Sort and play mu­sic on your PC with the bril­liant Mu­sicBee

Mu­sicBee is sim­ple, it won’t slow down your com­puter, and it’ll get your col­lec­tion per­fectly or­gan­ised

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If you’ve been col­lect­ing dig­i­tal mu­sic for a while, there’s a good chance it’s not in the best or­der. File­names will be a mess, tags will prob­a­bly be even messier, and find­ing the track you want likely takes longer than lis­ten­ing to the song it­self. And that’s where Mu­sicBee can help.

It’s a fan­tas­tic free mu­sic player with an easy-to-use in­ter­face and a very light foot­print, mean­ing it shouldn’t slow your com­puter down, but its or­gan­i­sa­tional fea­tures are where it re­ally shines.

It can pull in mu­sic from around your PC, in­tel­li­gently tag your tracks, and even grab al­bum art, lyrics, and other data from around the web, turn­ing your rag­tag col­lec­tion of MP3s into so much more.

Mu­sicBee can also stream mu­sic, and han­dle pod­casts. For­get Win­dows Me­dia Player or Groove Mu­sic – if you re­ally want to make the most of your lo­cally stored tunes, then Mu­sicBee is the app that you’ve been wait­ing for.

Con­trols

The trans­port bar is where you con­trol what’s play­ing. Don’t for­get to rate your tracks us­ing the stars to the right.

Column view

The left column can show all sorts of con­tent. To switch to a dif­fer­ent view – al­bum, artist, and so on – click its ti­tle.

Main menu

Tucked away in the top-left cor­ner of the win­dow. If you need to do some­thing, check here first.

Track list

Once you’ve fil­tered your tunes us­ing the left column, your se­lec­tion will ap­pear here – dou­ble-click any­thing to play it.

Find it

If you have a large li­brary, the search box is es­sen­tial. Type an artist, track or al­bum name to find it in­stantly.

Juke­box

Lists tracks that have been queued up to play. Use drag and drop to add items or change the or­der.

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