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Music App ‘Beatbox’ Sees Minor Tweaks In New Release

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A new version of music app Beatbox has been released, with the focus this time falling on the ‘tidying up’ of existing features rather than adding new ones.

Amongst the areas given polish in Beatbox 0.6 are the main toolbar, which now sports a tighter, if somewhat cramped, look, and the album track selection pop-up.

beatbox music player

Performance tweaks are also present, with the developer promising that this iteration of the application will start-up faster than it has before.

These tweaks will complement the many other features the app has, which include scrobbling, duplicate file removal and a smart search function.

Users may wish to note that Beatbox users an ‘elementary style’ cog menu and this cannot be controlled by the HUD or a traditional app menu App Menu.

The app does, however, work with the Ubuntu Sound Menu and provides Unity Quicklist options for controlling playback.


Beatbox is (still) not available to install through the Ubuntu Software Center. If you want it you’ll need to add and install the app from the following PPA:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/beatbox
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install beatbox