Control iTunes from the Menu Bar in Mac OS X with Significator
Want to control iTunes without flipping to the app and disrupting your workflow? Maybe find a new song or skip the current one? The Mac menu bar is the perfect place for those kind of actions, so do yourself a favor and grab Significator.
Significator is a great looking app that lets you control iTunes right from the Mac OS X menu bar. The little music note pulldown menu reveals the current song and album art and has all the classic iTunes necessities like play, pause, scrub, skip and repeat songs, shuffle toggling, and volume controls. Perhaps best of all though is the ability to search your entire iTunes collection right from the menubar with Spotlight-like speed and precision. It’s currently free on the Mac App Store but may go paid soon, so grab it while you can!
The app works great with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and is retina-ready. For the best aesthetic experience you’ll want to fill in any missing album art though, which is easy to do right in iTunes by pulling down the “Advanced” menu and choosing “Get Album Artwork”. Any covers it can’t find you’ll have to dig up yourself with Google Images.