People who love music just can’t seem to get enough of it, but organizing hundreds of MP3s can be a real drag.
Fortunately, there are tons of great apps out there to help you manage your music collection and discover new music with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment.
Here are some of the best apps around for smart phones.
You know that song you hear all the time that you don’t know the name of? Shazam can solve the mystery for you. All you have to do is put your phone next to the source of the music and the app will instantly recognize the song and display details. This is one of the most popular apps for the Droid phone.
This app works in the same way that Shazam does, but Midomi Ultra is made specifically for the iPhone. Even if you have no clue, no problem — this app can figure it out.
LastFM can help you discover new music based on what you already know and like. Just type in the name of your favorite song or artist and the app will play songs by similar artists or music in the same genre. You can mark songs as favorites or share new songs with friends to even further refine what the app thinks you’ll like.
Pandora, like LastFM, is an app that is more about discovering new music. It works the same way by finding similar songs and artists related to what you already listen to.
This app streams music online with a bonus feature that allows you to listen to cached music when you’re offline as well. That means you can listen to your favorite previously streamed songs anytime, anywhere. You may never have to go without listening to music again.
This fun app is a must-have if you love to sing along to your favorite songs. A simple search will give you the lyrics for any song you want. You can even send song lyrics to friends and family through a variety of different mediums, including text messages, using this app. It will certainly give you an edge on karaoke night!
Tuner Internet Radio
If you are an iPhone or iPad user, this may soon be your favorite app. Tuner Internet Radio gives you instant access to thousands of radio stations from all across the globe. To personalize your experience, you can bookmark your favorite stations, select your own genres or create your own music streams.
If you use Imeem on your PC, you’ll definitely want to download this free app for your phone. With this app, you can access your Imeem library any time or anywhere using your phone. You can use all of Imeem’s features too, including discovering new music, creating your own music streaming stations and purchasing songs from iTunes.
This free app allows you to tune in and listen to some of the most popular FM radio stations across the major cities in the United States. You can easily access hundreds of different radio stations, including KFAN, Z100 and dozens more. This app can even use GPS to locate your position and play local radio stations in your city.
This wildly popular iPhone app has tons of cool features. You can look up lyrics to a song — available in over 40 languages — while the song is still playing. You can check out “music maps” to see what people around the world are listening to. You can even get a real-time “Top 50” chart that includes songs from around the world. The best part is that this app is completely free.
So what are you waiting for? Start downloading some of these fantastic apps and turn up the volume on your music experience!