Songbird manages your music and videos on a number of devices. It is a perfect tool for syncing all of your libraries to your phone, computer, or an Mp3 player. And if you are a avid fan of certain radio stations or those amazing podcasts you have been tuning to nearly everyday, Songbird will never leave you hanging.
Unlike some music players it’s not super predictive, which I personally like. It’s more about accessing your library, radio and online sources in one quick passage.
The Radio SHOUTcast function allows you to add your favorite radio stations and podcasts for easy flicking between you collections and the radio.
Songbird has a digital store, shows video and has some original features such as the service section that lets you know about upcoming concerts for artists you listen to.
You’ll need to drag and drop your own artwork for albums, unlike a lot of libraries this isn’t done instinctively. Songbird has a few annoying habits such as windows that pop-up telling you about the most obvious of stuff, but aren’t that easy to close. I found it takes time to open the software but once its open it is easy and quick to line up songs, change your mind and flick between your collection and the radio. This is probably one of the best pieces of software to play music during a long work or study day.
- Written by JR Kelly
- Published on May 31, 2012