Small Portable Minimalist M3 Music Player


M3 is the smallest portable music player you will ever come across. Combined with minimalist user interface, it is perfect for carrying on a USB drive. It contains no menu, simply drag & drop a music file and it will start playing instantly. Drag multiple music files and they will be added to the playlist.

M3 Music Player

It can play three audio formats, mp3, wav, and wma. Click the clipboard icon to show/hide playlist. The playlist is searchable, the results are highlighted in real-time.

M3 Portable Music Player

When it comes to control, there are only three button given – previous track, play/pause, and next track. There is no build-in option to increase/decrease the volume, but you can change the volume using Window’s default Volume Control. This makes sense since the author wanted the player to be as minimalist as possible.

The player sits on the lower-right side of the screen and can be minimized to the system tray. The developer wanted the UI to be small to save maximum screen space, great for netbooks and small laptops.

M3 Music Player context menu

You can choose to shuffle the music from both with-in the playlist and from the context menu. A small pop-up is displayed when the next track begins to play, this can also be disabled from the context menu.

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The total size of the player is just a little over 100Kb. It works on all versions of Windows, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

  • Jack

    M3 is truly stunning – I use it constantly between MP3 player syncs and it serves me well. Obviously a good feature would be specifying pre-defined paths for music; but then the program would lose its portability if it were to do that and it’s no hassle to go into iTunes and drag all the files from your library into M3.