Give your surfing a soundtrack

Power Downloader likes to listen to music while he works. See what program he uses to keep the distractions to a minimum.

FoxyTunes

Although Power Downloader spends a considerable amount of time in the field chasing down bad guys, part of his job is not quite so glamorous. For all the time traveling around the globe, he still ends up putting more time into research on the Web, hoping he'll find the leads he needs to capture sneaky criminals. To make the job of Web research a little less tedious, Power listens to his favorite music.

To help him stay focused on the research at hand while listening to music, Power Downloader uses FoxyTunes. With this Firefox extension installed, Power can switch songs on the fly without ever leaving his browser. The simple interface sits neatly in the lower right-hand corner of his browser window, letting him skip songs, replay his favorites, and find out general track information about the song that's playing. When it's time for a break from his research, he can click one of the buttons to get to FoxyTunes Planet--a great online resource that quickly finds YouTube videos, song lyrics, torrents, and other useful information about the current track.

Anyone who spends a lot of time doing research on the Web knows that a little music can make all the difference. With FoxyTunes installed, Power Downloader can still get his work done without interruption, and the background music may give him the extra stamina he needs to crack the case.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.

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