Simplify Helper

To use media keys with players other than the Music app, you need to install a small Simplify Helper application.


  1. Download Simplify Helper for Simplify 4:
    Download Helper
  2. When the download is complete, launch Simplify Helper by double-clicking it.
  3. Now Simplify Helper is installed. Open Simplify preferences, go to the Hotkeys tab and make sure you have checked all needed options related to the media keys.
  4. Delete Simplify Helper from the Downloads folder.

Why is this necessary?

Sandboxing in macOS prevents Mac App Store apps from using media keys because they were designed to work exlusively with the Music app.

To overcome this, we developed Simplify Helper; being distributed outside the Mac App Store, the helper utilizes private macOS API to catch media keys events and send them back to Simplify.