Welcome to another edition of iSource’s weekly list of Apple accessories and apps. This is our little slice of the internet wherein we promote anything Apple-related that has caught our eye and we think our fine audience might like. Without further delay, here is this week’s picks:
Picked by Thomas
I’m not usually one for using music streaming services, but Songza was recommended by my sister (who happens to have rather discerning tastes – she takes after her brother). I’ve been using Songza for two days now and I’m enjoying it as a way of simply sitting back and working, without fussing over what to play. I load the app up, tell it what kind of mood I’m in, and select one of three ready-made playlists. What’s interesting is that these moods are quite specific. This isn’t just happy, sad, or angry. Songza knows that it’s Tuesday evening specifically, so it suggests music for:
- working (with lyrics)
- working out
- evening commute
- playing video games
That last suggestion, in particular, is surprising to see.
There are a few iAds from time to time, and I can only skip five songs per hour of play, but these little things haven’t really bothered me thus far. My only gripe is that I can’t highlight specific songs I’ve enjoyed, only the playlists that contain them (so I use screenshots instead).
I can’t say that I’m completely sold on the Songza experience – simply because I’m not well versed in the music streaming scene – but it has made me curious about this particular category of apps. I think I’ll be checking out a number of other music streaming apps in the future, if only so I can take full advantage of my new 6GB data plan.
Picked by PatrickJ
Picked by Alex Jordan
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