What's New

1.9.1: fixed problems with Dutch translations
1.9.0: added the option "Play (keep playlist)" to the context menu. When you set the "playlist modification mode" to "Always Ask" in the settings you can use SonoPad like Sonos version 6.3. used to worked.

If anything is not working as you expect don't hesitate to contact [email protected]

I'm really eager to provide you with the best SonoPad experience possible - but if you don't ask your questions directly via mail I cannot answer and help you.

App Description

SonoPad is the first full fledged third party alternative Sonos remote control available for your iPad.

Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/QkGSuzPP9dk

Also don't miss my new App "SonoPhone" for iPhone!

Read below about
- a new intuitive and elegant User Interface
- integrated browser for fast information retrieval
- less taps for common tasks
- and current limitions (don't skip them ;) )

or come over to my homepage www.sonopad.com with much more information and screenshots available.

This application is not endorsed by or associated with Sonos, Inc. (which is why it is not free)

◆◆◆ a new intuitiv and elegant user interface ◆◆◆
- SonoPad focusses on the main tasks in its user interface, making it less cluttered and easier to find your way around
- don't hide your covers in a small area, SonoPad give big room to show show your gorgeous covers all the time
- drag and drop zone management
- a classic dark theme for all those who can't stand blue anymore
- volume + progress popups: when changing volume or progress of a song, you get popups telling you the actual values. Stop guessing your desired values today!
- screensaver mode

◆◆◆ integrated browser for fast information retrieval ◆◆◆
- SonoPad knows what you are playing, the web knows even more
- pregenerated links and searches based on your playlist: you are just a tap away from Wikipedia, Lyrics search, Tourdates Search, Last.FM, YouTube, AllMusic, MusicBrainz and many more.

◆◆◆ less taps for common tasks ◆◆◆
SonoPad tries to optimize most often used tasks to have the least taps needed. In the end you are able to navigate and control your players much more fluently.

- Touch To Play: are you sick of always beeing asked what to do when you tap a track or album? SonoPads default is to just start to play. A long press still gives you access to all options - you can also change the tap default on the settings screen. Want to build a playlist fast? Just set the default to 'always add to end' and off you go ...
- tap an album cover image and the whole album starts to play immediately
- aggregated search: search results are collapsed into one view, so you see immediately in what category you have the best results, without switching back and forth
- shortcuts to most used functions: on the bottom bar you have shortcut buttons for artist, albums, radio and musicservices. The Radios menu is rearranged so you are only two taps away from your radio favorites from any place.
- you can control the volume of every player directly from the players popup. No need to switch players anymore.

◆◆◆ Limitations ◆◆◆

- all music services except Last.FM and Amazon Cloud Music are supported
- No portrait mode on the main screen yet.
- No playing of music stored on iPad yet
- No options to set alarms or sleep settings
- No support for discontinued WD100 dock

Use your chance to vote about your next most wanted feature in the following polls:

Please also share your thoughts on my Blog, where I’m able to answer you (AppStore comments cannot be answered). I really care about your ideas, as I want to make SonoPad the best alternative Sonos Controller out there!

◆◆◆ Other stuff ◆◆◆
- you can start SonoPad with the 'sonopad://' URL from other remote Apps. Its also possible to hand over a return URL and a default player to be selected. Read more about it on my blog!
- SonoPad shows artist names when browsing compilations
- Sonos is registered trademark of Sonos, Inc.

iPad Screenshots

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SonoPad screenshot 1 SonoPad screenshot 2 SonoPad screenshot 3 SonoPad screenshot 4 SonoPad screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 18, 2014 Initial release
  • September 14, 2014 New version 1.7.4
  • May 05, 2015 New version 1.8.0
  • June 05, 2015 New version 1.8.1
  • July 29, 2015 New version 1.8.2
  • August 12, 2015 New version 1.8.3
  • October 01, 2015 New version 1.8.4
  • November 02, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • November 03, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • December 20, 2015 New version 1.8.5
  • December 20, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • December 21, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • January 27, 2016 New version 1.8.6
  • February 08, 2016 New version 1.8.7
  • November 09, 2016 New version 1.9.1

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