Ffffoundtape at its core is a music bookmarking service. Using their bookmarklet, you can bookmark mp3 files to the service for later listening or sharing. In order to bookmark a song, the page has to contain a visible link to the mp3 file you’re trying to bookmark. So there’s no going over to Imeem or MySpace and scooping up every song available. This could make using Ffffoundtape a bit difficult, especially for commercial song streaming. On the other hand, ffffoundtape goes the extra mile to provide a link to where an MP3 was found on the web if available.
Ffffoundtape’s interface is plain jane and simple. However, it works to the service’s advantage very nicely. The pop-up player that songs can alternatively play a host of songs in is reminiscent of those MySpace playlist players plastered all over people’s profiles. I’m not a huge fan of this pop-up player, but it gets the job done. Streaming quality was great and the majority of the songs available from the site were working links. Ffffoundtape is a no-go for mobile music heads. You won’t be able to use this site on your iPhone.
Signing up for the service was quick, easy, and a tad hilarious. Overall, Ffffoundtape is a quick and simple replacement to Muxtape and others that have ceased to exist before it. Hopefully ffffoundtape won’t meet the same fate. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing how this service develops over the next few months.
Any suggestions on how it can improve?