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OpenPandora - open your music and enjoy it

by ClifNotes, Oct 2006, permalink


A few weeks ago, I mentioned a program called PandorasBox which allows you to listen to the music at the Pandora webite and yet keep the Pandora page minimized to the System tray where most well behaving music players reside. This week I stumbled into a program that does the same thing, is about the same size, and yet adds many more features. What is there not to like about it?


The only thing I don't like is it's dependence on .NET framework. Other than that, it's fabulous. Just right click on the title bar or the system tray icon to gain access to the settings and extra features.



Requires Internet Explorer 5.5 (or later) and .NET Framework 1.1




Quote from the website

OpenPandora is a windows desktop application that exposes Pandora music discovery service. Open your music and enjoy it.



  • Hide to tray
  • Show song details in tray icon tooltip
  • Popup tray notification balloon
  • Full control from tray icon - station change, play, pause, skip, like or don't like
  • Control with multimedia keyboard (play, pause and skip)
  • Global shortcuts*
  • Mini Player*
  • Send song details to LastFm
  • Send song details to Microsoft Messanger ("What I'm Listening To" must be turned on)
  • Send song details to Xfire*
  • Display lyrics in external browser window (from Tools menu)
  • Copy song details to clipboard (from Tools menu)
  • Customizable title with song and artist names
  • Keep on top of other windows
  • Proxy support