Interact with your music and fall in love with your library all over again.
Marvis offers a beautiful presentation of your Music Library with loads of powerful features in a minimalistic yet highly customizable UI.
• For iTunes, iCloud Music Library & Apple Music.
‣ Supports Apple Music Search, Browse, For You & Radio.
‣ Non-subscribers can search & browse the Apple Music catalog and play 30s preview for all available songs.
• Use Drag & Drop to add one or more items to Up Next, Play or Shuffle.
• Last.fm (Scrobbles even non-library tracks).
• Advanced Media Details and Artist Info.
• List & Grid Layout. Multiple Grid styles to choose from, like Cover Flow.
• 30+ App icon choices.
• Sort and Group.
‣ Sort by Recently Played/Added, Year, Rating, Play Count and more.
‣ Group Playlists & Genres into Albums, Artists, Composers, etc.
• Smart Rules ‣ Filter, Sort & Limit.
• Music.app is required for Marvis to function.
• Due to iOS restrictions, it's not possible to delete items from your library or playlists via Marvis.
We're so delighted to receive such a great response for 'Smart Rules' and really appreciate your support.
This update squashes a few bugs and improves translations.
Ratings and Reviews
Great App! A Few Suggestions...
Is it possible to have a search bar at the top. This way it avoids a swipe and tap to search a song? This option could be turned off and on in settings. Another suggestion is for the New Releases and Coming Soon, can we customize it to the genre of music we like? Also, I've noticed if I'm playing a song in the background and I open the app, the time where it shows the song at is wrong, the time bar has to catch up. Can it be changed to show the correct time right away? Can the volume bar at the bottom be longer?
Thanks! I totally recommend this app!
Developer Response ,
Glad you like Marvis.
There’s a gesture to invoke search and navigate sidebar. Please refer to Settings > Gestures > Sidebar Flow.
New Releases and Coming Soon are fetched from RSS feeds and not Apple Music APIs, after another user requested genre filter we searched about it and found it only supports Country and Heavy Metal Genre and that too only for New Released & Hot Tracks and only for limited countries. No filters for Coming Soon.
Top Charts however are fetched using Apple Music APIs and do support genre filters and we have planned to support it soon. Unfortunately, top charts are all Apple Music APIs provides in their charts API and nothing else, for the rest we’re left on our own to implement using alternate ways.
Progress bar catching up: currently progress bar uses a smooth animation to transition, when app goes into background it doesn’t receive any progress updates only after returning back. After reading your review, in v3.1.1 we’ve improved this but there sometime does remains a split second lag to update UI, will try and improve further in future. Thanks.
Volume bar: We had tried to make it longer, but the thing is it kept looking like the home indicator that’s available on new iPhones. Marvis does increase the size of the bar while changing the volume, which should help when adjusting. Also, in case you’re not aware the area for touching the volume bar is quite bigger than the visible area.
Thank you for the feedback. We’re constantly trying to improve and have many more features planned for future updates.
I feel like I paid $3 for night mode only. The same functions I use in the native iTunes app take additional clicks to perform. Ex. Picking a playlist. Menu>playlists>desired playlist.
And it freezes up regularly. Have to cold boot my entire phone to get it working again. Which means I loose the order of songs that I am currently playing though.
Overall I find joy in seeing my phone in dark mode while listening to music. Especially while driving at night as my phone rests in the cradle on my dash. So I typically set up what I am listening to in iTunes then switch to Marvis while listening. While I think it was not overpriced for what it promised, it was overpriced for what I got. I’ll still use it as the money is spent and it serves a purpose to some degree.
Developer Response ,
First of all, thank you for reviewing and giving us an opportunity to assist you.
I feel sad to see your experience using Marvis wasn’t as we hope for. I’d love to mention some points, I hope will be helpful. Thanks.
Even though we have not received any such reports from any other users, I could surely believe that you might have such an issue, but iOS is designed so that Marvis or any app in that regard doesn’t have any authority or ability to lock the whole device even if it wanted to. Apps are sandboxed, that is, they run separately from other iOS components and even if Apps fail to perform correctly, they can never ever lock up the whole iPhone. Also, when normally restarting, playback queue is remembered by Stock Music app, so this is again a different case.
Until I have more details related to this issue, this very well seems like an iOS bug that maybe specific to you. We have seen some other such exclusive iOS bugs that happen to only a few people, and this sounds like it. Sometimes we can address it in our code, sometimes not. But we can surely try to talk to you and troubleshoot. But from what I can tell until then, the freezing of App and iOS is probably caused by a faulty/corrupted link between iOS APIs for Music Playback and library access. Again, like I said very rare to see this happen, you’re first one to report. I couldn’t ask you to restore your device, but I could suggest if you are up for it. A device restore could certainly help. Or if you’re on an older version of iOS, even updating to latest could help. Maybe before restoring reinstalling of Music.app might be helpful as well, but do note, depending on what kind of library you have, you might need to re-sync your music if you delete Music.app, I just wanted to point that out so you’re prepared.
I would also like to respond about the navigation thing that you mentioned. If you take a dive into Marvis Settings > Gestures > Sidebar Flow, you’ll be able to learn a gesture to switch between sidebar tabs, it can be done using vertical swipe up/down, there’s no need to tap. And of course there’s an alternative way to view playlists/albums etc. as well, adding a Library (Albums/Playlists etc.) section to ‘Home’.
Lastly, I can totally understand that your situation would make it harder to discover the app more, so it seems like dark mode is our main feature. But I can surely assure you and you might even see this reported by others as well, that Marvis packs a lot of advanced features and also allows you to customise everything to your heart’s content. I hope we can explore the technical problem and you can explore all the app has to offer beyond the dark mode. Please feel free to contact me through the app’s support link, on Twitter or our Reddit group, I would really hope to see you satisfied one day.
We have a lot of plans for the future and even if something you were expecting from Marvis is not planned currently, we can totally add it for you if we could, considering it’s feasible to. I would love to know your suggestions/feedback.
Thanks again for reviewing. I truly care for all the users and really wish to serve the best I could. I would hope to turn your disappointment into satisfaction one day. Until then, I just hope you could let us know more about your expectations and let us help you with the technical issue. Thank you!
I don’t usually write reviews, but...
This app is truly a work of art. I was on the fence about buying it without trying for $4, but I 100% made the right choice.
There is a ton of customization you can make on this app. If you’re wondering if it’s possible, it probably is. There’s more customization than I actually needed, but it’s nice to have the extra options and I’m sure people will be using the options I don’t.
The app runs very smoothly with no bugs that I’ve seen yet. The app icons are a nice touch, and the aesthetic of the app in general is pleasing.
Lastly, the developer is very responsive on social media, including reddit. He was happy to help me with any questions I had, and went into great detail explaining how his app works regarding my question. I am more than happy to spend $4 to support a fellow developer that’s doing a fantastic job!
All in all, this is a must have if you’re a power user for managing your music library. There’s a reason this app has overwhelmingly positive reviews!
- Aditya Rajveer
- 36 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019 Aditya Rajveer
- In-App Purchases
- Coffee for Addy $2.99
- Burrito for Addy $6.99
- Candy for Addy $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.