Simplier Offers A Simple Way To Play Music Without iTunes [Review]



Simplier is a very simple $3 music player for people who just want to hear some tunes without having to trudge through the hassle of opening and browsing inside iTunes.

When I say very simple, I mean it. The app is clearly modelled on apps like Twitter and Sparrow, which use a series of icons in a vertical panel on the left to divide up your options.

Here, those options are to browse your albums, artists, songs and playlists. Scroll through to find something you want, click and play. That’s it. There’s support for shuffle mode, basic music control buttons, and support in the preferences for the Apple Multimedia Keys on your keyboard.

You can also link the app to Twitter, if you want your followers to know what you’re listening to.

There’s not a lot to it, but that’s deliberate. It’s supposed to make things simpler. Hence the name. Sometimes the scrolling can be a little jaggedy, but maybe that’s just me needing more RAM. If iTunes’ bloat bugs you, and all you really want is quick access to some sounds, Simplier is a decent alternative, for about the price of a coffee.

(Via One Thing Well of course.)

[xrr rating=70%]