Melodic 2

When developer samball told me that there was a new jailbreak tweak in the works, I kept my eyes on Cydia for its appearance. That’s because samball is a well-respected developer, and behind such jailbreak releases as CameraTweak. Sam’s newest tweak is called Melodic, and it brings some awesome new features—like the ability to share music from your library via AirDrop, Messages, and more—to the stock Music app.

Melodic integrates well with the stock Music app. To use it, simply perform a left-swipe gesture on a song in your Music library, and you’ll be met with several new options. If you use iTunes match, you’ll need to download the song to your local device first.

The most prominent portion of this new menu revolves around music queueing. Melodic allows you to move a song immediately into the now playing queue, move it to the next song, or move it to the end of the queue.

From my hands-on time with the tweak, I can report that the queuing feature works really well. For example, if I have an album playing, and I use the play now button to interrupt the current track, it will return back to the now playing sequence after satisfying my listen. The other two options—play next, and play last—work in a similar manner.

Perhaps most exciting is the ability to share tracks via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, etc. Sharing just works, and there’s no hoops that you need to jump through in order to do it. You also have the ability to save tracks directly to a local folder on your device, but I found this to be a bit more cumbersome due to how the folder structure is set up.

Melodic 1

Lastly, Melodic allows you to edit metadata. You can quickly change up things like song title, genre, and even album artwork. You can use artwork from your local photo library, but you can also pull in artwork from the web via a search on the album data. It’s pretty slick. Your metadata changes don’t sync back to iTunes or iCloud, but they won’t be overwritten if you happen to sync with iTunes.

Melodic

Melodic’s preferences contain a full manual, kill-switch, switches for managing ID3 tags, enabling unlimited skip for iTunes radio, and several other visual tweaks.

For only $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, I have no reservations about recommending this tweak. It’s an non-intrusive way of adding some well-liked features to the stock Music app. Now, If I can only get Sebastien to respect my wonderful taste in music…

  • Frank Anthony

    Now Thats What I Call Melodious Melodicus! 🙂

  • pauleebe

    This looks awesome. Curious about impact on:

    – Battery life
    – Compatibility with Aria
    – Performance impacts

    • Shay Thomas Revitt

      I’m using melodic at the moment, battery life on my iPhone 6 seems to be normal/unaffected by this tweak, haven’t tried aria so I am unable to give feedback on that. As for performance impacts, I have not come across any as of yet. 🙂

      • pauleebe

        Thanks!

    • iKhalil

      I want to know about compatibility with Aria too

  • Gabriel Anaya

    I want to know if it’s compatible with Aria. If it is, then it has my 1$

    • WildWolf

      Works for me

    • WildWolf

      It also looks like the Melodic queue will play in full followed by Aria’s queue.

  • WildWolf

    I only wish it would allow me to rearrange the queue as needed similar to Aria’s method with a temp playlist or something

  • Jason Ukno-its Goode

    Doesn’t work for me. Wish I had an idea as far as why. But I have it installed and I’m unable to do anything shown in the video. Played around with settings and still nothing. Any known conflicts?

    • Makes sense to me as a Playlist is little more than a link to files on your device, that gives them an order to play.

      • Jason Ukno-its Goode

        The tweak is about individual songs and not playlist, so it doesn’t make sense that it’s not working when swiping on songs.

  • My major question with the tweak is does the person you send the music file to have to have the tweak or a jailbroken iPhone?

    • Ethan C

      I sent a file using AirDrop from my 5s (jailbroke) to my iPad mini (not jailbroke) and the file went through, although it did open up in Dropbox and is asking me where I want to save it

  • njulio6

    its not working for me. Will i get a refund?

  • Faisal

    Developers should have apps in share sheet that allow “Open In” feature.

  • King Of The Clouds

    Not working for me either