Alternatives to Bowtie for all platforms with any license

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  • CoverSutra icon

    CoverSutra

    CoverSutra gives you a handy and attractive way to control iTunes without ever leaving your current app. See what’s currently playing, pause and resume playback, change songs, and even enjoy your album’s artwork without being...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The web site for this app and developer just loads a logo. The app can't be found in the Mac App Store. Others have reported it is abandoned.
  • TunesArt icon

    TunesArt

    TunesArt offers new features for iTunes : display cover art and track information on your desktop (many themes available), get notification on track change, display bezel notifications on play/pause/next/prev, search your iTunes...

    Commercial Mac

  • Simplify icon

    Simplify

    Simplify is the simplest way to control your music. Do you always listen to the music through Spotify, iTunes or Rdio? Tired of switching to the player? Install Simplify and know what's playing, switch and seek tracks, control...

    Commercial Mac

  • NepTunes icon

    NepTunes

    Simple to use, yet powerful Last FM scrobbler for iTunes that is light, super reliable and fully works with Apple Music streaming and radio and can help you with discovering new music.

    Commercial Mac

  • BarTunes icon

    BarTunes

    BarTunes allows you to control iTunes from your Mac's menu bar. Quickly view album artwork, play/pause, skip forward and jump back through your music, with controls right in the menu bar. • Play/Pause, Next, Previous...

    Free Mac

  • Ecoute icon

    Ecoute

    [Free fo Mac, $2.99 for iPhone] Ecoute is a standalone player based on your iTunes library. Fetch you Music, Movies, TV Shows and Podcasts! Stay connected with your friends and share your music tastes using last.fm, Twitter and...

    Freemium iPhone

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    SpotiMy

    Play/Pause and Next/Previous functions for Spotify directly on your Menu Bar! The original and best Spotify utility! HOW TO USE: 1. Launch SpotiMy, perhaps set it to auto-launch on login. 2. Click on the system tray icon...

    Commercial Mac

Bowtie Comments

Awesome program. Themes available and works very well. Also ...

Comment by Kobi
about Bowtie Jun 2011

Awesome program. Themes available and works very well. Also allows customizable shortcuts and Last.fm track sending (I do not use it, I stick with the official scrobbler). Works well with iTunes, controls are responsive.

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