Matthew Kennard

25 May 2022

MusicBox is an app I’ve been waiting for for a long time. It is a “listen later” app for your music - assuming you use Apple Music or Spotify. I’ve cooked up all manner of solutions to this in the past, from using Reminders, my own task management app beorg to a cludge involving Data Jar and Shortcuts. I even contemplated writing something similar to this, but like so many of my project ideas I never got around to it.

I’m very happy to see this. I read Gramophone and BBC Music magazine most months and combined with the “New Albums” section in the classical category on Apple Music I see a lot of albums I want to listen to. MusicBox meets all of my requirements - including adding tags and writing notes. There are a few interactions in the app which could be improved, but for a 1.0 it is a fantastic app. If you like music and find yourself overwhelmed by managing your listening do take a look. I paid £2.49 for an app which works both on iOS and macOS - no subscription, IAPs, a definite bargain!

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