Monday, December 13, 2010

How to search Google for downloadable music

Right off the bat, I'd like to make it clear that I do not endorse or encourage illegal downloading.  I post the following information with the intent that it be used for educational purposes only; not as an aid in downloading music illegally.

That being said, there is a Google search query you can use to find downloadable music right in your browser without having to use any P2P applications.

The search query is as follows:
intitle:"index.of" (mp3|mp4|wav|aiff|aac|wma|flac) -htm -htm -php -asp -cf -jsp

Replace the text "" with the artist or song title (separated by dots) for which you are searching.

For example, if you want to search for The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, you could use a search query like this:
intitle:"index.of" (mp3|mp4|wav|aiff|aac|wma|flac) tchaikovsky.nutcracker.suite -htm -htm -php -asp -cf -jsp

Then, you just go to a page in the search results, right-click the file you want to download and choose the option to save it.

Xmarks acquired by LastPass

According to this Xmarks blog post, LastPass has acquired Xmarks.  This is great news for fans of either service.

You may recall that I've mentioned both services in previous posts.  I use them on a daily basis.

Xmarks allows you to synchronize your browser bookmarks/favorites between different browsers, different operating systems and different computers.

LastPass does the same thing for your passwords.

If you haven't checked them out yet, you should do so.  It's way better than trying to remember all of those passwords and maintaining separate lists of bookmarks/favorites in each browser you use.