Tomahawk (software)

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Original author(s)Christian Muehlhaeuser
Initial release25 March 2011
Preview release
0.8.4 / April 29, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-04-29)
Written inC++ (Qt)
Operating systemLinux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, Android (Beta)
TypeAudio player

Tomahawk was a free, open-source cross-platform music player for Windows, macOS and Linux. An Android beta client version was launched in June 2016.[1] It focuses on the conglomeration of the user's music library across local and network collections as well as streaming services. The project was marked as abandoned by their authors on May 10, 2017.[2]


Tomahawk has a familiar iTunes-like interface. The left column offers access to playlists, search history, favorite tracks, charts, and other categories.[3]


Tomahawk allows to install plug-ins for several different music services.[4][5] These include: and Hatchet[edit]

In 2013, Tomahawk launched, a website that generates embeddable HTML code for songs and artists, allowing direct links to playable tracks online.[6][7]

In March 2014, Tomahawk launched its cross-platform sync and social platform called "Hatchet" in beta.[8] It provides users the ability to sync playlists and "loved" tracks across multiple devices. The service was planned to allow users to see what other users are listening to and share playlists through the Tomahawk application.

The last build was released in April 2015, after which progress stalled. In May 2017, developer Anton Romanov confirmed that the project is abandoned.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ G+ Community "Tomahawk Android Beta testing"
  2. ^ Github's commit message marked as abandoned
  3. ^ "Tomahawk (for Mac) Review". PC Magazine. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. ^ Titlow, John Paul (15 April 2012). "Tomahawk: Fixing Our Fractured Digital Music Collections". Readwrite. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ Warren, Christina (24 October 2011). "11 Apps and Services for Sharing, Discovering and Organizing Music". Mashable. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Scott (9 May 2013). "Tomahawk Introduces HTML App". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  7. ^ Sawers, Paul (3 July 2012). "Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there's a new Web version too". The Next Web. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Hatchet aims to take an axe to world of siloed streaming music services". The Guardian. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Tomahawk Music Player is "Essentially Abandoned"". OMG! Ubuntu!. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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