Free, works well, no ads, no unreasonable permissions - what's not to love! The full-screen "Visual Click" is great to have. This app can be part of a musician's toolkit of essentials; Tap Tempo answers the question "how fast are they taking that?" I'd also suggest DaTuner Lite (unless you play piano, accordion, vibes, or another instrument you don't tune yourself). You might also like LiveBPM (for a few dollars), an "unmetronome" that listens and detects the actual tempo, with a numeric display plus a graph for the last five minutes.
I've tried most of the metronome apps in the store, including paid apps, and keep coming back to this one for everyday use. I use it for music and to double check my heart rate readings. It has the most responsive tap function of all the apps. Simple and functional wins every time. I would love to be able to switch the tap button to the right hand side of the screen, but that is simply a "frosting on the cake" wish. And polyrhythmic beat capability would make this app out of this world.
This and Irrational Metronome (for the rare complicated odd meters) cover all my needs. This one has a very clean and easy to use interface. It allows me to tap the tempo, select different click sounds, and says what a particular tempo range is called. Very nice. The uncluttered interface allows me to use it on the fly, such as to tap out which tempo the conductor is using during rehearsal, so I can write it down in pencil on my sheet music and practice at the same one later at home. It can also blink the screen in time to the tempo, but I keep that turned off because I don't like the blinking and because there is a slight delay (in any case, a little red indicator light also blinks, which is enough for me).
Great little app! I researched for hours to find this perfectly simple app. Stability and simplicity is really all a musician needs. Just 1 thing I'd like to see added. The ability to turn off the blinking light, as there is a slight lag between the sound and light. I learned that is something that can't be fixed in an Android platform. Thank you Ethan Brown. This app has saved the day, and free with no ads just can't be beat!
Great app. It would be better if the visual click was precisely on sync with the audio as opposed to flashing a split second before. Also I just updated as it is noted that the update allows the click to keep playing whilst using other apps. It doesn't work with YouTube which would be great for me when getting precise tempos from YouTube music. Not complaining as it's free and I'm very grateful! Thanks!
I was after a straight forward metronome to keep me in tempo when laying down a backing track. Everything else I tried was far to complicated for my requirements. This great little app is perfect. Thanks so much.
10.10.4: Now remembers behavior on other app audio request (keep playing with other audio) between app executions
10.10.3: Option to ignore audio interrupts and continue play while other apps use audio. While in this mode it WILL NOT stop when the phone rings.
10.10.2: Favorites selections are larger, fixed bug that displayed incorrect sound label after reboot, improved layout on small devices.
10.10.1: Tap tempo is now more stable.
10.9.1: Save both tempo and current accent beat with favorite