BookSong: make the Music app remember where you left off

By , Jul 15, 2014

BookSong Cydia

BookSong is one of those jailbreak tweaks that sounds a bit silly in description, but turns out to be fairly interesting when you begin using it. It’s a tweak that allows you to automatically reestablish the spot where you left off on a song even if you kill the stock Music app or perform a respring.

Without this tweak, iOS will not remember where your song left off, regardless of where you were mid tune. With BookSong, iOS remembers exactly where you left off, and picks up the jams from that exact spot. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to see BookSong in action.

BookSong only works with the stock Music app, so you’ll need to launch that app and begin playing a song to see it work. After starting your song of choice, adjust the playhead to a spot that you can remember, and then kill the app, or respring your device.

After reopening the stock Music app from a kill or respring, start the song again, and you’ll notice that the song picks right up where it left off. It’s like a bookmark for your music, hence the name.

BookSong

The really cool thing about BookSong is that the bookmarking works for multiple songs. This means that you can switch between many songs and pick up right were you left off on each tune.

Unfortunately there or no options or settings to control how songs are bookmarked, or even control how many songs are bookmarked at any given time. There’s also no easy way to clear bookmarks and start from scratch. I’d love to see this tweak fleshed out a bit, because the actual concept is pretty cool when you think about it.

BookSong is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Like always, sound off in the comment section below with your thoughts and opinions on the tweak.

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  • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

    it looks like there is a small lag, these tweaks should work flawless without us knowing that it is installed :D

  • Mario Saldana

    Is this compatible with Aria.

  • Jack Gannon

    Don’t know that I’d like that very much…

  • xor2000

    Nice, but just to clarify: the feature to resume title playpack is build into the music app already. It is active only for titles for which you set the ‘Remember Playback Position’ option in iTunes (normally you would activate this for audio books)

    What this jailbreak obviously does is to enable this option for any song.

    Btw. this was already available as a “Flex” patch named “Bookmark (Resume Playback Position)”.

  • megamoo

    There are apps for this like “mp3book” no jailbreak needed, also keeping your bookmarks in a separate app makes it easier to manage stuff you want to resume vs not. For resuming you use the app for music use the regular player.

  • Kyle

    Didn’t seem to work with 7.1.1 JB…

  • Mark AbYim

    I love this idea.