While it has always been possible to create music playlists in the Spotify Music app for iPhone and iPad, one thing that seemed to be missing was a way to customize those playlists in depth. Fortunately, those with a jailbreak are no longer bound to such asinine limitations.
Annotation is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer atebitsy that brings music playlist customization options to the Spotify Music app. Right out of the box, it will permit users to add detailed descriptions to their music playlists and even change the playlist’s cover artwork to their liking.
Examples of the tweak are shown in the screenshot examples above, and they do a wonderful job of showing just how native everything looks and feels once installed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the description appears just underneath the music playlist’s title. It’s also worth noting that whenever you change a music playlist’s cover art image, that image syncs to the Spotify server and will be visible anywhere you use Spotify Music.
The ability to add descriptions and custom album artwork images is good for the end user because it introduces a level of customization to music playlists on the mobile experience that wasn’t there before. Furthermore, it lets you get more personal with your playlists.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Annotation is only designed for the Spotify Music application. The developer notes that it only works with the latest version of the app at the time of this writing, and everything you’ll need can be found within the Spotify Music app itself once installed.
Those interested in trying Annotation can download it for free from the atebitsy repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports all jailbroken devices that can install the latest version of Spotify Music.
If you’re not already using atebitsy’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice with this URL:
Do you plan to try the new Annotation tweak for your Spotify Music user experience? Tell us why or why not in the comments section down below.