Harken Music and Podcast Player for iPhone
By Ben Thomas
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Rediscover your music collection with version 4 of Harken, a beautiful yet simple music player for your iPhone or iPod that uses gestures* to control music and podcast playback.
Get super fast access to your music with the minimum number of taps needed to listen to albums, compilations, playlists or podcast episodes.
Create an on-the-go playlist*** from a combination of albums, songs and podcast episodes.
Sort your library to find music you haven't listened to in ages or by rating to quickly find your favourites.
You can also shuffle all albums or songs by a single artist or genre.
Choose from dark or light themes, full-screen or small cover art, and even use your favourite font to make Harken *your* music player.
Harken For iPhone is perfect for use in the car or when your iPhone is sitting in a dock and connected to your home stereo:
- playback controls are so easy to use* you don't need to look at the phone to play, pause, or skip tracks
- larger than standard text is easy to read when the phone is mounted in a cradle on your wind shield or dash board
- the screen does not turn off automatically**, so you don't have to unlock the phone to control playback
Podcast support - simply sync podcasts to your iPhone or iPod with iTunes.
You can also play iTunes Match items, or hide them via the app's settings, but due to a restriction with Apple's support libraries, the music does not get saved to your phone. Nor is there an indicator of the download progress. Songs will start playing once they've downloaded enough. I'll add better support for iTunes Match as soon as possible but it will depend on Apple choosing to enhance their developer kit.
**Battery usage will increase while the screen is on.
***On-the-go playlists are not stored. Use iTunes if you want to create permanent playlists.
If you have any feature requests or feedback, I can be reached on Twitter: @iosdevben.
And if you like Harken, please take the time to leave a review: it really helps.
What's New in Version 4.0.2
Rediscover your music collection with the completely redesigned and rewritten Harken for iPhone 4. You can now create playlists from all media types, sort your library to find music you haven't listened to in ages or by rating, choose from dark or light themes, full-screen or small cover art, and even use your favourite font to make Harken *your* music player. You can also play iTunes Match items, or hide them via the app's settings.
In v4.0.2 I've fixed a bug: music would be shuffled when you tapped on an album and had the shuffle setting set to "songs". Music should only be shuffled when you press a shuffle button.
- Category: Music
- Updated: May 19, 2017
- Version: 4.0.2
- Size: 36.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ben Thomas
- © 2016 Ben Thomas
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.