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I’ve been using Neptunes for about a year now. It adds track and artist name to your Mac’s menu bar, scrobbles whatever you play to Last.fm, and offers global hotkeys for playback controls, marking songs as loved, and more. It’s a great app, but Sleeve, a similar utility that I’ve tried before, got a big update earlier this week, and I already love it.
The big addition to version 2 is theming. Sleeve can display album art, now playing information, playback controls, and a ‘loved’ toggle on your Mac’s desktop. The update comes with a long list of pre-built themes, many of which I like a lot, but you can also build your own using one of the built-in themes as a starting point.