Stream And Download Free Music At Riptune
Written by Alan Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:00
If you are looking for a way to easily stream or download music then you may want to check out Riptune. Riptune doesn’t actually store the music, but uses a search algorithm to quickly scan the web for .mp3 files.
The interface is clean and simple. There is an option to search by artist, song name, or album title. There are options to Play, download, or add a song to your playlist. You can view the Now Playing, Playlist, and Settings. Setting consists of one option – to change the background image.
When you click the Download Selected button you see a link appear below the main interface. To download the song you will need to right-click that link and select Save link as…
I tried to look into the legality of it, but wasn’t able to find anything concrete. They are simply a search engine so they probably can claim safe harbor. It’s likely they won’t have any problems for now because it’s pretty low-profile, and also because Grooveshark has continued to flourish on much the same platform.
It’s a nice alternative to Grooveshark and I like the clean, simple, Google-like look. The search is quick and results are good. It’s a nice site to keep open in a tab if you like to have music while you are working.