AudioShare update – iOS audio document manager gets new features

Download from iTunes App StoreAudioShare logoJonatan Liljedahl is obviously a busy man. As well as updates to all is Kymatica-branded AUFX series audio effects apps appearing on the App Store over the last few days, one of his other apps – AudioShare – has also been updated.

I’ve never got around to doing a full review of AudioShare here on the blog, but it is the kind of useful utility app 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 thatApple do not, as yet, make it easy to access the various files associated with one app when using a second app, AudioShare’s key function is 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 - the kind of audio utility app that is well worth a place in almost any iOS musician's app collection.

AudioShare – the kind of audio utility app that is well worth a place in almost any iOS musician’s app collection.

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.2.7.1 – adds a number of new features as well as some tweaks and bugfixes. For example, the recording features now can stay open after completing a recording and the Trash folder now actually holds your files in case you change your mind (you have to delete them from the Trash folder itself to make the deletion permanent). In addition, the Show Size function now also shows the number of files within a folder or sub-folder. Amongst a number of tweaks/fixes, the Audiobus SDK has been updated to improve performance under iOS8.3 and some fixes have been applied to solve a couple of issues for those users still on iOS7.

At UK£3.99, 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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    1. AudioShare is well worth a review or, even better, an article that highlights the many things you can do with this handy app.

      It’s the iOS audio equivalent of those kitchen devices that cut,chop,slice and dice.

      Along with AudioBus, it is a must have app.

    2. I second Simon’s post! an article on the highlights would be great.

      I can’t imagine not having this app. I would be lost. ;)

      • I’ll add it to my ‘to do’ list :-) It’s getting to be a looonnngggg list :-( best wishes, John

    3. AudioShare has to be my most used app; it handles dozens of tasks and is a solid performer. It’s quite remarkable, really. I use all of the other Kymatica apps and find them just as solid.

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