S2P

S2P 0.58

Emulate the iPhone and iPod touch music player

One of the main problems in my life at the moment is that I keep seeing more and more people on the street listening to their iPod Touch or iPhone. That in itself is not the problem, of course. The problem is I don't have one. And I want one. View full description

PROS

  • Slick scrolling menus
  • Large buttons for touchscreen use
  • Handles album art

CONS

  • A bit of a memory-hogger

Very good
8

One of the main problems in my life at the moment is that I keep seeing more and more people on the street listening to their iPod Touch or iPhone. That in itself is not the problem, of course. The problem is I don't have one. And I want one.

Luckily though, I stumbled across this Pocket PC app that allows you to replicate the iPhone/iPod Touch audio player on your Windows Mobile device. Although the design of the app isn't completely the same, the interface is very similar and as such it provides you with a novel way of listening to music on your mobile - without the stylus.

On booting up S2P you'll probably notice that it doesn't auto-detect your MP3s, which is a little irritating, but quickly solved by ensuring that all of your music is organised well into folders, allowing you to navigate this way, rather than through a list.

Other than that, the program handles like a dream, with large buttons that can be easily tapped with a finger, and a scrolling menu system that animates smoothly. S2P can handle album art too, and if it doesn't detect any it's very simple to import. Playback is just as intuitive as navigation and again the buttons are very large.

You'll need a fair amount of system memory on your device because it is pretty RAM-hungry, but if your unit is up to it it's a great way of experiencing iPod Touch functionality without actually buying one.

S2P is my third S2 series application. S2P is a stylus-free MP3/OGG player application. It simply lets you browse your music files and play them. Since S2P simply scans music files in your storage card, it's suggested to have your music files well organized by folders. So that you can browse your music files through the folders instead of a plain list. (e.g. \Artist Name\Album Name\Music title.mp3)

When browsing, press the folder name to list all music files under that folder, including subfolders; or press the arrow button to list the subfolders. Press any one of the filename to play. To go back to the music file list, press the top left back button.

— User reviews — about S2P

  • ogguser

    by ogguser

    "S2P is NOT an ogg compatible app"

    It does appear to support large amounts of files on high capacity cards, and the interface is right on. But lack of o... More.

    reviewed on December 2, 2009

  • oneofayykind

    by oneofayykind

    "S2P is ok at best"

    I thought S2P was at best ok. It is a memory hog and I don't even have much installed on my Omnia as its brand new. Flip... More.

    reviewed on June 17, 2009

  • tigerdog

    by tigerdog

    "Looks 10, ops 7"

    S2P is, by far, the most attractive and finger-friendly media player I've found for Windows Mobile. I love the appearan... More.

    reviewed on January 20, 2009