The Touch Bar on the new Mac-book Pro is either the best feature to come to the laptop in years or the most gimmicky, depending on where you stand.
But that hasn’t stopped creative developers from finding new uses for the Touch Bar. Now, one developer has made a new music app that turns the Touch Bar into what might be the world’s smallest piano.
Called Touch Bar Piano, the free app turns the Touch Bar into a tiny, but fully playable, piano. It’s even possible to pick out individual keys well sufficient to play a song.
If piano isn’t your thing, the app includes 127 other instruments, including stringed instruments and choir sounds.
Unfortunately, the app is more of a “toy” for now, says developer Graham Parks, so you can’t record what you play or do much else. But Parks says he’s open to doing more with the app that he says he “hacked together” in a couple hours.
You can check out the app on Parks’ website. If you don’t have a new Mac-book Pro with Touch Bar, though, you’re out of luck. “It does nothing useful on other Macs,” according to Parks.