Apple Music allows users to create and share playlists with other subscribers, but multiple people cannot edit the same playlist. Thus, only the creator of the playlist can add or remove songs from it. With that in mind, the developers behind Denim have created Caset, a new iOS app that lets you create collaborative “mixtapes” with your friends.
Since creating a good playlist from scratch is not always an easy task, Caset comes with a gallery of suggested mixtapes for different moods. Users can find preset playlists such as Morning Coffee, Late Night, Self Care, Vintage Hits, and Wine Down, each with their own songs curated by the app developers.
Of course, if you prefer, there is always the possibility to create a mixtape with the name and the songs you want, and they can all be edited later. One cool thing about the app is that some of Denim’s features are integrated with Caset, which means it has multiple options for creating unique artwork for your mixtapes.
For example, there are nine predefined styles in the app which can be customized with different backgrounds and texts. And if you want to take it a step further, you can create a custom cover to personalize your mixtape with the built-in editor.
But definitely the best part of Caset is the collaborative functionality. While Apple Music lacks collaborative playlists, Caset solves this problem beautifully in a way that Apple probably won’t do anytime soon. Users can not only invite friends to edit a mixtape, but also see who added a song to it and even choose a reaction that everyone can see.
There are notifications to alert you whenever someone adds a new song to the mixtape, so you won’t miss any new changes to the playlist. Since the app is integrated with Apple Music, you can play the songs directly from the Caset app.
The 9to5Mac take
There’s a lot missing in Apple Music, but it’s great to see there are developers committed to improving the experience of Apple’s streaming service with their own apps. I’ve been using Caset for a few days now, and it’s already become one of my favorite Apple Music companion apps.
The way the app allows for collaborative playlists through an intuitive and fun interface with beautiful illustrations and reactions makes it worth the effort.
Caset is available for free on the App Store, but some features require a subscription to unlock. It should be noted that the app currently only works with iPhone and iPod touch.
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