When you have a large digital music collection, it can sometimes be frustrating to browse through all those files, trying to find the right song. But provided your audio files are properly tagged, an advanced music player could make this task easier. One app that promises to do this is Bread Player.
Despite its name, Bread Player seems 100% percent dedicated to playing music and helping you better organize your favorite songs in playlists. But it does call the songs “toasts”, the albums “breads” and the artists “bakers”, even dough… I mean, though… the interface does nothing to remind you of a bakery.
In fact, the UI is a thing of beauty and Bread Player really looks like one of those audio players you could easily get attached to. Background colors change according to the album art of the song that is currently playing, so, if you’re going to use this app, make sure you get your songs tagged properly. Fortunately, Bread Player can also be used for tagging MP3s and other file formats.
To play music with Bread Player, you’ll first have to import the folders where you keep your song collections. After that, you can better view the songs by artists or albums. You can also add songs to playlists or favorite them. You can even scrobble songs on last.fm, if that’s still a thing people do.
But don’t get too comfortable with your new toy too fast, because Bread Player still has issues that should be dealt wheat… I mean, with. First of all, once you import a folder, I don’t think there’s a way to remove it from the app. We even tried renaming the folder and the program still had songs imported from it.
Secondly, the app will crash often. To us it happened a lot in the “Now Baking” window and in the “Playlists” tab, but it’s pretty safe to assume that this version of the app is very much unstable. Even if it’s usable and definitely not something you would loaf… I mean, loathe… Bred Player still has a long way to go before it becomes a fan favorite.