The 10 Best Free & Paid Music Downloaders in 2018

Finding good music that speaks to you is hard enough. But don’t you hate it when you finally discover the music you like but can’t get it to listen to later? If you do, then you need one of these Best Paid or Free Music Downloaders this 2018.

There are apps, websites and services by the bucketful, along with purported “tips and tricks to download music” everyone shares but which never actually work. Well, you can rest assured these apps are going to work for you, and you might discover at least one app to recommend to someone else. IF you do, make sure you tell them about this post on our website.

Well then, let’s get straight to it. Here are the 10 best Free or Paid Music Downloaders to try out in 2018.

1. Soundcloud – Music Downloader (Freemium) 

SoundCloud

Soundcloud got pretty popular from 2011, many argue. And the fame is well deserved. Soundcloud is among the best ways to share your favorite music, upload your own recordings to get them viral, listen to others’ works and yes, download your favorite music files. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices, and it used to be a widget employed by several popular social media sites including Facebook, though that feature is no longer available. Soundcloud lets you follow new and upcoming artists just as easily as more established ones. The app also lets you follow your friends’ activities to get to know their preferences in music, discover new music based of your personal tastes, and even fine tunes the suggestions it gives you the more you use it. It makes the app especially fresh and relevant.

The app has a few ads that play in between tracks to help the service make money. You can opt to remove them by making a small payment that also unlocks the ability to save music for offline by downloading the music to the app. Soundcloud also has  a separate app you can use to upload your podcasts or music to the service and reply to comments, get stats and manage your account much more easily.

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2. Vidmate (Free)

Vidmate

It is tough to group Vidmate into any one category on apps. While the app is primarily marketed as a video downloader, it is also capable of a host of other things, be it converting files from video to audio, or making memes, or downloading app apk files that are perhaps not available to you elsewhere. The app even has a file vault with encryption and doubles up as a great web browser, file browser and so much more. The most fascinating aspect of the app is the audio downloads, all of which are free by the way. You can also customise the app to get local or regional content, which is a great help if you’re not from the USA or want content more focussed on a specific language or culture.

Another great reason to like Vidmate is that even if you don’t find the music in the app’s library, you can always look for a youtube video and download it as an audio file. It is also a superior music player and better than many mainstream music playing apps. If you have an internet connection, the app will even fetch you lyrics to the song you’re listening to. Perhaps the most notable free music downloader for android.

 

3. Google Play Music (Paid) 

Google Play Music

You may identify Google Play Music as a stock app that comes loaded on Android smartphones and cannot be removed unless you root it. Or maybe you use it and find it incredibly plain and bland. Well, the app is anything but ordinary, once you subscribe to Google Play Music’s paid service. Without it too, you have amazing features such as podcasts to subscribe to, but if you’re looking to save the music you like for offline access, you’re better off getting the subscription. The price is pretty low, and Google also throws in a subscription for YouTube Red along with it, which finally allows you to play your videos in the background. Plus, YouTube Red has a lot on extra content from the top creators on the platform, some as long as proper movies.

The app has come out with a family plan that allows access to the paid features of the app for an effectively lower price. Both the free and paid versions can be accessed on iOS, Android and even the web. The online version is the best music downloader for PC too. The latest updates to the app have really livened it up and made it more colorful, however things still need to be worked upon in the “Downloaded Only” mode.

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4. SuperCloud Song MP3 Downloader (Free) 

SuperCloud Song MP3 Downloader

Supercloud isn’t the most beautifully designed app or the most polished, for that matter. But when it comes to downloading songs or audio files, there is no better option out there. Supercloud can play your songs so you can preview the audio before you commit it to your SD card. The layout of the app is pretty simple, with two tabs, one for searchings songs from the app’s library and the other to keep track of the downloads that you have queued and completed. The grid design for displaying results of audio searches is pretty helpful because you’re less likely to get confused which file you opened last.

The app is lighter than all the other options we’ve listed here, making it ideal for smartphones with little space or smaller processors. But despite the size, it gives a plethora of features to challenge most apps of the genre. The album art is nice to have, especially since most free downloaders tend to skimp out on that. The dark theme also helps when you’re browsing under the covers and don’t want a sharply lit screen to sting your eyes. The music library is pretty exhaustive. The downside? There is not a lot of non-english content so you might have to make peace with cliched fusion recordings of tablas and electric guitars.

