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David The SoundCloud Desktop App

Please note: Due to resources, maintaining the desktop app became a bit difficult, so it has now been discontinued. We’re currently focusing energy on making the iOS app and web experience as good as they can be. If you enjoyed the playlist feature, the new SoundCloud allows this. If you would like to bring the SoundCloud experience to your desktop, you can try out this app (just keep in mind that we don’t have the proper resources to maintain this app at full speed).

With today’s launch of the Mac App Store, we’re happy to announce a new addition to the suite of native apps: the SoundCloud Desktop app for Mac. The coolest part: it’s currently a featured app in the Mac App Store in the section “What’s Hot” and also high up the list in the music category. The absolute coolest part: it’s free.

We’re bringing the SoundCloud experience to your desktop that allows you to access all the sounds shared exclusively with you to browse, listen to and favorite sounds. Create custom playlists and saved searches to see the sounds you need in an instant and download others for offline playback. And just like all the official SoundCloud apps it also includes record functionality that lets you easily capture and upload any sound whenever you need to share or store something quickly.

So whether you’re a serious sound professional who needs something to manage your daily workflow or just a casual creator who prefers the smooth native experience of OS X, SoundCloud Desktop does just the job.

– Record: capture your sounds right in the app and upload to your SoundCloud account in no time.
– Listen to, favorite and manage your exclusive and incoming tracks in one place.
– Browse and search any sound
– Create playlists and saved searches

Only tracks that have been made available for 3rd party applications will be accessible via SoundCloud Desktop. To change your settings, go to your track settings (pen icon above the waveform) and enable Apps.

Open the Mac App Store on your Mac after the software update that will install a dock icon for accessing the store. Or try this direct link.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you like it, give kudos to Robb, brainchild behind the app. Well done!

David SoundCloud Android

Yeah, we’ve heard you – you’ve been patiently waiting for this one. It was a challenge for us to keep this a secret for a few months and that makes it even more exciting to be finally announcing the release of the official SoundCloud app for Android.

One quick note before we start: we wanted to release the app in time for the holidays and we’ll continue the development of the app so if you’re comparing the features to the ones available on the iPhone version and missing something, don’t worry, new updates will happen rapidly.

SoundCloud Android:

The official SoundCloud Android app lets you easily access, browse and listen to the sounds shared to you while you’re on the road and away from your computer. The app also includes recording functionality that lets you capture any sound around you and instantly save it in the ‘Cloud.  Stay tuned, plenty more to come too.

Features include:

  • Record: capture and share your sounds on the go, wherever you are
  • Browse, listen to and favorite sounds shared with you exclusively and on your Dashboard
  • Visualize your sounds with the SoundCloud waveform and use it to seek inside a track
  • Find and follow any SoundCloud user within the app
  • Background playback

The next update will include sharing to Facebook & Twitter and also the ability to comment.

To get the app, scan the QR code at the bottom of this post with your Android phone, or open the Android Market Place on your phone, search for “SoundCloud” and download the app for free. Below are some some screenshots of how it looks:

And the QR code for the app:

For the free iPhone version of the app, click here and browse our App Gallery for more mobile, desktop and web apps.

How about that? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Holidays!

SoundCloud New update: Easy Sharing Flow

We just rolled out an update to the sharing flow that will make sharing your tracks easier and smoother than before. See what’s new below!

The Public Sharing Note

First things first, the sharing note for public tracks is now on the upload page so you can add your note while the track uploads and transcodes. You can choose which social networks will get this update by checking the connected networks underneath the note (see how to connect your networks here). Your sharing note will appear on your follower’s Dashboards and will be pushed to your connected, chosen networks. Keep in mind, this note will overwrite the current default message in your connections.

The Private Sharing Note & Access Overlay

We are introducing the private access overlay, which allows sharing to be done directly from the player. When you click the ‘Share’ button on a private track, you can now edit the privacy settings! Additionally, you can also access these settings by clicking the privacy indicator on the right side of the player.

In your track’s privacy settings, you can add or remove users and write a personal note to the ones you are sharing the track with.

There you go — nice and simple! We hope everyone enjoys the new sharing flow! If you have any feedback, let us know in the comments.