ScreenSleeves
ScreenSleeves
6.10.0

3.5

ScreenSleeves free download for Mac

ScreenSleeves6.10.0

09 August 2020

Screensaver displays cover art and track information.

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 ScreenSleeves

Version 6.10.0:
  • Adds setting to hide floating window for a more 'screensaver' experience. (The floating window was a frequently-requested feature when SS was a screensaver. Since it had to become an app which emulates a screensaver, the floating window was possible. However, this doesn't suit everyone and there have been requests to be able to turn that off.)
  • Fixes issue with displaying Preferences sheet which may have been a problem for users in the habit of closing the floating window

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22 Reviews of ScreenSleeves

smithjc1978
31 January 2019
Version: 6.3.1

Most helpful

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
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jude-1989
15 March 2019
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 .
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smithjc1978
31 January 2019
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
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4.5
Kenaroni
07 July 2016
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!
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smithjc1978
03 July 2016
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
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3.5
mookee
16 April 2016
Version: 5.0.1
nice, but a "show only cover" option is missing
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mookee
16 April 2016
Version: 5.0.1
nice thing, the similarest to winamps playlistbackgroundplugin i could find..thanks but anyway, why, WHY didnt they a. dont make the actually played trackname part of the showen infos WTF, and b. didnt give the opportunity to have a minimal look with just the cover and no text or whatever else?? please, PLEASE implement in an update ;II best c
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wellesradio
23 March 2016
Version: 4.3.3
The web site seems to be down and the links are all dead. I don't know if that means the software is no longer available. It would be nice to have an update on this.
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emile-blume
31 August 2015
Version: 4.1
Pretty nice piece of software. Tweaking could be easier though or have better explanation. The really annoying part is that it activates iTunes which I never use (Spotify), hence the 2 stars. If this can be fixed it'll earn at least 4
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5
Wts
02 April 2015
Version: 3.9.1
Truly amazing screensaver. It takes some patience and understanding to tweek this screen saver. At the moment having some difficulty to "place" the current time in for example very bottom right hand corner. It also somewhat unclear that iTunes should be running first. I found that in lyrics mode it does not really follow the lyrics. For my budget the 8 bucks converted from British to Canadian is some what steep. Never the less, this specialized app deserves full marks and more.
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Sheadixon
11 March 2015
Version: 3.8
For Spotify users who have found that Screensleeves no longer recognises Spotify following a recent Spotify update, it's a bug in Spotify 1.0.1.something. I'm hoping that they'll send out an update containing the fix soon but there is a workaround. I've just put screenshots on the PeacockMedia blog http://peacockmedia-software.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/screensleeves-not-working-with-spotify.html
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5
Winco
31 October 2014
Version: 3.6.1
Superb addition to playing music on your Mac. Very configurable too. Apple should purchase this off the dev and incorporate into iTunes. Well worth the investment. I just did after 5 mins trial!
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Lounge-Deluxe
04 August 2014
Version: 3.5
Truly awesome screensaver. It would be great if it would support shared libraries too as I've recently moved to a shared music library situation (all music files are on a Mac Mini in our little home network) and ScreenSleeves won't work on our Macbook Pro's because the music files are not located in the local music library.
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Betty-Woo
26 May 2014
Version: 3.4.5
This kind of app you'd think is such a no-brainer 'obvious need' thing that I'm always shocked it isn't just built into iTunes itself. It drove me nuts that I didn't have something like this until found ScreenSleeves but now I have it and all is wonderful (and I can finally see what's playing in iTunes from anywhere in my room). I had it for 3 songs and donated very happily. I KNOW this will be one of my top 10 utilities at any time. YEAH!
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5
Jazzyguy
22 March 2014
Version: 3.4.3
GREAT SCREENSAVER!
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Jazzyguy
18 March 2014
Version: 3.4.3
AGAIN THIS IS A GREAT SCREENSAVER!
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Jazzyguy
07 March 2014
Version: 3.4.3
Another Great version from a Developer who should be commended,appreciated and patronized for her cooperation and communication with her customers.Talent like hers is hard to come by.
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Leoofborg
20 November 2013
Version: 3.3
There are really only TWO screensavers I pay for: G-Force and this one. I use ScreenSleeves in 2 situations: 1/ When I don't want fans churning. 2/ On 720p or 1080p screens when I want to 'present album covers' As others have said, the other solutions for doing that are gone.. and Screensleeves does a great job. PAY for this, folks... this Dev does excellent work.
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5
Jazzyguy
20 October 2013
Version: 3.2
Another GREAT app from Sheila the author of Bin-It that puts a trash can on your desktop. This one is terrific and well worth the money. I bought it immediately and love it!
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holodeck10
06 May 2013
Version: 1.1
After having lost overflow as a way to display album covers of the currently playing song, and after not finding a lounge version which supports the iOS 10.8, this is the only and very beautiful rescue for cover lovers. Easy and very well working.
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Julsa1
29 April 2013
Version: 1.1
I listen a lot to my music on my Mac and I'm a huge fan of screen savers. This one combines those two. Very nice, works like a charm and the price is right ;-) Thanks to the dev !
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ValeryKondakoff6734
18 April 2013
Version: 1.1
A must-have utility for everyone, who are listening music on their macs...
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Thresher-the-Shark
08 April 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Thanks to the developer for making this, although there does appear to be an issue at the moment. If you don't have Spotify installed on your system Mac OS X pops up asking you to locate it, which caused issues trying to exit the screensaver. Running on Mac OS X 10.8.3 BTW.
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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