Menu Bar Ticker Alternatives

    Menu Bar Ticker is described as 'simple macOS menu bar item that displays the current artist and song playing in Music (aka iTunes) or Spotify'. There are seven alternatives to Menu Bar Ticker for Mac. The best alternative is Bowtie, which is free. Other great apps like Menu Bar Ticker are Simplify (Paid), NepTunes (Free), Spotify Now Playing (Free, Open Source) and BarTunes (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Bowtie is a desktop accessory that allows you to see and control your music (iTunes, Spotify, Sonora, or Rdio) with customizable shortcuts, advanced Last.fm support, and hundreds of beautiful themes available to download for free.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    1. Simplify is the simplest way to control your music.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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.
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    2. This is a popup that shows Spotify current playback information, made and tested specially for macOS. It also allows you to add tracks to your library and playlists.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      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.
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      • Mac
      Meet your music's sidekick, Skip Tunes. A simple Mac OS X application which allows you to easily control iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio from your Menu Bar.
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      • Mac
      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.
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