8tracks Radio 2.2
A simple and unobtrusive menu bar based player for the 8tracks free music service that helps you search and play your favorite mixes
From the utility’s system bar window, you can search for music mixes and instantly view results in a scrollable list. The great part is that you can enter multiple tags at the same time. Various details are also displayed: thumbnail, favorite count, plays or tags, and clicking on a mix will open and play it in the same pane.
In addition to this, the main pane allows you to click on a button to switch between the search pane and playback pane. What’s more, another button provides access to a drop-down menu for choosing which mix categories to search: popular, trending or newest.
The mix pane can be regarded as a simple music player with the artwork in the background, volume controller, playback bar, elapsed / total time, progress bar, play / pause and next buttons, as well as the name of the artist and currently playing song. A great feature is the ability to pause the track by clicking on the background area.
Besides all these features, 8tracks Radio includes a handy preference pane, which can be downloaded separately, that brings support for basic playback control (play / pause and next) using your keyboard’s media buttons.
To conclude, 8tracks Radio is a reliable and highly user-friendly desktop client for the 8tracks music streaming service. The design is as minimal as it can be and finding and controlling music mixes is a breeze for any type of user.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on December 16th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Now Playing Notification
- Mix Reviews (Comments)
- Tutorial on how to use MediaKeys & Airplay (Can be accessed in Preferences...)
- Bug Fixes
Application description8tracks Radio is a light and gorgeous 8tracks application that lives in your Menu Bar and in very few steps you can d...