“…a powerful music utility that is perfect for getting reacquainted with your favorite tunes.” — John Voorhees,

Featured in Macworld, MacStories, and Mac & i magazine, Picky is for people particular about their music, giving you full control over how you browse and listen to your albums and songs.

‣ Picky keeps your Artists and Albums lists uncluttered by hiding those with only a few songs – simply adjust the filters to taste.

‣ Queue up tracks to play later: simply swipe to the left on a song until the ‘+’ icon appears and turns solid orange, then let go to queue it.

‣ Use Picklists to quickly play (or queue) groups of songs – like playing an album without its bonus tracks.

‣ Easily sort the main Albums list and artists’ album lists with just a couple taps: by title, release date, duration, or by date added to your library.

‣ Picky lets you easily filter your Songs and Albums lists by genre (or by multiple genres). You can do things like quickly put together a mix by opening the filter, tapping on a few genres, and then closing it and tapping Shuffle.

‣ You can use the Artists and Songs filters to keep singles and one-hit-wonders tucked away, or bring them into focus when you really want to listen to them.

‣ Picky intelligently combines both grouping by artist and by album artist, so you'll always find your songs where you expect them to be. But if you prefer just one of the groupings, you can easily change that with a setting.

‣ Quickly see the list of your currently playing songs by simply swiping up in the Now Playing view.

‣ Quickly search across your entire music library with just a few taps.

‣ Picky is designed for iOS 14 and supports widgets, Dark Mode, Split View, AirPlay 2, iPad trackpads, Context Menus, VoiceOver, headphone remotes, iTunes Match, and Apple Music that has been added to your collection. You can use Picky exclusively or seamlessly switch between it and the system Music app.

Picky: for listeners with refined taste.

What’s New

Version 4.4

Hi all! Just checking in with a little update for the new OSes — stay tuned for more additions later in the year, and as always feel free to send me any feedback or suggestions for future updates.

Here’s what’s new:

‣ New extra large widgets for iPadOS 15

‣ UI style adjustments for iOS 15

‣ Picky now displays playlist artwork in the main Playlists screen, not just in the detail screens

‣ The main albums singled out from the Deep Cuts, Quick Plays, and Long Plays lists on the Search screen are now pulled at random for a bit more variety

‣ Deep Cuts now also includes some older albums that iTunes doesn’t have a last play date for

‣ Improved Dark Mode placeholder images for albums without cover art

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Netuser ,

Playlists index missing

Nice app that performs as advertised. One glaring omission is the alphabetical index that shows in the artists, albums and songs screens. For some reason, it is not displayed in the playlists screen. Please add this important feature!! It would also be very helpful when browsing/selecting songs to be able to know which playlists they belong to.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for the feedback! Those are good ideas, consider them added to my todo list… stay tuned 🙂


Faffy Geoffy ,

Fantastic replacement for Apple’s Music app

I’ve been searching for a music app to replace Apple’s, but each one I’ve tried has problems I just can’t overlook... That is, until I tried Picky! It’s responsive, bug free, and easy to use. It has great sort options, so I can view my music just the way I want it. In my eyes, the only thing it really lacks is support for playlist folders, but since everything else is perfect, I’m willing to do without them. If you have a large collection of iTunes music like I do, I would highly recommend this app.

Developer Response ,

Glad to hear how happy with Picky you are! I’ve been meaning to investigate playlist folder support further… stay tuned 🙂

customer z ,

Still the Best!

For eight long years I’ve relied on Picky and year after year the developer continues to support it. Tons of new features have been added in that time without forcing users to completely relearn how to use the app. That alone would be worth five stars but even more amazingly is that the dev is ultra responsive to requests and bug reports (of which I’ve noticed very few). It’s highly customizable and performance is solid. What more could you want from a music player?

Developer Response ,

Thank you, I’m glad you’re so happy with Picky! Here’s to the next 8 years! 🥂

App Privacy

The developer, Charles Joseph, 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.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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