Kevin first turned us onto Pandora a while back and it has become my favorite way to listen to music anytime I have a WiFi connection. It is uncanny how Pandora takes a suggestion from me about different music that I like and offers me up a mix that is superb. I have discovered a lot of music I would never have found that I like a lot. The only wish I’ve had about Pandora is to break the constraint of living in my browser and go stand-alone.
Our Freeware of the Moment is a third party application called OpenPandora that not only frees Pandora from my browser but adds some cool new features as well. Just take a look at all the stuff OpenPandora adds to an already great service:
- Hide to tray
- Popup tray notification balloon
- Full control from tray icon
- Control with multimedia keyboard
- Global shortcuts
- Mini Player
- Integration with Last.fm
- Integration with Microsoft Messenger
- Integration with Xfire
OpenPandora is donation-ware so if you like it drop some coin on the developer. Don’t overlook the Microsoft Messenger integration, it is very cool.
(via Download Squad)