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Stacy's Favorite Freeware: Snaptune One records streaming audioHN_ID'

Remember back in the 80's when you used to record your favorite radio shows on cassette tapes? How would you like to record music from streaming audio... only easier, better and for free?
Published: Nov 21, 2006
Author: Stacy Reed
Categories:
Audio recorders

Remember back in the 80's when you used to record your favorite radio shows on cassette tapes? How would you like to record music from streaming audio... only easier, better and for free? Snaptune finds and records songs individually, from Internet radio stations, most common AM and FM tuners, and it can even record directly from your radio receiver with a line-in connection. Snaptune can partition the songs accurately within a fraction of a second, even from stations that don't broadcast their song schedule information! Just tell Snaptune which stations you want to record and when, then sit back and let it do it's thing. Then you can play, pause, rewind, or fast forward the recordings, or go straight to any song and play them out of order.



The playlist gives you plenty of information regarding each song, for instance, the title, the artist, when it aired, how it's doing on the charts, the genre and rating. The recordings are for your personal use only and are not meant to be shared with your friends or on P2P networks. Snaptune does offer a little flexibility though - you can record shows (not the individual songs) as MP3 or WMA files and burn them onto a CD or transfer them to your iPod. Snaptune goes a step further and gives users the ability to purchase the download or the CD with just a couple clicks.

Snaptune shows you the album art, editorials about the band, and links to concert tickets. Why not search for ringtones while you're at it? It's quickly becoming my favorite way to find new music because Snaptune puts so much information right at my fingertips. You won't be disappointed if you give it a try!



About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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