If you are the type with unlimited fascination with music but with limited storage space in your computers then Sideload.com may be the right sanctuary for you. Sideload currently offers 163,629 free tracks from 20,009 artists which you can store in an online Media Locker.
Sideload.com is a site that aggregates free music tracks found on the web specifically those sideloaded to MP3tunes, Sideload’s mother site.
• Its main feature is providing access to free music and allowing you to store it in an online Media Locker making your music available anywhere via internet connection.
• MP3tunes Media Locker provides unlimited listening from any browser
• It has real-time updates every time a track is added on its web location
• Does not use up computer or mobile device storage space
• Free Media Locker’s storage size is 2GB (400 songs)
• Music playlist can only be accessed with internet connection
• Songs are not downloadable
• Archive is relatively smaller than other sites
• Song information is not standardized since the tracks are only aggregated from the web
• The plug-ins only work with Mozilla and IE.
How Sideload Works
Sideload’s website is very simple, user-friendly and straightforward without any flashing advertisements. The music files are arranged by artists’ name alphabetically, according to popularity, date added, and featured ones. Song previews are available to help you decide which ones to sideload. After listening to songs’ previews, the songs can then be sideloaded to your Media Locker from MP3tunes.
Sideload does not store music since it only gathers links from different music web sources and compile it into a comprehensive music catalog. Once a track is uploaded from its web location, it is automatically added to Sideload’s list. You never have to worry about your music consuming an ample amount of bytes in your computer and mobile device.
MP3tunes Media Locker
MP3tunes Media Locker allows you to store music you find in SideLoad, create playlists and access it anywhere from any browser. The free version of the Locker gives you 2GB of available space which is not bad considering it can store up to 400 songs.
Premium Media Locker offers more music storage, advertisement-free listening, and provides a way for you to listen to your songs on other devices including Logitech Squeezebox, Nokia, and NOXON Internet radios.
Here are the premium plans:
$40/year – 50 GB storage
$75/year – 100GB storage
$140/year – 200 GB storage
These are extensions for web browsers which enables sideloading music files into your mobile devices as well as your Media Locker. When you click the button with the white note, the “sideloadable,” media file is automatically stored in your Media Locker. As of now, the plug-ins only work with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Hall of Fame
Sideload value their users by putting those with the most number of sideloads in the Hall of Fame. As of now, the top user downloaded 5,000 files.
Sideload.com is a smart and practical way to create and expand your playlist without the trouble of consuming your computer storage. If you prefer downloading and keeping songs, then Sideload might not be the right dish for you. Points of improvement can be made in the plug-ins which are currently available only for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Still, the amount of goodies available in Sideload and the free Locker space of 2GB is still a handful considering it’s free.