I recently started enjoying the Spotify Free Trial Subscriptions. So far I like it quite a lot, but something that bothered me right from the start is that the Spotify desktop player just doesn't listen to the multimedia keys such as forward, back, pause and play on the Mac. Instead of pausing the song in Spotify, the last song in iTunes suddenly starts when you press pause. It's a bit confused.
But like everything in life, there is a solution. And that comes in the form of an OS X App from the Appstore and goes by the name "Simplify". Unfortunately, it currently costs over 4 EUR, which seems quite steep to me, but the app can do even more, because it acts as a music controller for iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. It offers a chic mini player and you can also define keyboard shortcuts for certain actions. The current song is also displayed in the menu bar. With my MacBook Pro that should be difficult, because it has become quite full.
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A tip from Alex (see in the comments): If you want to operate your Spotify or other multimedia programs with gestures, you might find with "Flutter;"Good software. The free Mac app has very good ratings and uses the Mac's webcam to recognize the user's gestures, which then enable, for example, a song forwards / backwards and play or pause. Thanks for pointing this out, Alex!"
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.