Tubalr is a simple web app designed to play YouTube videos back to back created by, self described Web Tinkerer, Cody Jack Stewart. Originally designed as a portfolio piece to help get him a job, Tubalr became a project of passion for Mr. Stewart that, for the last two years, has been growing as a beautifully simple web app for creating YouTube playlists. Here’s some of the things we really liked about Tubalr.
Tubalr is incredibly easy to use. Here’s what you do. Go to Tubalr, search a term, watch a playlist. Creating custom playlists is just as easy. Just create an account, create and name a playlist, and add videos. You can even permanently remove videos you never want to see in your playlists again. Still too complicated? Don’t worry, we made a video for you.
So how is Tubalr different from Spotify, Grooveshark, or Pandora? Tubalr doesn’t just give you access to your favorite music, it also gives you the videos. The web app also has a much cleaner interface than YouTube and is far simpler. No YouTube comments are a big plus too.
Tubalr is a completely free web app. Mr. Stewart has indicated on the Tubalr blog that he has no intentions of creating ads, but may offer a premium service with more features.
YouTube has been great for musicians. It’s made it extremely simple to watch tutorials and get lessons you’d have to pay for just 10 years ago. Tubalr has made that even easier. It’s cumbersome to continually search for a new lesson every time one ends. One of the first things I did with Tubalr is create a playlist of different bass techniques so I could just practice.
Like I said, it’s extremely simple to use, and I can’t help but root for the little guy. Mr. Stewart spent two years and entirely financed this project by himself. I think it’s a great web app that could help improve many people’s YouTube experience.
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By John Horne – November 28th, 2012.
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