Tag: kiva.org

MusicZen on FLATTR


I recently wrote about Flattr and how I came to it. I love this idea of micro donations. To me, it is some what related to Micro finance (except you do not have to pay it back), which is what Kiva.org is all about! and as you probably know, I am a big fan of Kiva. As a contributor and developer, I benefit from the ability to give and receive support from others who make products and share it with the world. MusicZen was built as a result of this. I gathered information and resources provided by many different people and organizations from all over the world and simply put it together to create the product you see today. Of course it helps to have some programming experience, but still, I just read numerous Blogs and Articles and used various frameworks and libraries that were built by different people. This is what made it happen. Because of this, I have signed up on with Flattr.com. I think it creates a simple process to give and receive, and who does not like when things are simple 🙂

MusicZen is now part the Flattr catalog to allow visitors an easy way to contribute to it. It also allows me to contribute to the great work other developers do that have actually allow me to create this little app as well.


If you decide to Flattr MusicZen, I will send you the portable files for the latest version of MusicZen as a sincere ‘Thank You’. You can use these files to run MusicZen anywhere you like. Use it from a USB drive or transfer it to another computer. Take it with you to your neighboors house and help him or her find and organized their scatter mp3 files or, you can just merge multiple small collections into one big collection. It is all up to you.

Then you can feel good about helping me and helping others at the same time. After all, this is what its all about.

Take care and thank you for visiting.

By hsnyc

MusicZen v1.3 Released!

I am happy to announced that I have finally finished the new version of MusicZen. Many people who have used the application have given me some great feedback and some have asked me for different features so I hope that with this new version I will be able to met everyone’s requests, or at least most of them.

One of the major updates is the ability to re-order the folder structure and the file names by dragging the tag labels. You can also specify which character is used when naming your files. Check out the reference guide and the screenshots to get a picture of how this works. The other update is the addition of the Genres, which I got a lot of e-mails about for some reason. Also, mp3 files are now able to be moved or copy without having to rename them.

Other improvements include enhancements to the user interface, better layout for the report file, and some bug fixes. See the change log for a complete list.

I have licensed the new version for a small fee (about the cost of a CD/Album) so that I am able to continue to support the application and contribute to kiva.org. The license fee is to unlock the Advance features of the application and is a one time fee. The original version of the application will always be free, which I now call the Basic version.

Check out the new home page where you will be able to download the application, see screenshots, and read future blog posts about how to get the most out of MusicZen. So please check out the site, try the new version and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks for reading and for supporting MusicZen. See you next time.

By hsnyc