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5. Rock My Run 

Rock My Run 

The app of your fitness dreams does exist, and it is called Rock My Run. This gem of an app focuses on matching your heartbeat in an attempt to help you stay pumped during your exercise routine. It is backed by research which asserts that listening to music that matches your heartbeat and thus activity pace not only helps you work out longer but also find ita more pleasurable experience. It is certainly a great way to overcome the initial first phase of lethargy and pain till your blood gets pumping. The app works seamlessly with other fitness apps like MapMyFitness, Endomondo, Nike+, Runtastic and Runkeeper. There are some pretty expert DJs and artists on the app that will impress you, as well as multiple genres to choose from when you’re trying to find music for your workout that works for your pace as well as your tastes in music.

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6. 4Shared Music

4Shared Music

4Shared Music is a different app from the commonly available 4shared app. The 4Shared Music lets you search for all the good music in the world through a simple search query and get the topmost results to spring on your screen. You can then choose to play the file to listen to the music right then, as well as download it to listen to any time. You can also queue multiple songs to the playlist. The app takes responsibility on potentially harmful content and promptly removes content that is reported abusive and is found to not be in the best taste, at times much faster than a paid, more professional service. The app has a few ads you must put up with though, which is not entirely bad, but it can be helped using an adblocker software or something like Airplane mode.

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7. Napster (Free) 

Napster

Napster is an app fit to replace Google Play Music in Android smartphones, if you ask me. The app has a music player screen to die for. It is colorful, interactive and light enough to fit comfortably on most devices. Plus, Napster allows you to access music and entertainment offline just as easily as online. Queueing songs is especially easy. The most interesting thing about the app is that ads are non-existent, and you can stream music to hundreds of devices without a care in the world.

Napster is also very automobile friendly. You need only visit their website to discover how many amazing cars and other locomotives support running Napster to make trips more entertaining and relaxed. You can even use the service to find people with similar musical preferences and connect with them to discover more tracks and genres that might appeal to you. The GIF adding business can be a little tacky, but that’s not something to complain about when adding it is optional and the free music downloader offers so much.

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8. Music Maniac Pro 

Music Maniac Pro

Another light app to help Android users with small memory sizes is Music Maniac. The app is not available on Google’s Play Store but as an apk file (you can find the link above). Salient features on the app include a simple and fairly intuitive interface, a good music library (it is not the best) and a moderate pace. Some have suggested to me that the app runs somewhat better on overclocked devices, but I’m not a fan of overclocking myself so I won’t suggest it to you. There are a few bugs you can encounter on some devices if internet forums are to be believed. Overall, however, Music Maniac is a pretty good option, since it is exceptionally easy to download music from. The app will probably iron out the bugs soon, making it a great choice as a music downloader for 2018

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9. Audiomack-Free New Music (Freemium) 

Audiomack-Free New Music

Audiomack is exquisite. The app’s interface is very well designed, with the dull and bright yellows standing out against the dark background helping you figure out the screen’s content in bright daylight with little effort while also being easier on the eyes when you flick through the library at night in a dark room. The app has some pretty big artists on the platform whom you can follow for free, and also receive music updates from. The Audiomack app has some of the same features as Google Play Music app’s older versions, which makes it a good option if you miss them. There are lists you can browse new music from, such as Trending, Top songs, Top albums and others. You can explore music based of your current or future moods, such as music to just chill out with, or music to play in the background while you hook up. I’m definitely a fan of the way they arranged the menu, and the way they enable users to save music for offline access is praiseworthy. The queue of tabs at the bottom is a pretty helpful concept, and I’m happy to find it in one music app that is available on the Google Play Store.

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10. iTube

iTube

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iTube is more of a video downloader, like Vidmate, but it is among the best ways to download and organise your music on your smartphone. The app removes the background playing restriction on YouTube videos that the official app employs to get subscribers to join YouTube Red. The service is a great way to eliminate pesky ads that interrupt video playing. The app downloads videos while watching, and saves bandwidth, eliminates buffering time lags and also is battery friendly. Really, so much packed into one single app!

Since the app plays in the background and doesn’t need internet reception to work since it saves stuff for offline, you can use it to save your favorite music as a video itself and have it play in the background without a care. When you want to take a look at a song’s music video, you can just launch the video from the background and stay entertained without any break. This is also a great idea to keep lyrics with you at all times and have them change on the screen in sync with what’s playing in your earphones. You could even save lectures and podcasts for offline and have them entertain or enlighten you as you go about your daily chores, with it being incredibly easy to take a look at the video as well when something demands your visual attention as well or when you’re free to focus exclusively on the content. So many possibilities, won’t you say?

I’m sure you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choices you have available. Out of this list, my personal favorites are Vidmate, Rock My Run and iTube. Which ones do you like? Let me know in the comments. Oh, and we’re also coming with a few updates to this list soon, for people who want more regional content in their music downloader app’s library. So stay tuned! Until next time!

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