GrooveDown – Grooveshark Downloader

groovedown_logoJust seen on Caschy’s blog and instantly tested just for you – GrooveDown – a DownloadHelper for Grooveshark. For those who are not familiar with Grooveshark, here is a brief introduction:  Grooveshark is a mixture of Spotify and Youtube. It allows you to stream music without video, in good quality – provided by the users of Grooveshark and some music companies/labels.

You can download Groovedown from this site. But be careful during the installation process! You should definitely choose the “custom” installation, unless you are keen on a new homepage and default search engine in your browser. So just take the check mark off. (See screenshot below)

groovedown install

Once the installation is over, you can go on. Enter a search word, add songs to the download list by clicking on the “+” sign and wait until the downloads are finished.

groovedown_search  groovedown_download

So far, so good. The download speed is more than acceptable. But, however, there is still a need for improvement on the searchlist interface. The colored background of the choosen line, when passing the results, sometimes marks the wrong items.

Aside from these optical/minor defects and the somewhat opaque installation, Groove Down is nevertheless a handy piece of software and it fulfills it purpose all times.

And what do you think? Do you see it as a rival to my cloud downloader?

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