Matthias from EmacBerry let us know about his latest project called TOMPlayer (TheOtherMediaPlayer). Matthias started using his BlackBerry as his main MP3 player and ran into a few shortcomings that really annoyed him. Instead of giving up he created TOMPlayer to better manage his playlists. For example, he did not like that the native player did not manage large playlists well or remember where you were in the playlist or even where you were in the current track you were listening to. This is especially important for AudioBooks.
That is where TOMPlayer comes in. TOMPlayer always stores the last active playlist, the last active track and even the position in the track. This is handy for longer playlists that you don’t complete regularly especially since TOMPlayer even remembers the last shuffle of your playlist. Currently TOMPlayer is in functional beta and works just fine but does not have a sexy GUI yet and just the basic functionality. It also cannot create new playlists but you can use Matthias’s FileScout app for that or a desktop app.