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WidgeTunes free download for Mac


Version 2.2

Play your favorite music from Notification Center.

WidgeTunes overview

WidgeTunes lets you play your favorite music from Notification Center and the status bar. View all your iTunes playlists, save to favorites and play any of them without open iTunes app.

  • View now playing info: Title, Artist, Album, Artwork
  • Control iTunes: Play, pause, next, previous
  • Just press the star button to add a playlist to favorites.
  • Press the full star button to remove playlist from favorites.
  • To view favorites playlists go to favorites tab of widget.

What’s new in version 2.2

Updated on Nov 16 2020

Version 2.2:
  • Add music widgets for macOS Big Sur!





1.2 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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Feb 5 2016
Feb 5 2016
Version: 1.0
Well, this is an improvement over Apple's iTunes widget that works in the Notification Center. Primarily, this also gives you a list of your playlists. That's handy for quick changes. The only other controller I've found that can show a fast popup list of playlists is Sizzling Keys, but it's currently acting flakey on El Capitan. The shortcoming is that it's slow to update whatever song is playing. I've timed at taking up to 6 seconds to finally show the song's status. You could be halfway through a song, but it will still show the song as being at 0 seconds until it catches up. It's kind of hit and miss. I ended up keeping the Apple widget at the top if I need to check the song's status and use Widge Tunes for the playlist feature. It's not horrible, but it's not great.