Enqueue Could Actually Replace iTunes On Mac

Mac OS X: Music junkies looking for a full-featured, local-library program other than iTunes can rejoice. Enqueue is an attractive, lightweight player with a configurable interface, an "on-the-go" playlist mode and lots more.

If you're jealous of Windows' playlist-based players like Winamp or Windows Media Player, Enqueue is exactly what you've always longed for on the Mac. It's a full music library program that supports tons of music types — including types iTunes doesn't support like FLAC and OGG — as well as global keyboard shortcuts, Last.fm scrobbling, an equaliser and multiple library views so you can configure it to your taste. Plus, it can import libraries from iTunes and monitor your music folder for changes, so you can still use iTunes to manage your library if you have iOS devices. And, if you free your media keys from iTunes' grasp, you can even use them to control Enqueue instead.

Enqueue is currently in beta, and will be free until the final version is released. No word on price yet, except that it will be "reasonable". The developer is also still working on more features, like smart playlists, so if you find it too feature-light compared to iTunes right now, check back periodically and you may find it suits your needs better.

Enqueue [via Hacker News]


    iTunes rip off much?

    There are two good things about iTunes: the store and the shuffle algorithm. Other players have been doing everything else better for years now. On Windows at least ... :--P

      the only reason I continue to use itunes (apart from running mac)

      is that I've set up all my playlists and organised my music using itunes, therefore stuff like the grouping ID3 tags don't work on other music/media players.

      I guess also the familiarity having used it since 2003 when my collection started.

      I don't see the need to change.

    nothing can replace itunes...it's not the program which is at fault, it's the user, and they will never get any smarter

      I don't know... I'd say it was the program when it stop responding for 5 mins after a restart.

    also, i tunes is free and always has been. It would have to be a lot better than itunes for me to justify paying for it, when i already have something that is extremelly functional, has connection to the itunes store and is free.

    I use Clementine. It does pretty much everything listed above, and is also in Beta.

    I like it because it's cross platform, lightweight and has smart playlists

    I use foobar2000, which is only for windows.
    the endless customizations are amazing :D

      Same, i wish there was a equilivant program for mac.
      Foobar2000 is by far the best music player if you know what you're doing.

        it is surprising how it hasn't been ported to mac or linux yet.

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