Being an audiophile, I spend a large chunk of time listening to songs on my Android phone, but after trying out a boatload of music players, both paid and free, on the Play Store, I’m yet to come across one that let me mute those darn notification sounds during my favorite parts of a song. For those new to the platform, on Android, if you get a text message or email while you’re listening to music, the OS automatically pauses it for a few seconds, plays the notification sound. and then resumes audio playback. Though it you don’t miss an alert, it isn’t ideal for uninterrupted music playback. Today, I stumbled upon an app called Don’t Pause that happens to be quite a great workaround for this problem.
Don’t Pause is a free app that can automatically put your phone on vibrate mode when you’re playing music, and back to normal settings when you have stopped the playback. In can be enabled and disable on the fly, and boasts a dead simple interface. Continue reading past the jump for more details.
The app isn’t exactly the first of its kind. Back in January, I covered a similar application labeled Shush, which can also switch your phone to silent mode when you’re using it, and back, when you put in your pocket. Don’t Pause is a minimal alternative to Shush with focus on audio playback. The developer, too, acknowledges taking inspiration from Shush when creating Don’t Pause.
When enabled, Don’t Pause quietly sits in the background, muting all incoming notifications for you as long as music is being played. Unlike other similar apps, this one doesn’t require any configuration. All you have to do is tap the green start button at the bottom of its interface and it’ll take care of the rest.
The app is available for free on the Google Play Store. Download it to your device from the link provided below.