, stable, reliable. No duplicates, no missing tracks. Solid scrobbling experience. Fully supported iTunes (with Apple Music) and Spotify. Runs great on OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra.
• Controller for iTunes and Spotify.
Change volume. Love track. Pause/Play. Find lyrics. Share to Twitter and Facebook. All from beautiful artwork on your Desktop.
• Offline mode.
No Internet connection? Don't worry. NepTunes will remember all tracks that should be scrobbled and will try to scrobble them when the Internet connection is back. With appropriate time of scrobble for each track.
• Discover new music.
You're listening a new artist and you're curious about similar music? It's available just two clicks away! And with custom keyboard shortcuts you can find it just by pressing keys on the keyboard.
NepTunes remembers up to 15 tracks, that you played recently and can open Apple Music or Spotify or Last.fm page for each track.
Tweet, share on Facebook - with tags and link to Apple Music or Spotify. Copy link to Apple Music or Spotify, copy artist and track name. And search for lyrics on Google. All two clicks away.
@neptunesformac on Twitter
– Spotify link sharing works again now, really :)
Ratings and Reviews
Just the basics
Finding a regularly updated Scrobble client for the Mac is great ... but unlike other Scrobblers I've used, this one does not:
- allow you to pause scrobbling until after an iPhone/iPod sync.
- scrobble any music played on my iPhone/iPod even if I carefully avoid playing music on my Mac until after I've synced my iPhone.
- allow you to use the Album Artist instead of the Artist when scrobbling.
That final problem is pretty annoying. "Kathy Diamond & Kaine," "Kathy Diamond & Mastercris" and "Disco Doubles & Kathy Diamond" are all filed under the album artist "Kathy Diamond," but they get scrobbled as separate artists. So, to use a more pop-music example, would "Janet Jackson ft. Missy Elliott", "Janet Jackson & Michael Jackson," and "Janet Jackson."
But it's the other two problems that really make this app useless for me. What percentage of people sit at a computer all day listening to music instead of listening to it on their mobile devices. Look, I get it that LastFM's stupid rules to prevent scrobble-scamming, coupled with Apple's closed ecosystem and lack of developer hooks into the iOS music app, make it very difficult to accurately scrobble people's mobile-device listens.
But if I'm paying $4 for a Scrobble client when I've used so many free ones in the past, those features are essential.
Way better than the official scrobbler
Discovered this app a couple months ago looking for a scrobbler that worked with Apple Music tracks not in my library. Would have rated it 5 stars then, definitely worth 5 stars now with the improved caching and integration in the new version. The only other feature I could ask for is scrobbling from Beats 1, but I’m not sure that’s technically possible?
Seems to work great, replacing Melo with this, but I do wish the menubar icon was vertically centered.
Update: stopped scrobbling somehow for an entire month despite being open and logged in. Logging out and back in fixed it, but I don’t think I’ll ever get that month back. One nice thing about Melo was that it would retroactively scrobble tracks.
Also, not sure if this scrobbles from my iPhone
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.