Songbird for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    24,681
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 26, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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If Firefox and iTunes hooked up, their hatchling could very well be Songbird. Basic usage bugs have gone the way of last season's molting, so this fun app that's part music player, part Web browser, and all about music discovery, management, and playback is ready for every day use.

During installation, it'll ask if you want to load your iTunes music directory or another media directory, or perform the task later. Processing 5,000 songs took about 3 minutes, which is not a bad pace. It then asks you which of the preinstalled Songbird extensions you want to load. Most of these, like the iPod, Mass Storage Class, and USB device managers only make the app stronger.

The left sidebar provides quick links to bookmarks, downloads, your music library in an iTunes-style interface, and several music discovery Web sites to get you started. When you're looking at any Web site with MP3s available for download, Songbird will open a new window at the bottom of the main browsing pane. Double-click on a song to play it, and links on the right let you purchase the track from Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, and Amie St. They also tell you the format of the track--MP3 or AAC, for example--and provide a blog link for more info.

Songbird has a growing library of extensions, and support is slowly growing for those written originally for Firefox. Songbird is more than stable enough to take flight for the music-loving, Web-surfing fanatic in all of us.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Could be fantastic but several intolerable quirks"

January 04, 2011  |  By needless1

 |  Version: Songbird 1.9.1

Pros

sound quality is superior to itunes, lots of interesting material presented with music, can stream from 3d party sites that itunes can't.

Cons

wants to save to my printer! multiplies my itunes library repeatedly, adding duplicates and triplicates.

Summary

If the quirks and bugs get worked out this will/would be the best music and sound application, but now it is just the most frustrating.

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1 stars

"Crashes sometime for no reason."

December 28, 2010  |  By ilgaar

 |  Version: Songbird 1.9.1

Pros

This application is great, it is both a web browser and a music player and management tool, it has lots of great features but...

Cons

It looks like it is not polished well enough, it still has some serious bugs and crashes some times which makes to use this application very annoying.

Summary

Nice features but still not polished enough.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9.1
  • An always-available, on-the-fly playlist queueing feature
  • 7digital music store addon redesign
  • Performance improvements
    • Faster search and filtering
    • Quicker metadata editing when changing several files simultaneously
General
Publisher Pioneers of the Inevitable
Publisher web site http://getsongbird.com/
Release Date December 26, 2010
Date Added December 26, 2010
Version 1.9.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.27MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,681
Downloads Last Week 27
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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