In an era when audio apps for the Mac are free and do almost everything (Garageband, I’m looking at you) why would anyone create yet another audio player? Because ‘necessity is the mother of invention.‘ Also, ‘where there’s a will there’s a way.’ Not to mention free is good, small is beautiful and less is more.
It’s a free audio player for your Mac. It plays audio files. It’s not devoid of features but instead adheres to the less is more mantra.
Where Taply shines is in the simplicity of what it does. It plays audio files from a single floating player window. The only controls are the standard transport controls to Start and Stop, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind (or, Reverse, depending on your point of reference; mine is audio tape).
Taply displays the total length of the audio file being played, and the time remaining. There’s a built-in Shuffle mode. Why? Because Taply can play a whole folder of audio files.
Is Taply a music player? No, though it could be, but doesn’t have all the controls of iTunes.
Can’t you play audio from the Finder? Yes, though audio from the Finder requires more steps to play multiple audio files. Taply has been around for years and used by many Mac users who don’t want to fire up iTunes or Garageband or even QuickTime player to listen to a folder of disparate audio files.
Indeed, small is beautiful, less is more, and Taply is free.