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vlipper
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@phaedrixSmashTunes works great! ( That's an obvious remark, since I'm the author of it ;) )

 

SmashTunes is named SmashTunes, because I created it before Spotify even existed. Its main purpose is to show the current playing track in the menu bar, but offers other options as well, like keyboard shortcuts, skipping tracks, etc. It offers some extra features with repect to iTunes, because iTunes is more "open" to 3rd party devs.

When you both use Spotify and iTunes, it automatically pauses Spotify when you start iTunes and vice versa.

 

It is not free. I ask a small fee to make up for the effort I put into it and to cover the App Store costs.

 

See http://www.smashbits.nl/smashtunes

 

 

 

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nicpro85
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I was close to build one myself. I was wondering how to access spotify data.... 

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vjpr
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Thanks mate! Just downloaded Statusfy and works perfectly.

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fenixuser
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@paulyoung wrote:

I couldn't find a good solution for my needs so I wrote a little Mac app called Statusfy.

Awesome! This is exactly what i had been searching for. Thanks a lot!

 

I added the LSUIElement Tag to the info.plist file in your app, so Statusfy runs without a dock icon.

 

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cardwizard
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This is great !! thanks so much

 

After upgrading to the Spotify beta this doesn't work anymore

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mborgerson
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I was also frustrated by having to open Spotify to see what's playing, so I built an app. This app lets you control the player, and it also works with iTunes. Instead of showing the text in the menu bar itself, it shows it in a popover window when you click. Click the track artwork to open the main Spotify GUI. Download for free at https://mborgerson.com/trayplay/. It's also open-source, if you're into that sort of thing. 

 

 

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lesaff
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Perfect, thanks for sharing it. 

 

- would be great if you could add an item to be able to 'like' if playing a radio playlist, but besides, thanks.

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Rechain
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Regarding Statusfy, is it possible to hide the icon in the dock when used?? Thanks, nice little tweak :D

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paranoidpedro
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I'd also like to know if there's a way to hide Statusfy from the Dock while in use.

Thanks for the app! :)

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