iTunesMenu

Version: 0.4 || Release Date: 2009-07-17 || License: Shareware ($1.99) Developer: Mr Gecko's Media | App Owner: bohemiancoast

iTunes menu bar display

Displays the current song artist, name, and/or album right in the menu so you can see what song is currently playing easily. iTunesMenu was made because I couldn’t find anything like it.

  • has a built in fully featured alarm that I use to backup my server.
  • has hot key support so you can easily pause/play and skip songs from your keyboard.
  • has support for last.fm scrobbling so your friends can keep up to date with what your listening to.
  • has Motion features so you can shake your Mac to have it skip songs and shuffle.
  • has Growl support so you can see the current playing songs in notifications.

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2 Opinions

Very good and does what it says on the tin.
However, be aware that it also tries to send your info to ad based sites without your permission.

Here is a shot of my Little Snitch rules:

As you can see, there are 6 rules pertaining to the scrobbling features, 1 for the app itself (update), but 4 for other sites.

Whether they're all spam related I don't know, but I don't want any of my info being sent to a doubleclick site for instance.

In short, great app if you remember to block the dodgy behaviour with Little Snitch first.

I added this because I struggle with iTunes controllers; I want something that displays the title and album in the menu bar, in a plain black font, without scrolling or notifications, so that if I want to know what a tune is I can look up but otherwise it doesn't disturb me. iTunesMenu does this, free basic or $1.99 for extra features. Other programs cost much more, or scroll, or are ugly.