February 4, 2014 9:26 am

Mood music for Nokia Asha 501: Moodagent launched

Moodagent is a simple and attractive music player for the latest Nokia Asha range, selecting playlists from your music library to match your mood.

The basic premise here is a simple one. The app is based on a graphic equaliser-style set of ‘mood’ sliders, which you can move up or down depending on how happy you feel. The playlists will then change accordingly.

There are five sliders in total; anger, love, happiness, sadness and tempo. Slide the first four down, set the tempo slider as high as it goes, and the playlists will be formed of quick and raucous tracks.

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Slide the pace down, and the sunshine up, and the songs do actually take on a happier pitch. Equally, we found the tone took a turn for the slower and sadder when we whacked up the slider with a storm cloud on it.

Mix and match moods

The benefit of using this sliding system is that it’s easy to mix and match moods to varying degrees. In love and happy? Slide them both up. This function also makes for a great way of  listening to different types of music.

There’re also pause, back and skip buttons at the bottom of the screen. So, if you’re more accustomed to selecting your own songs or listening to full albums, it’s easy to skip through the songs you’re not quite so fond of.

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As for setting up Moodagent, it really is one of the easier apps available for the latest Asha range. Just open Moodagent and it’ll automatically search your memory card for any music. Then you’re good to go.

If you add more music to your memory card, simply swipe upwards to open the menu, and tap ‘Sync’ to add it to Moodagent.

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And that’s all there is to it. What we love is the simple nature of Moodagent – tell it how you feel and you can concentrate on the most important thing: listening and enjoying your music.

Moodagent is now also available for the latest Nokia Asha family, including the Asha 501, 502 and 503.

We’d love to hear what you think and which mood you go for to get the best mixes? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Updated October 1, 2015 12:16 am