Free music app replicates Mac OS X iTunes widget from 2005

Mario Guzman's Music Widget app faithfully replicates the Mac OS X iTunes widget.
Mario Guzman’s Music Widget app faithfully replicates the Mac OS X iTunes widget.
Photograph: Mario Guzman

The brand new Music Widget, which is definitely a standalone app, brings again to life the unique Mac OS X (Tiger) iTunes widget. So you may get together prefer it’s 2005 together with your tunes.

The Tiger OS, launched in 2005, supplied nifty little widgets by means of its Dashboard. Now programmer Mario Guzman provides us an actual reproduction of the defunct iTunes widget, however for contemporary Macs.

Works like the unique iTunes widget

Guzman’s app capabilities just like the outdated widget did, providing controls an identical to the unique’s. Music Widget works solely as a mini participant distant for the Apple Music app, nonetheless. It doesn’t work with different music apps, like Spotify or Amazon Music.

Guzman says on his web site that Music Widget makes use of the identical playback and quantity controls as Apple Music, in addition to the identical shortcuts. Individuals who use Apple Music gained’t should be taught something to make use of the app.

Alright nerds. I’ve an early beta model of my Music Widget up for obtain. Let me know what you assume. Retweets/screenshots are welcome. 😎🎵

What’s extra, the app’s UI adjustments to match the Apple Music app once you play a stay stream, akin to Apple Music 1 or a radio station.

Guzman’s challenge places paintings, controls and UI components instantly in code relatively than utilizing photos. That’s good, since you wouldn’t need old-school imagery, circa 2005, wanting unhealthy in your fashionable Retina show.

In good firm

Music Widget joins one other retro-style music participant Cult of Mac wrote about just lately. That one resurrects the iPod Traditional click on wheel in its look, really feel and performance. One distinction, although, is that developer Tanner Villarete’s iPod Traditional participant works with Apple Music or Spotify.

Like Villarete’s app, Music Widget is free. It’s obtainable to obtain in beta mode on Guzman’s web site.

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