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Portify for Mac

By Maui Mauer Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 26, 2014

Portify for Mac provides a way of transferring your Spotify playlists to Google Music: All Access, but is hampered by two things: difficult installation and legal ambiguity. In terms of installation, the app is offered as source files, which means it's up to you to compile and build it. As far as the legality of the app is concerned, it uses private APIs to do its job -- something which is frowned upon and may break the EULA.

Portify for Mac does not have an APP package right out of the box -- you have to build it yourself using developer tools, a complicated process, which instantly makes the app inaccessible to the majority of Mac users. Once the app is built and running, you are presented with a four-step setup process, which includes logging in to your Google and Spotify accounts. Note that if you use a two-factor authentication with Google, you will need to generate an app-specific password, as well as to have signed up for the Google Music: All Access service. After both credentials have been verified, you are presented with a list of your Spotify playlists from which you can select which to import. The transfer process takes only a few seconds.

Planning to switch to Google Music from Spotify and don't want to waste time compiling a new set of playlists? Consider using Portify for Mac, a good, albeit complicated app, but keep in mind that due to the use of private APIs, the app may stop working the moment either company makes a modification. If you're nervous about possibly breaking your license agreements, you shouldn't use this app.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.4

Some Playlists are unavailable for unknown reasons. This version fixes crashes related to those playlists (ie. they will be skipped)

General

Release June 15, 2013
Date Added June 15, 2013
Version 0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,076
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Portify is a little tool (written using NodeJS, AngularJS and app.js) that transfers your Spotify Playlists to the new Google Music: All Access service.

It does so by accessing unofficial APIs on both sides, this is why the app asks for both your Google and Spotify passwords. This is also the reason I am not releasing this as something that runs on a public server but instead as a packaged ready-to-run app (app.js is basically just NodeJS packaged with an embedded version of Chrome). This way you can check the code for yourself and easily run Portify on Localhost.

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