There has been a lot of talk lately of companies leaving Spotify due to bad payments, so i decided to test out Wimp, which is a Norwegian competitor to Spotify. So here is a quick round-up of the good and bad parts of those two applications:
Note that i only mention the differences between them.
- It`s fast to start!
- Streaming starts fast!
- You can create lists that will work when offline
- Does not have any journalists to pick out nice songs and kinda create a community around that
- It`s free – So you can test it better before paying for it
- They are starting to loose music due to bad payments to producers etc
- Not too much Norwegian music (for those who care 🙂 )
- You can see others play list easier than in Spotify (at least the most popular)
- The design is more white-ish than Spotify
- Easy to see the play queue and what have been played
- Easier access to songs/albums within a genre
- No free version, although you get the first 30 days free
- No offline ability, d`oh!
- I cannot set my own password, why?
- Its only in Norwegian for now, and it requires a Norwegian cellphone(?)
- When i forget the generated password, i get the same password sent to me..so long for security
- It uses a lot more resources (10 times the RAM of Spotify…)
- Due to #6, it is very slow on some machines
- The “change password” link in the program sends me to a page without ability to change password
- On one of my computers, i cannot restore the program when sending it to the tray bar..whoops
I will keep to Spotify for as long as they have enough music, or until Wimp fixes some of the most annoying things.
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