Review: Skip Tunes – Control iTunes, Spotify and Rdio From Your Mac’s Menu Bar

Rating: 4/5

Posted in Apps, Mac, Reviews on 24/02/2012 by Nate Chiger


Having to open iTunes when you are simply playing music can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you are on a Mac with a smaller screen. Sure, you could minimize or hide the window, but what about switching songs? You would have to open up your iTunes window again. That’s where Skip Tunes ($0.99, Mac App Store) comes into play.


Skip Tunes is a very simple way to switch through music, pause, view album artwork, and more. The small icon in your Mac’s menu bar looks good and is not intrusive by any means. Skip Tunes is really well designed and is very simple to use. It doesn’t take more than thirty seconds to figure out what to do. This application is not just limited to iTunes, this application supports Spotify as well.

Is it worth it?

At first glance, yes the application is definitely worth it. Although, it is missing one thing: the ability to buffer through songs from the menu (pictured above, blue line). Once you play the song, there is no way to skip around through it from the menu bar. You actually have to open iTunes and skim through it. I imagine this is fairly simple to implement and it would be a great addition to the next version. I did in fact contact the developers of this application and he did say that they were “probably going to add the ability to “buffer” through songs soon.”


Rating: 4/5[rating:4]

This is a great buy for the price, especially compared to most other Mac apps. With buffering coming in a future update, it is definitely worth the price, especially while it is on sale ($0.99, Mac App Store).

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Nate Chiger

Nate Chiger is the founder and owner of HalfPeeled LLC. He develops iOS applications, which can be found at Nate loves anything to do with Apple and buys as many of their products as he can.