FlickTunes v1.5 now 100% FREE - App Store's first donationware!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Mr. Zorg, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Mr. Zorg macrumors regular

    Mr. Zorg

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    FlickTunes has seen a permanent price reduction to FREE and is now the App Store's first donationware! Get it now - 100% FREE!

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    Look At All You Get For FREE!
    FlickTunes lets you keep your eyes on the road & control your music by touch! The best music player is now the App Store's first donationware, which makes it 100% FREE to use with no restrictions and no nag screens. Try before you "buy" with zero hassles...

    Because it provides you with a bold, clean, yet uncluttered, interface combined with intuitive touch and gesture-based controls FlickTunes is simply the safest and most effective way to control your music on the go. Perfect for use in the car, on the treadmill, at the gym or while jogging. Use it anywhere you can't afford to spend time futzing with your music player! You won't ever need to take your eyes off the road again.

    FlickTunes is more than just a music player, however - it’s your music player. Choose your own font. Choose your own orientation. Choose your own gestures. Choose a default playlist and more! We give you the power to remake FlickTunes however you see fit. But only if you want to, it’s already super simple to use by default. Change it, don’t change it. Whatever you want.

    It’s So Easy To Use Right Out Of The Box
    • Flick Left: Advance to the next song.
    • Flick Right: Go back to the previous song.
    • Swipe Up or Down: Toggle between play & pause.
    • 2 Finger Flick Left: Skip forward 30 seconds.
    • 2 Finger Flick Right: Skip back 30 seconds.
    • 2 Finger Swipe Up: Increase volume.
    • 2 Finger Swipe Down: Decrease volume.
    • 3 Finger Flick Left: Flick and hold for Fast Forward.
    • 3 Finger Flick Right: Flick and hold for Rewind.
    • 3 Finger Swipe Down: Start (or restart) the default playlist.

    And It’s Incredibly Customizable Too
    • Auto-Lock > Allow While Playing: Set whether the device is allowed to auto-lock while music is playing.
    • Auto-Lock > Allow While Paused: Set whether the device is allowed to auto-lock while music is paused.
    • Controls > One Finger Controls: Assign each single finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    • Controls > Two Finger Controls: Assign each two finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    • Controls > Three Finger Controls: Assign each three finger gesture (tap, flick left, flick right, swipe up, swipe down) to any action you want.
    • Controls > Gesture Indicators: Set whether a brief popup indicator should appear to show you which gesture you activated.
    • Controls > Volume Gesture Sensitivity: Control how much the volume changes in response to the volume gesture action.
    • Controls > Gesture Recognition Threshold: Control how much movement is required before a flick or a swipe is recognized.
    • Playlist > Default Playlist Name: Specify the playlist* you want to use when the default playlist gesture is activated.
    • Playlist > Default Playlist Shuffle: Set whether the default playlist should be shuffled or not.
    • Playlist > Default Playlist Repeat: Set whether the default playlist should be repeated or not.
    • Playlist > Artist/Album Playlist Shuffle: Set whether the artist/album playlists should be shuffled or not.
    • Playlist > Artist/Album Playlist Repeat: Set whether the artist/album playlists should be repeated or not.
    • Display > View Layout: Choose between a wide variety of alternate view layouts.
    • Display > View Orientations: Individually control whether the device is allowed to rotate the view to portrait, portrait upside down, landscape left, landscape right or any combination thereof.
    • Display > Song Header > Header Text Font: Choose which font should be used for the header text song details.
    • Display > Song Header > Left Align: Choose whether to Left Align the song header text or use the normal centered test.
    • Display > Song Header > Header Text Resizing: Control how much the header text will shrink to fit if the song text is too big.
    • Display > Song Header > Header Text Scrolling Enabled: Choose whether song header text should scroll when the text is too long to fit, or truncate the text instead.
    • Display > Song Header > Header Text Scrolling Speed: If scrolling is enabled, you can control how fast it will scroll.
    • Display > Pick Multiple Songs: Choose which mode the media picker uses - single song or multiple songs.
    PLEASE NOTE: FlickTunes settings are located in the global Settings app.

