The award-winning mini-player that allows you to see and control your music.

Simplify shows you what‘s currently playing on in your favourite music player. Control the player without leaving your current app! Simplify offers:
• Controlling players playback and adjusting the player‘s volume,
• High-quality album artworks right on your desktop,
• Track information right in the menu bar,
• Liking or disliking tracks on Spotify,
• Customizable global shortcuts,
• Rich “Now playing” notifications when a new song starts playing,
• Auto-pausing the music on incoming Zoom and FaceTime calls.

Simplify supports the following desktop players:
• (or iTunes), including Apple Music and Apple Music Radio streaming services,
• Spotify (Spotify Premium isn't required),
• Vox (including SoundCloud).

What others have said:
“Simplify is a really nice way to keep an eye on and get control over all your media players at once“ —

“Simplify is a very, well, simple way to control Spotify without looking at its main window, while getting a beautiful artwork widget on your desktop at the same time“ —

What’s New

Version 1.2

New in this release:
• Slightly changed UI of the mini-player.
• Added ability to open the controlled player by double-clicking on the album artwork in the mini-player.
• Improved VoiceOver support.
• Fixed a crash that could occur on macOS “Monterey” public preview.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

hhsandi ,

A long-time favorite, nothing else comes close

I've been using Simplify for... I don't even know how long, I think since the very beginning over a decade ago, but had just kind of carried over some old version on my computers since then that was a bit unstable and would crash randomly. Happy to discover a new version that so far is working perfectly. I listen to a lot of playlists for discovering music and it's great to be able to glance up at the menu bar and see what it is without having more windows open on my desktop. No other app seems to do this effectively. Thank you for keeping this alive :)

App Privacy

The developer, Maxim Melnikov, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.