Tactus Music Player by Improbability Studios (Universal)
Released: Sep 30, 2012
Version: 2.3
Size: 19 MB
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Ranking - Music (iPhone)

Ranking - Music (iPad)

Tactus Music Player

Improbability Studios
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Tactus is an alternative music player app for iOS that uses gestures to control playback. Forget hunting for all those small icons and controls. Experience the flexibility Tactus offers whether your device is mounted, in your hand, or even if you're not looking at the screen!

• Intuitive Gesture Control
- Play
- Pause
- Previous Track
- Next Track
- Seek (playhead tracks your fingers position)
- Jog (interactively change playback rate from -10x to 10x)

- Change Volume
- Change Repeat Mode
- Quick Track Select

- Music Selection
- Help & Preferences
- Display Control Reference
- Disable Sleep & Screen Lock
- Pocket Mode

• Learning Tactus
- Control reference in main interface
- Full help available with more detail

• Music Selection
- Albums / Artists / Songs / Playlists
- Classic list views with large rows
- Contextual options like search and shuffle in every screen
- Gestures to play, preview, and pause from any selection

• Music Tactus Works With
- Music transferred to your device from iTunes (ripped CD's, etc.)
- Music downloaded locally via iTunes Music Store

• Interface Features
- Designed with a clean interface for minimal distractions
- Full visual feedback for every gesture
- User selectable background color
- Interface colors compliment selected background color
- High contrast text to maintain readability
- Animation only when there is interaction, to keep distractions low
- Visual feedback kept to top of screen to always be visible
- Gestures leave marks when changing values for better tracking

Tactus will never ask for, or use, any personal information. There are no ads. There are no popups to remind you to review the app (reviews are of course very welcome). And of course, no in-app purchases!

What's new in version 2.3
Tactus 2.3
[Album art has been redacted for copyright in the app screenshots]
• Quick album chooser now supports landscape orientation
• Volume changes are much smoother at the start of the gesture (no more huge unwanted volume shifts!)

[Album art has been redacted for copyright for the app screenshots]
Tactus 2.2
• Support for landscape orientation!
- bug fix: switching tracks using two-finger swipe should be more consistent
- bug fix: songs switching in quick song chooser no longer can cause a crash
- bug fix: no more blank album art (and the subsequent crash from that data not being loaded)

Tactus 2.1
• Pocket Mode - Dims the screen, and disables other gestures for quicker access to controls (vs. unlocking the device)
• Play, preview, and pause from any selection in the music browser. Play an album right from the list view!
• Initial iPad support (updated some graphics and layouts - more in future versions!)
• Numerous bug fixes

Tactus 2.0 - Completely rewritten! (in Swift!)
• New user interface - Colorized album art and song information in the main interface
- Interface colorizes to background color of your choice
- Maintains a distraction free screen
• New help options - Control reference available directly in the main interface
• Revamped gestures - Feedback from previous versions implemented to make Tactus more useable
• New music chooser
- Contextual options like search and shuffle in every screen
- Classic list views with large cells for easier selection while moving
- Close window control now easy to reach in the bottom right
• Gesture feedback - All gestures now have visual feedback that is easy to see

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the beta!
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Tactus Music Player is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $0.99.
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