I have been using an iPhone for more than two and a half years. During that time, I have tried literally hundreds of Apps. In this article, I’d like to tell you about two of my favorite music Apps, Shazam and Pandora.
Shazam is an App that uses the built-in microphone of the iPhone to “listen” to a 15-second clip of music. It then sends this clip over the cellular network and within a few seconds tells you the name of the song, the album, and the artist. I love this App and use it all the time. Two of my favorite places to use it is when I am in the car or in a restaurant and I hear I song that I can’t place. Rather than arguing with my friends about who the artist is, I let my iPhone tell me.
The other App which is awesome is Pandora. This program discovers new musical artists for you that you might never have heard of by “learning” your tastes in music. Pandora will play a song for you, and you can either give the song a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Over time, the App learns what type of music you like so that it can give you song after song of music that you like. When I have found a new artist that I like, I can then go to YouTube or iTunes to listen to more of their songs. It’s great!
The iPhone can be a powerful tool for helping you to identify and discover new music that you otherwise never would have been aware of. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ve got to check out these free Apps.