After a day of dumb product names (Adixxion, Shoqbox), I’m glad to be able to bring you an app named Mc Loud. You’ll see how clever that name is when I tell you what it does: Mc Loud streams music and movies direct from your Dropbox account.
MC. MC Loud. Cloud. Nice. The $3 app connects to your Dropbox and from there you can browse and play music and movies in a custom-designed interface. Now, in theory you can play music right there in the free Dropbox app, but its a horrible experience – like going back to keeping your songs in folders and playing them in the Finder.
In fact, the iPad version of Mc Loud looks better than the built-in music player, coming on like a light-themed Spotify.
And Spotify is the one problem here. I don’t keep any music or movies in Dropbox as there seems little point. Anything I want I can stream from Spotify, and I can even keep offline playlists for those network down times.
And if it isn’t on Spotify? I can keep a small selection in the Music app.
Movies are another matter, but if I have Wi-Fi (streaming movies over cellular is a quick way to kill your bandwidth allowance), then I likely also have a computer nearby from whence I can stream locally.
Still, many people will have use for this app, and for them $3 is likely a great deal for such a polished-looking piece of software.
- Source Mc Loud