AudioShare update – iOS audio document manager gets new iOS11 features

Download from iTunes App StoreAudioShare logoJonatan Liljedahl will be well know to almost every iOS musician through his brilliant AUM audio mixer/router app…  although there is also the long-standing AUFX series audio effects apps (and that would be great to see appear as AU effects at some stage?). Of course, he has also given up  his AudioShare utility app. I’ve never got around to doing a full review of AudioShare here on the blog, but it is the kind of tool that an iOS musician doesn’t realises how useful it is to have around until they have actually got it around :-)

As the app’s full title suggests – ‘AudioShare – audio document manager’ – the app provides a way of organising your various audio files up your iOS device. Given that – up until iOS11 at least – Apple have not made it easy to access the various files associated with one app when using a second app, AudioShare’s key function has always been in allowing you to easily move audio files between your different iOS music apps without needing to always resort to iTunes File Sharing; providing the developers of the apps concerned have added support for AudioShare (and lots of the more popular iOS music apps do support this), then AudioShare can be used to easy move files (MIDI files included) around your iDevice.

AudioShare – as close as you can get to a ‘must have’ utility app for iOS music makers – and now with support for new iOS11 file sharing features.

That’s not all it can do though; the app also includes a recording option and can act as an IAA host if you want to record , for example, through some IAA-compatible audio effects apps.

Anyway, the update – which takes the app to v.2.7.6 – has now arrived on the App Store. And, as I’m sure many regular users might have pondered, AudioShare has been tweaked to provide work with Apple’s new Files app that has been introduced within iOS11. Ultimately, Files itself might provide all the file sharing functions we need (although, of course, AudioShare offers more than that) but we are still waiting for app developers to embrace the new possibilities that Files presents. Anyway, it’s great to see AudioShare doing just that and, once you have run the AudioShare update on your iOS11 equipped device for the first time, all your AudioShare files will then appear within the Files app.

After the update, all your AudioShare files will appear in Apple’s new Files app.

What we need now is a few more music apps that make use of the new Files features….  I’m sure that will come and, indeed, Jonatan is leading the way not only with AudioShare itself but also with AUM (see a further post today on that!).

At UK£4.99/US$4.99, AudioShare will not break the bank but it is the kind of useful utility app that some iOS musicians will simply use every single day and it will make their workflow much smoother. If you tend to work within a single app (for example, a host DAW/sequencer) and record all your audio via that route, then perhaps it is a less essential purchase… but, as with a number of other iOS music utility apps, AudioShare is a brilliant time-saver even if only used occasionally. Well worth a place on almost any iOS musician’s iPad or iPhone.

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