    There’s Tons Of Actions For You To Choose From
    • Play: Start or resume playback of the currently selected song, podcast, audiobook or whatever the current item in your playlist is.
    • Pause: Pause playback of the currently playing song, podcast, audiobook or whatever the current item in your playlist is.
    • Toggle Play/Pause: Toggle between the play and pause states. If a song is playing, it will pause. if an item is paused it will start playing.
    • Next Song: Skip to the next song in the playlist. If it’s on the last song in the list, and is not in repeat mode, the playlist will end.
    • Prev Song: Go back to the previous song in the playlist. If it’s on the first song in the list, and is not in repeat mode, the playlist will end.
    • Prev/Restart Song: Functions like the traditional previous track button on most players. The current song will restart if it’s more than 5 seconds in to it, otherwise it goes back to the previous song in the playlist.
    • Restart Song: Restart playback of the current song from the beginning.
    • Skip Fwd (0:05, 0:15, 0:30, 1:00, 2:30, 5:00): Skip forward in the current song with various time intervals. If you reach the end, it will stop 5 seconds short of the end instead.
    • Skip Back (0:05, 0:15, 0:30, 1:00, 2:30, 5:00): Skip backwards in the current song with various time intervals. You cannot skip past the beginning of the song.
    • Fast Forward: Flick/swipe/tap and hold the gesture to begin fast forwarding. Normal playback will resume when you release the gesture, or when you hit the end of the song.
    • Rewind: Flick/swipe/tap and hold the gesture to begin rewinding. Normal playback will resume when you release the gesture, or when you hit the end of the song.
    • Volume Up: Increase the volume in proportion to the length of your flick or swipe. The sensitivity of the flick/swipe can be altered with the “Volume Gesture Sensitivity” setting. When assigned to the tap gesture, volume will increase by one tick for each tap.
    • Volume Down: Lower the volume in proportion to the length of your flick or swipe. The sensitivity of the flick/swipe can be altered with the “Volume Gesture Sensitivity” setting. When assigned to the tap gesture, volume will lower by one tick for each tap.
    • Shuffle On: Turn on playlist shuffle mode.
    • Shuffle Off: Turn off playlist shuffle mode.
    • Toggle Shuffle: Toggle between the playlist shuffle on and off states. If shuffle in on, it will turn off. if shuffle is off, it will turn on.
    • Repeat On: Turn on playlist repeat mode.
    • Repeat Off: Turn off playlist repeat mode.
    • Toggle Repeat: Toggle between the playlist repeat on and off states. If repeat in on, it will turn off. if repeat is off, it will turn on.
    • Default Playlist: Start (or restart) playback of the default playlist. The device will also be put into shuffle and/or repeat mode if so chosen.
    • Play More By Artist: Generates a playlist of all songs by the currently playing artist and starts playing it.
    • Play More By Album: Generates a playlist of all songs in the currently playing album.
    • Goto Media Picker: Causes the media picker to open.
    • Goto Song Details: Causes the song details screen to be shown.
    • Show Volume Slider: Causes a volume control slider to popup. This volume popup also allows you to select between multiple output targets (such as A2DP headsets) if any are available.

    * You cannot currently pick from a list of playlists in our settings. You must type in the name of the playlist you want as your default.

    Helpful Hints, Tricks and Tips
    • If you find next song and previous song gestures are backwards of what you would expect, visit the settings Controls > One Finger Controls menu and swap them around. You’ll find that particularly useful if you’re left handed, or drive with a dash mount kit that puts your device to the left of the steering wheel.
    • Depending on the headphone or earbuds you’re using, you may find that the volume changes too much (or too little) in response to the volume up/down gesture. Just adjust the settings Controls > Volume Gesture Sensitivity up or down to match your needs.
    • Some people prefer short, twitchy gestures and find that FlickTunes doesn’t always register their flicks. Go to the settings Controls > Gesture Recognition Threshold and slide it down for improved response. If, on the other hand, you find you’re always hitting things by accident, slide it up instead to make your flicks less sensitive.
    • If you’d rather not have FlickTunes shuffle through your entire music library by default, go to the settings Playlists > Default Playlist Name option and type in the name of another playlist you’d rather use instead.
    • A lot of people want to flip the display upside down on their iPod touch since the headphone jack is on the bottom, or even on their iPhone when they’ve got it in an exercise arm band. That’s easy to do if you visit the settings Display > View Orientations menu. Turn on Portrait Upside Down and turn off the other three orientations.
    • Be sure to check out all of the possible views available in the settings Display > View Layout menu. There’s bound to be one you’ll like.
     
  2. m4rkie23 macrumors member

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    i saw this advertised a while back. i can happily say its worth waiting for.
    all the info and function you need. and free.

    (lol at the top donation message)
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68030

    Ntombi

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    I've had the app since you first released it, and I highly recommend it.
     
  4. titaniummd macrumors member

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  5. Mr. Zorg thread starter macrumors regular

    Mr. Zorg

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    Thank you all for your kind words, I'm glad you like it!
     

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