Sleeve, a Now Playing and Scrobbler for MacOS

Unnecessary backstory: in this year’s instalment of “Classics Week”, Anthony Fantano highlighted the excellent Gorillaz album “Demon Days”. It has been a while since I last played it, so I gave it a spin and it was an instant nostalgia tunnel to 2005. I joked about needing a glassy album cover on my desktop and Christopher Downer pointed me to Sleeve.

Sleeve is a simple but useful widget for your desktop, similar to Bowtie. It shows your currently-playing song and it is a scrobbler. As it happens, Sleeve was updated a few months ago. Just six U.S. dollars for a lovely piece of indie software that does a handful of things very well. My only complaint is a lack of wet floor effect.