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Editors' Review

by   / September 16, 2009

How does the music-sharing application Simplify Music (formerly Simplify Media) remotely share the music you have stored on your computer with your iPhone, or with other friends? You start with Simplify Media, a free desktop application for Windows, Mac, and Linux, add a Simplify account, and then layer on iPhone or iPod Touch access with this app. See? Not entirely as simple as the publisher supposes.

Once set up, however, streaming your own music library isn't tough. You'll need to give the programs time to sync; the larger the collection, the more time Simplify Media's servers need. Then, from the iPhone, you'll be able to view your libraries, browsing by song title, genre, and artist. You're also able to create playlists on-the-fly and scrobble songs, the latter if you also use Last.fm. You can expand your musical options even more if you install Simplify Media on multiple computers, or if friends approve you as part of their network.

The catch, of course, is that the computers must be on for you to get to the music. Also, the lyrics feature that was available in previous version has been discontinued, and Simplify Music can't play DRM songs you bought via iTunes. These are disappointments, but the ability to stream your collection over Wi-Fi, 3G, and EDGE without eating up space makes this app a worthwhile investment for music lovers.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.2

Version 2.2 is a bug-fixing release.

General

Publisher Simplify Media
Publisher web site http://www.simplifymedia.com
Release Date February 19, 2010
Date Added February 19, 2010
Version 2.2.2

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements iPhone OS 3.0

Download Information

File Size 2.77MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,696
Downloads Last Week 2

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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price Paid
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