With most multimedia found on the Internet and more and more individuals having access to it, audio and video players have adapted, giving you the possibility to listen to your favorite tunes through direct streaming. Tomahawk is a suitable example with an intuitive design and various features for an enhanced audio experience.
Modern and intuitive interface
The application is capable of handling both online and offline content. With a clever design, you can easily access any category, search function or library through the side panel, while most space serves as your navigation and management area.
The side panel gives you access both to online and offline methods of organizing your music collection. The Discover section is where you stay up to date with latest changes to your playlist or feed. What’s more, you are also able to check out latest trends in the music industry, with a few choices as reference.
Access online and offline audio
You can easily look up favorite artists with the help of an integrated search engine and sort items out for quick identification. In addition, you can easily set up a playlist with online content for more comfort.
Multiple pages can be opened at the same time, with a dedicated area on the side panel that places them at your fingertips. As mentioned above, you can also specify a target folder which serves as your music library and can set the application to automatically check for updates and apply them in real time.
Unfortunately, you cannot simply drag songs over the main window so you need to use the dedicated controls. Playlist are also amongst the handy features, with the possibility to populate them with both online and offline content.
Playback options at your fingertips
In terms of playback options, a visually appealing and intuitive control bar displays currently playing tracks and a progress slider, along with playback options and triggers for repeat or shuffle. While tracks are plying, you can minimize the application to the system tray so it does not take any space.
Sadly, you still need to bring up the main window every now and then, although controls are available through the tray icon, but unless you’re good at guessing it’s the only way to tell the name of the playing item, with no implemented notifications.
A few last words
On an ending note, Tomahawk does a pretty good job when it comes to offering a practical audio platform to enjoy your favorite artists and songs. What’s more, you can quickly share playlists and songs with your friends through support for in built clients for several popular social networks. Although it can use a moderate amount of resources, it shouldn’t be a problem for most machines.
Tomahawk was born out of frustration… frustration that the most widely used media players were designed to solve problems of a different era. No longer do users need desktop music players built 10 years ago that jam in CD ripping, label makers, device syncing, into a massive wad of code that takes minutes to even launch.
Freed from the shackles of having to worry about supporting legacy use cases, users can are able to focus on solving a new set of problems and capitalizing on a new set of opportunities.
Developers considered there had to be a better way to get all these and Tomahawk was created.
- Stop chasing your music across different machines, services and websites. No matter where you content is, Tomahawk can find it and play it.
- Connect to your other machines and friends via Jabber, Google Chat and Twitter. Browse and play their libraries, playlists and stations.
- Think of it as “antiTunes”. It’s a music player that is optimized for one thing… to play, discover and share music.
- Custom Stations:
- Yeah, it’s like a “genius” playlist… only smarter, and continuous. Whatever you are in the mood for, we’ve got the knobs and dials to find it for you.
- Playlist Importer:
- Metadata from playlists from all over the web – and other media players – can easily be imported into Tomahawk.