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 2.5.2
- Fix a crash at launch on older iOS versions
I tried another music app due to it's ratings and Carplay support. I was very disappointed BUT Ecoute is very, very nice. It's attractive, it works well, it doesn't crash AND just does what the dev says it does. :)
Suggestion: Build in Carplay with the next version and it would be even better. I'd pay for that.
I guess it's 'pretty'
I've been using this player for a month or two now and when it's not being just a little bit frustrating, it downright doesn't work. Like, does not play music work.
-will sometimes not play music. I've tried restarting the app, I've tried restarting the phone, neither of which helped at all. Not what I want to deal with when I'm in a rush and just want to listen to some music, yikes.
-you have to swipe in an oddly specific way to trigger skipping through titles/artists/etc by alphabet. I still haven't gotten the hang of it, and again, it's been two months. I am usually great at that sort of thing, so I have to imagine it's the app
-no way to play all music by an artist without queueing all of it. Why do we have to tap 4 or 8 times with what should just be a single tap?
-the filters tab (how you switch from sorting your music by artists/albums/etc) is way up in the top left corner. Also takes two taps to switch, which isn't the biggest issue, but why have something be two taps when you've got a ton of unused space in your interface? Ideal solution? Take a look at Apple Music's old design. Have them on the bottom. Move it up a tad while music is playing Not ideal but better? Move the filters button to the bottom left or right.
-same issue with the shuffle button for all music. Haven't used it but it looks annoying to hit every time
-shuffling while you're in the actual song page player takes two taps and moving on the screen. 100% would prefer tapping an icon multiple times
None of the gripes are the worst thing on their own. I would probably give a 4 star review if it was a great player with 1 to 3 of those things. But all together, it's way more trouble than it's worth
I switched to Ecoute because the new Apple Music update was driving me insane. Guess I'm switching back because I guess the people at Ecoute don't really understand UX.
the only music player for me