It’s the week of music controllers, I guess. Just a few days ago, I wrote about Simplify — a fast, easy, Ecoute-like app with minimal controls for the music you are listening to using a small, vinyl-style window. Today, I bring you Skip Tunes — same features, but with a totally different approach.
Like Simplify, you can select between iTunes, Rdio and Spotify as your default music player to control. But with this app, the action happens right in the menubar. After launching, Skip Tunes displays the playback controlling functions of play/pause and forward at the very top of your screen and delivers a nice, simple pop-down window if you click on the music symbol. Within this window you also can go back to the last song, toggle the shuffle mode and get to the preferences.
In terms of UI and pixels, the pop-down window delivers the track info with some neat typography, cover art with semi-transperant controls overlaid and a hot neon blue progress bar. Everything is minimalist and very polished. The app is completely construed for mouse/trackpad controlling, hence there are no shortcuts and it is definitely designed for cursor lovers. If you are one and like the idea of simply controlling iTunes from wherever your attention is, you and Skip Tunes were meant for each other and you can buy it for an astonishing price of just $0.99 in the Mac App Store.