Download Music for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    14560 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
    2343 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!
  • FL Studio

    20.0.3.532

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A complete virtual studio to create your music

    7
    18406 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple midi-ins, Loads of plugins, Intuitive interface, Smart search, Multiple editing possibilities, Mixer is filled with presets
    • CONS: Beginners may get lost in browser view
  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    3331 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
  • Scratch 2 Offline Editor

    450

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Combine graphics, photos, music and sound into interactive creations

    7
    5560 votes
    • PROS: Lots of different options, Easy to learn, Share on Scratch's website
    • CONS: Takes times to learn all the features
  • Shazam

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A music identifier for Windows 8

    7
    331 votes
    • PROS: Identify songs by sound, Includes album reviews and artist biographies, Share tags across social networks
    • CONS: Can't identify all songs
  • Songr

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Goodbye P2P! Download MP3 music quickly from the web

    7
    11341 votes
    • PROS: Simplifies searching for MP3s , No configuration required , Immediate downloads
    • CONS: No ability to resume interrupted downloads , Can't choose individual functions
  • MAGIX Music Maker

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MAGIX Music Maker Lets You Simply Create Music

    7
    1846 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
  • Free Music Downloader

    1.82

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Windows Phone

    Alternative to Napster: Free Music Downloader

    6
    922 votes
    • PROS: Ability to download up to 10 tracks at once., Ability to download and embed album cover art., Simple easy to use interface.
    • CONS: Some searches produce irrelevant results.
  • Virtual Piano

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Piano Programme for Music Lovers

    7
    883 votes
    • PROS: Full MIDI keyboard to use, Able to connect to other instruments, Detailed and stable graphics
    • CONS: Cannot record compositions
  • MixPad Free Music Mixer

    5.05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    7
    97 votes
    • Google Play Music

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      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Free Software for Music Lovers

      9
      76 votes
      • PROS: Great audio quality, Integrated with YouTube and other tools
      • CONS: Takes a while to set up, Limited non-musical content
    • YTD Music Downloader Pro

      1.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Save your favorite streaming videos or audio music from youtube onto your computer with this software

      7
      35 votes
      • Music Player

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        iPhone

        Software to view basic information about a graphics renderer

        8
        141 votes
        • PROS: An excellent way to troubleshoot an existing graphics renderer., All pertinent information is displayed with the click of a button.
        • CONS: This system will likely require some previous technical knowledge., Older operating systems are not supported by this analytical package.
      • Musixmatch Lyrics & Music Player

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Quickly and easily harness the power of online lyrics with the MusiXmatch

        8
        113 votes
        • PROS: Huge database of lyrics, Sing-along lyrics are great, Easy to use
        • CONS: Remove vocals option is weak, Ads are intrusive
      • Acid Pro

        e 7.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Produce Music in Style with Acid Pro

        7
        1754 votes
        • PROS: Mix audio at high resolution quality., Tons of professional tools., Support many formats.
        • CONS: Beginners may not get the full value of the paid version.
      • JetAudio

        8.1.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Much more than just a music player

        8
        2174 votes
        • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Works with all popular formats, Includes interesting extra features
        • CONS: Doesn't have many skins or visual effects
      • Saavn music-radio & Radio

        3.2.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free program for windows, by Saavn

        8
        12 votes
        • Sleep Timer

          2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Programme for Music Lovers

          6
          138 votes
          • PROS: Fully portable application, Easy to use, Well designed interface
          • CONS: Rather limited in its scope
        • DJ Music Mixer

          6.4.8.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easy to Use Tool for Budding DJs

          7
          1061 votes
          • PROS: Easy to use, Lots of cool features available, Compatible with a range of formats
          • CONS: Looks rather old fashioned, Cheaper tools available
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