Hello! Today I will tell you about another application for listening to music from the Vkontakte social network. It is called VTakte. What a familiar name, longtime users will say iPhone :). If you delve into the archive, you can even find the previous review. But as they say you know where: “These are two big differences.” For, the application was removed from App Store, and then returned back. Let's see what remains of him …
Let's start with the fact that VTact is only available for iPad.
Opening the app, it asked me to log in. As soon as I did that, the application loaded its interface. And … It is made in the style of skeuomorphism. For some, this will be a plus, but for others, a clear minus. But back to the functionality of the application.
On the right is the player, and on the left is the list of friends and the column “My audio recordings”. It is easy to guess that choosing any friend will open his music. Well, by clicking on the desired track, it will open in the player. Unfortunately, you cannot download music for offline listening.
The player itself is not very functional, but everything you need is there. Namely: switching tracks, changing the volume, adding a song to favorites, enabling audio repeat and shuffling tracks. You can also add a song to your audio recordings by clicking on the “On the wall” button (apparently the application bug is likely to be fixed in the next updates). It is also possible to download track covers. The application shows information about the artist, which means listening to music has become even more interesting.
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And one of the app's specialties is recommendations. Based on the song you select, the app will suggest similar audio. For example, music from the same group, album or genre. In the settings, you can enable or disable recommendations and track covers.
On the left, you can also search for music throughout the VK music library. You can sort the found music by popularity, duration or date added.
You can also view your search history. It is possible to add a track to favorites. You can see everything that you have added there in the third tab, which is called “Favorites”.
The app is definitely enjoyable. There are a number of advantages, such as smart searches for all audio recordings and personalized song recommendations, but there are also disadvantages.
The first and most significant drawback is the lack of the ability to download songs.
And since this is not possible, then you cannot share audio through other applications. Also, music cannot be taken from news, groups, recommendations or from your wall. This is also a significant disadvantage. Another disadvantage is that this app is for iPad only. Well, the last thing: although this cannot be called a drawback, but still the design of the application is not for everybody, and it does not fit into the overall concept iOS and 8 (but devices with iOS 5 and higher!). One could close our eyes to all these disadvantages if the application were free. And so, it certainly has the right to exist, but no more.