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  1. Pick up where you left off

    Instead of starting from page 1 every time I log in, I would love a way to bookmark where I left off so I don't have to keep searching?

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    • New Tracks by Multiple Genres ?

      I'm not sure if I'm missing something... All I want to do is just browse new music, not "My Beatport Artist/Labels" etc, but the entire beatport...

      Example: I Currently just goto Beatport homepage, click the "Tracks" tab, which shows me every track on Beatport with the newest showing first.
      I then select multiple filter options to only show me just the genres & bpm ranges I wish to see, so I'm now looking at all the newest music that may interest me. Can I do this in crates? Surely I can view a feed that ISN'T "My Beatport".

      - The…

      6 votes
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      • Add a search to find collaborations between artists

        For example I'd like to be able to search on Royskopp and then add a second filter of Robyn so that I can see all tracks that they've done together. I believe the old Beatport had that ability to do this. I haven't ever used the new Beatport so I'm not sure if it does this or not. But it's something I find myself wanting frequently. THANKS!

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        • Integrate with other DJ download APIs such as Juno and any others that exist

          How awesome would this be? If we could browse all of the various websites... AT THE SAME TIME.?! No? Huh? Seriously! I can help with this if you like.

          http://www.junodownload.com/developers/

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          • Can we add UNDO for when removing a cart item?

            I swear this existed before? Maybe it just isn't working for me right now? When I delete an item from a custom cart it's just gone. Into the ether. This is the desired effect except I accidentally clicked the wrong delete and now I don't know what I lost. Doh! It would be nice if it could bring up a little notice saying "[Track Name] Deleted! Undo?" and a if you click it then it brings it back.

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            • Please can you show a history of listened to tracks

              I found something great and then lost it and just couldn't find me way back to it, this would be really helpful!

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              • Import Text to Crate

                This is a bit more "out there" but might be useful for quickly creating crates from your current iTunes (or other) metadata.

                The idea would be to have an option to import a list of artists or labels and create a new crate from this. I haven't tried dumping a complete list of this data out of iTunes but I suspect it should be straightforward using existing applescripts. The tricky bit would be matching with actual artists/labels on beatport, as it would obviously be sensitive to slight differences in labelling and duplicate entries.

                Perhaps there would need to be some…

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                • Arrow Keys Take You To Previous/Next Page At Top/Bottom of List

                  This would be a minor improvement to the UI, so that you don't have to mouse to the previous/next buttons.

                  Thanks again,

                  James

                  2 votes
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                  • Hide Tracks That Have Been Played

                    Would be great to have an option completely remove played tracks from the interface. This is particularly useful when you add artists/labels to a crate and it then puts new songs in amongst the previously viewed content.

                    Thanks for all the work you've put into this already. Its literally a game changer for me, as digging on beatport itself was so painful I can only bring myself to do it once every few months! I can see myself keeping much more up to date with this.

                    James

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                    • Mark tracks that have already been listened to better

                      Instead of using tiny check mark, you could gray out an entire track that's already been listened to, or place a green dot next to it the way that Beatport Pro desktop app does.

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                      • Make the track preview window bigger

                        It's too small. There's all that space at the top that could be utilized.

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                          • Track Skipping Intervals

                            It would be awesome to customize the amount of time a tracks skips when we press the left/right arrows. If we can't set the skip time to a specific length of our choosing, which would be preferable in my opinion, then maybe a few options would be adequate. 10 seconds, 30 seconds, and 1 minute would be great options. Excellent work guys!

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                            • Sortable Tables & Custom Columns

                              1. would like the ability to sort table columns
                              2. would like to be able to add / remove table columns and have columns like "Genre" (Kind of like datatables)

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                                Crates primarily displays feeds of tracks, which often contain hundreds/thousands of tracks. If you sorted by artist, label, or track name, the returned list wouldn’t be very useful.

                                Could you guys give some examples of columns you’d want to sort by, and in what context?

                                Crates now supports filtering by Beatport genre, release date, and musical key, so I think that might cover most of the use cases here.

                                In regards to adding or removing columns – I like that idea. What columns from Beatport would you want to be able to add, besides genre?

                              • I would love the ability to actually customize my own keyboard shortcuts

                                The arrow keys may have been hot shit in 1996, but these days most peoples hands gravitate towards AWSD (Games) or ASDF (Typing).
                                The ability to set these ourselves would, for example, probably speed up listening and skipping through tracks.

                                6 votes
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                                • Allow an option for me to share my cart with anyone through a private URL

                                  I've always wanted this feature. So that I can get friends to come in and listen to my cart and then give a thumbs up or thumbs down to the items in my cart.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Feature: "Chart Score"

                                    It's my understanding that Beatport doesn't release the number of times a track has been bought or played, correct? One way Crates might be able to give tracks a popularity ranking could be thought something like a "Chart Score".

                                    Every time a track gets posted to a chart, it gets one point. You could then sort tracks based on Chart Score to get a good idea of what tracks are blowing up. For example if I click on "Black Cow" by
                                    Booka Shade & Yaruba it appears on 30 charts by my count. That would give it a Chart Score…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                      You can already see how many times a track has been charted just by clicking on it in Crates and looking to the left side bar. Having a counter/total there would be a good start, I agree.

                                      But it also sounds like what you’re asking for is the # of chartings to appear as a sortable item in the tracklist. Definitely something to consider – thanks for the feedback. :)

                                    • Feature: Add Support for "Beatport DJs"

                                      I really LOVE Beatport DJs, its the only reason why I still go to Beatport at all instead of using Crates exclusively.

                                      If you're not familiar with it, Beatport DJs allows you to follow Beatport users who have created profiles in the Beatport DJ system. If you're following someone and they release a new chart, it appears in your feed. I've been building up the DJs (all of whom are generally producers and want more avenues to get people to listen to their tracks) I follow and now get four to five new charts every week, which provides a great…

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                                        I’ve asked Beatport if the list of DJs you follow is accessible via the API, but it doesn’t appear so. I’ll update here if we here back from Beatport.

                                        Building our own DJ follow system would be an alternative to consider, but it’s a bit messy considering Beatport differentiates between Artists (producers) and DJs.

                                        In the mean time, you can easily access any chart on Beatport in Crates. If your Beatport Chart URL is this: https://pro.beatport.com/chart/springtime/343296

                                        Then you can access it on Crates by putting that last number in this URL, like this:

                                        http://crates.co/chart/slug/343296

                                      • Add "Next Track" and "Previous Track" buttons to the player

                                        Add simple fast forward and rewind buttons around the current play/pause button.

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                                          Jay, have you tried using the hotkeys? You can quickly skip to the next track or previous track without needing to use a button. Click the ? at the top of Crates to see all the available hotkeys. Will that do the trick for you here? :)

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                                            Out of curiosity, what interests you guys more:

                                            (1) Infinite Scroll – more tracks constantly load, without you needing to click to the next page?

                                            (2) More Tracks Per Page – Just more tracks per page, like 100 or 150, like the Beatport site?

                                            Thanks for feedback!

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