Take Five for Mac
Listening to music while working is a common practice: you get to stay both focused and relaxed while you get about your tasks. Take Five is a small Mac status bar menu app that makes sure you don’t forget to start you playlist again after you get distracted by other events.
Take Five is able to work with seven popular media players: iTunes, Ecoute, Pulsar, Radium, Rdio, Sonora and Spotify. You must select the one you want to control via the Take Five Preferences panel.
In short, each time you pause your music, Take Five launches a five minutes timer: if you have not resumed the playback before the counter ends, Take Five will automatically start the track again.
Take Five will display the timer in the menu but also provides a small controller panel where you can see the track name, play / pause controls, the track progress and the gear icon for the Preferences window.
You have the opportunity to adjust the default timer duration, going from 1 to 30 minutes, you can disable the track notification and the dock icon or you can set up your own hotkeys.
Within the Preferences window you get to create keyboard combinations for starting or stopping the timer or the music, or for showing / hiding the app or the media player. If you are using iTunes, Take Five allows you to start the timer by pressing the playback media key on your keyboard.
To conclude, Take Five will make sure that you will not work in silences anymore just because you have forgotten to resume your playlist.