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Stringer: Customize Your Shuffled Music

By Derby

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A lot of us love listening to large music libraries through shuffle mode. But what happens when you hear a song you like and want to hear the very next song from the album or even just more of that artist before the shuffle continues? You have to step outside and stop what you’re doing, and then if you felt like going back, you’d start all over again. There’s no easy way to change your mind on the fly.

Stringer is a new way to listen to the music you’ve collected throughout your life. It automatically randomizes your entire music library (tracks on your device or using iTunes Match) and presents a single, unified thread of all the songs. You can pull the string to the right or left and add tracks from the current album or related music, and even go back in time through your string to add songs you may have skipped or want to hear again.


- Works with your native iTunes library or songs in iTunes Match
- Shuffles your entire library
- Add extra songs from the current album to your string
- Add related tracks from that artist to your string
- Step backward through your listening history and re-play tracks without leaving the shuffle
- Continuous playback in the background, lock screen artwork, and access through Control Center

You have complete control over your shuffle experience. Once you try it, you’ll never shuffle any other way again. Random Access Music, your way, all the time.

What's New in Version 1.0.4

Hello there! This itty-bitty update provides some stability and fixes for iOS going forward. We found something that was causing an issue in certain situations and fixed that thing. So it shouldn’t be an issue.

If you see anything else weird, please let us know either through in-app support or on Twitter (@heyderby, @heystringer).

An additional quick note: you may have noticed that Stringer *can* work with Apple Music in certain cases. If you have iCloud Music Library enabled, and have added music to your library, the songs should be available in Stringer. The app will not display everything in the iTunes Store, but if you’ve already added the items to your iCloud Music Library, they should show up.

We haven’t made any changes to the codebase to specifically support Apple Music, but it appears to be working similarly to how iTunes Match performed. Because we’re rad and can see the future, so don’t think about it too much.


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Customer Reviews

I don't understand how it works, but I love it!

I started using this app about a month ago and paid the upgrade fee. It's easy to start. It seems to play a lot of what I like. I don't quite get how to save or create my own strings, but it's somehow become my goto music player. I twasn't working with ios 9 at first on my iphone 6 but it started working again about a week ago. Maybe there was an update I got and missed? Don't care. Loving having it.

Has potential but crashes often

I'm old school using a few iPods for the gym and such, I stayed away from music built into my iPhones until recently. Not a huge fan of the default music app, so I thought I'd try this as the premise sounds good. It integrates with music well seeing your library although when making strings and trying to save playlists it crashes often. Paid 4.99 for the upgrade but still has a lot issues on my iPhone 7+ disappointing to say the least.

No different than the others

Same issues as the others, replays the same songs, same order. I just don't think that I should have to pick the songs I want to hear when I want them shuffled. It will also play songs that aren't on the playlist I chose. I night as well use the stock app.

Stringer: Customize Your Shuffled Music
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 20.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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