I like sparse software. I like programs that do one thing. I like applications that don’t try to manage my life or my schedule or my music. I want clean interfaces with straight lines and no rubbish. I don’t want glitz, I don’t want frills, I don’t want glossy album covers fanning out between tunes, all hovering over a mirrored backdrop. And I definitely don’t want one-button clickable interfaces to social networking sites owned my multimedia conglomerates.
This is what I want.
Now this is an application I can appreciate. Start. Drag and drop. Play. No more menus or options than is necessary. One button to clear the list, a few more to mimic the same audio playback controls that have been standard since around 1968, and a few audio presets … just so you can’t complain that it’s featureless.
Source package is a mighty 124Kb, so with a few extra dependencies here and there for the file types you enjoy, it’ll run in a slice of memory about the thickness of your fingernail. I daresay I like this even better than Alsaplayer.
This is the way software should be.