Any MP3 Downloader 1.0
This application helps you download MP3 audio files. This way, you will be able to listen to your favorite music tracks on your computer media player or on portable devices without a permanent Internet connection being required.
The program's interface is extremely simple and intuitive. It doesn't even have a “Preference window” or anything similar to apply additional settings. You just need to insert the name of the song, the artist, or the album in the search bar and the program will retrieve the audio files you are looking for from specialized music sharing websites. What is great about this tool is that you don't need to remember the whole name of a song or the artist – you can search by keywords and the utility will display multiple results to choose from. Another good feature is that each of the items displayed comes with additional information to help you decide upon the audio files that you want to download. This way, you can see the entire song name, the artist, as well as the length, the size, and the bit rate of each MP3 file. In addition, it can play back the song, so that you can check whether it is worth downloading or not.
This application allows you to download audio files only from those websites that the developers selected when creating the program. In other words, you don't have the possibility to select your own sources (a file's URL, for instance) as with most downloaders. You are limited to the tool's database and to whatever updates the developers may make. However, you will appreciate the ability of downloading multiple files in one session, but unfortunately, you won't be able to pause the downloading process and resume it at a later time. As I already mentioned, you don't have any settings to adjust – therefore, a bandwidth limiter not to affect other running processes on your computer is out of the question.
Overall, the program functions well and the lack of advanced features makes it perfect for users who are looking for a simple and straightforward song finder and downloader. Still, I wish I had the possibility of enlarging the main window, in order to get a better view of the results without scrolling the mouse up and down the list. In addition, a count of the results found would be appropriate.
- Easy to use
- Supports string search
- Detects and downloads MP3 files
- Can play back a song before downloading it
- Displays additional song information
- Can download multiple files in one session
- No pause-and-resume capabilities
- The main window can't be maximized
- No search filters
- No bandwidth limiter