Ecoute - Beautiful Music Player
By Julien Sagot
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“Ecoute Is The Best Music Player For iOS. Period.” - MacStories.
Ecoute for iOS is an alternative player using your existing musical library. It sports a clean and elegant interface, revolves around gestures to help you control your music quickly, and integrates Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm so you can share your favorites tracks.
It enhances your control over the music by adding more options like 'shuffle by albums', 'play next' and 'add up next'.
Moreover, Ecoute offers the ability to manage the now playing queue. Add songs on the go and reorganize your tracks with ease!
The user interface automatically switches into night mode as the brightness of the screen decreases. You can also force the night mode if the default UI doesn't fit you.
Ecoute supports AirPlay and iTunes Match. Metadata like Play counts, and last played dates are synchronised.
Available filters are Artists, Albums, Composers, Genres, Playlists, Compilations, Songs, and Audiobooks.
What's New in Version 2.4.2
Fix UpNext widget.
Improve UpNext widget rendering on iPhone Plus.
Not fully integrated with iTunes database
iTunes allows assigning a picture (cover art or whatever) to a playlist, instead of reading the cover art from the ID3 tags, and the picture will display in the stock music app. Not in Ecoute, however. And the playlist view, aside from being buried under "Filters," has no options for changing the view.
My favorite music app...
This app is beautiful, and orders of magnitude better than the stock app!
It's been my favorite since it was released a couple years ago.
A breath of fresh air
Apple continues to make its music app worse and worse, but thankfully we have this alternative. It's got a nice, simple UI and works with the default music app EQ settings. Easily worth the price.