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
- fixed problem with setting keyboard shortcuts (Mojave)
- artwork was displayed with a haze (Mojave)
- duration was not displayed (Mojave)
Ratings and Reviews
global hotkeys do not work
Input window is blank no matter what.
Doesn’t open on my iMac. I have been a long time user and this disappoints.
Developer Response ,
Could you please report this via http://www.smashbits.nl/smashtunes/support ? We can then see what the cause of your problem is, and solve it.
We've had contact about the issue. Looks like there was some problem with preferences. Resetting them made it possible to start SmashTunes again. The exact issue has to be fixed.
Does what it says
RE: Version 3.1.4
Nice to see updates over the years I’ve owned this, thanks! However, recently Playlist menu isn’t showing my playlists any more….that makes me sad.
From my version 2 review….
I’ve been using a different iTunes control program for many years…that has been abandoned. I found SmashTunes by luck. I reallly wanted several simple things.
A. The ability to play any of my playlists, from a menu.
B. The ability to at least stop and start the music with a hotkey.
C. I didn’t want to have to swich into iTunes to do the above.
I wish it did more things and was more flexible and customizable…but hey, it does EXACTLY what i NEED so I’m happy to have purchased it. When there are upgrades I’ll enjoy them. Thanks SmashBits.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.