Vox has always stood out ever since it was developed as Vox 1.0, but now it comes revamped and better than the last version with heaps of new things to talk about in Vox 2.0.

I can still remember the day my friend showed me his first iPhone. I was fashionably late to the scene, and it took me a while before I had anything, even thought I’m the guy that now blogs on them full-time. Because the music plays such a strong part in our lives among my circle of friends, it’s hardly surprising that one of the first things I had shown to me was the music capabilities. The way we could now just connect it via Bluetooth, or plug it into a specially made speaker and shuffle the songs direct from the phone, gave us an extra reason to be happy. After taking the iPhone off the docking station, he then showed me album art and the way the developers now incorporated this into the iTunes library, where us users could flick through each album with a simple swipe gesture.

That kind of album art is something I’ve always enjoyed looking at as it takes me right back to where things began, and now Vox 2.0 has made it even cooler where the picture will lightly fade into the background after the song has started playing with it. That is also accompanied by the buttons for you to change things like volume and skipping, which is then displayed more clear in the foreground until they are standing out like normal buttons. The pictures never fully disappear though, and they stay there to be seen. That alone has me thinking about making this my default music player. Everything I just mentioned was for an iPhone though, and this player is available for the Mac only. It changes things slightly for me because part of the imagery experience was always that I could view it from outdoors and not inside behind a desk where most Macs sit. For others, though, the Mac may be positioned in a convenient place, or they might not every move from behind it, so for them it can still be just as good.

When you begin using it, you will soon find out how smart it is in the way it works. It’s so small and tightly made that it doesn’t start being intrusive or leaving you feeling claustrophobic because it’s doing too much. Part of that can be attributed to its simple drag and drop dynamics that work so well and that I love so much. It makes it easy to move songs, and it makes it even easier to not get in trouble with performing an operation that you can’t figure out how to get done.

One of the main problems that tends to arise when dealing with a music player that hasn’t had as much money pumped into and doesn’t carry the same name as the big brands do, is what is it capable of playing? Sometimes they can fall short of supporting enough file types to be satisfying, especially if you happen to be one of the people who have one that it doesn’t support, and you can’t hear the music. I’m pleased to say that you shouldn’t have any of those problems with Vox 2.0 because it supports WAV, AAC and a lot more.

A few people have fallen into thinking that once it is downloaded to the Mac that all of their existing music will automatically shift across with it. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and you will have to transfer everything yourself. The developers do listen to people’s complaints and suggestions though, so hopefully one of the future updates brings in support for this. The developers already added exporting in multiple different formats, and that wasn’t an option up until now.

Visit the App store from here to download the application.