SmashTunes is a very nice menu bar item that lets you control iTunes as well as Spotify. It displays information about the currently playing song as well and can also display artwork.

SmashTunes also makes your media keys work with iTunes and Spotify better. When you use them for iTunes they will control iTunes. When you use them for Spotify they will control Spotify. Either app will be paused when the other starts playing. No more sound mixing. No more manual stop action of either app is required!

- iTunes and Spotify control from the menu bar
- Song information in the menu bar
- Artwork display
- Shortcut key support for all control functions
- Media key support
- Song ratings and hearts
- Direct playlist selection


Versie 3.2.3

- fixed problem with setting keyboard shortcuts (Mojave)
- artwork was displayed with a haze (Mojave)
- duration was not displayed (Mojave)

Beoordelingen en recensies

Meemaw312 ,

global hotkeys do not work

Input window is blank no matter what.

G. Mutato ,

Simple, effective, and a lot of fun

I updated my review to reflect that the developer added several new fields that can be displayed including Album Artist and Composer… which is great if you have a lot of classical music in your collection. I've tried several of the App Store menu/music bars and this is by far the best for my needs. You can choose up to 200 characters to be shown in the menu bar including Artist, Title, Rating, Duration, Album, Year, and the 2 others I mentioned. For the other reviewer who complained that there wasn't enough space, well I guess there's never enough space but I'm able to display all the fields I need with room left over. Perhaps removing some other icons from the menu bar would help. Scrolling would be cool though. Anyway, I find SmashTunes works great and the developer has been responsive.

Brapplestein ,

Love this thing, need one feature

I use this constantly and is always better to get a quick look at what's playing by just looking at menu bar.

But i need one feature. Currently you can have duration show in the bar, but i wish that it would countdown as the song plays so i can at a glance know exactly how much is left in the song. Why this isnt there already is beyond me. Please add!!

I could also see a progress bar sit below the the info displayed to show song progress if the countdown is too distracting. A subtly line starting on the left and filling to the right as the song goes on would be awesome.


8.8 MB

OS X 10.10.0 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, German

Rated 4+
© 2009-2018, SmashBits / Hendrik van der Linde


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