Soundnode finally gives you a hub on your desktop for listening to SoundCloud in a self contained application.
There are many reasons why music listeners take preference over applications rather than using a service in-browser, primarily for the instant access without having to rifle through your hundreds of open tabs (don’t worry, we’re all guilty of it). Whilst SoundCloud may not have an official app for desktop just yet, Chicago based developer Michael Lancaster has created a solution.
Soundnode is Michael Lancaster’s open-source application that gives you easy access to SoundCloud’s expansive library of user-uploaded music. As an open source application anyone with a bit of development savvy can modify, add to, remove and improve the code to essentially shape the app to their liking.
The app won’t feature creator features, meaning you can’t upload music or edit your profile and existing tracks as the app acts as a music player, similar to streaming services like Spotify’s desktop application.
The app is free to download for Windows, Mac, Linux (64) and Linux (32) from here: www.soundnodeapp.com. However remember this isn’t an official app and therefore issues with the app cannot be resolved by SoundCloud.