Music player Kugou plays mp3, aac, wma, fla, and other audio formats.
The latest edition has more equaliser presets, an ID3 tag editor in english, and the rest of the (originally chinese) interface is in english too. Well, sort of. The translation looks funny and there are plenty of chinese symbols all over the place, but it is functional anyway.
Kugou displays all your music in a big list without filtering by artist, genre, or other mp3 tags. It can sort your files by artist or title, but if you have hundreds of tracks on your memory card, don't expect to find them quickly or easily in Kugou. On my phones Kugou couldn't write the names of the songs in the music list, so they were all displayed as E! instead. All six hundred of them. Which made the program totally useless for me. Kugou is no match for Nokia's own music player, PowerMP3, or TTPod.
When I tried to exit Kugou, it said that that feature was not supported, so I had to use brute force and shut down Kugou with KillMe.
• Kugou v1.39 (english version) at Fillmobile
• Kugou v1.39 (english version) at Mobile Castle
Sleep Music is a timer program that can switch off your music player or any other program on your phone. It can switch off your phone too. The latest version can change song if you shake it (of course your phone has to have an accelerometer to feel the shakes), and it can respond to the buttons of some headsets.
To make Sleep Music work, you have to install four .sis files. And you have to send the files to Open Signed Online first, or set your copy of Symbian free to avoid the Symbian Signed madness.
• Sleep Music 1.06 at Mobile Castle
Monday, 9 February 2009