Have you ever missed the iTunes notification when the song changed? Do you find it too much effort to open the notification center or right click the Dock icon when you can't quite name the song that is playing?
Maybe you're just too busy.
It doesn't really matter the excuses. WhatsOn leaves the song title in your status bar full time. That's it. Nothing magical, just complete convenience for the hard workers we all are.
Includes Spotify support, so no matter your music source preference, the title is always visible!
But wait, there's more! Click on the song title and view the album cover, more song details, and song control (forward, back, play and pause).
No scrolling, no blinking, just the title (and optionally, the artist). Enjoy.
Long awaited changes! First and foremost, player controls are now in the main pop-over. No more need to right click. I kept the right click pop-over for those that do like it, or are used to it. This may come out in future versions.
Added option for dark icons when using Spotify (the green is not enjoyed by everyone).
Album artwork is back for Spotify!
Several other bugs found and fixed. Thanks to those that reported.
Ratings and Reviews
This is cool
I like this! I love that it shows the song and the artist. Sometimes the song titles and artists go away… not sure why. If that can be fixed, that would be great.
If they are disappearing, I have to assume its based on the size of the screen and what app is in the foreground. On a laptop screen, this happens more often. There isn't much I can code to get around that. Displaying just the song and not song and artist may help. I will continue to look for options.
Thank goodness this came to Apple's rescue
The miniplayer in iTunes is so worthless that it's not even funny anymore, and the 12.6 update managed to make it even worse. This app does everything you need and is a much cleaner approach than Apple's. I really like it, and am happy I found it. I do have three improvements I'd suggest:
1. The "View in iTunes" feature does not work for me. Pressing the button does nothing for streams, and for songs iTunes shows th store then a "There was a temporary problem..." dialog.
2. The most common things I do are skip a song and adjust the volume, it would be great to do that without pressing the right mouse button, either by making that the default or showing the contols under the other info.
3. The controls look "odd" like one of them has an outline drawn around it - sometimes's it the stop/play, sometimes it's the back or forward. Clicking the controls does not seem to change that.
Thanks for review. Version 2.0 is pending release with many of the reviewed items being integrated. I am working on 2.1 now, and trying to find a clean way to add the player controls to the main interface. This seems to be a common request. I think the other bugs have been addressed.
Good but I may be too picky.
I’ve had it on my MBP for 5 mintues and love it, with just one request. I may not have dug far enough but is there a way to keep the song titles on that bar no matter what window is active? It’s there when I’m on the desktop but when I move to Chrome, the title goes away. Other than that, I love it
The size of the status bar is given priority to the program that is running in the foreground. Unfortunately, I can't override that. I know its a problem on smaller laptops. Thanks for the feedback.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.