PlayFader (for iTunes & Spotify)

Developer: Ricardo Mendoza

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.6 MB - Download


***NOTE: iTunes 11 is out & the shuffle feature is not working (in iTunes 11 only).
We will provide an update really soon! Thanks for your patience and your continued support!***

PlayFader is a simple, elegant app that will smoothly FADE IN (play) and FADE OUT (pause) your music. But, that's not all...

For less than a cup of coffee you'll be able to control your music like never before! Here's how it works:

PlayFader will conveniently sit on your status bar (check screenshots) and will PLAY/PAUSE/GO NEXT/PREVIOUS/SHUFFLE your music, even if iTunes or Spotify is minimized or hidden. 

Works with both iTunes and Spotify.

Open iTunes (or Spotify).
Select a playlist or song.
Select the Play/Pause icon and enjoy the elegant, smooth fading.

PlayFader features for iTunes:
-FADE Play/Pause iTunes
-Open iTunes
-Go to Next Track
-Go to Previous Track
-Shuffle (Toggle On/Off)

PlayFader features for Spotify:
-FADE Play/Pause Spotify
-Open Spotify
-Go to Next Track
-Go to Previous Track
-Shuffle (Toggle On/Off)

-Launch App at Login
-Hide ONLY Spotify controls
-Hide ONLY iTunes controls

We will be constantly updating PlayFader with more cool features.
Suggestions are welcome:

Spotify must be installed for Spotify features to work.
Spotify is available at


Release Notes:

-Added option to Launch at Login
-Added a visual fade in/out to the main menu


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by ra3ndy

Works as advertised, Major oversight - Serves exactly the puropse I was looking for. The only drawback is that now, play/pause requires 2 mouse moves and 2 clicks, and opposed to being able to just push the play/pause button on the keyboard. If the author integrate existing keyboard controls into this app, it'll be worth owning. Until then, the nice fade out/in is just not worth the funcional trade-off. I'll feel better about the money I spent if this shows up in a future update.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by happybride27

Perfect for my wedding music - I needed a simple app that will fade out my music on a click, and this is exactly that. Most other faders I found want me to preset the time when the fade begins, but this one lets me choose it in real time. It’s exactly what I was looking for to use with my wedding music! When the processional is over, the processional music will fade out to silence with a click! I wish the fade time was a bit more gradual or even adjustable, but I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people