Ever since we reviewed this sweet menu bar internet radio app for the Mac, we’ve used it to tune into thousands upon thousands of stations just ripe for the listening. It was one of our 15 top apps of 2010, and one of the essential apps in the Freelance Mac App Bundle that came out back in June of 2011.
Now Radium is back with a new icon and a new version, ready to take on a whole new set of fans with its easy to use, small footprint, and just plain full-of-audio awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the Mac app. Plus? It’s half off right now in the App Store.
It looks like CatPig Studios has outdone itself with Radium 3, which is saying a lot, considering how well the app was before. You can find stations by name, genre, or region and tune in with just one little click. There are over 6000 stations to choose from, and Radium 3 is AirPlay capable, making listening to radio from around the world on your HDTV super easy. Use and edit keyboard shortcuts so you never have to take your hands off the keyboard to navigate and control Radium, and you can even have it show you the playing track with a notification in the Notification Center. Or, heck, you can turn that feature off!
Your favorite radio stations can be added to a list of favs with a click to the heart icon, and you can change each station’s icon with a right click. Radium promises to be just as customizable and minimalist as ever, with easy station reordering and importing new stations on the fly with drag and drop.
There’s even an automatic equalizer mode, which will analyze the audio coming in on the station and set the best sounding EQ for you. If you select a different preset EQ mode, though, Radium will remember and use that one instead. Also, when you pause Radium to answer a phone (or nature’s) call, you’ll resume right where you left off.
Finally, Radium will let you share tracks you dig on Twitter, Last.fm, or Facebook with a click. Radium supports a ton of internet radio services, including Digitally Imported, CalmRadio, GrooveSalad, and more. It’s available in the Mac App Store for half off it’s regular price of $19.99 right now for $9.99, so grab it now, since the sale ends February 19th.
- Source Mac App Store