The Best iPhone/iPod Apps for Music Lovers
There were times when Apple was mostly associated with convenient and popular iPod music players. This tiny white gadget with a trendy touch-based wheel that made it possible to listen to favorite tunes and bring along all your music collection wherever you go is still a perfection of the Apple’s UI ergonomics. When new upgraded iPods, iPods Touch and iPhone were presented the hearts of music lovers around the world were conquered by hundreds of diverse paid and free music apps. To make it easier for you to sort the wheat from the chaff we offer to read about the most interesting and popular iPod/iPhone tools for music lovers.
It is not hard to imagine the situation when you are in a new night club or a foreign cafe and suddenly hear a nice but unknown tune pouring through the loudspeakers. The most annoying thing is that no one will be helpful to name the tune’s title or at least the artist while the tune is playing. To save the day in these situations one must use Shazam.
At first, the application will “listen” to the playing tune and then in few seconds will show the specific results containing its title and information about the artist performing it. Few years ago such tricks seemed impossible to be true but nowadays by means of Shazam you will be able to recognize any unknown track while it is playing without any difficulties at all. Shazam app saves all results you find proper into the list with the geolocation of every tune so you could remember when and where you have heard each song for the first time. Another nice trifle is that each recognized song can be bought from the iTunes through Shazam. Please, keep in mind when installing the app that it will work only if you have the stable Internet connection on your iPhone or iPod. If you don’t have currently the Internet connection you can save the playing tune to let the app recognize it later.
Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience
Everyone who is into good music and the classic rock specifically will recognize the name of Jim Hendrix, for sure. He was a talented and extraordinary virtuoso-guitarist who brought to this world more than 350 tunes you can look through and download by means of the application Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience.
The tool’s menu consists of 4 sections: Discography, Filmography, Venues and Locations. Thanks to the integration with the iTunes you can refresh your memory about the well-known and not so popular Hendrix’s tunes as well as read about the background of each release. In addition to these data there are also available documentaries, live performances and interesting files telling in details about the life of the famous musician. Faithful Hendrix aficionados will estimate, for sure, the notification system helping to follow all events like memorials about which you can immediately tell your friends on Facebook or Twitter straight through the app’s options.
The application has an eye-catching and convenient UI the built-in music player looks awesome designed in a retro style.
You are probably aware of such situation: your iPod player contains a lot of your favorite tracks but still you can’t stop pushing “Next” while trying to find a song fitting your current mood on the way to work or school. You feel irritated because all songs in the playlist seem inappropriate, don’t you? It means nothing is wrong with your music taste - you just can’t define what music will suit better your mood at the moment. To get rid of this problem for good and always have the mood-fitting playlists at your fingertips – use the services offered by the app Muud.IO.
The app has a nice UI colored in orange shades letting sort out your personal iPod/iPhone music playlists according to the chosen mood mode. Simply upload to your iPod/iPhone as many different by genre albums as you can find in your music library and select in Muud.IO one of 4 mood modes to let the app choose the fitting tracks for you. After the app’s choice the built-in music player will start to play the chosen by the tool tunes. You will see, that this program will help to tune for work or, on the contrary, the after-work relation on your favorite coach with iPod installed to the home music docking station.
Justin Bieber Fan Connection
The next application is dedicated to all fans of Justin Bieber… To get to know all about the lifetime of your favorite pop-star, right now there is no need in the constant browsing of his Twitter page or check other social networking sites/RSS news channels – the convenient app known as Justin Bieber Fan Connection will do this for you on-the-fly.
Any activity of Bieber on his web pages in social networks or RSS channels will be immediately transferred and reflected in the relevant subcategories of the app. In addition to all posts and text material you will have an opportunity to watch all YouTube videos related somehow to Justin’s activity. You will definitely enjoy the well-thought integration of the application with the iTunes letting listening to Bieber’s songs and purchase the favorite tunes straight through the app.
If you don’t like iTunes Match tool because of the specific pro-iTunes focus and you have a lot of space to save files to Dropbox, it means you can use this server also for keeping your music library. And Notebox will help to do this.
The app will scan the content of your DropBox account to find all supported music files. You will be offered to upload all found tunes or some of them to your gadget. With this tool there will be no need to use the dull desktop iTunes tool or to pay money for using the 3G-traffic, because all songs the app saves are available for playing without the Internet connection. Another advantage of using this application is its integration with the built-in iOS player. That is why it won’t be difficult to figure out how to use the default buttons “Play”, “Stop”, “Pause” and “Rewind/Forward”. These buttons will be also accessible on the multitasking bar of your gadget.