Hermes

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Description of App: 

Fast

Hermes beats Flash, hands down.

Free

Even if you don’t subscribe to Pandora One, Hermes is and always will be free for everyone. If you’d like to donate, however, you are welcome to.

Usable

Hermes pauses music when your computer sleeps and doesn’t resume on wake. It recovers from errors and picks up the song right where playback left off.

Features Like and dislike songs; create, edit and delete stations. Enjoy last.fm integration and song notifications which just aren’t possible with Pandora.

Version: 

1.2.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.9.4

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is fully accessible so long as you have hints enabled (vo-shift-h on any button). Some labels are strange, but the hints seem to do a better job of explaining what buttons do. You will also want to use the drop down menus (vo-m) to check on the different keyboard shortcuts available. Once a station is playing, use space to pause or resume playback; I only mention this so you don't get blasted with music and can't hear VO speech to figure out how to stop it.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is a great Pandora client, and it's small and free. It is much easier to use than Piano Pub or other ones I've tried.

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