SoundCloud may not be the most famous app around, but when it comes to sharing a simple audio clip or a song, it's hard to beat. Now, the company's mobile app is getting an overhaul and with it comes a shiny new interface that doesn't suck. The UI upgrade makes use of the action bar, side navigation panel, notification controls and all the other fancy new features that we've grown used to since Ice Cream Sandwich and beyond.

The update also brings improvements to the search features that should help you track down public audio (like our podcast!) more easily. You can provide feedback and create collections of audio to come back to. Of course, the app can also be used to record audio, but that's nothing new. The main thing that's new is that it will look great doing it.

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The app is free on the Play Store now. I even made you a handy widget to find it! Here you go:

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  • martyhalpern

    Can someone let me know what the SoundCloud recording limitation is? -- i.e. what's the longest length that can be recorded in a single clip? Thanx, appreciate any responses.

  • mikeym0p

    The video has the old ui, I got a little confused for a second. They were a bit over due for the UI update. I expected it right when they integrated with ICS.