I’ve been using this OS X desktop app for Google Music for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. One of the big weaknesses of Google Music (as made available by Google) is the absolute reliance on the web browser for desktop playback. In my case, I tend to have 4–5 windows, each with 10–40 tabs, on most work days.
In that mess of windows and tabs, hunting for the lone tab controlling my music is a royal pain in the ass. To the point where I’d rather use iTunes.
If Google doesn’t flat out hire the developers of the (unofficial) desktop app then I pray that Google at least leaves the developers/API sufficiently alone so that they can keep providing this very awesome application for us unwashed masses. Otherwise I’m going to have to spend a lot more time in iTunes (again).
- Note that if you haven’t played with your security settings, and are running a contemporary version of OS X, by default you won’t be able to install or run the application. To run the application open ‘Preference’ >> ‘Security’. In the ‘General’ tab click the unlock botton (lower left corner) and enter your administrative credentials. Then, on the same tab, select ‘Mac App Store and identified developers’; you should subsequently be able to authorize the Google Music application. You may have to repeat this process each time you update the application. ↩