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Swinsian Reviews

A powerful and flexible music player for macOS

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  • Ask HN: Alternatives to Apple Music?
    I can recommend Swinsian It's like classic iTunes. It worked very well when I used it a couple years ago. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • itunes what's next
    Having tried Music, having tried iTunes thru Retroactive, I have jettisoned both and I highly recommend Swinsian, which will remind you very much of all the good bits of iTunes, with none of the garbage. Recommended to anyone who has a vast music library of mp3/wav/aiff/flac, etc. And likes to curate their own stuff. Search is easy, no spinning beach balls, very much user controlled and modifiable. Yes, it's a... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I still miss the
    Feel the same. Swinsian is a great iTunes replacement if you’ve never seen it. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Can anyone recommend a native FLAC playing (no converting/importing to Apple Music) M1 compatible Music Library (no VLC) app?
    Swinsian is an older, more matured library-based music player that is inspired by older itunes releases. It has a number of power user features, though it has no dark mode yet. Works very well, if it isn't native for m1 (i haven't checked) it still performs like it is. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Foobar2000
    On the Mac front I use and love Swinsian ( It's like iTunes as it was in 2001. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Foobar2000
    > Cog for something similar for macOS. is another choice. Not a free or oss one though. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • What are alternative music player options to Apple Music?
    I can't recommend Swinsian enough. Works like like iTunes used to. Sure, you have to pay for it, but I think it's hard to beat. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Mac FLAC players
    I like swinsian. It’s paid but not a subscription and it looks like a Mac app should. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • macOS Setup after 15 Years of Linux
    Try Swinsian[1] for music, significantly better than the default app IMO. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Audio Player that organizes large collections?
    The most iTunes like big music library app is Swinsian, works with big libraries, does play FLAC. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago

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