8tracks Radio 2.0

A simple and unobtrusive menu bar based player for the 8tracks free music service that helps you search and play your favorite mixes
8tracks Radio is a free and simple to use OS X desktop client for the 8tracks online music service. It provides a compact panel on the menu bar and enables you to search for your favorite tags and play them with only a few clicks.

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 on January 3rd, 2014


last updated on:
June 23rd, 2014, 19:47 GMT
file size:
3.3 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Nordlogic Software
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
binary format:
Intel only
category:
Home \ Internet Utilities

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8tracks Radio - 8tracks Radio allows you to quickly search your favorite 8tracks mixes and access them.8tracks Radio - The player features all standard playback elements, including progress bar and artwork.
What's New in This Release:
  • Introduces a lot of premium features:
  • A long awaited functionality is now available: Login into your 8tracks account!
  • 8tracks Radio received a completely redesigned User Interface.
  • Mix discovery now supports searching by mix name.
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8tracks Radio is a light and gorgeous 8tracks application that lives in your Menu Bar and in very few steps you can d...

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