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We won’t spend much time on this review, because PlayNow (free or $1, with no apparent difference between the two versions) is extremely simple, and we don’t much appreciate what it does.

An extremely barebones music player for the car is hardly a terrible idea. PlayNow’s approach is to put one play button in the middle of the screen; you tap it to start the music playing, and tap it again to pause. You can activate shuffle mode by shaking the iPhone, skip to the next track by swiping right, and navigate to the previous track by swiping left.

However, the app incapable of playing any music on its own; instead, you have to use the iPhone’s native iPod application to start playing an album, playlist, artist collection, genre, or so on, then exit the iPod app and run PlayNow, after which you can use its simple controls to affect playback.

This may not seem like such a limitation, especially in the free version, but plenty of other car apps offer equally simple controls without forcing you to jump through those hoops.

evolver.fm review by Connor McKnight

Publisher's Description

PlayNowFree is the ad supported version of PlayNow. PlayNowFree allows you to control the iPod Music Player application with larger controls that are easier to use without looking directly at the screen.
This app is designed for those that use their iPod/iPhone/iPad in their car through the aux port and have no way of controlling the device directly. If you have difficulty with the small buttons in the normal player or other situations of distractions while driving and operating your iOS device, this app is for you.

How to use PlayNowFree:
Play a song as you normally would
Start PlayNow and use it to control playback

Controls:
Touch - pause playback or continue playback
Swipe Left/Right - go to next/previous track
Swipe Down - go to beginning of current track
Swipe Up - change repeat mode
Shake device - change random mode

Please send any and all feedback to dan@cuddlephish.com

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iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad $0.00 None
Ad-free version available for $0.99.

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