“…a powerful music utility that is perfect for getting reacquainted with your favorite tunes.” — John Voorhees,

Featured in Macworld’s “Alternatives to Apple’s iOS Music app”, Picky is for people particular about their music, giving you full control over how you browse and listen to your albums and songs.

‣ Picky keeps your Artists and Albums lists uncluttered by hiding those with only a few songs – simply adjust the filters to taste.

‣ Queue up tracks to play later: simply swipe to the left on a song until the ‘+’ icon appears and turns solid orange, then let go to enqueue it.

‣ Use Picklists to quickly play (or enqueue) groups of songs – like playing an album without its bonus tracks.

‣ Picky lets you easily filter your Songs and Albums lists by genre (or by multiple genres). You can do things like quickly put together a mix by opening the filter, tapping on a few genres, and then closing it and tapping Shuffle.

‣ Easily sort the main Albums list or artists’ album lists with just a couple taps: by title, release date, duration, or by date added to your library.

‣ You can use the Artists and Songs filters to keep singles and one-hit-wonders tucked away, or bring them into focus when you really want to listen to them.

‣ Picky intelligently combines both grouping by artist and by album artist, so you'll always find your songs where you expect them to be. But if you prefer just one of the groupings, you can easily change that with a setting.

‣ Quickly see the list of your currently playing songs by simply swiping up in the Now Playing view.

‣ Picky is designed for iOS 11 and works with AirPlay, in-line headphone remotes, Split View, Control Center, 3D Touch, VoiceOver, iTunes Match, and Apple Music that has been added to your collection. You can use Picky exclusively or seamlessly switch between it and the system Music app.

Picky: for listeners with refined taste.

What's New

Version 3.0.1

‣ Fixed a bug on iOS 11.3 that caused a long delay when starting to play a new group of songs
‣ Improved the responsiveness of the playback slider
‣ Fixed a couple of other minor bugs

Playback on the latest version of iOS is now nice and smooth — if you’re running iOS 11.2 I highly recommend updating to 11.3 to get the full effect. Stay tuned for another small update soon to make queuing even more seamless, with bigger changes on the way later this spring!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Quite worth it!


Simply, the best current music app I’ve found. Great appealing interface, common sense usage (unlike Apple), swipe feature is almost too addictive, and a developer who cares about user feedback and will answer your questions. “Upgrades” from Apple are always a shaky proposition, and now we have iOS 11. I’m looking forward to how Picky continues to face those challenges and thoroughly outdo Apple’s native music app.

Developer Response

Thank you mrgojira! ☺️



After years of having increasingly limited control over what songs I want to play and the order in which I play them in the Music app, Picky has come along and answered my prayers! Now I can choose my songs with a simple swipe on the screen to add them to my own custom built queue. Best app to come along in a long time for music lovers that want total control - highly recommended!

Developer Response

A music lover who wants full control: definitely how I’d describe myself 😄. Thanks!

Best music app for those who use Apple Music

A Concerned Pundit

Those who like a quick, responsive app even with 11.2 iOS should look no further. Excellent and quick dev responses.
Smart, intuitive, and mixes the best parts of the newest Apple Music app (which are few, like the scrolling down to see what’s next.) along with the ability to quick add a song onto the playlist.
For 1.99 it’s a great deal.

Developer Response

Thanks for the kind words! Glad to have met all of your punditry concerns 😄


Charles Joseph
12 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 Charles Joseph
In-App Purchases
  1. Picky Deluxe $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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