The way we listen to music has changed in the last few years. Gone are the days when people used to store large music libraries in their hard drives and compact disks. More and more people are turning towards online music platforms including Grooveshark, Spotify and Last.fm, which provide massive databases of every genre of music. CloudTune is a audio stream player that lets you play and organize online music from your desktop. You can create playlists, search music, add tracks to favorites and share music on Facebook and Twitter. CloudTune stores your library, playlists and favorites in its repository, so that they can be accessed from anywhere. Other features include importing music from Last.fm and VKontakte, finding music videos on YouTube and searching lyrics of tracks.
The main interface consists of playback and navigation controls at the top, allowing you to Go to previous track, Play/Pause, Go to next track, Repeat Playlist, Repeat current track, Shuffle playlist and control volume. The Library, Favorites, Most Played, Popular, Recommended and New Playlist tabs present at the left, while the Track List can be accessed from right side. Using the navigation bar, you can share a track, find videos and lyrics for a track and access CloudTune Settings. The Search function is hidden under blue double quaver icon available in the top-left corner of the main interface.
When you start CloudTune for the first time, it requires you to create an account; just enter your email, password and click Let’s go!. The application will give you the option to import music from Last.fm and VKontakte.
When you play a track, it automatically adds the track to Library, which can be accessed even when you’re offline. In the Track List, you will find options to add track to favorites & playlists and delete tracks from library.
From left bottom corner, you can share a track on Facebook, Twitter and VKontakte, search for music videos on YouTube, find lyrics and access the CloudTune Settings.
The Settings provides you with Account and Proxy settings, as well as, option to enable/disable the miniplayer, clear Cache and Import Favorites from last.fm and VKontakte.
To access the Search function, click the large blue double quaver icon available in the top-left corner. It allows you to search available tracks according to Artist, Album Name, Track Tile and Genre.
CloudTune works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, provided you have .NET Framework installed on your system.