The Music app on the iPad is arguably not Apple’s best work. A couple of third-party apps bring their own touch to music playing on the tablet.
Not a fan of Apple’s iPad Music app with its awkward interface and tiny controls? Relief is at hand! Here are two iOS music players that offer some clever advantages over the built-in app.
Designed by Bongiovi Acoustics, the free Bongiovi DPS app provides a clean interface and user-friendly controls.
The app presents you with the usual ways to access your music—albums, artists, playlists, genres, podcasts, audiobooks—all icons easily accessible from the home screen. Tapping on a particular icon, such as albums, shows you a list of all albums. Tapping on an album shows you all the tracks and their running times. And from there you can tap on any track to ramp up the music.
By default, the app fills the screen with large cover art of the album. But you can tap on a track button in the upper right corner to see all the track names with artist, album, and time, making it easy to jump from one song to another. The play screen displays the usual buttons and controls large enough to easily tap on, unlike the tiny ones in the iPad Music app. You can also swipe the screen to move from track to track.