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ScreenSleeves for Mac

Screensaver displays cover art and track information.

$7.50
In English
Version 6.10.4
4.3
Based on 19 user rates

ScreenSleeves overview

ScreenSleeves detects which music player is playing, and displays cover art and details for the currently-playing track.

ScreenSleeves displays the album artwork(s) for the currently-playing song with some details, even lyrics, in some neat, easy-on-the-eye ways (it has a number of themes). Perfect for downtime or parties.

Important Note Screensleeves has a long history as a screensaver. Security changes within macOS Mojave have made it impossible to continue as a true screensaver (which is a system plugin). The solution has been to put ScreenSleeves within its own 'standalone' app which emulates a screensaver. This has other advantages, such as displaying a small floating window when not in full-screen mode which users have asked for throughout its history. This standalone version replaces previous versions which are now unsupported and will not run on Mojave. It has a free trial, after which requires a license key.

Support for Music, iTunes, iTunes internet streams, Swinsian, Spotify, Airfoil Satellite, Snowtape, Ecoute, Rdio, Radium, Audirvana Plus, Hermes (Pandora client). Screensleeves detects which is playing.

What’s new in version 6.10.4

Version 6.10.4:
  • First version built as Universal Binary, runs natively on Apple Silicon and Intel Macs. Minimum support is now MacOS 10.12
  • Restores 'fetch artwork from web' functionality (broken for a while because Gracenote service no longer avaiable)
  • Alters the preferences a little. 'When no artwork is available' is a binary choice of nothing/default artwork. Adds new item 'Fetch from web:' which has the options 'never/when no artwork is probided by player/always.
  • The 'always fetch from web' option is useful if the quality of your artwork in your player is not so good. The new 'fetch from web' functionality works well most of the time, and will fetch artwork at the size required for retina screens, so should always look sharp.

ScreenSleeves for Mac

$7.50
In English
Version 6.10.4
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4.3

(22 Reviews of ScreenSleeves)

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  • User Ratings

jude-1989
jude-1989
Mar 15 2019
6.3.3
2.0
Mar 15 2019
2.0
Version: 6.3.3
This 'stand alone' version has replaced the older screensleeves, and I personally find it a downgrade. I used to be able to log out and screensleeves would be my screensaver, and it would appear as an option in the screen saver options in my Mac settings. What this did was enable me to access it by simply logging out using hot corners, and not have to open the app up first and have it permanently sat in my dock. If I had known this new limitation, then I would not have paid for it. Aside from this, it does what it says on the tin .
smithjc1978
smithjc1978
Jan 31 2019
6.3.1
0.0
Jan 31 2019
0.0
Version: 6.3.1
question, as an app is it only time now that has it start, meaning if I am watching a video and not doing anything to mouse or keyboard, does it know a video is playing and stays off, or does it only recognize nothing has been touched and will turn on in the middle of my movie
Kenaroni
Kenaroni
Jul 7 2016
5.0.1
4.5
Jul 7 2016
4.5
Version: 5.0.1
I don't use screensavers much anymore, but occasionally I'll turn on the OS X screensaver app while streaming music on iTunes, just to have the covert art displayed with Screensleeves. It does a great job of finding cover art for whatever is streaming. It can't find cover art for everything out there, but mostly does a great job. Is it possible to make this into a desktop app as well, with a transparent background window? I think there was another app that did this but I can't remember the name, or if it's still current. Thanks!
smithjc1978
smithjc1978
Jul 3 2016
5.0.1
0.0
Jul 3 2016
0.0
Version: 5.0.1
I would like to see more players made available to use this if possible, for instance the new heart menubar app, I really like the screen saver though
mookee
mookee
Apr 16 2016
5.0.1
3.5
Apr 16 2016
3.5
Version: 5.0.1
nice, but a "show only cover" option is missing
marrygarry001
marrygarry001
May 12 2021
6.10.3
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 6.10.3
philjupp
philjupp
Oct 31 2019
5.0
Oct 31 2019
5.0
Version: null
jude-1989
jude-1989
Mar 15 2019
2.0
Mar 15 2019
2.0
Version: null
Kenaroni
Kenaroni
Jul 7 2016
4.5
Jul 7 2016
4.5
Version: null
mookee
mookee
Apr 16 2016
3.5
Apr 16 2016
3.5
Version: null
wellesradio
wellesradio
Mar 23 2016
1.0
Mar 23 2016
1.0
Version: null
emile-blume
emile-blume
Aug 31 2015
2.0
Aug 31 2015
2.0
Version: null
mele113
mele113
Aug 12 2015
4.5
Aug 12 2015
4.5
Version: null
Wts
Wts
Apr 2 2015
5.0
Apr 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
Winco
Winco
Oct 31 2014
5.0
Oct 31 2014
5.0
Version: null
CarlM9785
CarlM9785
Jun 21 2014
4.5
Jun 21 2014
4.5
Version: null
Betty-Woo
Betty-Woo
May 26 2014
5.0
May 26 2014
5.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 22 2014
5.0
Mar 22 2014
5.0
Version: null
braunnizo
braunnizo
Feb 10 2014
5.0
Feb 10 2014
5.0
Version: null
leoofborg
leoofborg
Nov 20 2013
5.0
Nov 20 2013
5.0
Version: null
holodeck10
holodeck10
May 6 2013
5.0
May 6 2013
5.0
Version: null
Julsa1
Julsa1
Apr 29 2013
5.0
Apr 29 2013
5.0
Version: null
ValeryKondakoff6734
ValeryKondakoff6734
Apr 18 2013
5.0
Apr 18 2013
5.0
Version: null
naxid
naxid
Jan 11 2030
6.10.3
4.0
Jan 11 2030
4.0
Version: 6.10.3