While scanning Apple’s App Store for new music apps today, we came across Any Music Downloader – a $0.99 app from developer Pdafun. We have to admit to being puzzled. Here’s the description: “Any Music Downloader allow you search,play and download any music you want at many legal music sites using muti-threading and resuming download capability! You can get all this music for free! The embedded web browser have bookmark all the legal music download sites,you can search or online play music on these sites, the browser will detect the music file link and download it automatically!” So it’s a browser app, with the added feature of being able to download MP3s – its description even suggests the mp3skull site as a source. The screenshots in the App Store show someone having downloaded tracks by Lady Gaga, The Beatles and Westlife – and these files can then be transferred to the user’s computer via iTunes. We’ve used the app this morning, and it works as promised. How on earth did this get approved by Apple?

Edit: Any Music Downloader has now been removed from the I-Tunes store

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