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Tap Metronome

Tap Metronome is a simple metronome for those who want quick access to a reliable metronome

Tap Metronome is your bare bones free option

Tap Metronome

by Dan Soper
Tap Metronome
Tap Metronome
FREE in the App Store

Tap Metronome is your bare bones free option. Limitations include a poor interface for the iPad and limited beats per measure. Just as the name suggests, you can tap to set your tempo. We could not be more thrilled that a free option is out there. There are no ads that would render it unusable. The iPhone interface is much better and in time the iPad interface may improve. Those needing a free option should give this one a try.

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What is it about?

Tap Metronome is a simple metronome for those who want quick access to a reliable metronome.

Tap Metronome

App Details

Utilities Music
Last updated
June 1, 2016
Release date
January 28, 2011
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App Store Description

Tap Metronome is a simple metronome for those who want quick access to a reliable metronome.

- Three ways to choose tempo: tap the speed you want, select from the picker list or type the number (access by tapping on the white tempo on the iPhone).
- Loud beeps: Volume as loud as possible to be audible above music. Visible volume control so you can increase it further.
- Choose the number of beats in the bar (from 1 to 7).
- Visible beat indicator.
- Rotate the view for a Landscape version, so you can put the device on a music stand without covering the speaker.
- Accurate: many of the free metronomes in the App Store are not accurate because they are based on old sample code, and over a number of seconds they get a beat out. This metronome is one of the few which is accurate for hours.
- Add the Metronome as a Today View extension (drag down from the top of the screen).
- On Apple Watch: a simple independent metronome which quietly taps you on the beat. In addition, a Glance, and multiple Complications, allow you to see your current tempo and quickly access the metronome app through them.
- Use 3D Touch Quick Actions to start the metronome at multiple tempos directly from the Home Screen icon.

This app makes sounds even when your device is on silent, so that you can use it in situations where you want other phone functions silenced. To quickly mute the metronome, press the mute icon.

Look out for Tap Metronome Plus, which is ad-free, provides many more sounds, and has a screen flash function.

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