If you're an old-timer on the Mac, you might remember Norman Franke's excellent SoundApp for the old Mac OS 7-9. It played sound, plain and simple. No fuss. No skinning, no plugin architecture, no fancy G-Force visualization something thingimajig. Just playing sounds.
Now, there's iTunes and QuickTime Player, and people are pretty happy with that even though sometimes it's just that much overkill. Say you want to preview twenty wave files. Just give them a quick listen. You'll probably use iTunes, which means creating an iTunes playlist, adding the files, playing them, and when you're done, hunting down the multiple copies of the files that iTunes has now spawned on your harddrive, removing the original files, removing the iTunes duplicates, removing the playlist, searching through your Library to remove the songs from there, ... You get the point.
It's in moments like those that you dream yourself back to the good ol' days, when an app did what it did best and nothing else. The simple days!
Well, guess what. Simplicity is back.
Mac OS X 10.4 PPC,
Mac OS X 10.5 PPC,
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel,
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel