Cycle Music Timer by Stewart French (Universal)
Released: Mar 30, 2014
Version: 4.0
Size: 17 MB
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Cycle Music Timer

Stewart French
Need an app to help manage your music in a Cycle Class?
Want to easily see how much time is left on a song?
Want to add work out drills to each song?
Want to easily control the playback even when you're sweaty and have to stretch across the room?

CycleTimer is an app that a Cycle Class Instructor can use to help teach a class.

CycleTimer Version 4.0 is an iOS 8 app that runs on iPhones 4, 5, 6, 6+, or iPad. CycleTimer displays playlists, tracks, and a music player that are easily read from a stationary bike when the iPad or iPhone is over on the stereo stack. The large time display counts down from the track's maximum duration to zero. On an iPhone, CycleTimer runs in portrait orientation. On an iPad, CycleTimer runs in landscape.

The app displays the playlists from the iOS device's music library. Choose a playlist and the app shows the tracks within that playlist. Choose a track and the app shows the music player.

The music player shows the artist, track title, controls for pause, play, skip backward and forward, and a very large countdown timer. There are buttons to skip backward and forward 15 seconds, and a slider to increase and decrease the speed of playback.

Beneath the countdown timer there is a large area where you can edit and save track-specific exercise drill notes. The drill notes can be copied and pasted into other tracks drill notes using standard iOS touch editing methods.

A drill note can be associated with a track. By default a track will have the same drill note even if it appears in several playlists. While editing a drill note you can set a switch to make the track's drill note only apply in the current playlist. Using this switch you can have the same track appear in several playlists with different drill notes for each.

Drills can be imported and exported using the iOS device's mailer.

CycleTimer relies on Apple's iOS device music library to provide the playlists and tracks within the playlists. You will need to load music onto your iPhone or iPad either with the iTunes Store or by syncing your iPhone or iPad to iTunes on your Mac or PC computers, then transferring the music from your Mac or PC iTunes library to your iOS device. The tracks will need to have been assembled into playlists using iTunes on a Mac or PC, or the iOS device's Music Player.

What's new in version 4.0
What's new in Version 4.0

- Drills are more stable. A drill is now associated with the Artist Name + Song Title.

- Drills can be imported and exported using the iOS device's mailer.

- Various bug fixes.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Cycle Music Timer is a highly rated app (4-star).
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