App Review: Soundcloud's Playlist Feature

Last month, the free, 15 million-user recording/sharing app SoundCloud added "sets," or playlists, to its iPhone and iPad apps, making it easier to curate gems from SoundCloud's vast treasure trove of music. Everyone from Daedelus to the New Yorker to Mad Decent uses the Berlin-based company's Android and iOS apps to share audio without friction; 10 hours of sound is uploaded to the site every minute. Now, users can create sets of their favorite tracks, which appear in the user's stream, profile, other users' profiles and in search. (Users can also like, repost and share sets.) The update is obvious and essential-both a throwback to mixtape curation and a tool to tame an increasingly vast SoundCloud community.


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