Apr 24th, 2012

If you’re a heavy Google Music user, having your tunes confined to your web browser may not always be ideal in every situation. But, did you know that that an unofficial application has actually been available for Windows 7 users for quite some time now? A DeviantArt user by the name of Vhanla is the man responsible for the unofficial Google Music desktop application and even though it hasn’t been updated since October, seems to be doing trick as-is. The app gives users the ability to access and control their music stored in Google’s cloud using either their multimedia keyboard, taskbar buttons or even a sidebar widget. Here’s some a list of the features:

  • A notification splashform
  • LastFM Scrobbling
  • Free RAM after song end
  • Uses Webkit Engine
  • Supports Multimedia Keys [PlayPause, Stop, Previous and Next]
  • Windows 7 Taskbar support [Buttons for: Play/Pause Previous and Next]
  • MiniPlayer
  • Metro UI Like with Aero Snap support (it was kinda difficult to make a windows’ form with Metro design like from scratch)
  • Since the music stored in Google Music online service is of our own, I added a download entry on popup menu to get back our music as mp3 download
  • Fixed bugs about popup window
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Updated WebKit engine

That’s pretty much all there is to it. If you want to give it a spin, you can download the program via the download link below, and if you want to keep up on development and/or send your thanks by way of a donation to the developer, hit up the source link to DeviantArt.

Download Google Music Desktop Player v1.5

[Deviant Art | Via Reddit]