Photography editing can be super boring but instantly made better by listening to music. That’s a no brainer, but when I got my 2016 MacBook Pro with the shiny new TouchBar, I was looking forward to seeing the name of the song playing display on the strip. But it didn’t!
Thankfully, LucaTNT, has done a bit of work to get it appearing. It will work on iTunes and Spotify, so regardless of your music subscription, you can get it working.
- Download the Better Touch Tool app and go to the TouchBar section inside the app
- Click ‘Add a widget’ and then ‘Run Apple Script and Show Return Value’
- Click the ‘Advanced Configuration’ option and paste in the Apple Script for either iTunes or Spotify (see the script code below)
- Set the Predefined Action to ‘Open Application / File / Apple Script’ and choose the app you use (either iTunes or Spotify)
- Open a new Finder window and navigate to your Applications folder. Hold the control button on your keyboard and click on the application, and select ‘Show package contents’. Navigate to /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources and find the iTunes.icns file. Drag this onto the ‘Add Icon button’