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
- 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.
Crashes Frequently, Needs Yosemite Dark Mode Support
I actually really like this little app. It’s the only menu bar music controller I’ve found that has the simplicity and functionality I like. It does seem to crash frequently. I’ll notice it’s suddently gone from the menu bar fairly regularly.
It has also become unusable with Yosemite’s dark mode, which I prefer to use.
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.