Doppler is a beautiful, simple, music playing app for the Mac, and partners with the existing iPhone app. For people overwhelmed by the stock Music app, it’s perfect.
For years, Mac users moaned about iTunes, hoping for a simpler, less-bloated replacement. In a textbook case of “be careful what you wish for,” iTunes’ replacement was even worse. Even the name—Music—is confusing. Doppler is a glimpse into an alternate future where Apple put user experience first, instead of trying to encourage sign ups for Apple Music subscriptions.
“Apple has been melding its Apple Music service with the basic music-library player functionality with an eye towards pushing users to use Apple Music,” Mac app developer Edward Brawer told Lifewire via email. “There is no doubt this affects the user experience, as it is important for Apple to push users to use Apple Music.”