Skip Tunes - for Spotify and iTunes

Developer: YMMV

Current Version: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 723.6 KB - Download


Skip Tunes is a simple Mac app that allows you to easily control iTunes and Spotify from your Menu Bar.

- Control iTunes and Spotify from your menu bar
- Display OS X Notifications
- Adjust Volume Controls
- Share to Facebook & Twitter
- Show or Hide Controls in your Menu Bar
- Set Keyboard Shortcuts
- Rate iTunes Tracks
- Detach window from menu bar
- Optimized for Retina Displays

Skip Tunes has been covered in Cnet, Macworld, Cult of Mac, The Next Web, Lifehacker, and others.

See more info at


Release Notes:

Updates for v3.2.1:
- Fixed broken shortcuts

Updates for v3.2:
- Fixed Spotify Album Artwork


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by earforaudio

Finally, my music controlled simply from the menu bar - Great app …in keeping with Apple the philosophy this app keeps it simple, user friendly and easy to use. Eliminates clutter typically found in music oriented apps and allows me to "work my playlist" right from my menu bar using simple graphics…..just what I've been wanting!!!

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 0
Review by Jason Mark

Lame - Can't change playlists from menu bar. Doesn't support Pandora. Doesn't do anything the standard Mac Keyboard doesn't already do...

Found helpful by 5 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.2.1
Review by ryanterry

Keeps crashing - I know you all are working on this fix, but it’s been a while now. Looking for alternatives at this point, sadly. I hope you can fix it soon.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.2.1
Review by intrawl

Convenient Controls for iTunes and Apple Music - Skip Tunes lets me save space on my desktop by keeping iTunes closed and controlling it from the menu bar instead. To me, it's much more usable than trying to wrangle with the mini players built into iTunes. It works perfectly with my regular iTunes library and Apple Music. The only issue seems to be that album art may not display when you're playing Apple Music tracks from the Browse tab. The design feels refined and fits in well with my other Mac apps.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.2.1
Review by Shadow_mordor1

Works well but... - doesn’t display Spotify’s Album Artwork, it’d be a perfect 5-STARS-app if it did!!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.2.1
Review by redphx

Keeps crashing - This one is my favorite app, but recently it keeps crashing (with Spotify). Please update. Thank you.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.2.1
Review by Jasonn85

Crashes constantly - Totally unusable for the past couple of weeks. Crashes constantly.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people