Hermes
Hermes
1.3.1

4.4

Hermes free download for Mac

Hermes

1.3.1
26 March 2017

Standalone Pandora client.

Overview

Hermes is a standalone Pandora client that is open-source and doesn't require Adobe Air or Flash. Plays Pandora or Pandora One without opening a browser.

What's new in Hermes

Version 1.3.1:
New
  • Allow display of play/pause status in the Dock to be disabled
  • Add “Skip” button to macOS song notifications
  • Better distinguish the play/pause icon from the album art in the Dock
  • Use native Touch Bar controls (when Hermes is not the active application) in macOS 10.12.2 and later
  • Provide notification of stream stopping when Hermes is quit
Fixed or Improved
  • Clarify “thumbs up” and “rating” in scripting
  • Fix “current song” reference in scripting
  • Work around a regression in macOS 10.12 which caused issues when showing drawers
  • Fix checking then unchecking “Use proxy for audio” leaving proxy enabled
  • Don’t crash, instead display a message when proxy information is invalid
  • Work around Pandora API returning errors in user.canSubscribe
  • Several code cleanups

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24 Hermes Reviews

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Phantasm
26 May 2014

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I've been using this app for about a week and have had a good experience so far. It's stable, lightweight, low on resources and has a lot of features packed into its minimal appearance. My only issue is that the most recent station automatically starts to play on launch. Someone has already mentioned this on GitHub so hopefully an option to turn this off will be implemented in a future version. Recommended for anyone looking for a lightweight Pandora client. It does more than the browser-based version while using less of your resources.
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Version 1.2.0
Aeschylus
27 March 2017
It's the only way I listen to Pandora on my home computer.
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Version 1.3.1
TwisterMc
14 March 2017
Hermes works great, is tied to my keyboard play/pause buttons, and picks up right where I left off if I pause it. Great app.
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Version 1.3.0
newsview
12 December 2016
Interface is straightforward. I like how it sits in the menu bar near my Google player. Audio quality is first rate. I'm running an older version under Snow Leopard and it works great!
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Version 1.3.0
Uncoy
17 September 2016
Lovely Pandora app with quite good audio quality (not sure if it's as good as the Pandora air desktop app) with much better keyboard shortcuts. V 1.19 runs well on Snow Leopard: https://s3.amazonaws.com/alexcrichton-hermes/Hermes-1.1.19.zip Unfortunately scrobbling to Last.fm does not work with this version (it does with latest 1.28). Even sadder, Hermes is no longer actively maintained.
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Version 1.2.8
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newsview
newsview
12 December 2016
Thanks for the link, Uncoy. It works great under SL. I was using a newer player from the App Store under El Capitan but wanted one in my legacy OS partition and Hermes fits the bill.
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Dolphinboy2u
21 May 2016
MacUpdate's link to developer takes you to GitHub, but here's what seems to be a more public-facing web page for Hermes: http://hermesapp.org
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Version 1.2.7
Mcoyle
12 May 2016
Great little app. I've been using if for a couple years. I was having trouble logging in, but this update has fixed that.
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Version 1.2.7
Tengutech
07 August 2015
My favourite way to experience Pandora. In my opion the best bit is not the skipping of adds, but the low memory/cpu usage, and the ability to skip Flash/AdobeAir.
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Version 1.2.6
bowlerboy-jmb
07 May 2015
I've been running Hermes under Mavericks for two days now, and it's functioning flawlessly. This is a really neat little program. What no one seems to have mentioned is that, unlike accessing Pandora via a browser, which, if you do not pay a monthly fee, will result in irritating advertisements, Hermes provides wall-to-wall music: no bothersome ads to break-up your mood. Together with all the other features that allow you to create new radio stations, or edit your existing stations, adjust volume, pause, play, skip songs, and either play/pause when your screen saver kicks in, I find that the avoidance of those irritating ads to be the great touch to make playing Pandora through Hermes a more satisfying experience than through a browser.
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Version 1.2.6
Bluebird
07 May 2015
Perfect little app that I keep open all day at work to play soothing background music to tame the savage beast. Works perfectly and keeps nicely in a corner or in the dock. The notifications let me know what playing. This is the first such app I've used that simply does not have a single glitch after several months of use. Perfect.
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Version 1.2.6
WordWeaver
06 May 2015
In order to avoid confusion, the developer should consider changing the name of this software, the reason being that Hermes and Hermes II is the name of a popular Macintosh BBS package which has been in wide use since the mid 1980s. Following are some related links: http://www.armageddonbbs.com https://github.com/malyn/HermesBBS http://www.hermesbbs.com/ The first link above is the home page for my own BBS, which uses the Hermes BBS software.
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Version 1.2.6
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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