PocketTunes 3.1 was recently reviewed by TamsPalm. We covered the changes in version 4 here. This review looks at the changes in local playback, Jonas Sell will publish a detailled piece on the wireless capabilities soon…so lets get to action.
The earlier versions of PocketTunes had a user interface that had small controls that were difficult to tap. The latest version ships with an all-new skin that has much bigger elements and looks good even on my Treo 600:
However, the new skin doesn’t show stuff like bitrate et al..
PocketTunes 4 now supports Album Art. The default skin shows the album cover in a small box, clicking on it gets you a bigger view(that still is too small – no zoom here). If you want album art, this can be useful – for me, music is audio and thus images are not too interesting:
PocketTunes 4 is said to introduce a new player core. This version is said to be slightly faster, and indeed, testing showed slightly improved speed on my T3:
Audio quality was stellar on version 4 – but since V3 already was almost perfect, I didn’t note much of an improvement. However, the equalizer has become much faster – Treo 600-freaks can now use Bass Boost while working with the smartphone, and even the equalizer is (barely) usable:
Overall, the main improvement in v4 is support for aac files and album art – but I disagree. The speed improvements are very handy if you use your Treo while listening to music. I don’t regret this update – download the trial and see if it pays out for you..
Ah, and tune in soon for Jonas Sell’s look at the wireless functionality!