For all the music lovers out there - Think-4-U Music Player comes to BlackBerry 10

The popular PlayBook music player is now available for BlackBerry 10 devices

By Alicia Erlich on 2 Aug 2013 02:06 pm EDT
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Not too long ago I showed you a smart and intuitive music player called Think-4-U for the BlackBerry PlayBook. As someone who can't live without their favorite tunes, all of the capabilities from the tablet version are now available for your BlackBerry 10 device. Coded natively, it is a wonderful music player with the ability to learn and adapt to your listening habits so that your playlist will consist of only those songs you prefer to hear.

While our devices come with a built-in media player, Think-4-U only enhances that experience especially for those of us constantly skipping songs to get to our favorites. As with the PlayBook version, by going through your media library the 'artificial intelligence' conditions itself to these patterns including playback order, song preference, and duration.

Don't let the name be misleading, as it offers more than the aforementioned adaptive playlists. Users can create their own based on favorites, import from a folder, build dynamic playlists from a search, or load ones produced by the BlackBerry music application or third party software such as iTunes. It also displays images from album art, pulls backgrounds from Flickr, and shows lyrics for MP3's with this feature enabled. Finally, Think-4-U features a sleep timer in case you fall asleep to your music library or prefer shutting down your player after setting a specified time interval.

This is a smooth, fast player that incorporates gestures and is a great alternative to the native one. Reasonably priced at $1.99 (though current PlayBook users should be able to download for free) you get all of these features packaged in an easy to use interface. There is also a free trial available for BlackBerry 10 devices should you wish to sample before purchasing with two restrictions: it will not work in standby mode and there is a reminder dialog box on startup. I am thrilled to see it made available for the latest OS and the developer offers top notch support should you have any issues.

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16 comments

sonicpix

Not sure why I'd want an app doing this for me. I'm pretty particular when it comes to music.

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Jim Wolfson

I tried it out for a bit. Took about an hour to update on my Z10, found (I think) all 14,982 songs but claimed to know about only 15 albums and 12 artists. Ummmm, wrong! Most tracks had "Unknown" for both artist and album - they are correctly filed in standard folders and found just fine by the native music player.

Useless. Deleted.

bbelux1

A nice starting point could be : providing users in Europe with the ability to purchase music from their blackberry...

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ESCON

I can buy Music via BBworld in germany

tmanCanada

I want to visit Germany one day, heard it's a beautiful place.

PostMortem

Well, at least it can play an entire folder as a play list.

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techanic

Looks good. Would like to have an EQ though. Also, when I open the app, it seems to open with the second-last song played instead of the last one. Would also be nice to resume from the same point in the track when opening the app. I mainly listen to 1-2hr DJ mixes, it would be nice to resume from the point I left off if I close the app.

I am not sure if I will purchase this yet (installed the trial), as Neutron cost a lot. I am really not a fan of Neutron, and wish there was a player as good as PowerAmp for Android. With a few improvements and features (hopefully to be added), this app will be killer.

Cudos for developing a great Native app!

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nutellapr

Tried the trial, hate the UI. Deleted.

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jjs6w

Happy to see this app review! I have been using it for about month now. The smartmix mode is now really good at making playlists that I like. It's really cool!

Briansakurada

Tried the free version... not impressed.

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vince97

Not seemed to be replying in the forum though.

nairdaotnatus

Guys, please somebody tell me what case is that?

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Jim Wolfson

Looks like the Seidio Active. I have one; nice case but I wanted more protection so I switched to an Otterbox Defender, which is bulkier but provides much better protection.

Alexandre1986fr

Sticking with Neutron.

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vizZir

Since last update of Neutron which is horrible for battery life, I have tried and bought this app. Unfortunately, it does not recognize most of the tags. Really disappointed.

mnc76

Love that red Z!

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