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easyMute for Android Means No More Hassles When Pausing Tracks

Sometimes when you’re listening to your music, there comes a time when you need it be paused or the volume lowered very fast. Other times, when you’re on your lockscreen and the music controls don’t pop up, you have to unlock the device and then go to the music app and mess with all of that. Instead, check out easyMute. It’s free in Google Play and works like a dream. After enabling the app, it uses the proximity sensor on the front of your phone to see if you need your music to shut up or not.

You can set it to just lower the volume or turn it off completely. When lowering the volume, it works really neatly. Hold your hand over the phone and it quiets it down, then as soon as you lift your hand, it’s back to blasting. It’s pretty cool and might even impress some people. That’s what we’re here for, right?

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Cheers Joel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25802390 Michael Sullivan

    what if your phone is in your pocket while your listening to music?

  • http://www.dirtcheapdiscounts.com.au/ Costumes

    Very simple concept which would definitely come in handy for me

  • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

    Love it! Works awesome on most apps. Have only had problems pausing on two apps: Pocket Casts and iHeartRadio, though volume control does work on them.. BeyondPod, Google Music, Apollo, Amazon MP3, Spotify work great.

  • TheWenger

    There’s an app called Wave Control that let’s you skip forward and backwards through tracks with wave gestures as well as pause. It’s a pretty cool concept.

  • collin ferreira

    Have a VZ Galaxy nexus, downloaded it, doesnt work for google music at all for me

    • Tyler Bowden

      I have a VZW GNEX running 4.1 on a BB ROM and it’s working for me. .It might be a hardware/ROM issue with your phone

  • fauxshizzl

    I would suggest using N7 Player. It has all these same features built in and is a really great player. The trial lasts two weeks and the full version is on sale right now for 2 bucks. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.n7mobile.nplayerunlocker&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W10.

    • Royal2000H

      Can it play from the cloud (Google Music)?

      • fauxshizzl

        That I am unsure of, I never set up a Google Music account.

      • Joey Funk

        No it won’t. Google hasn’t released the API for Gmusic and probably won’t for a while, so (unfortunately) we’re stuck with stock app.

  • burntcookie90

    This is absolutely fantastic!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    While I personally have no use for this, it works perfectly.

  • Silver Veloz

    Looks cool! I will have to give it a try.

  • YMB

    couldn’t get it to work with Pocket Casts, SiriusXm, or Poweramp on my #Buglessbeast VZW Gnex.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joan.vilarino Joan Vilariño

      Hi .. I’m the developer of easyMute…

      The problem with some of the players is that they don’t “behave” good… I explain myself: android has a focus mechanism to know what app can sound… easyMute claims audio focus to force the player pause.

      Some developers are ignoring when their app loses focus… so they don’t pause. I can’t do nothing in those cases…

  • Dan Lopez

    Why does it have to have a notification icon? Bummer.

    • http://twitter.com/BigDaddyBesbris Ethan Besbris

      You can disable the icon in the status bar. It’s in the settings. :)

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      It can be disabled :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheGarrett Garrett Garcia

    I picked up the Galaxy Note 2 right now on my lunch break and while using Spotify I wished for an app like this….poof, here it is. Thanks fairy god mother!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joan.vilarino Joan Vilariño

      Glad to hear that!! haha.. stay tuned.. more features this weeken… (hint hint incoming call control.. psssst!!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/roman.rish Roman Rish

      I figured this would have beena feature on the note2 because it was on the s3 already. I wonder why they took it out.

  • Nick

    Ah, I love Protest the Hero.

    • Chris Pinola

      haha I was just gunna say! great band