It was only weeks ago that I posted about Songr, an awesome and easy way to stream and download free music from multiple online sources. Since then, I may have found a little gem to completely replace it.
Who would need any alternative to Spotify though? While Spotify seems to be the head of this class, lots of people are still fixated with downloading and keeping music (rather than streaming it). This brings up many questions in regards to legality, and many services (such as Songr) manage to slip through the cracks by only acting as a way to index or search files existing on third-party servers rather than offering the files themselves. MP3jam behaves extremely similarly to Songr.
The first thing to marvel at is the website design itself. MP3jam’s website is beautiful and gets across the application’s functionality and features very effectively.
MP3jam’s website is in a single squeeze-page format and you’re able to download the (free) application quickly and easily. Where other websites make the download process long and exhausting, MP3jam’s is brief and to be very appreciated.
The download is only 3.5 MB in size. The application’s interface follows the same scheme as the website.
The functionality of MP3jam is explained very well on the website and it comes across as obvious, but let’s take it for a quick spin. Think of any artist, track, or album that you’re interested in and begin searching.
From here, results are split up based on album. There’s a lot you can do on this page. Under the name of the album itself, the Download album button will allow you to immediately do just that. There are then two social network buttons (Facebook and Twitter) that will allow you to immediately share the album at those respective places.
Beside each track, there is an arrow pointing down and a play button. The down arrow will allow you to immediately download a single track and the play button allows you to stream it. You can click more tracks to see an entire track listing of the album.
The folder icon beside the Even Flow track represents that I’ve already downloaded that song. All music is streamed internally using MP3jam’s built-in player.
At the top-right of the interface, there is a cog that represents the application’s settings.
From this window, you can change the location of your downloaded music, language preference, and check for application updates.
All downloads are able to be paused. When downloading, your time remaining is also shown. Every track that you’ve downloaded through MP3jam can be accessed through the user-specified folder or the Downloads tab within the application itself.
Please be advised that you’re responsible for the way you use MP3jam! Depending on your country, certain use of this application may or may not be legal. We trust that you’ll use discretion when downloading MP3jam.
MP3jam is what you get when you take Spotify and mash it together with Songr. Which of the three applications is your favorite? All three are awesome and I’ll leave that decision up to you guys. Let us know in the comments section below!