There is no denying that the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are fantastic and powerful little devices when it comes to music and video playback. That experience has been improved a little with the new interface of the Music app that ships with iOS 6. For those who love their iOS devices but can’t bring themselves to get involved with iTunes to handle music and videos, then iOS developer Jonas Gessner may have the answer for those who are jailbroken.
The new and powerful Bridge package that has now found its home in Cydia is a fully functioning app that offers users the ability of importing music and videos directly into their media library without having to get iTunes involved in the equation. From a personal perspective, iTunes is an extremely useful and handy piece of kit to have, but there are multiple instances in which we require to transfer our media onto our devices with minimal fuss.
The first and most notable benefit which Bridge brings to jailbroken music lovers is the convenience of being able to handle music files no matter where they are, without the need to be connected to iTunes or even having a computer at all. Any music that is sent to an email address on the device or that has been downloaded with a download manager in a browser can easily be selected and sent to the media library of the device, meaning that it will be available for playback through the usual means.
All imported music will be immediately available in the Music app of the device, with videos showing up in the Videos app, as you would expect. Bridge also offers the benefit of not only being able to preview songs and videos before actually processing the import, but also lets the user edit the file name and information that is stored alongside the file. A great and very powerful Cydia-based app for those who love music and videos.
Bridge is available as a $1.99 download from the BigBoss repository, requires iOS 5 and is compatible with iOS 6 and all devices.