Skiplayer – Choose Songs Safely While You Cruise

There’s nothing more annoying than hearing a song you thought you’d removed from your playlist, but obviously had not. It’s in exactly those moments when you remember that you were supposed to comb through your library of fantastic finds, and rid your current playlist of songs that were once favorites, and now are not. Problem is that in that very moment of auditory anguish, you are most likely in a situation, like driving, preventing you from fixing the snafu. Have no fear, there is a way to “mark” that song so it does not play again, and it’s not in the iPhone player.

Download Skiplayer to do the job. Skiplayer is an extremely user-friendly app, that’s driven by a unique design. Most apps give you icons to tap in order to invoke a function. What sets Skiplayer apart from the rest is that the entire screen is your control. No more looking for icons, just tap anywhere and watch it do its magic. An added bonus is that Skiplayer allows you to skip songs and mark them as “don’t play” by just double-tapping your car’s FWD button!

Here’s how it works:

  • Skiplayer plays music from your iPhone or iPod’s playlist automatically
  • Swipe up to view the playlist
  • Swipe down to see the app’s menu
  • Swipe left to play the next song on your playlist
  • Swipe right to play the previous song on your playlist
  • Tap to pause; tap again to play
  • Tap and hold to select options to never play the song again OR to add it to your favorites

Skiplayer screenshot

The tap and hold function works a bit differently from the other functions, because it will render a screen that shows four icons, in a compass fashion. While I did mention that Skiplayer eliminates the need to tap icons, each icon will be considered “tapped” when you slide your fingertip towards it. So, there is no need to see or find it before selecting it. All you need to know is that your fingertip is sliding in the correct direction.

It does not get much simpler than that! You can be cooking, cleaning, driving or doing just about anything, and not have to look at your device should you decide to pause or pass a song. And remember, when one of those pesky, annoying songs pops up, you simply tap and hold, then slide your finger to the top of the screen to initiate the “never play” mode. Also know that if you change your mind and want to reinstate a song marked never to be played, you can. Simply go to your playlist, find the song using the handy-dandy search window, swipe right and tap RESTORE.

Functionality abounds in this app that makes listening to favorite tunes so much more easier. I never knew apps like this existed, and once I found it, I was hooked. The only small downside to the app is the hidden shuffle feature, which is something you cannot turn on or off without looking at the screen. You can change the settings, but you have to dive down into the playlist to do so.

No big feat. It’s easy to do, but it would be nice to have it handy on the main screen. Barring that, Skiplayer is an awesome app with an awesome name – a play on Skip+player!

Auto Law Pro – Emergency Contacts, at your Fingertips!

These days no matter where you live and drive, the risks in maneuvering motor vehicles safely to their destinations has become a maniacal mayhem with the way people drive. It takes a calm demeanor and quick access to help to get you through those incidents when transportation becomes tumultuous. Luckily, Smith Luby Holdings, LLC has come up with a handy-dandy app that lets you journal your “event” and seek the help you need, all from one place – an app called Auto Law Pro. 

Auto Law Pro provides users with tools needed to contact people for help, steps that guide you when you’ve been in an accident and precautions to take if you just received a ticket. Download the app and you will find a crisp, clean interface with immediate links to its three main functions: 

  1. Emergency
  2. I had an accident
  3. I got a ticket 

From the main screen, you can even take video to help you in your case if you’ve been in an accident, or even if you have received a ticket. It is always wise to have backup evidence in cases where you may want to challenge what has been put upon you. 

Auto Law Pro review

The Emergency option allows you to quickly and easily contact people whose help you may need. You can choose to allow the app to see your device’s contact list, or you can choose to enter them manually. Both options work equally as well. Once you have contacts in place, you can also specify if that contact will automatically be alerted for any or all of the following: DUI, Emergency,  or Video. You can also call 911 from its main page, as well. 

The I had an accident  area allows you to report an accident, allowing you to enter information vital to insurance claims and possibly helpful in proving your innocence, if needed. Information collected includes: 

  • My Vehicle
  • Other Vehicle
  • Other Party Insurance
  • Non-Vehicle Property Damage
  • Location
  • Police Officer Information
  • Witness Data 

You can even store pictures of the scene, the cars and the damage. Maybe even what may have led to the accident. With GPS built into your device, the app will automatically pinpoint and enter the location for you. The I got a ticket function allows you to detail information about the ticket you have received, including information like: 

  • Ticket Type: DUI, Traffic/Parking, Speeding
  • Comments section: allowing you to enter details about the ticket, the officer, the time, day, location, etc. Because details like these are hard to remember when you have just had an ordeal. 

Once you have entered information about any ticket type, the app allows you to contact law firms in your area, based on those you have opened their information up to the app. You can skip this if you wish. 

Auto Law Pro could do no better than it already has. I would say the only improvement it could possibly have would be to make it trigger on voice commands. This would make it much easier to enter data about an incident. Typing at a time when you’ve just gone through a crash, or are experiencing some emergency situation may not be completely viable. 

All in all, this app is absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who feels they need a quick way to get help in their time of need.