$3.99 on the Mac App Store
Take Five is also available for iPhone
Yes, Take Five works with iTunes, Ecoute (2.0.8 or later), Pulsar (2.2.3 or later), Radium (22.214.171.124 or later), Rdio (1.11 or later), and Spotify (0.5.1 or later). Select which application to control in Take Five's Preferences panel.
We provide an API that lets software developers add Take Five support to your favorite audio application. If your favorite application isn't listed in the Audio Application to Control preference, please email the developer of that app a link to this page along with a request to support Take Five.
Yes. It will pause and resume whatever is playing in your audio application.
Yes, open Preferences by clicking on the gear icon in the main window. Then uncheck the “Show Dock Icon” setting and restart the application. After that, Take Five will only appear in the menu bar.
Yes, there are a few quick ways to pause the music:
The current version of Take Five only pauses or resumes music playback. If you need quick access to other playback controls, you can define a hot key in Preferences to show or hide your audio application and manage your media from that app directly.
Yes, the Preferences window allows you to set a pause as short as one minute and as long as 30 minutes. You can also drag the slider in the main Take Five window.
Yes, hold down the Option key while pressing Take Five's pause button to keep the timer from activating.
Yes, there are some advanced preferences you can change using a command line in a Terminal window.
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