aTunes

aTunes 10.2

Free
This Mac application helps you play your favorite music.

aTunes is a feature-rich program that enables you to play your favorite music on your Mac. This application comes as an alternative to using iTunes to listen songs, radio or audio files from any media devices that's being connected to your computer.

The utility is open source, hence, you don't have to pay a buck to use it on your Mac. The only thing you need to do before using aTunes is to install MPlayerX on your computer as the application requires a player engine in order to work properly (MPlayerX is open source and can be downloaded from SourceForge website).

You can import music from your local directories, mobile phone or USB sticks. The program supports a wide variety of audio formats, comes with a built-in search tool, lets you create and save playlists, offers you detailed information regarding the tunes you're playing, and much more. You can also use this app to listen to your favorite radio stations and keep track of the latest news in the music industry.

Another great thing is that you can add a small aTunes menu in your status bar. Then, you can hide the main window of the program and control the way the app operates directly from your Menu Bar.

So, aTunes offers you all the features and more you could possibly require from a music player. I stopped using Vox and iTunes and switched to this program as it brought me all the advantages I looked for in a music player.

As a conclusion, it's definitely worth installing this open source program on your Mac for playing music files. The program is very simple to handle, provides you with dozens of useful features, and is available in many languages.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • User-friendly interface
  • Lets you import music from local folders or media devices
  • Enables you to create and save playlists
  • Finds info about the songs you're playing
  • Comes with a built-in search tool
  • Lets you listen to radio
  • Available in various languages

Cons

  • None
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