Sidecar 1.4 is up. I really should save these changes up and make larger releases, but this is fun. I’m playing a little more with the controls and color variations, so this does add some fun stuff.

First, there’s a new variation called “Almost invisible.” It’s colorless and will work will on all but dark backgrounds. If you have a colorful desktop picture that doesn’t match any of the existing themes, this one should be perfect.

Next — and this is nifty — you can Command-Click on the jacket to seek to that point in the song. Double-click to skip to the next track. Play/Pause still works on a single click, but it’s a little flaky in Simplify right now. I know for a fact that this will be fixed by the devs pretty soon.

For any interested jacket-hackers: the source is now up on GitHub so you can easily play with it and make pull requests. You will, of course, need Simplify installed.

If you put the index.html and index.css files into into ~/Library/Containers/pixelmates.Simplify/Data/Library/Application Support/Simplify/sidecar/ and run /Applications/ --watch-jackets, you’ll be able to edit the resulting folder and see live results as you work. Don’t clone the repository directly to that folder, git causes a refresh any time you do anything. Even an ls on the folder. Just copy them out for editing and back into the repo when you want to commit.

Please feel free to play with it, and all pull requests will be considered.

Sidecar v2.1

A jacket for Simplify 2.7+ and 27-inch (2560x1440) monitors. More sizes coming soon.

Published 06/17/13.

Updated 06/17/13. Changelog

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