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January 14, 2011

Tinyshark the Grooveshark alternative

Filed under: Android,Gadgets — yoga @ 11:07 am
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After much persuasion I’ve finally got my very own .com Please do update your bookmarks to my new blog

http://www.yogaretnam.com

If you have a Grooveshark account and are dying to carry your favourite songs/playlist while on the go it’s gonna cost you; USD 9 per month to be exact. Now that equates to USD 108 per year. That’s quite a bit of money especially when your currency is weaker than the USD like in Malaysia.

So what does one do when desperate for some on the go music ? Look for an alternative FREE client that uses the Grooveshark service. Presenting Tinyshark. This application has a much smaller footprint compared to Grooveshark and loads faster too. It only has limited features but the most impressive one is the ability to import your existing playlist and play them. It doesn’t have support for offline songs though and no way to see the current popular songs but for those that have organised their songs into playlists this is definitely a good way to listen to them.

I’m definitely loving it and it works over my 3G connection. Thank god I have unlimited data.

Features

– Search the Grooveshark database
– Import Grooveshark playlists
– Play individual songs or an entire playlist

NOTE: Running in the background requires Flash to keep running and WILL lag.

REQUIRES ADOBE FLASH/Android 2.2 (FROYO)

Recently changed in this version

v2.1
– Changed how music plays. Hopefully will work on more devices. Had to remove the seek bar though, sorry.
– Improved playlist imports
– Added notification while playing

Main screen

Main screen

Search results

Search results

Now playing

Now playing

Playlist view

Playlist view

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