Josh Halickman

Announcing Google Music Keys

Google Music is a great service, I am able to listen to my whole library from any computer that has a web browser, with out having to copy all the files over. This is a huge advantages of using a web application like Google Music but there are also some disadvantages.

While I really enjoyed using the service every time I had to pause my music or skip I had to find the browser window and tab that was playing the music and click the button, this to me quickly became a huge pain. This is the biggest drawback of web apps in my opinion, they just do not integrate into the native workflow as well as a native app.

So what is a developer to do in this situation, write some code to fix it, and today I am sharing that with everyone else. Google Music Keys is a small native Mac app that allows you to use global shortcut keys, or the Mac keyboard media Keys to control Google Music in your browser(safari or chrome). I have also open sourced the code so others can hack on it use the same functions for other projects.

I would also like to thank Terin Stock for GSDesktopHelper which I used as the base for this project.

You can find the download link and more information Here