Having come across many media players, Jaangle gives a whole different impression. Formerly named, Teen Spirit, this music player is one of the finest we have seen in a long time. Why? Because it provides all the options that most music freaks would need. At first glance the player looks difficult to use and cluttered but it is not so.
The player is fully customizable, users can add different sections anywhere they please. By default there are four sections, the upper-left section shows the tree view of the artist and their songs, the upper-right section lists all the music of the selected artist, the lower-left section is for the Playlist, and the lower-right section for artist picture and lyrics.
Because the player is fully customizable, you will find a lot of options. Some of the most useful are Advanced search which includes a Lyrics search tab, the History window where users can find last heard songs, top songs and top artist, and a bunch of other options, including Last.fm scrobbler, mini player, global hotkeys, and tagging.
The above review is about the main interface of Jaangle, the Mini Player is a whole different thing which is enabled by default in Options. Once minimized (it minimizes to system tray), the mini player will show up where you can control the basic music playback.
When the next track start playing, a system notification tray will be displayed with basic playback options.
If you want to check out the lyrics, you do not need to open up the main interface, just click it’s respective icon in the mini player and the lyrics will be shown. Same is the case if you want to search and change the song. Just hit Search button, enter the search term, and the list will be populated with song names taken from your library. Double-click the desired song to start playback.
All-in-all, it is one powerful lightweight music player taking roughly 11MB of system memory. There are plenty of other useful features you might find that we have missed in this review. Did I mention that it supports music videos as well? If you like Foobar2000, there is no doubt that you will like this one as well.
It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. We tested it on Windows 7 32-bit system. The developers promise to make his music player open source one day.
If you love minimalism, try out Billy or M3.