Emcee for iTunes and Spotify

Developer: Sixth Corner

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 10 months ago

Download Size: 182.9 KB - Download


Many Mac apps show what’s currently playing in your iTunes — often by rendering semi-transparent widgets over what you do. Those widgets distract you from work and never answer the question “What’s playing?” the moment you have it.

Emcee humbly shows the song in the menu bar.

The song name does not scroll, it stands still.


Release Notes:

Emcee now uses the macOS system font.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.2
Review by nhcripps

Well executed, minimal menuling app - Excellent little app, love how minimal it is — nothing overdone about it. The only thing I’d like to see in future updates are a bit more info when clicking on the menu icon, such as the album name, and maybe even album artwork. Oh yeah, and this app is pretty solid, performance-wise. Hasn’t really shown any bugs.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by therealnico

I guess it’s more for iTunes - You can’t skip songs in Spotify, or star them, or even bring up the Spotify window. Also, it frequently disconnects from Spotify completely. Don’t get this if you want it for Spotify.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by cyberjunkyfreak

Buggy - It works, sometimes. Then, without warning, it will hang the status bar. The only way to recover is to open a terminal window, grep for the PID and then kill it. I guess it’s worth the .99 cents, however it should be updated to fix the status bar hang issue or at least provide a more user friendly way to “force quit” the application and restart it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1
Review by nyarik

Issues with full-screen apps - A good app, but there are issues with full screen apps, for example, if I want to use Emcee while browsing Safari in Full screen, it doesn't snow the track name, and I have to switch to the space with Desktop. It makes my workflow complicated, please fix this.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people