RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads


Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Songbird 2.2.0

Manage your music and connect to online audio resources with this powerful audio player

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP

100MB hard drive space (150MB for Windows version)

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 08 February 2013
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 2386
Developer: Songbird
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed:
Safeguard your PC with Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium for only $29.99, saving 50% from
Songbird 2.2.0
Manage and play your music

Winamp, MediaMonkey, iTunes, Windows Media Player - the world is full of very capable applications to help manage your music collection, and you'll almost certainly have one or two of them already. It's not immediately obvious why you'd want to try yet another, then, but spend a few minutes with Songbird and the reasons soon begin to stack up.

Songbird starts by handling the basics very well. It can import an existing iTunes library, your Windows Music folder, and synchronise with just about any other external device attached to your PC, displaying the resulting music library in an iTunes-type interface. There's extensive support for creating and using playlists, and the program now has integrated CD ripping, too.

You can then add further features with a wide range of custom add-ons. Songbird comes with extensions to play protected Windows Media and QuickTime FairPlay audio files, display the lyrics of the current song, grab CD data from Gracenote, and check which of your library's artists are touring locally. And there are others available to add iPod support, tweak the interface, integrate with online music sites like and SHOUTcast, and a whole lot more.

Support for MSC (Mass Storage Class) devices makes it easy to sync tracks and playlists to any compatible phone or player. You're able to subscribe to a podcast, or just a blog that posts MP3s, and it'll automatically download updates for you. And because Songbird is based on Mozilla's XULRunner network, it's also a very capable browser. If you want to look up some musical reference (or anything else, really) then just open a new tab, and enter the URL you need.

Songbird has a few problems, too: the interface can be sluggish, and we found it crashed a couple of times for no apparent reason. Still, it's a powerful tool, and if you're looking for a new music manager then Songbird is definitely worth close examination.

Songbird 2.0 is a major new release with these features:

- New web app add-on with integrated playback controls
- Easily share your favorite artists and their updates with your Facebook friends
- Newly updated lighter skin (anyone remember Gonzo?) matches the web app and updated android skin


Songbird is one of the most interesting music managers around. If you've not tried it before, then we'd recommend you fix that right now

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles
Apple iTunes 12.9

Apple iTunes 12.9


Download, manage and playback music from your computer


SuperSync 6.1.2

Trial Software

Manage and merge multiple iTunes libraries

Songbird Portable 2.2.0

Songbird Portable 2.2.0

Open Source

Manage your music and connect to online audio resources with this powerful audio player

Phone to PC

Phone to PC

Trial Software

Forego iTunes and use this handy alternative to manage your iPhone, iPod or iPad

Other Download Articles From This Category

Mp3tag v2.90


Quickly tag your MP3 files that are lacking the correct information

GoPro VR Player

GoPro VR Player 3.0.5


Play 360 degree videos on the desktop

ProgDVB Standard

ProgDVB Standard 7.25.3 (64-bit)

Free, for personal-use only

Enjoy digital and internet TV and radio with this one-stop entertainment system

ProgDVB Standard

ProgDVB Standard 7.25.3

Free, for personal-use only

Enjoy digital and internet TV and radio with this one-stop entertainment system

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...


Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.91

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.18.91

- When receiving photos or GIFs, you can 3D Touch or swipe left on the notification and tap "View" to preview the media from within the notification (iOS 10+).
- You can now search on the Status tab to quickly find status updates.