Skip Tunes - Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes Controls
By Greg Dougherty
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Skip Tunes is a simple Mac OS X application which allows you to easily control iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio from your Menu Bar.
- Control iTunes, Spotify, and/or Rdio from your menu bar
- Display OS X Notifications
- Adjust Volume Controls
- Share to Facebook & Twitter
- Show or Hide Controls in your Menu Bar
- Set Keyboard Shortcuts
- Rate iTunes Tracks
- Detach window from menu bar
- Optimized for Retina Displays
Skip Tunes has been covered in TUAW, Cnet, Macworld, Cult of Mac, The Next Web, Lifehacker, and others.
See more info at http://skiptunes.com.
What's New in Version 3.0.1
Currently there is a bug in Spotify’s app which doesn’t allow Skip Tunes to access Spotify’s album artwork. (Technically speaking, they’ve broken their AppleScript support for all third party apps.) This is a bummer… please let them know this is a big deal by tweeting to @spotifycares or letting them know at http://community.spotify.com.
- Fixes an issues where the Skip Tunes icon was distorted for retina displays
- A few other various bug fixes
Thanks so much for using Skip Tunes! If you have a spare moment to rate Skip Tunes in the App Store it would mean a lot! :)
Perfect app needs updates
I love that default menubar icon (three buttons- one for pop-up expanded view, one for play/pause, one for skip to next track) is minimal and functional (doesn’t crown the menubar), and the expanded popup gives you precise control over volume and track position, beautifully laid on top of the album cover, the notifications are also handy when you’re not in front of the screen and hear a song you liked and want to find out about it later.
The only problem is, the pop-up (with the extended controls and album cover stopped functioning in Yosemite, and doesn’t look like it’s gonna get fixed soon.
If it’s abandoned, I’ll be genuinely sad to let this utility too.
Good, but needs Dark Mode support
My favorite menubar app for iTunes was 'You Control: Tunes’, but it stopped being updated in 2009. Switched to Skip Tunes, and it works pretty well, but does frequently quit/dissapear from the menubar. If you use Yosemite’s ‘dark mode’, the app is hard to see. Overall, I like Skip Tunes, but it needs Dark Mode support and stability improvements.
Crashes a lot
I love the app, but I keep looking up in my status bar and seeing it not there because it crashed, yet again. It happens many, many times a day, and makes it almost not worth using.