Lately, I have been working on version 2.0 of my Mac application called “Mucoce”.

For those of you who don’t know Mucoce: It was my first big Objective-C project, which hit the Mac App Store in July 2011. Basically, it’s a mini player for iTunes (and Spotify, as of version 2.0) which you can access from your menu bar.

Version 1.0:

Mucoce 1

Figure 1. Mucoce 1

Version 2.0:

Mucoce 2

Figure 2. Mucoce 2

Mucoce 2 on hover

Figure 3. Mucoce 2 on hover

What’s new?

  • Spotify support
  • New design
  • Complete rewrite of Mucoce
  • Faster, using far less system resources (I have to admit, Mucoce 1 was pretty wasteful)

Which features of Mucoce 1 are (currently) missing?

  • Notifications
  • Current position and duration of the track

Which features won’t come back?

  • Sharing which song you’re listening to via Twitter

Aside of that, I’m not sure yet whether I’ll add the rating feature again.

You can get Mucoce 1.2.1 for $0.99 (0,79€) on the Mac App Store.

Version 2.0 will probably be a bit more expensive, but the upgrade for customers of Mucoce 1 will be free.