In other words, an app’s window doesn’t float; it takes up the whole window just like apps on iPhone and iPad.
Frankly, I don’t mind an app that takes up the whole screen except for one thing. The Dock and the Menubar. I used both; especially the latter. The Menubar can be loaded up with useful apps that you may need while using an app in fullscreen mode. Here’s a good example. iTunes. Make that three examples. iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio.
Many Mac users, including the Mincey family, have iTunes or Pandora or Spotify or Rdio running in the background. With a fullscreen app taking over the Mac’s screen, controlling music becomes a problem.
Enter Skip Tunes. This inexpensive Mac app does one thing for three ways to get music to your Mac. It gives you a Menubar controller for iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio. Click the Menubar, and get a drop down controller.
Preferences are an act in simplicity. Create keyboard shortcuts to control Play and Pause, Previous or Next.
Skip Tunes can display album artwork behind the controller, too. And the interface is simplicity personified. All the tools you need and nothing you don’t.
This is the way Mac users should enjoy listening to iTunes, Spotify, or Rdio. Minimal effort, plenty of upside.
And, the custom keyboard shortcuts make it a little easier to control your music without leaving an app that’s in fullscreen mode.