I don't hate iTunes as much as a lot of people I know, but I will admit that it's pretty damn ugly. Audio equipment used to be beautiful, but where there were once chunky knobs and mesmerizing VU-needles now all we have is a dense block text and tiny, cursor-sized playback buttons. Stereolizer brings the pretty back.
What is it?
Stereolizer, $2, iPad. There was perhaps a kernel of truth in Jon Bon Jovi's curmudgeonly complaints about digital music, and along with that first encounter of a new album's cover jacket another ritual that has been lost to time is the painstaking assembly of the cassette mixtape. Stereolizer turns your iPad into an old-school stereo, giving you 10,000 radio stations from around the world to listen to and supplying you with endless digital cassettes for recording songs that you're into. Then you can label your songs with a nice handwritten-y note and rearrange them into the perfect playlist.