Beat-SongsApple’s recently updated music player still doesn’t impress some people. It looks cleaner and has a simpler user interface, but it doesn’t have that “Wow factor.”

Beat – Music player is a third party music listening app that makes your iTunes library look great. Plus, the customizable gesture based controls make full use of the touch screen technology. Hop inside for a quick look at it…

Music fans can display their iPhone music library with a whole new look with this fantastic app. Choose from 16 different unlocked themes, each with a different colored background. Plus, perform certain activities, like sharing or rating the app, to unlock five additional themes.

Beats ScreenshotThe default setting for music views is for playlists from your iTunes library. However, you can switch to artists, songs, or albums to be the default view. Plus, you can reorganize the categories in any order you like so that, when you swipe to access a different category, your most important ones will appear first. Just drag and drop the category from the View Options menu in the Settings section.

You can change the “Shake” feature to play a random song, play the next song, toggle the shuffle feature, or play/pause the music when you shake your iPhone. Select the Shake menu from the Settings section to make changes or shut off the Shake feature altogether.

beat-screenshot04When the current song is playing. You can change the display to show the album’s cover art as a square or circle. You can also turn off the cover display feature if you don’t want to see the album’s artwork at all.

The app is full of gesture-based controls. For example, swipe left or right to change the song, pinch outward to share music with others on Facebook and Twitter, swipe up or down to adjust the volume, and double tap the screen to pause a song.

You can also access the scrubbing feature by touching and holding the Now Playing screen for two seconds. When the “Seek Wheel” appears, drag your finger clockwise or counter-clockwise to fast-forward or rewind the current song.

Lock the screen to keep from accidentally swiping between songs when your iPhone is in your pocket by double tapping the screen. Unlock the screen by dragging the lock icon to the right. This app also supports Apple EarPod Remote so you don’t have to touch your iPhone to control your music.

Beat – Music player is available for free. Download it in the App Store today.

Do you like the look of Beat? Do you think you’ll switch from your current music player?

  • Giel Konink

    But can i use spotify ?

    • Since the app’s description has no mention of it, you probably can’t with this app.

      • Giel Konink

        yea i know but i need a goodlooking app like this fot spotify !

    • This is a third-party music client for your iTunes music library. It does not support any other music listening app yet.

      • Giel Konink

        yea i know but i need a goodlooking third party app like this fot spotify !

  • planetcoalition

    Looks great… Except the typeface.

  • on3simpleclick

    i like the option to change color schemes & the UI looks nice. the touch gestures are good, especially swiping up/down for changing the volume. two gripes though; i don’t like the app icon all that much & the switching between the View types seems a bit to delayed/slow. other than that, a good free alternative music player to replace the stock one (:

  • Gróf Attila

    wow! this looks great…..I really dont like the ios7 music app…..finally a good alternative

    • Zac

      Try groove…a lot better IMO.

      • on3simpleclick

        groove looks nice, but its only compatible with iOS7. i’ll note it down for when i eventually update

  • NaSty

    I’ve wasted a few dollars here n there looking for new music players, but SmartPlayer is the best music player i’ve come across.

  • Kyle

    I really like the look and UI (although cover could be larger) but who came with the idea to sort songs in artist view by a name instead of album/track? I want to select an album by artist. I don’t want to listen to all his tracks sorted alphabetically.