Free Music Identification Software For Your Computer, Blackberry Or iPhone

Free music identification software(search engines) comes in several different platforms, operating under several different parameters depending on your needs. It can be be windows/Macintosh compatible via download, it can be web based via your browser, or it can be downloaded to your cell phone, particularly iPhone or blackberry.

But why would I want or need it? What does it do? How does it work?

All great questions which I will endeavor to answer. In a nutshell, this software enables you to obtain the title, artist, and album name for a song you’ve heard/are hearing but don’t know.

Let’s say in the process of recording for example internet radio(which I happen to do a lot), you may have been multitasking and weren’t as mindful of the track info as you should, and missed it. Music identification software can help obtain this for you.

You may be driving, and hear a song on the radio. Open the cell phone app, and hold your phone near a speaker for 10+ seconds or so, and the app will name it for you.

What if you can only hum, whistle, or sing a part of the song?…to quote the t.v. commercial “There’s an app for that”, and it’s not only for the iPhone.

You can also clean up misnamed/unnamed tracks in your music library.

This kind of software works by enabling you to access a particular music database. Digital music, or music in general has a signature which is called a “fingerprint”, which the software can read, and then compare with what is contained in its’ aforementioned database. The fingerprint can be based on parameters such as: melody(voice), rhythm,a sample played on a virtual instrument, melodic contour, beat/tapping et.al. It can then relay that info on to you…and the kicker is they’re mostly free!

However, let’s not get too excited and infer too rosy a picture. All the software/databases have limitations, and areas of specialty. These are after all just some more tools, albeit very useful ones.

Most Popular Free Android Apps

This list of the most popular free Android apps run the whole gamut, showing the range and the power of free Android apps in general. These apps can really turn your Android phone into a stronger and more helpful device. Surely, you wouldn’t want to miss that opportunity? Here are ten of the most popular free Android apps available:

Compass

In a way, it would be very surprising if a run-of-the-mill compass app was on this list. Well, it’s not and this Android app is far more than a mere tool to tell you which way is north. To name a few of the features this app brings to the table will be enough to sell most on the idea that it’s a practical, handy app to have on their Android phone. Essentially this is a half compass, half GPS Android app. It tells you the direction, but it also tells you the speed at which you’re traveling, the exact coordinates of your location and more things that can be used for fun or to potentially save your life if you’re trapped somewhere.

Handcent SMS

Do you want to send SMS and MMS messages through your Android phone? Don’t get what I’m asking? More simply: do you text? If you do, you need to get Handcent SMS for Android. Basically, it takes your phone to entirely new level and texting dimension. Trust me, when you’ve used this app for a while, you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long!

Facebook

I really shouldn’t have to say a single word about this app. I do feel it’s necessary to say that it’s the *Official Facebook App for Android*. Enough said!

Ringdroid

Perhaps one of the most hands-on free Android apps, Ringdroid allows you to edit various audio files so you can create your own ringtones and alarms. Tired of editing songs to create your own ringtone? Well, they’ve thought of that too! You can create ringtones for your Android phone from scratch as well (using the Ringdroid app on your phone).

Places Directory

This Android app does exactly what it sounds like. It allows you to find the nearest gas station, shopping mall, shoe store, movie theater, or even a great place for a burger. It is simple to use yet very efficient and effective: a must-have Android application!

Backgrounds

Do you want to keep your phone looking new and fresh every so often? Get Backgrounds, one of the most popular free Android apps that has more than 10,000 wallpapers for free. With this app, your phone will never look drab again.

Google Sky Map

Probably not the most useful on this list, but it’s definitely one of the most interesting. The Google Sky Map is exactly that: a planetarium right inside your Android phone. What’s more? No need to say more than it’s a Google program!

Astro File Manager

You wouldn’t know it from this app’s name, but Astro File Manager is among the top most popular free Android apps. It is a task manager and among Android’s best one at that. You will be able to manage files, read and open.zip files, send files, backup applications and much more with this amazing app.

Barcode Scanner

Perhaps one of the most ingenious free Android apps on this list, this bar code scanner app lets you access prices, reviews, and other related files by scanning the barcodes on various items in stores and elsewhere. Most importantly for Android phone users, it will easily decode the QR Codes attached to Android apps that you find all over many of the Android websites online. Just download this free app, click the icon and take a quick snapshot of an app’s QR Code. Next thing you know, you’ll be at the Android Market again, but this time at that app’s info and download page!

Shazam

Everyone loves music; well most of us love it. I’m guessing if you haven’t heard of Shazam and what it does by now, you’re probably part of the minority. If that’s the case, this app will nearly instantly identify songs playing, even in noisy environments. That’s the core of Shazam, but luckily for all of us, it’s spawned into much more than that! You’ll just have to download it (for free) to see all of the possibilities!

Get More From Your iPhone With Free iPhone Apps

When you buy the iPhone you already have a wealth of free iPhone apps in your phone. These are convenient apps that you will need to operate day to day, in the mobile world at least. Many free third party apps are also helpful to you, and are available to be downloaded at your leisure. When you peruse the free app store it can get a little overwhelming, but you will soon find your stride. The Apple Apps store is constantly being updated with the best free apps, if you can keep up with it.

Several free apps also have paid versions, so if you really love one of your free apps then you might want to pay for the more advanced version. Certain games have more levels and extra incentives if you use the paid version. Certain applications can offer a lot more if you use the paid version. Many free iPhone apps are that way because they make their money through advertisements. This is why when you are playing a free game or using a free application on your phone you will see different ads pop up that you must maneuver around. When you get the paid versions of these same apps, these ads will go away. They really are not that big of a nuisance so most people just play around them.

Some of the best iPhone apps are the free ones. If you do not believe me look at some of these cool games and applications, you can get free. Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to edit pictures in your hand after you take them. Converter plus helps you become a math whiz, from cooking measurements to temperature. ESPN score center helps you never miss what is happening during the game. Flipboard puts all of the important news into an easy to flip through fashion; it is also one of the best iPad apps. Sometimes apps really take off like Candy Crush, everyone is playing Candy Crush. While it is a free app it will give you opportunities to buy things to move you forward.

There are so many different apps you can get on your iPhone. Some of the categories are business, education, entertainment, games, health and fitness, and finance. Each category has its own set of the best iPhone apps. Some of the free apps allow you to stay in touch with your social networking friends. They will allow you to hook up with Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and many more. If you are a sports fan there are several free iPhone apps that will let you keep up with stats and check the score. Music is huge on the iPhone with Pandora and other free music apps you will never be without your tunes. If you like to travel the iPhone has apps to help you find places to stay and eat, as well as navigate around once you get there. With all these great free iPhone apps you should have no problem filling up your phone with games, scheduling assistance, and fun apps to keep you on track.