Thursday, July 12, 2007

iPhone Tip #001: Seeing Song Length in the iPod application

When a song or a podcast is playing in the iPod application on the iPhone, by default (pictured left) you can't see how long the track has been playing, or scrub (move forward or backward) through the track. But there is a way. If you just tap on the cover art, a small translucent strip will pop-up that shows you how far along a track you are, total time, and gives you the options to play continuously (the loop) or start shuffling right from where you are (the crossed arrows). This last bit is really sweet, but it took me a few days of using the iPhone to figure this out. This only works vertically, when you go widescreen, tapping the cover art shows you the albums track list.