Rating : ★★★★
Music Player Apps are very popular among the Android users. This is mainly because the apps are increasingly becoming users default music playing device, and the users can also customize the music players.
So, if you are looking for a local music player, that will fit in with your Material Android 5.1 custom ROM, then Gramophone – a music player app will serve your purpose. This stand-alone music player app was available in private beta version for some time.
So, if the users wanted to give it a try, they needed to join the Google+ community before they could download it. But now it is easily available for the users as a free download for Android 4.1 or later versions.
Gramophone app is now very easily available in Google’s Play Store.
Tag Editor - The app comes with a built- in Tag Editor for on the fly adjustments. This means it will allow the user to easily edit the tags of the music files like title, artist, album name, etc. Even the app can help the user by automatically downloading any missing album covers (with the help of Last.fm) or choose from the internal storage.
Last.fm integration - The app will automatically download any extra information about the artists, like their pictures or their biographies.
Dynamic Colours – The UI colours changes dynamically, in order to match with the base colour of the main content.
The app offers all the basic elements, like home-screen widget, lock-screen controls, go-to actions, etc.
Beautiful and clean UI - The entire User Interface (UI) matches the material design guidelines, in order to ensure that Gramophone app becomes an eye-candy for every user. It makes full usage of Android 5.0 Lollipops API 21.
Easy to use - The app do not come with any complicated menus, but rather comes with a familiar interface. It comes with an omnipresent floating button (play/pause), and it allows the users with quick playback controls.
- The only drawback of this app, is that it will not work on the go. Being a local music player it will only support and will be able to access those music that will be stored on the users device.
- The app does not currently offer Google Play Music support.
To sum up, Gramophone doesn’t offer any thrills, but is only fast and simple to use.