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Sonora 2.0.0
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Visually pleasing music player (beta).   Demo ($9.99)
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Sonora lets you enjoy your music again.

Features:
  • Music is Beautiful. Your music should not look like a spreadsheet. View your albums in a full grid and give your music some soul.
  • Music is flexible. Drag songs in and out of the queue to make a list that suits your mood. Take control over what you listen to.
  • Music is instant. Start typing anywhere in the app and search appears instantly. Play a song, album, or artist as fast as you can think it.
  • Music is fresh. You want to see music that you care about, not what comes first in
What's New
Version 2.0.0:
  • First release of version 2.0.0
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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Dmu commented on 26 Feb 2013
When I open this, a modal window pops up saying "File library cannot be opened." Then another appears, and another, etc. My screen becomes filled with them and I can't close them fast enough to quit the application. Then I have no choice but to force quit. I've never actually been able to try the app out.
[Version 2.0.0]


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gatovadio commented on 01 Feb 2012
first, this is only a comment which might inspire to a healthy discussion. sincerely writing, sonora is eye candy mostly. it's still young, true. it still lacks a lot but just gonna mention that it doesn't read a cover jpg from the music folder, it only relies on online fetching and you can't set a missing cover manually which means that you're gonna get a lot of empty covers if you're not a mainstream music collector. also, a flat hierarchy browser for thousands of artists is pretty limited.
on the other hand, there are also some new refreshing ideas like the queue line and the visual album representation on the search option.

as a sidenote concerning most audio players for mac, i think an application should never "own" the resources. playlists, art, radio stations and the actual audio files, should always belong to the user and remain portable. they should always be read-only, not movable and if an app is kind enough to let us download covers or save playlists, it should not take them away, when we uninstall it. it's a dog-eat-dog competition world where everyone loves to develop its own proprietary library.

first, i thought it was a mac problem, since i came from windows and apps like xmplay, winamp, quintessential player, billy, etc. then i realized it's a change of times. audion, sound app, playerpro and essentially old apps gave much more power to the user. i know the new developers mean well but the truth is you can have both worlds, a minimal ui on top of a powerful feature set.

will keep an eye on sonora. peace everyone.
[Version 0.6]

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JCH2 replied on 08 Feb 2012
Very nice run covering some of the major challenges of iTunes augmentors. In addition, it would be nice if any of these types of programs could go fully autonomous and not depend on importing from iTunes. That does seem to be the case with some, but unfortunately that don't support all of the just basic features of iTunes... but without the bloat and invasive annoyances of that application. Here's hoping Sonora might be the first of the many to take the hint.
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Pl_svn replied on 09 Mar 2012
... looks promising but the developers took the wrong route making it an App Store only product: as iTunes *owns* your music files, this app will never be able to write-back tags, playlists, play-counts and such as the MAS policies prohibit an app to access another one's files

for those who still need iTunes to synch music to their iDevices it's unfortunately one more missed opportunity :-(
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logorado rated on 22 Apr 2012

[Version 1.0.1]



marcelorsr rated on 29 Jan 2012

[Version 0.6]


Downloads:8,485
Version Downloads:4,296
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:02 Sep 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Sonora lets you enjoy your music again.

Features:
  • Music is Beautiful. Your music should not look like a spreadsheet. View your albums in a full grid and give your music some soul.
  • Music is flexible. Drag songs in and out of the queue to make a list that suits your mood. Take control over what you listen to.
  • Music is instant. Start typing anywhere in the app and search appears instantly. Play a song, album, or artist as fast as you can think it.
  • Music is fresh. You want to see music that you care about, not what comes first in the alphabet. Sort music by popular or newest for the freshest music.
  • Music is diverse. People like their music in different formats. Sonora doesn't discriminate. It supports mp3, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, aiff, ape, and more.
  • Music is yours. Create mixes with unique names and artwork, just like mix CDs you make for friends.
  • Music is social. Last.fm support is built into Sonora. Log in and everything you listen to will be scrobbled automatically, letting your friends take a peek at what you've been listening to.
  • Music is in sync. You may still want to keep iTunes around for the iTunes Store or managing devices. Don't worry, Sonora can import new music from iTunes at startup in a matter of seconds.


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