Audio players that connect to all internet services out there, allowing you to listen to anything, share with your friends and get more dynamic info are the trend that almost every application more or less follow.
Simplicity and minimalism is the other way to do such things and although it sounds easy, very few are successful in doing this correctly. Soundz is one of those little apps that does things simply and “correctly”.
Soundz interface looks like a simplistic file manager that can playback audio files. It looks cool despite its very minimal design approach and offers the following features: local disk navigation, playback, an equalizer and a shuffle button.
To install Soundz, you simply download it, untar the downloaded file, enter the location of the created folder with a terminal and then run the following command:
sudo make install
An executable is also available, so in case you don’t want to install the application in your system you can link it in your applications menu. A script that creates a debian package is also available.
Wan’t to boost your Soundz experience a little bit by displaying the album cover of what you’re currently listening? Coverz is the simplest way to do it!
Coverz is a little tool that works like an album art conky and can do the thing for Amarok2, Audacious, Banshee, BeatBox, Clementine, DeaDBeeF, Exaile, MPD, Noise, Nuvola, Rythmbox, Soundz, Totem and VLC. It can be configured, stay on top, kept fixed in a position etc. You can get it running in exactly the same way you did with Soundz. Download Coverz