ScreenSleeves
ScreenSleeves
6.10.3
3.5
0.0
ScreenSleeves free download for Mac

ScreenSleeves for Mac6.10.3

06 April 2021

Screensaver displays cover art and track information.

What is ScreenSleeves for Mac

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 6.10.3:
  • Fixes communication problem with Audirvana (Audirvana Plus is now legacy and is no longer supported in Screensleeves, now simply called 'Aurdirvana'.)
  • Fixes an issue that could result in SS remaining in idle mode with certain settings after one player has stopped and another started playing
  • Removes Gracenote album title / cover art lookup because service is no longer available. No satisfactory replacement at this time. Option to 'find cover art from the web if no artwork available' currently does nothing.
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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
mookee
mookee
Apr 16 2016
5.0.1
3.5
Apr 16 2016
3.5
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
wellesradio
wellesradio
Mar 23 2016
4.3.3
1.0
Mar 23 2016
1.0
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.
emile-blume
emile-blume
Aug 31 2015
4.1
2.0
Aug 31 2015
2.0
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
Wts
Wts
Apr 2 2015
3.9.1
5.0
Apr 2 2015
5.0
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.
Sheadixon
Sheadixon
Mar 11 2015
3.8
0.0
Mar 11 2015
0.0
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
Winco
Winco
Oct 31 2014
3.6.1
5.0
Oct 31 2014
5.0
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!
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
Aug 4 2014
3.5
0.0
Aug 4 2014
0.0
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.
Betty-Woo
Betty-Woo
May 26 2014
3.4.5
5.0
May 26 2014
5.0
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!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 22 2014
3.4.3
5.0
Mar 22 2014
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
GREAT SCREENSAVER!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 18 2014
3.4.3
5.0
Mar 18 2014
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
AGAIN THIS IS A GREAT SCREENSAVER!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Mar 7 2014
3.4.3
5.0
Mar 7 2014
5.0
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.
leoofborg
leoofborg
Nov 20 2013
3.3
5.0
Nov 20 2013
5.0
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 20 2013
3.2
5.0
Oct 20 2013
5.0
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!
holodeck10
holodeck10
May 6 2013
1.1
5.0
May 6 2013
5.0
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.
Julsa1
Julsa1
Apr 29 2013
1.1
5.0
Apr 29 2013
5.0
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 !
ValeryKondakoff6734
ValeryKondakoff6734
Apr 18 2013
1.1
5.0
Apr 18 2013
5.0
Version: 1.1
A must-have utility for everyone, who are listening music on their macs...
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
Apr 8 2013
1.0.1
0.0
Apr 8 2013
0.0
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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