Android: MediaMonkey is one of our favourite music players on Windows for its insanely powerful music management — and now that same power is available on Android, complete with wireless syncing for Windows users.
MediaMonkey for Android has been in beta for a while, but it’s finally available on Google Play in its stable glory, with the features you’d expect from the people that brought you MediaMonkey on Windows. From the MediaMonkey blog:
Key features in the initial release include:
- Wirelessly sync Playlists and media, including file info, ratings, lyrics, play history, etc. with MediaMonkey for Windows 4.1.1.
- Manage Music, Classical music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, Video, etc…
- Navigate by Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Playlist, Folder*, etc.) with support for multiple attributes (e.g. Genre=Rock; Alternative)
- Play with replay gain (volume levelling), an equaliser, and sleep timer
- Access, play, and download media from UPnP/DLNA servers*
- Edit properties for single/multiple files & lookup lyrics
- Manage single/multiple files (e.g. play, queue, add to playlist, delete, use as ringtone, share)
- Plus player widgets, scrobbler integration, search, and more…
The interface is quite nice. The home screen is packed with places to go, but the tiled layout is easy to understand, and your albums or artists are simple to scroll through and manage. The Now Playing window is particularly good, letting you swipe between tracks along the bottom, or swipe along the album art to view lyrics. You can also view your currently playing tracks and reorder them as you wish. The whole thing is very smooth, and it has enough options to keep even the most OCD of us happy. Basically, if you love MediaMonkey on Windows, you’ll love it on Android.
MediaMonkey is available as a free download, with a $2.23 pro version which adds features like Wi-Fi sync and DLNA support.