BarTunes - Menu Bar Controller for iTunes

Developer: David Caddy

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 1.1 MB - Download


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 controls in menu bar (optional)
• View album artwork in menu bar (optional)
• Rate/Get Rating of current song
• Quickly view song, album & artist name


Release Notes:

- Fixes for newer versions of iTunes and OS X 10.11
- Added ability to "love" a track when using newer versions of iTunes (12.4.1+)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.2
Review by hiColion32

Did a good job - This app allows me to control my iTunes from my Mac's menu bar perfectly. It did a good job.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.0
Review by somethingelsefl

DO NOT USE THIS APP! - To put it very clearly, this app caused my iTunes to spontaneous stop working after I updated from Snow Leopard to Lion. After hours of talking to Apple Support my iTunes library had to be completely rebuilt and I had lost a lot of my metadata (number of times a song is played, last played, etc). We narrowed down the possible sources that could have caused my iTunes to compeletely stop working and my corrupted data and the only thing I recently changed prior to updating to Lion was the addition of this app. I have since uninstalled the app. I have my iTunes metadata (playlists, etc) for over 6 years and because of this app I lost my data. I could not be more disappointed in this app.

Found helpful by 5 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by HighAvailability

Simple, yet effective - Love the ability to rate songs from any desktop without having to navigate back to iTunes. Simple, yet effective. It could be taken to the next level with a keyboard shortcut to access the menu allowing the ability to rate songs without mouse interaction.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.2
Review by AgentFaxModem

Great job - I love this addon companion to itunes. Does what it says it does. The developer is a great guy who acknolwdged my feedback quickly. New version has a slim looks which is good for status area real estate. Im a happy bartunes armchair user.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2
Review by Electrovir

It's alright - YouControl Tunes has major licensing issues since its "company" doesn't exist anymore and I'm tired of figuring out how to fix it everytime I update anything. This kinda does the same thing. It has no ticker for the song name or customizeable icons though. It does display the album cover art inline which is neat. This actually crashes MORE than YouControl Tunes did in El Capitan though haha.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2
Review by Shep the first

Perfect menu bar iTunes controller - Great little app for controlling iTunes. I started out only using the play/pause, next, and back buttons but have also gotten used to having the additional controls just a click away in the menu bar. Well done!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people