Intuitive and helpful menu bar controller for users of YouTube, GrooveShark and other similar websites
With BeardedSpice’s help you can easily and instantly control YouTube, HypeMachine, Spotify (Web), Pandora, BandCamp, GrooveShark, SoundCloud, Last.fm, Google Music and Rdio. According to the developers, other music sharing websites will be added in the future.
The great thing about BeardedSpice is that you can use your Mac’s media keys to play, pause and jump to the previous or next song in the playlist. On top of that, you can pause a player and start another one without lifting your hands off the keyboard.
Expand BeardedSpice’s support and create your own handlers
Currently, BeardedSpice is compatible with Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome, and it is able to control any tab with a supported media player. More experienced Mac users can write a new handler following the instructions provided on BeardedSpice’s website, if their favorite music sharing website is not yet supported.
From BeardedSpice’s status bar menu, you can view all available players and select the one you want to pause or play using your mouse or the customizable keyboard shortcut. On top of that, you can access the Preferences window and define a new Active Tab key or disable certain handlers.
Enable or disable handlers and change the default hot-key
Consequently, you can select the web players that you want to be controllable via BeardedSpice and uncheck the ones you don’t want to control using the media keys. BeardedSpice is pretty responsive and promptly performs the desired action when a key is pressed.
Reviewed by George Popescu on May 14th, 2014
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Application descriptionBeardedSpice is a menubar application for Mac OSX that allows you to control web based media players with the media k...