If you’re a fan of the Harmony music player then listen up: there’s a new update waiting for you to download.
Harmony 0.3, released today, adds a number of improvements to the versatile music playing app, including an optional dark mode (press
Ctrl+D to toggle it on/off); a alpha plugin system for developers to contribute additional streaming back-ends to, and, for Spotify users, even more playlists.
Other changes in Harmony 0.3.x include improvements to the responsive design, you can now shrink the player down into a mini-controller, and album art in the player control area.
As we wrote a rather thorough write up of the app in September we’ll defer to that for explanation of why Harmony is pretty nifty (tl;dr: it can play local music and online music in one app).
It still seems that Harmony’s notifications still don’t work on the Unity desktop (nor GNOME Shell). I’m not sure if this is a problem with my set-up, so if you see track change bubbles appear on your desktop do let us know in the comments.
Download Harmony 0.3.x
Harmony is free, open-source software. You can find its source code on Github, along with pre-packaged installers for Windows, macOS and Linux (specifically Ubuntu).
Harmony is also available as an AppImage for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux distributions. Just download, give permissions, and double-click to run: