Despite numerous requests, Spotify has yet to build Notification Center support into its Mac app. This is where “Spotify Notifications” comes into play, a simple app which displays a notification every time a song starts playing.

The free app might not be the perfect fit for every user, but if you’re a fan of Spotify’s radio feature and don’t like having to switch back and forth to see what song is playing, it’s a great (and light-weight) solution.

Right now, Spotify Notifications only shows song names and their associated artists, but as Spotify becomes increasingly social, notifications will only become a more important part of the music service. It’s not difficult to imagine notifications like “Amanda just followed your playlist” and “Imogen Heap just released a new single.”

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Since Spotify’s iOS app already supports push notifications, it’s only a matter of time before this functionality comes to the desktop — but being the impatient, tech-obsessed person that I am, I’d rather not wait. If your interest is piqued, you can download the app via the link below.

➤ Spotify Notifications via Hacker News

For more on Spotify’s transition into a media-focused social network, head here.

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