|David Sansome, John Maguire and Arnaud Bienner
Clementine is a music player designed for a certain need and a certain purpose. You probably think all music players are the same, but they’re not. Even seemingly similar apps turned out to be quite different – be it in implementation, policies or operating mechanism. Well, this application is also similar to other players – with its specific requirements, applications and mechanism. But make sure you can enjoy tons of features and benefits with the whole app.
About Clementine in general
First, you need to understand that some apps are designed for a certain need or a certain operating system. Clementine is an application designed for the Linux platform. The problem with such a platform is the limited number of good programs that can actually provide something good and useful. But Clementine is an exception and is proven to have a solid performance that won’t disappoint most users.
As mentioned earlier, the biggest problems with Linux (and the programs) is that they almost look like each other. Also, they don’t really stand out from the rest, because they are nothing special. Well, how would you feel if your music player only consisted of windows with music and song information? Not very interesting, is it?
Well, that doesn’t mean that Clementine will incorporate all the modern features and fancy perks. On the contrary, the application is quite classic with improved features. Forget the futuristic design because you’ll only be dealing with a classic design – and also a fairly simple and straightforward operation.
The developers responsible for working on the application claim that they are inspired by Amarok 1.4, an older music player. If you happen to care about the story, know that Amarok was a powerful yet simple player. It was developed into something colorful and modern, unlike Clementine.
Features to Love
Just like popular apps, it’s easy to see why Clementine is popular.
- Easy installation. Simple installation is one of the factors to like about this app. Some users have installed the application in Ubuntu and they have not encountered any problems.
- Easy to use. The design of the app is pretty straightforward – it’s basically a self-explanatory app. Just check the default and you should be able to figure it all out for yourself.
- Features and clear instructions. You can see things like playlist, devices, artist info, and more. Each of them has its own comprehensive options – and you can change them all according to your costume and preferences.
The good and the bad
Again, what pleases about this app is the clean and simple interface. The key is the classic design and ease of use. However, be prepared to experience a crash. This does not happen to all users. This only happens to multiple users and multiple genres of music. So far no one is able to figure out why such a crash is happening or what type of song or file is causing it. In the end, Clementine turns out to be quite good and satisfying.