Our favorite applications: entertainment and information

Did you just get an Apple device or are you looking to replace an app that doesn’t quite satisfy you? The MacGeneration team presents your favorite applications in all areas and on all platforms. You know Netflix and Spotify, but do you know good apps to listen to radio stations from around the world or find out what’s happening with your favorite artist? We present them to you.

MacGeneration’s Favorite Apps

Music

Emissions (Michael)

I am grateful every day for the happiness of living in my adoptive country where we curdle our bread nine months a year [le Canada, ndlr]there’s at least one French thing I couldn’t live without: the calendar radios Finally, two stations in particular that have accompanied me since I was old enough to appreciate good music, Radio Nova and FIP.

Thanks to the omnipotence of the internet, there are many ways to listen to radio stations from all over the world. There’s the Music app, of course, but I’ve been looking at Broadcasts, a universal app compatible with all Apple platforms developed by Steve Troughton-Smith.

The software allows you to save a station if you have the address of its stream at hand, but it also has its own catalog of radio stations classified by country. It is also possible to organize your selection of stations through the collection system. As a major bonus, all of this is synced between all your devices, of course. I particularly appreciate the interface, which is somewhat reminiscent of the simplicity of Apple software, back when Apple still knew how to make good, easy-to-use software.

  • Available on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch
  • Partially free, $5.99 in-app purchase to unlock all features

Music Harbor (Nicolas)

MusicHarbor is a useful app to keep up with the artists you are listening to. Designed for both iOS and macOS, it imports artists and bands from your music collection, whether it’s Apple Music, Spotify, or the Music app with local files. It then lists all recent and upcoming releases, but also video clips released by these artists. Streaming services probably offer this feature, but since I don’t use any, MusicHarbor works for me instead.

List of upcoming artist albums in my collection on the left, detail of one of these albums on the right.
  • Available on iPhone, iPad and Mac
  • Free for basic features, €6 to unlock everything

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