Download Music Library - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44748 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • Google Play Chrome Extension

    3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free access your library of media from your browser

    8
    8628 votes
    • PROS: Multi-platform access, Free to download, Completely free
    • CONS: Not available on other browsers, Poor integration on Chromebooks
  • Winamp

    5.666-full-b-3516

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

    8
    11698 votes
    • PROS: Fully customizable, Small installation, Runs quickly
    • CONS: No MOV support, Rip only on full version
  • Spotify

    1.1.6.113

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3506 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
  • Mp3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker

    1.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Make ringtones quickly with this MP3 cutter

    7
    115 votes
    • PROS: Small file size, Easy to use, Can also choose clip by inputting timestamps, Intuitive UI
    • CONS: Can’t add effects to music, Can’t change app design, Only saves as MP3, Can’t support other file types
  • Shazam

    9.23.0-190311

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Windows

    Instantly find out which song is playing

    8
    354 votes
    • PROS: Huge database of music, Links to the track on Spotify, Rdio and Google Play, Extremely simple to use, Keeps a history of searched-for songs, Well-integrated social aspect
    • CONS: Won't recognize every song
  • MAGIX Music Maker

    2019.27.0.0.16

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MAGIX Music Maker Lets You Simply Create Music

    7
    1870 votes
    • PROS: 6 customisable virtual instruments., Use drum tracks and more from their library., Apply audio effects.
    • CONS: May have to upgrade to get the most out of it
  • Spotify Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The music you want, when you want it

    7
    245 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

    5.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free Software for Music Lovers

    9
    159 votes
    • PROS: Great audio quality, Integrated with YouTube and other tools
    • CONS: Takes a while to set up, Limited non-musical content
  • Photo Video Editor

    2.3.3.1076

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Pocket Image and Video Editor

    8
    34 votes
    • PROS: Create videos from pictures, 15 filters, animated transition, video speed adjustment and text, 30 seconds audio clips to use, Share stories easily on social media platform
    • CONS: Only a slideshow maker, Not all songs are free to use, Cannot directly edit the images, Lacks any impressive media tweaking features
  • VEVO

    2.0.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Browse your favourite music videos and content

    8
    33 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of videos, Receive artist notifications
    • CONS: Contains ads, Can’t play content offline
  • TunesGo

    9.6.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Move your music from any device to another – iTunes to Android, iPod to iTunes, PC to Mac.

    7
    88 votes
    • PROS: Helps you organize your music library, Can work on multiple platforms
    • CONS: Nothing noteworthy mentioning
  • DJ Music Sequencer Pro

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Playing Music Like a DJ

    8
    56 votes
    • PROS: Create personal DJ music tracks., Remix own samples with music effects., Easy to use remixing tools., Share music to everybody.
    • CONS: May not be able to read other audio files., Few beats for use., Beats are in WAV form., Can be further improved.
  • MP3 Downloader

    1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download Music From An Extensive Library

    7
    213 votes
    • PROS: Find old music from as far back as the 50s, There are YouTube videos showing how to use it, The thumbnails help you judge the type of music you are going to download
    • CONS: The program hasn't been updated since the year 2012, Most of the songs can be found (illegally) for free elsewhere, A lack of updates means that some of the library links are broken
  • Zune software

    4.8.2345.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft Tackles Audio and Video Devices with Zune

    7
    3049 votes
    • PROS: An affordable device that doesn't sacrifice quality for price, It takes full advantage of Microsoft's ecosystem
    • CONS: The Zune software suite could do with more apps, The competition is perhaps too fierce now
  • Triller - Music Video Maker

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Create your own music videos with Triller

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Variety of different filters
    • CONS: Limited editing tools , Short maximum video length
  • Pandora Radio

    1902.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Get music recommendations live-streamed to your Android device

    7
    94 votes
    • PROS: Music recommendations based on your musical tastes, Like or dislike certain music for better recommendations, Sync with your online profile, Various music categories available, Bookmark and review songs you've listened to, Sleep timer
    • CONS: Sometimes repeats songs, Advertisements on the free version
  • Songbird

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Powerful audio player and manager with support for plug-ins

    7
    335 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, especially for iTunes users, Organizes your music in a handy catalog, Downloads album art, Support for global hotkeys, Monitors music folder to keep your library updated
    • CONS: No support for podcasts
  • Synctunes free for iTunes

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Synctunes free for iTunes

    7
    37 votes
    • PROS: Unifies your music across Apple and Android, Syncs playlists too
    • CONS: No effect on DRM media, Fewer features than paid version
  • MixRadio

    3.3.2309

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A free radio app that learns what you love

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Learns your tastes, Easy to use, Offline mixes, Good library of popular music
    • CONS: Not great for fans of weird music
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
13.186288.4Windows
25.666-full-b-3516116988.1Windows,Android
33.0.6447487.7Windows,Mac,Android,iPhone
41.1.6.11335067.6Windows,iPhone,Mac,Web Apps
54.8.2345.030496.6Windows
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