What’s New

Version 1.2.3

The track information window no longer jumps around on macOS High Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

iByron ,

Does Exactly What It Says

…and does it very well. SImple, unobtrusive, visually attractive. Not much to complain about except that it doesn’t work with Deezer or Tidal. Yet.

Mike Bradshaw (bmike) ,

So useful, so pretty and unobtrusive => top notch

I love elegant gadgets that help me simplify my life and Take Five does just that. It is well crafted, well thought out and is gorgeously designed.

It does exactly what is needed, nothing more.

I also appreciate reliable, small memory footprint apps and I've never once seen it soaking up CPU time, RAM or battery power. I don't like having a lot of add-ons in general, but this app is solid -- it feels like part of the OS and not something added.

mrwright136 ,

hanging issue

I've had Take Five on my phone since it came out and love it, and I love it just as much on the mac, in fact even more so since it acts as a "now playing" notifier that I finally replaced the aging Synergy with. All that being said, I find that the app will hang more than occasionaly, perhaps every other day, and I won't really notice until I either don't get feedback for switching songs, or I casually drag my mouse over the menubar and notice that I get the beachball whenever I'm on the icon. The only solution is quitting and restarting, which then ruins the order of my menubar icons (woe is me, right) I've tried to recreate the hang to see what causes it, but have been unsuccessful so far. I'd like to see that fixed, otherwise this is a top notch, 5-star app from great developers.


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