Music Collection Manager/Podcast Player

So, everyone already has something they use to play music on their computer. I’m talking about the music files you actually have on your computer. If you love and collect music (yes, some of us still want to hear our music when we do not have a cell phone or wifi signal), then you might want to check out a Windows desktop app called MusicBee. It has collection-based or folder-based browsing, nice tag-retrieval features, and so many layout options that you might need to look through them multiple times to get comfortable with them. If you play with settings for a while, you can change the app’s looks a fair bit.

A Podcast Listener’s Surprise

Music Bee Home Page

Visit the MusicBee homepage (it will open in a new window or tab).

Podcasting apps have become scarce on the desktop/laptop computers over the last few years. I do not want to use iTunes for this, and like many technology workers, I spend my days at a desk using a full computer. So, while having a great app on my phone is essential, so is having one on my office PC. I’ve been experimenting with everything I can find for several years, and MusicBee has just become my new favorite.

The flaw is that it does not handle mp4, so some video podcasts will not play in the app. It can still fetch those, and will pop open whatever other video player you have to play the episodes. That’s a bit awkward, but if you mostly listen to audio podcasts while you work, you should definitely give this program a try. Click the image on the right to visit the MusicBee homepage.

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