Apps To Identify Music In a Snap

Very often we listen to a song and then we just can’t  keep its melody out of our head but find it hard to recognize the same song when its played again after some time. To solve this Déjà vu  are two apps Midomi Ultra and Shazam that can identify music in a snap, all you have to do is to keep your mic near the speakers or you can even sing to them or get the song info by just lyrics,not satisfied well then you can even hum the music and it will recognize the song for you, and not just the song but all the info about the album and the artist as well.

Midomi Ultra

Midomi Ultra by SoundHound Inc. , is an app that is available in every platform iPhone, Android,and even at Ovi store. The apps is really full of features and can be very handy at recognizing the songs. It has won many Awards like Best Music Engagement App by Billboard , #1 in “Ten of the Best iPhone Apps by The Sunday Times (UK) , etc.,etc.

Top features :

Unlimited blazing fast music identification, in around 5 seconds.
Sing & Hum recognition,Voice-directed music search,In-app lyrics ,Midomi tags the song and gives you the options of watching the video on You Tube, buying the song
from iTunes, bookmarking the song, and sharing with a friend via email.
One can simply sing the lyrics or hum the tune into microphone for recognition.
The vast database of music samples

So how does it works

If you have a music source, then  select the “Grab” tab and let Midomi listen to your music. Or use one of the other several tabs, like Type, Say, or Sing to Type the artist, song title, or lyrics and let Midomi search it’s database, and if you are really great singer then simply sing the song to Midomi,however this method may be the lest accurate one.

Get Midomi:

Version 3.6 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Version 2.3.3 for Android


Shazam has a very simple interface , its FREE, it works just like Midomi just hold your Phone near the speakers of the device playing that music. Through Phone’s microphone Shazam gets hold of that song and identifies the album, artist and song title.

Available on various platforms like  on iPhone, Nokia, BlackBerry, Android,Windows.

Features are somewhat similar,Voice-directed music search,Preview clips:listen to 30 second clips in Tags and Charts,Tag the music and listen to the song,see video on Youtube,or simply buy it from a online music store,Easily find music by artist, album or track from a database of over 8 million songs

Get Shazam

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