Albums: Music Shortcuts 4+

Albums on Your Home Screen

Adam Bell

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings
    • Free



Albums lets you collect and add your favourite music albums as widgets to your home screen, acting as fast shortcuts to listen to them on your preferred music streaming service.

This app aims to bring back some of the feel of collecting and playing vinyl records. No longer are you going through the rounds of opening an app, searching for an artist, fighting network connections, finding the album, picking a song to start… etc., just tap them on your home screen, play, and enjoy!

- Search for and collect your favourite albums.
- Customize your album widgets with many different styles, colours, and settings.
- Display them all as a digital collection and celebrate the artwork that makes so many records timeless classics.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

New in 1.3.1: Restores iOS 16 Widget Support, sorry about that!


- Added new interactive widgets for iOS 17 (with autoplay enabled for Apple Music, it will begin playback immediately)
- Added multi-group widgets to show multiple daily albums at once (e.g. Albums of the Day)
- Added the ability to add Apple Music or Spotify playlists as "albums". To add one, share a playlist from either app (e.g. Apple Music or Spotify) to Albums
- Lowered the memory footprint of widgets in general
- Added the ability to sort based on Release Date
- Fixed a few crashes
- Added some data recovery options to Support (if you're missing artwork for example, you can reimport all albums)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jeremy Kanter ,

If Apple won’t add pinning to Apple Music…

…I guess pinning albums to my home screen is the next best thing. Hoping this makes it easier to find my favorite albums, which have a tendency to get buried in my library whenever I add new things I want to listen to. App seems well designed and seems to perform really well.

TheLlamaKing ,

Playlist pinning feature is buggy

So far, I have only been successful in putting one playlist as a widget in iOS 17.4.1. I can import others via the share button in the playlist, but when I try to put a playlist on the home screen as a widget, the widget comes up blank and tapping on it just takes me to the Albums app. It does look like playlists show up in the random widget, but I’d like to be able to have specific playlists selectable from the home screen. I’ve had this app for a while and really enjoyed having individual albums out there, but I’d much rather have playlists.

jdmccallum ,

Great app for lack of album section in AM

Apple Music really needs a dedicated section for full albums vs albums where you pulled a single from…

This app fixes that and has a cool widget too! Love it

App Privacy

The developer, Adam Bell, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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