SpotBar 2.3

A lightweight and no-frills Mac OS X software utility that provides you with a simple way to control Spotify directly from the system bar
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SpotBar is a minimal and easy-to-use Mac OS X client for the popular Spotify music streaming application. It offers a simple user interface on the Mac’s system bar with simple Spotify playback controls and the album art of the track.

As soon as you start playing music in your Spotify application, the SpotBar app will display the basic information of what is playing in its menu bar panel. In other words, it provides a minimal controller of Spotify music.

Furthermore, clicking on the SpotBar icon on the system bar will open the actual panel. The following information can be seen: song name, artist, album, song length and album art. In addition, the app provides a next / previous button, a pause / play button and an interactive progress bar that shows the elapsed and remaining time.

There is not much left to discuss about SpotBar. As you might expect, when you pause the playback in SpotBar, the music stops playing in Spotify, as well. Likewise, when resuming the playback in SpotBar, it starts playing in Spotify, too.

Taking everything into consideration, SpotBar is a time-efficient OS X system bar tool that helps you easily take control over the music playback in Spotify. The app gives access to just basic playback controls and to essential track information, including album art.

Reviewed by , last updated on February 4th, 2014

file size:
1 MB
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developed by:
Francisco Garza
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Shows notifications in Notification Center (OS X 10.8 or newer)
  • Fixes an issue where the progress slider wasn't showing
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Application description

At a glance, SpotBar allows you to play, pause or skip Spotify tracks right from the menu bar.

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