iAlbums: iPhone Video App Review
Here at The iPhone App Review, we love a good music app. And the hottest thing to come across our desks recently is the new iAlbums iPhone app from I. Albums Ltd. This title connects your iTunes library to additional content, amplifying your music listening experience in a whole new way.
First and foremost, iAlbums is a simple, effective music player app with a solid search function and easy controls. After the music’s playing, all bets are off. This app automatically cues up articles, videos, info and more about the band and track you’re listening to from more than 20 sources and plugs you in. Three of iAlbums’ main partners include Last.fm, rovi and Lyricfind. As a result your music listening experience is enhanced in multiple ways. What’s not to love about that?
On top of the flood of information at your fingertips, the app also automatically searches for album art, lets you access lyrics to thousands of songs with the touch of a button and supports easy content sharing via Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook.
The result is a music app that’s extremely easy to use and much more entertaining than a plain old player. The connection of data and art to the music is so organic that we only wonder why nobody bothered making music apps like this before.
Layout & Design:
Housing all that extra info in a sleek user interface doesn’t hurt the app’s chances of winning a permanent place on our iPhones. Navigation is quite simple in the iAlbums iPhone app, and once a track is playing the app actually launches the data stream automatically so it’s a no brainer.
Changing your view isn’t hard either. All you have to do is tap the lower right-hand corner of the screen and you’re back to your track list. A healthy dose of organizational freedom keeps the feel of iAlbums personal. You can sort your library by artist, album, song, playlist, date or genre, and don’t forget the ever present search bar at the top of the library.
Without a doubt, iAlbums is an awesome addition to any music lover’s iPhone experience. The price tag doesn’t hurt either. The iAlbums iPhone app is entirely free to download and use. It works quite well, although we had no luck launching it on an iPad 2. If the app had a bit more polish and a functioning iPad version we’d be more inclined to score it even higher. As it is this app still earns a place on our iOS devices. That’s not half bad for a brand new app.
iAlbums iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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