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  1. On 8/17/2018 at 5:35 AM, dwang040 said:

    I actually prefer the old one since it was more "solid" and simpler imo. And what I mean by solid is that the ui seemed more static and clean. In the old one, the play button had its own place, the seek bar had its own place, the play functions had their own place. But now, on the new ui, everything is just overlapping one another. The play/ pause, next/ pre track overlap the seeking (probably my most hated new feature), adding pro buttons (aka playlist/ album skipping) makes seeking between tracks much more of a hassle. Which sucks cause I actually tapping accidentally on the album cover brings you to the songs section (the issue here for me is that the chances of accidentally touching this to go to song selection is higher since the area of the album cover is a lot bigger than what it used to be by tapping the song title) It also gets annoying how I have to keep backing out when I do accidentally touching it cause again, I'm triggering the event much more constantly. While that may seem picky cause my phone screen is off for the most part when I listen to music, but when I do look at the album covers, I do like the design for some of them and having the title and album name block out 20% of it kinda bothers me. 

    Now that i'm typing all this, I guess my best way of describing the new ui is... the new ui is just WAY TOO cluttered. Max said that he didn't want stuff like side swipe bars and what not (and I understand that. For me, I hated the side swipe cause sometimes it would either not register or it would just swipe my song to the next/ pre track). But now that I'm using this new ui, where everything is plastered on one panel, it just makes all the functions cluttered and messy to use. Another example for that would be the visualization and sleep timer. While the visualization was cool, I never used it cause it's just a waste of battery, and the sleep timer is a nice feature, but again, something that I probably won't use. I don't want those buttons on my main panel cause again, it just takes up space and gives me that cluttered real estate feel. Or even look at the eq and reverb panels, again, they just feel so much more clustered than before. Idk, maybe third party skins can fix that, maybe and option could be added to allow users to go back to the previous layout, maybe I need to dig around the options more to get the player back to a state that I find enjoyable to use and not a nuisance. Idk, maybe I just need some more time with this, but for now, I can't say I'm too fond of this new ui. 

    Totally Agree. The old UI was just intuitive and consistent, top to bottom. Rock solid. I know users have said the new UI requires some getting used to and then it feels like it is better. I don't think so, at least absolutely not so far, ie. beta 796. It is cluttered, gaudy and all over the place. Unnecesaary checklists, gaudy thumbnails, bad fonts, meaningless use of size options, inconsistent placement etc.

    Why change something so beautiful and well laid out simply to appear to have changed.

    Really sorry, but, I have this major gripe.

    Poweramp was one of those few apps that wasn't or didn't need to keep rolling out new updates. Because for a very long time nothing was broken, it was the best and therefore, nothing needed fixing. Of course, there were some quirks, eg. exporting playlists never really worked for me. But apart from that nothing  much else. Until Oreo came along and the notification shade needed fixing. Alright,  so you wanted to improve Audio Output. Perfect. But why mess with everything else that was The Best by a long shot. 

    Sorry. Really disappointed.

  2. Dear Poweramp developers,

    Stars system or thumbs system, either way is ok. Although, I'd imagine the stars system is a little more future proof.

    What is a major regression from v2 is the fact that the ratings do not show up in any list or playlist (apart from the "top rated" filter). This makes the UI really difficult to use. Why? Because one painstakingly marks the songs in a very large selection as favorites, randomly, as one listens to them. (My collection is large enough such that I don't listen to a song a second time for many months at a  time. Am sure am not unique). Not being able to find them easily later on, defeats the whole process. Thanks.

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