Spotify4Me puts Spotify in the Notification Center

One of my hopes for apps in 2015 was that apps would continue to interact each other and behave in a seamless way. Spotify4Me takes what is playing in Spotify and display it in your notification center, allowing you to stay focused on your current application instead of switching between apps.

It displays the current track playing and pause, forward, and backward buttons. There is also a handy volume control and the album art. One thing I like, is that the widget only shows up if you are currently using Spotify, which prevents the Notification Center from getting cluttered.

The app is currently only available on Github and is a little tricky to get set up if you haven’t used the platform before. When you go to the download page, the ‘Download Zip’ button will be somewhat hidden on the bottom right side of the page.

After downloading it, you’ll need to copy the SpotifyMain app to your applications and open it. The widget will then be available in the notification center, but to use it, you’ll have to add it from within the notification center. It’s a lengthy process, but once you’ve added it, you’ll only need to start playing a song in Spotify for it to appear every time.

Spotify4Me is a convenient way to display what’s playing in Spotify from the Notification Center in OS X Yosemite.

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Shaila Lias

Lover of apps, books, mocha and games.

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