“Last week I had a minor revelation. What if, instead of using a computer screen to remind me how scatterbrained and disorganized my life is, I could use it to just look at something. Something that wouldn’t be distracting, but that I could just put my eyes on when I’m trying to sort through some thoughts in my head. I listen to music almost all day long, so what if I just put a music visualizer on there? An idle curiosity of 2003 was now to be my workplace productivity boon in 2019,” Rousseau writes. “And then I ran into an issue. Spotify doesn’t have one.”
“A little more than a decade ago, this wouldn’t have been a problem,” Rousseau writes. “And then the iPod came. Sure, iTunes, still to this day, has a visualizer, but the introduction of a device that let you take all of your music with you anywhere suddenly made Winamp skins and visualization presets look, well, juvenile… As late as 2014, the Spotify app had a visualizer, albeit a hidden one. Today, the best visual experience it can muster is a full-screen display of the album art with a drop shadow.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, if you’re using the right software and services, your music visualizer is still right there. Rousseau talks of Spotify’s 30 million tracks that don’t have visualizer. Steve needs to upgrade to a bigger, more comprehensive streaming music service. Apple Music offers 50 million tracks and iTunes still offers a very nice visualizer.