As most of you already know, Grooveshark closed its service so #GrooveOff, after two years of honorable service 😉 isn’t working anymore. What’s now? I admit it: currently don’t have specific plans for GrooveOff future. With this short post I want to thanks all users who liked this application, translators and donors.
time goes fast and more than a year passed from first release of GrooveOff.
It was a good year for it: a lot of downloads, positive reviews, some requests, new localizations (we have passed 10) and very few bugs 😀 So, after a year, I think it is the right moment to give it some love.
Ok, let’s start with the very first image of GrooveOff 0.2.0:
|GrooveOff main window|
As you notice, it is not a revolution. Let’s start from cosmetics changes:
- a new icon set for main interface
- new animation for current playing track (as we used to in mobile applications)
- redesigned player area
|New “Download all tracks” button|
|New “Mini Player” layout|
|Compact menu with Playlist|
|Kde’s Now Playing plasmoid|
|Mp3 file name editor|
|Grooveshark playlist search|
|Qt5 version of GrooveOff|
That’s all for 0.2.0. I just want to conclude thanking people at transifex: JAKSON, dglent, maxlath, fri, dagsoftware, Sema1011, antiparvos, alexgabilondo, lvdota.
The source code can be downloaded from openDesktop:
Pre-build binary packages are merit of OpenSUSE Build System.
Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged in a while but today I like to announce the new, spare time, application: GrooveOff. Let’s start with an introductive image:
GrooveOff is an unofficial client for grooveshark.com. With it you can search its huge database (thanks to a public api) for artists, songs and albums and save them on disk for offline playing. It provides easy to use filters by artists and albums. As in my other applications, there are few options to struggle with:
- two layouts:
- performance tweaks:
- download covers
- limit search results
- search history
- save folder
I embedded also a minimal player for songs preview/listening so you may decide to keep/reject them.
The application is founded upon Qt toolkit but I did my best to let GrooveOff feel native in each desktop environment. Look at the following screenshots:
This is the first public release so expect some bug/glitch, hoping not too annoying.
Thanks to Opensuse Build Service I can provide ready-to-install binary packages for major distros:
You can find source code at the following address:
or get development code from github.
Report any issue to github page; suggestions/wishes are welcome.
If you want to add a translation use this transifex page.
A great thanks to +Gaetano Salerno for testing the application on a bunch of distros.
GrooveOff is not affiliated with Grooveshark™ and has not been reviewed or officially approved by Grooveshark.com. The author is not responsible for any violations this application does to Grooveshark’s TOS. The author is not related to Grooveshark™ in any way! Support the Artists You Like by Buying Their Music.
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