PowerAMP, Potentially the Best Music Player for Android, Only $1.99 for 48 hours

March 2, 2012
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I remember when PowerAMP first came out. It was still in the days when most Android apps had a design that looked like it was made for Android 1.5. Then came PowerAMP, which besides being the most advanced music player at the time, was also by far the best looking app in the whole Market. Few other apps or games had that level of polish back then. Since it quickly became popular, I’d like to think that it also inspired better design for other applications later on.

The app has reached over 10 million downloads by now, with close to 150,000 ratings and an excellent 4.5/5.0 rating. Its polished design certainly helped it rise in popularity, but just as important was its comprehensive list of features:

  • plays mp3, mp4/m4a (including alac), ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff (* some wma pro files may require NEON support)
  • 10 band optimized graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets, custom presets
  • separate Bass and Treble adjustment
  • stereo eXpansion, mono mixing, balance
  • crossfade
  • gapless
  • replay gain
  • plays songs from folders and from own library
  • dynamic queue
  • lyrics support, including lyrics search via musiXmatch plugin
  • embed and standalone .cue files support
  • support for m3u, m3u8, pls, wpl playlists
  • OpenGL based cover art animation
  • downloads missing album art
  • 4 configurable widget types
  • configurable lock screen with optional Direct Unlock
  • headset support, automatic Resume on headset and/or BT connection (can be disabled in settings)
  • scrobbling
  • tag editor
  • visual themes, including support for external/3rd party skins
  • fast library scan
  • high level of customization via settings

Since they’ve had a great year, the team is announcing that you can purchase the application for only $1.99 for the next 48 hours (it’s usually $4.99). If the sale is popular and they sell enough copies, they might decide to just keep that low price. You can buy it right now from the Android Market, first get the free trial version, and then the $1.99 paid unlocker.

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