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The number of music sites worth signing up for keeps growing. If you’re as disorganized as I am, a morning’s listening can make a mess of your desktop, and the different interfaces for each site make hopping around among iTunes, Grooveshark, imeem and Pandora awkward.
Twones — pronounced like “tunes” — makes a Firefox / Internet Explorer add-on that unifies 25 music services into one interface.
Twones also claims to be a rich source of information and bonding experiences built atop the music links, but it’s nowhere near last.fm’s seemingly infinite amount of user-contributed content.
What matters most is Twones will track all of these services in a common interface:
- Grooveshark Lite
- Hype Machine
- Luisterpaal 3voor12
- Windows Media Player
Pandora support is coming soon, a company spokesman told me.
If you’re looking to bond with a bunch of fellow music fans, or go data-diving for everything there is to know about Architeq, last.fm is the Alexandria library of info. But Twones performs one function well: It consolidates your music interfaces, which makes them easier to use, which saves you time fussing with them, which lets you spend more time listening.
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