You know what makes Spotify awesome? The several web apps that make the music streaming service better than ever.
The best part about these is that they all run through any browser, you don’t need to download or install anything. We’ve talked about other such Spotify web apps to make the service better, and this new lot is as amazing, if not more so.
1. Rekl.Be: Playlist Based on Tastes of Multiple Profiles
Spotify tracks the likes of every user separately. That’s how you get automagic playlists based on your tastes. But when you are listening to music together, you can only get a single person’s tastes, right?
Rekl changes that equation to add multiple profiles, and creates a new playlist based on collective likes and dislikes. It’s pretty simple, actually. Create a Rekl room and send an invitation to your friends. There is no signup process, everyone can log in with existing Spotify accounts.
Once everyone is in the room, generate a playlist. That playlist will be added to the room creator’s account directly. And now you can all listen to music that everyone loves!
2. TrackQueen: All the Details About the Song You’re Playing
Spotify is all about listening to the music, but you don’t get to know much more about the music. So fire up TrackQueen in a second browser tab and you’ll find everything you could possibly be curious about. But yeah, you need to use the Spotify web player for this.
When you’re listening to any song, refresh the TrackQueen tab. You’ll immediately get song lyrics, track annotations, artist bio and interviews, the music video, and much more. The information comes from other services like Musixmatch, YouTube, Wikipedia, and more.
It’s a fantastic, free, and easy-to-use app to improve your experience, and even add features Spotify removed like the song lyrics.
3. Birth Hits: The Billboards Playlist on Your Birthday (or Any Day)
The Billboards have been the most popular (maybe most respected) music charts for the longest time now. So why not listen to whoever was topping the charts on the day you were born?
It’s as simple as it sounds. Go to the site, pick your birthdate from the calendar, and generate the Billboards playlist for that day. And instead of that day’s list, you can even make a playlist of all birthdays since the day you were born.
Once you have the list, open it as a playlist in Spotify. If you’re on mobile, it can be opened on the Spotify app so you can save it or share it with friends.
4. SpotOnTrack: Spotify Charts With Personalized Tracking
Forget about the Billboards, if you really want to know which musician is on top these days, check what’s trending on Spotify. SpotOn is the Spotify Billboards tracker you never knew you needed.
You get daily and weekly charts of the most played items, with a full count of how many times it was streamed, along with its beats per minutes. Otherwise, you can also check what’s going viral. And finally, you can change it by country.
The coolest feature is that you can track your favorite artists so that you don’t miss any of their chart-topping hits. Whether it’s an old one or new, it’s always nice to see that what you like is trending, right?
5. Sort Your Music: Sort Playlists by Several Filters
Spotify lets you move tracks around to organize your playlists. There’s the shuffle button as well. But there are lots of hidden parameters that can make your favorite playlists better than ever before. Sort Your Music will do the heavy lifting for you.
Of course, you’ll have to first sign into Spotify and import your playlist. Then you can sort by artist, release date, beats per minute, energy, dance, loudness, valence, length, acoustic, and pop. This can be especially useful to create the perfect workout playlist.
What you’ll get is a whole new playlist; remember, you’ll need to save the playlist again if you want it to show up in your Spotify account.
Which Spotify Web Apps Do You Use?
There are so many of these apps and tricks to make Spotify better. In fact, you might even be using Spotify wrong without knowing it.