MOG Desktop App for Windows
Bring the desktop client to Windows.
Donald Pearl commented
I don't understand why this desktop app needs to be browser based. Even when my browser is closed this thing runs through firefox. Consequently, whenever I'm browsing the internet, and I choose a new song, it slows firefox to a crawl.......that's sad. I never had this trouble with spotify. And btw, I'm a paying user.
You think maybe now MOG/HTC-Beats might consider the windows phone app????
.No wonder your selling. Great model, horrible management
Andrew Hansen commented
Thanks for finally rolling this out!
-There still seems to be some discrepancies with the desktop application and the release dates for albums. I also noticed several if not most release dates are inaccurate when using the ipad and iphone Mog applications.
-Would be nice to have a way to sort must by certain filters. for instance sort a bands albums by release date (assuming the release date data was accurate), or popularity.
-Also I would love to see a mini player that can dock in the taskbar (ala iTunes, windows media player).
-There also seems to be some odd behavior with the windows scaling, I can not drag the application wider than a certain length and the way it docks to my monitor is odd. It only will "fullscreen" on the left portion of my monitor. Not sure if this was suppose to be a space saving idea, but with my multi-monitor setup it just seems to be in the way.
-When playing music and you click the Home Icon in the lower left I loose the Now playing info with album art and track progress bar.
David Farrell commented
This is great! It's so nice to have a dedicated application. The sound quality is good, and Airplay is working flawlessly (I previously used Airfoil on Windows, but this is working much better!)
One issue: The window doesn't resize horizontally, only vertically. Similarly, when I maximize the window, it doesn't actually maximize across the whole screen. Also, when I resize the window up, I get two vertical scroll bars.
A request: It would be great if we could maximize the window without borders (same as pressing F11 in web browsers).
Bob Flood commented
Thanks, works great and sounds better than the web player.
yeah! Just on my mind is "It's about and why now when getting bought by Beat!" Hey, whatever it takes to get a win client.
Griffin Vacheron commented
Just got the desktop app, loving it so far! Sounds better than the webplayer, loads tracks faster, and airplay is flawless! Great work :D Only thing I wish it had that it doesn't is a "mini mode" ala iTunes.
Jon Butler commented
just downloaded the desktop app - sounds great! (five minutes and no hang-ups. thanks!
Just downloaded the Desktop app...great! Now can we get taskbar controls for Windows 7?
James Boehmler commented
I can never get the browser based MOG to work, and would love to have a stand alone app (not unlike the Pandora desktop app which works flawlessly).
New MOG user here, I like it but I cant wait to have a stand alone client for my windows desktop! Like it on the mac and iphone! To the guy that wonders what's wrong with the web interface, it seems a little less responsive than spotify's app, but it's mainly because I've got so many tabs open I prefer to simply alt-tab or click to a standalone app to control my music player.
I left MOG for Spotify because of the lack of a real full featured Windows client.
get this thing out how much longer am I going to need to wait. Tell us if there is some progress on this at least.
Please, I want to see a "Volume Leveling" feature implemented. Don't ask why!
HOW much longer ???
Andrew Currie commented
I'm glad to see this is under way! Since this is in development, here are some suggestions (and also some explanations to hopefully answer why this is better than a web interface).
(NOTE: I'm a Napster refugee (it sadly went bankrupt last November) and their streaming software was excellent if you can reference their design. I've also since tried Rhapsody's software and seen Spotify as well. I think MOG's simple+powerful design philosophy could lead to the best software option yet.)
The software should have three main parts:
• PLAYER: The persistent, always-there part of the interface should obviously be the player, and the "now playing" queue it's playing from
• GENERAL INFO/"BROWSE": This panel would be for general info such as New Releases, Recommended Artists, etc – basically the "Browse" section from the web interface. It's where you would do searches as well. In all these cases, it's what you can add things to your queue/playlists/favorites from (drag and drop!). It could very possibly exist as a window to MOG's online interface.
• LIST PANEL: A third panel should be the playlist panel where you can view and edit your playlist in the same way you view and edit your "now playing" queue. This would also be the best place for your list of "favorites". It could also contain user or professional-submitted playlists, radio stations, genres, etc.
• MINI-PLAYER: The Player should also exist as a mini-player. Rhapsody's software has a neat trick - if you move your mouse to the very top-left corner of your monitor, it pops up for quick controls and info. Napster's player was small, and could be set to "always on top" which was great for me. It lived on the bottom corner of my second monitor and could be quickly accessed.
• STANDARD OPERATIONS: Include the ability to do standard PC operations on all queues, playlists, artist info pages, etc – SHIFT-select or CTRL-select multiple tracks, drag-and-drop them around to add to your queue/playlist, rearrange your queue/playlist items, mark multiple tracks as "favorites" or delete them, etc. I can't say how much I miss this coming from a software client to a web interface.
• SORTABLE LISTS: For the "Browse" and "List" panels (basically anywhere multiple tracks are listed besides the queue), tracks should always be displayed as sortable lists, where you can have columns to see the name, artist, release date, track number, track length, etc. You would be able to click on any of the column headers to sort the list by those criteria.
• LINKS: On the player and mini-player and anywhere else, any info like the album name and artist should always exist as a clickable link that, when clicked, would bring up the information for it in the General Info/Browse part of the interface.
• TOOLTRAY ICON: Have a tooltray icon so wherever the software is, minimized or not, I can always quickly get to it. This icon could also look different to show tracks are playing, the software needs an update, etc.
Finally, retain MOG's beautiful aesthetic the web interface has. On the other hand, I can tell when software applications try to "reinvent the wheel" when it comes to software design (and its often buggier this way), I think Windows software should follow some proven standards (like menu bars, for instance).
Besides the features above being mostly impossible with a web interface, I, like many people, often have many web pages and tabs open at any time, and any web interface quickly gets buried. I can't quickly find the player, or pause, skip, add tracks without finding it first. I can't see my queue, playlists, and artist info at one time, I have to click back and forth. There's definitely a need for this, I'm excited to see what MOG comes up with!
Zach Gates commented
Honestly can someone tell me why the web interface isn't good enough? Is something lacking? What can't it do that would be better served by a standalone program?
Side note: yes, MOG has stated they're working on a desktop client for Windows.
The lack of a desktop app for Windows = total fail
Like Waiting for Godot for these folks to get it together