Download Music Interface - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    14916 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • iTunes 64 bit

    12.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    2431 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations, Apple Music streaming service
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • Free Music Downloader

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Windows Phone

    Download and listen to your favourite tracks

    9
    165 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive equalizer, Lock screen controls
    • CONS: Difficulty downloading songs, Contains ads
  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3407 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • Shazam

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Instantly find out which song is playing

    8
    643 votes
    • PROS: Huge database of music, Extremely simple to use, Keeps a history of searched-for songs, Well-integrated social aspect
    • CONS: Won't recognize every song
  • Nokia PC Suite

    7.1.180.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The default software for managing your Nokia phone

    7
    3141 votes
    • PROS: Instructional, well-presented user interface, Enables fast data-syncing, Lots of cool tools for enhancing your phone, Transfer photos and music
    • CONS: Doesn't work with all Nokia devices
  • Spotify Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The music you want, when you want it

    7
    192 votes
    • PROS: Large music library, Great sound quality, Excellent music discovery options, Slick interface, Offline mode (for premium subscribers)
    • CONS: Battery killer, Not great with weaker data connections
  • Google Play Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    7
    206 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
    • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
  • Nokia Suite

    (Nokia Ovi Suite) 3.8.48.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Everything you need to sync your Nokia phone with a PC

    6
    1937 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, well-presented user interface, Enables fast data-syncing, Lots of cool tools for enhancing your phone, Transfer photos and music
    • CONS: Doesn't work with all Nokia devices
  • 4shared

    4.0.14.27378

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2294 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • Logic Pro X

    10.1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Professional music creation studio for Macs

    6
    584 votes
    • PROS: Fully comprehensive production suite, Produces professional quality music, Lots of audio templates, Lots of instruments to choose from, Revamped interface looks great, iPad companion app
    • CONS: Complex for beginners, Plugins require purchase, Resource hungry
  • Sleep Timer

    2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Programme for Music Lovers

    6
    144 votes
    • PROS: Fully portable application, Easy to use, Well designed interface
    • CONS: Rather limited in its scope
  • JetAudio

    8.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Much more than just a music player

    8
    2182 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Works with all popular formats, Includes interesting extra features
    • CONS: Doesn't have many skins or visual effects
  • Vocal Remover Pro

    2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Kit yourself out for karaoke with Vocal Remover Pro

    6
    243 votes
    • PROS: Very simple interface., Strip the vocals out of tracks without losing the music., Create tracks for practise or karaoke.
    • CONS: Some tracks just can't be cleaned completely
  • TuneIn Radio

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    323 votes
    • PROS: Tons of radio stations, Local broadcasts from major cities, Well organized interface, Intelligent search, Podcast support
    • CONS: Radio station icons are hard to read, No skipping, No recording features
  • Music Download Paradise

    1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Download sound effects and songs on your Android

    7
    191 votes
    • PROS: Good selection of sound effects, Easy to navigate interface
    • CONS: The ads are unusually annoying, Some songs play very quietly
  • SoundCloud

    14.12.18-43

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Record your sounds on the go - then share them!

    9
    25 votes
    • PROS: Quick to record and share audio, Thriving community of users, Facebook integration
    • CONS: Activity and Stream feeds were temperamental in our tests
  • VideoSpin

    2.0.0.669

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Mix videos, photos and music in a snap

    6
    2940 votes
    • PROS: Nice, easy-to-use interface design, Support for popular formats, Allows you to use videos, photos, sound effects and background music
    • CONS: Not as advanced as other video editors
  • Music Manager

    by Google 1.0.65.1341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Upload music to the cloud with Music Manager

    6
    180 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Option to upload automatically, Option to upload individual songs manually, iTunes compatible
    • CONS: Doesn't provide solutions to upload errors
  • Guitar Rig

    5.2.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Turn your computer into an all-in-one guitar amp

    6
    596 votes
    • PROS: Huge selection of effects, Support for lead and bass guitar plus a mic, Well designed interface
    • CONS: Guitar reproduction quality not perfect, Requires foot pedal for best results
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
11.0.85.25734077.5Windows, iPhone, Mac, Windows Phone
27.1.180.9431417Windows
312.8.0149166.9Windows, Mac
412.7.324316.7Windows
52.0.0.66929406.3Windows
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