Listen to Pandora Music Without a Web Browser with PandoraBoy
Have you ever wanted to listen to Pandora from a Mac, but without opening a web browser like Safari? Some of us just use Pandora on our iPhone or iPad as we work on a Mac, but what if you could stay on the computer entirely? While there is always Pandora.com and there are a few tools out there that allow you to stream Pandora on a Mac, if you want a simple approach to accomplishing this, you may be interested in a tool called PandoraBoy.
Available as a free download, and totally open source, PandoraBoy offers “Pandora.com on your mac … without a web browser.”. If this sounds good to you, then check out the Github project below:
The PandoraBoy project is available as source code, so you’ll want to build the project yourself in Xcode.
For many, listening to Pandora is as routine as brushing their teeth in the morning, so it’s always nice having additional ways to stream your music.
PandoraBoy vs PandoraMan
PandoraBoy offers a newer solution to another app that has ceased development called “PandoraMan”, which likely doesn’t work on the latest Mac OS X releases. PandoraMan is another option you may have come across by browsing through the the various Mac application downloads related to Pandora.
According to the developer, PandoraMan is “a small Cocoa app to run the Pandora mini player using WebKit. Created so you can quit Safari, Camino, etc. without killing your music stream.”
Excellent! No longer do you need to spawn an entire web browser just to hear your favorite Pandora stations. Place this app in your dock, launch, and you are one click away from listening to Pandora radio!
You can still grab the PandoraMan download by heading over to the IntraArts development studios website for a closer look if you’re interested, just note that that’s a bit more limited in compatibility.
Of course you can always just listen to Pandora on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or other phone or device too, but that’s obviously not going to be on your Mac.
As always, feel free to chime into the comments below with recommendations for your own solutions for alternative methods of listening to Pandora on a Mac or computer!