A few weeks ago at the WWDC conference, Apple announced they are killing iTunes in the next release of MacOS Catalina. If you’re a serious music collector or industry professional like me you’ve long seen the demise of iTunes coming.
At the same time, the independent software community around the Mac and iOS devices has never been stronger. My dock is filled simple and powerful software like Ulysses, Drafts, OmniFocus and Sketch that let me craft my writing, manage my tasks and wireframe and design beautiful products.
Despite the decline of iTunes and it’s replacement with Apple Music, there’s still no independent replacement for audio power users. Until today.
I’m launching Audio for Mac on Kickstarter
Audio is the music manager for collectors and professionals. A player designed for those of us with large music libraries who listen to or work with music every day.
The core of the app features clean listings, lightning fast search and simple and powerful playlists. With a powerful audio engine at its core you can playback full quality audio including support for FLAC, AIFF and WAV files, as well as MP3 and AAC and many more. Additionally, you can export any file to MP3 and many other formats right from the menu.
Because Audio is designed around files I wanted to make sure those files are cleanly stored and accessible. That’s why Audio uses native folders – without proprietary library files to get corrupted. Thanks to this, you can Sync your library between Macs with iCloud, Dropbox and many other cloud services.
And of course, no Mac app is complete without a stunning Dark Mode layout, perfect for the studio.
You can find out more about my background as well as viewing the reward levels over on the Kickstarter page.
Let’s bring the Mac a professional grade audio app it’s long been waiting for.