If you find yourself going to multiple online music venues (e.g. YouTube, Grooveshark, and others) to listen to songs, it’s time to mature to the next level: OnePlaylist is a web app that lets you manage songs from Youtube, Spotify, Deezer, Grooveshark, Rdio, and others into consolidated playlists that can all be played from a single place.
OnePlaylist is a very simple concept that can transform the way you listen to music on the internet in one stroke, and turn it into a much more stylish music player style experience. Currently in Beta, it can find tracks on YouTube or import tracks from Spotify (although you currently have to manually copy the HTTP link for each Spotify track and paste it into OnePlaylist in order to do so). But OnePlaylist’s future ambitions include support for many more online music services. A few that are mentioned on the OnePlaylist site (but not yet supported on the beta version we tested) are Deezer, Grooveshark, and Rdio.
Aside from consolidating online tracks into playlists, OnePlaylist has an interesting search functionality that not only finds tracks, but other playlists that contain the track, as well as entire albums that contain the track or that the OnePlaylist search algorithm finds to be relevant (which sometimes is not clear, why you are getting the particular search results that you are). Other people’s playlists or albums can be added to your ‘collection’ at the press of a button, of course. I will say that it is unclear to me if these playlists/albums are YouTube playlists or if they are created by other OnePlaylist users.
In any case, the search ability functions more or less as a music recommendation engine, and I was able to look into other people’s playlists, find some interesting stuff, and add their playlists into my collection. Of course, if you sign up with your Facebook info you can add your listening history to your Facebook timeline, etc.
If you listen to songs on YouTube but yearn for a quick and stylish way to organize your songs and create playlists, you will like OnePlaylist. While currently in early beta, it only offers support for YouTube and Spotify, although many more are promised going forward.
Note that this early beta is invitation only, but it seems that they are doling out invitations liberally (I managed to get my invite within 24 hours). One thing that drove me up the wall, which I hope will be fixed going forward, is the playlist creation process. Here’s how to do it: create a playlists, then edit it, then add a track, then save it. Only then will the playlist be created and finally appear in the left sidebar.
OnePlaylist is a good way to liberate yourself from any individual online music service. While previously my thinking was that users typically like one (or two) online services, such as Grooveshark or Spotify and stick with them, the people at OnePlaylist apparently think that users would prefer to mix and match. Only time will tell if they are correct in this assumption.
Having said this, I will say that OnePlaylist provides a very nice experience, and that I have been using it a lot more than I thought I would. Check it out for yourself.
Get OnePlaylist here (sign up to request a beta invite, I got one within 24 hours).