Everybody loves a good tune. Not just to listen to online but also to download and enjoy it on a personal computer at leisure. One of the most common ways to download all your favorite tunes is to either do a Google search or use a good MP3 downloader. MP3Jam is a brilliantly simple tool that brings the best in music instantly on to your PCs and without the hassle of copyright issues and other legal tangles. In this post we take a look at what MP3Jam can offer music lovers.
MP3Jam is a unique application for Windows that lets you search, listen and download music in MP3 format. And by music, I mean individual songs or entire music albums. The application is free to download and easy to set up. Just follow the instructions on the MP3Jam wizard and you’ll be ready to download your favorite tunes in no time at all.
One note of caution though. The application is ad supported and offers installation of third party programs such as a Delta Search engine and toolbars that may change your default search, homepage and such. Please pay extra caution when installing using the wizard and opt out of programs you don’t want to use.
The MP3Jam Interface is pretty clean and simple to use. The Home screen displays two tabs; the Search & Downloads tab and the History tab. You can make use of the big Search box at the top to find the songs you are looking for. Alternately, you can select a genre from the top of the screen or pick an artist from the home screen.
MP3Jam has an impressive library with over 20 million audio tracks and delivers MP3s hosted by YouTube. So, if you’re looking for a song or album, just type in the song, album or artist name or paste the URL from YouTube into the big Search box and you will get an instant results list. MP3Jam’s search functionality is brilliant. It gives you pretty accurate results and even displays results before you type them out fully.
The Results page lists the items album-wise and you can view all the songs in the album, can directly listen to the songs in the album or download them individually for free. There are also options to share your listening choices on Facebook and Twitter. The only premium feature in MP3Jam is the album download feature which comes at a one-time price of $4.99.
The application extracts audio from YouTube videos and saves it on your computer as an MP3 file. All this happens in real time and you won’t find the quality of the content compromised in any way.
All downloads are stored in the default music library, but if you want to do a quick search, just head over to the History tab and type out the name of the song you downloaded. The results will pop out in a second and you will have the choice of either listening to the song directly from the application or opening the folder to view the entire collection of songs.
Here’s a quick look at some of the cool features of MP3Jam.
Features of MP3Jam
- Download songs and music albums in one click
- Search by artist, song, album, or YouTube URL
- Stop and resume downloads
- Choose where you want to save your songs
- Listen online or download songs
- Track your download history
- Tell your friends what you are listening to on Facebook and Twitter
- Ad-free streaming
- No use of torrents, p2p algorithms or pirate sites
- Music playback and download at highest bitrate available
While MP3Jam does a good job at what it does, I do wish it would include more features such as creating playlists. Nevertheless, I’d say that MP3Jam is an awesome all-in-one jukebox that offers you a premium music experience for the price of free. Give it a go and let me know what you think!
Website and download link: MP3Jam
MP3Jam Gets Search Hashtag Functionality
For instance, if you’re interested in a particular genre, you could simply type #gothic in the search box to get the desired results. If its music from the sixties you are looking for just search #60s and if its country specific music you want, then go for #british or #irish. You can also search for music by moods, so go #fun or #romantic depending on how you’re feeling that day. And since we’re already into autumn, it wouldn’t hurt to try #autumn.
The MP3Jam hastags are based on last.fm meta data. Basically this means that you can pick up any last.fm tag, add a # at the front and enter it in the MP3Jam search to get your custom music playlist.
Hashtag search is mighty useful when you don’t really have a particular song or artist in mind and you’d generally like to listen to something on the fly. It’s also a great way to find new tunes you’ve never heard before, or never thought of listening to either. You can not only listen to the songs in your search result but also download them, if you fancy.
Hashtags are now no longer confined to just social networking sites and is starting to catch up in the music industry as well. If you’ve got a copy of MP3Jam, start using hashtags to find great tunes. And if you haven’t, be sure to download the latest copy of the software at http://www.mp3jam.org/.