Muze: iPhone App Video and Written Review
No matter how you slice it, the stock music player that comes with each and every one of our iPhone’s just ain’t the glorious machine that it once was. It’s low on animations, sort of clunky, and generally speaking, not a work of art. However, if you’re waiting for a replacement, you can officially stop: Muze by developer biiget is the perfect solution for your lackluster music blasting woes. Best of all, at a dollar it’s just about the cheapest UI improvement we’ve seen in forever. So if your curiosity has been piqued, you can head on down below the break to peep what’s going on in our full review.
Concept and Functionality
Just as Electric Light Orchestra intended to pick up right where “I am the Walrus” left off, so does Muze intend to better the iPhone music player, starting with the first gaps that Apple left in the pie. For instance, the app adds some basic elements, like allowing you to download your own tracks, including items from your DropBox folder. From there, they add some other unique elements, like easy search tools, playlist management, and some cool social integration. We really liked being able to export our current song to Facebook and Twitter for our readers to get a good look at—nothing beats listening to High School Musical like talking about it! We also loved the small touches: Literally! You can use gesture controls to do just about anything from within Muze, making it simple and efficient to skip a track, pause your music, fast forward, or just about anything else you can think of. Oh, and did we mention that the application plays all of your existent tracks? We assumed it was a given, but Muze does, in case you were wondering.
Design and Interface
However, it isn’t so much the functionality that wows us about Muze. No, more than that it’s just the sheer look of the thing. It’s obvious that the developers didn’t just want to improve the iPhone music player, they wanted to totally revamp it. Muze comes with a heap of suave animations, some cool graphics, and easy to navigate controls. Overall, it just seems cooler than what comes on the iPhone au naturale. So if you’re simply looking for a facelift for your iPhone, Muze is the perfect option.
And at a buck in the App Store, how could we not recommend Muze to you? The app is slick, incredible to use, and easy on the eyes. All together, we can hardly think of a better way to spend a dollar, improve your music listening experience, and get social with your tracks. All in all, the app is an easy recommendation for iPhone owners with an hankering for more performance in the music area.
Muze requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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