April 18, 2012

Android App Spotlight: PowerAmp

Poweramp Music Player (Trial)

I have tested and tried so many music players on Android that I have lost count. Among the few I found were PlayerPro, WinAmp and DoubleTwist Player. However, I still go back to PowerAmp because it is just has all the features I need. It also packs some nice themes as well as automatically grabbing album art of the internet. The UI is totally slick and responsive, I just love it!

Key Features:
  • plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff
  • 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets
  • separate Bass and Treble adjustment
  • stero eXpansion, mono mixing, balance
  • crossfade
  • gapless
  • replay gain
  • play songs from folders and from own library
  • dynamic queue
  • lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin
  • embed and standalone .cue files support
  • support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists
  • OpenGL based cover art animation
  • downloads missing album art
  • 4 configurable widget types
  • configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock
  • headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection
  • scrobbling
  • tag editor
  • visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins
  • fast library scan
  • high level of customization via settings

That was a huge list and it packs all those awesome features for only $4.64 from the Play Store. There is a 15 day trial version which you can download and play around with, but I definitely recommend buying the full version because it is totally worth it. PowerAmp is stable, highly configurable and just totally awesome!