"Search, listen & organize music FREE"
Are you an audiophile who’s always up for new and old tracks? Access the expansive world of music with the help of Freemake Music Box, a free app that lets you search from millions of songs online, 42 million+ to put things into perspective. Irrespective of the location, you can use this program to satiate your thirst for great music as it connects you to the world of free audio music content from the virtual world. With features like adding the songs resulting from the search into playlist and importing your pre-made playlists from routine media players such as VLC player, Windows Media Player, AIMP and Winamp, Freemake Music Box is a complete tool.
The installation process is pretty quick, although you need to be watchful against the adware that the program comes with. Remember to select custom installation and remove the tick marks against the additional programs that it tries to install, such as Conduit Search. Otherwise, the execution pack is Malware free, and quickly runs through a couple of screens to begin with the installation. You can use Freemake Music Box with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and 8. It requires .NET framework 4.0 to work.
The great part about the application is its breezy interface, totally uncluttered and just containing the bare essentials of music control.
The interface is divided into 2 sections – the player and playlist control screen on the left and the search screen to the right. In the search section, you just need to key in the search terms in the search box, and you get automatic suggestions as per closest matches. Search results are shown in the form of a list of songs with small album art to the left, along with buttons for playing and adding a song to a playlist.
In the player and playlist control sections, you will see the song currently playing, with buttons to play/pause, and skip to previous or next track from the search list. You also have buttons for enabling Shuffle and Repeat modes, much like any smartphone music player. Also, there’s a volume bar. An Add Files button lets you add tracks and playlists into the player, thus enabling you to integrate your music library’s music with that available online.
Under the list of currently sequenced tracks is a small video playback screen that plays the music video of the currently playing track.
If you are looking for a light music application that connects you to the limitless world of music available online for free, Freemake Music Box is right for you. There’s no need to register or create an account, and users get to immerse themselves in uninterrupted music right away. The uncomplicated interface steals the show hands down, and the ability to add local disc tracks and playlists makes it a great tool to have. The music video playback feature makes it all the more powerful and captivating.
Freemake Music Box might be an even smarter and desirable application if it were to come with handheld device compatibility and inter user playlists sharing. Also, lack of provision of downloading freely available audios is a turn down for discerning music lovers.
Spotify is a cool alternative to Freemake Music Box, just that it doesn't remain free forever. If you don't want to put your hands inside your pockets, you might also want to try out GrooveShark, a free music application that lets you enjoy free music online.
Check out our article forÂ The Five Best Music Streaming Services as well, written by our own Michael Black a while back.
Your search for a free, uncomplicated, resource rich and smartly designed music application for listening to music available online as well as on your local drives, is over. Freemake Music Box is a killer tool indeed.
Requirements: .Net 4.5 Framework
What's new in this version: Several minor bug fixes