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Description

Find the perfect mix of background noise to help you relax, study, work or sleep. A Soft Murmur is the perfect productivity app to help you wash away distractions.


For any problems or support, please email gabriel@asoftmurmur.com


Upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0.1


Android Marshmallow 6.0.0 has problems when all sounds are unlocked. This is fixed in Marshmallow 6.0.1. If your device is on 6.0.0 and cannot upgrade to 6.0.1 it might be a good idea not to unlock all the sounds.


If you need help with any problems, please contact me at gabriel@asoftmurmur.com


Fully Offline


Download once, listen whenever and where you like. All sounds are stored locally and there are no ads or other network requests.


Smooth Gapless Playback


Other ambient sound apps have annoying gaps or clicks when the player reaches the end of a track and loops back to the beginning. A Soft Murmur plays totally seamless and uninterrupted audio so it never interrupts your focus.


Background audio


A Soft Murmur will play sounds until you tell it to stop - listen while you browse the internet or listen to music.


Sounds


Mix together 10 ambient sounds:


• Rainfall
• Thunder
• Waves
• Gusting wind
• Crackling fireplace*
• Birdsong*
• Crickets*
• Coffee shop*
• Singing bowl*
• White noise*


* These six sounds are unlocked with a single in-app purchase


Meander


When you activate the Meander function, the app gently increases or decreases the volume of each active sound, creating gentle rolling waves of sound that are never the same twice.


Timers


Set A Soft Murmur to fade gently to silence to help you drift into sleep, or set a timer to start or stop playing after a custom length of time. Timers run in the background, even if you user other apps, and show the time left in the notification area. Use timers to transform A Soft Murmur into a versatile productivity app.


Mixes


Save your favorite mixes and give them names. Switch easily between them whenever you like.


Share


A Soft Murmur lets you share your mixes with friends using Facebook Messenger, Twitter, SMS and hundreds of other apps. If your friend has A Soft Murmur installed they can open your mix in the app. If they don't, they can listen to your mix online.


http://asoftmurmur.com

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Oct 13, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Mar 20
2016
(Current)
Version 2.1.1

* Bugfix - Revert an update to an Android support library that causes an out-of-memory error on some devices.

Jan 21
2016
Version 2.0.9

Jan 18
2015
Version 2.0.8

Find the perfect mix of background noise to help you relax, study, work or sleep. A Soft Murmur is the perfect productivity app to help you block out distractions.


Problems with Android 6.0



I've had reports of problems with Android 6.0 when all sounds are unlocked. I'm currently working on a fix. Until then, it might be a good idea to hold off unlocking all sounds if you are using Android 6.0.



If you need help with any problems, please contact me at gabriel@asoftmurmur.com



A Note About Permissions



The app needs the "Read phone status" permission only to be able to mute playback when the phone rings or is off the hook. The app listens for the phone changing state to ringing, changing state to off-the-hook, and changing state to idle. The app does not collect any other information about phone state, and does not store or transmit any information about phone state.



Fully Offline



Download once, listen whenever and where you like. All sounds are stored locally and there are no ads or other network requests.



Smooth Gapless Playback



Other ambient sound apps have annoying gaps or clicks when the player reaches the end of a track and loops back to the beginning. A Soft Murmur plays totally seamless and uninterrupted audio so it never interrupts your focus.



Background audio



A Soft Murmur will play sounds until you tell it to stop - listen while you browse the internet or listen to music.



Sounds



Mix together 10 ambient sounds:



• Rainfall
• Thunder
• Waves
• Gusting wind
• Crackling fireplace*
• Birdsong*
• Crickets*
• Coffee shop*
• Singing bowl*
• White noise*



* These six sounds are unlocked with a single in-app purchase



Meander



When you activate the Meander function, the app gently increases or decreases the volume of each active sound, creating gentle rolling waves of sound that are never the same twice.



Timers



Set A Soft Murmur to fade gently to silence to help you drift into sleep, or set a timer to start or stop playing after a custom length of time. Timers run in the background, even if you user other apps, and show the time left in the notification area. Use timers to transform A Soft Murmur into a versatile productivity app.



Mixes



Save your favorite mixes and give them names. Switch easily between them whenever you like.



Share



A Soft Murmur lets you share your mixes with friends using Facebook Messenger, Twitter, SMS and hundreds of other apps. If your friend has A Soft Murmur installed they can open your mix in the app. If they don't, they can listen to your mix online.



http://asoftmurmur.com

Jan 14
2015
Version 2.0.7

Find the perfect mix of background noise to help you relax, study, work or sleep. A Soft Murmur is the perfect productivity app to help you block out distractions.


If you have problems when using Android 5.x lollipop



Android lollipop introduces an experimental new media player that can cause problems with A Soft Murmur. If you experience stuttering or silence, please try the following:



i) Make sure "Developer options" are enabled on your device. If you have not enabled developer options before, you need to go to Settings > About phone and scroll to "Build number". Tap "Build number" 7 times.



ii) In Settings > Developer options, look under "Media" and deselect the option "Use NuPlayer (experimental)"



A Note About Permissions



The app needs the "Read phone status" permission only to be able to mute playback when the phone rings or is off the hook. The app listens for the phone changing state to ringing, changing state to off-the-hook, and changing state to idle. The app does not collect any other information about phone state, and does not store or transmit any information about phone state.



Fully Offline



Download once, listen whenever and where you like. All sounds are stored locally and there are no ads or other network requests.



Smooth Gapless Playback



Other ambient sound apps have annoying gaps or clicks when the player reaches the end of a track and loops back to the beginning. A Soft Murmur plays totally seamless and uninterrupted audio so it never interrupts your focus.



Background audio



A Soft Murmur will play sounds until you tell it to stop - listen while you browse the internet or listen to music.



Sounds



Mix together 10 ambient sounds:



• Rainfall
• Thunder
• Waves
• Gusting wind
• Crackling fireplace*
• Birdsong*
• Crickets*
• Coffee shop*
• Singing bowl*
• White noise*



* These six sounds are unlocked with a single in-app purchase



Meander



When you activate the Meander function, the app gently increases or decreases the volume of each active sound, creating gentle rolling waves of sound that are never the same twice.



Timers



Set A Soft Murmur to fade gently to silence to help you drift into sleep, or set a timer to start or stop playing after a custom length of time. Timers run in the background, even if you user other apps, and show the time left in the notification area. Use timers to transform A Soft Murmur into a versatile productivity app.



Mixes



Save your favorite mixes and give them names. Switch easily between them whenever you like.



Share



A Soft Murmur lets you share your mixes with friends using Facebook Messenger, Twitter, SMS and hundreds of other apps. If your friend has A Soft Murmur installed they can open your mix in the app. If they don't, they can listen to your mix online.



http://asoftmurmur.com

Oct 24
2014
Version 2.0.4

Find the perfect mix of background noise to help you relax, study, work or sleep. A Soft Murmur is great whenever you want to block out distractions.


A Note About Permissions



The app needs the "Read phone status" permission only to be able to mute playback when the phone rings or is off the hook. The app listens for the phone changing state to ringing, changing state to off-the-hook, and changing state to idle. The app does not collect any other information about phone state, and does not store or transmit any information about phone state.



Fully Offline



Download once, listen whenever and where you like. All sounds are stored locally and there are no ads or other network requests.



Smooth Gapless Playback



Other ambient sound apps have annoying gaps or clicks when the player reaches the end of a track and loops back to the beginning. A Soft Murmur plays totally seamless and uninterrupted audio so it never interrupts your focus.



Background audio



A Soft Murmur will play sounds until you tell it to stop - listen while you browse the internet or listen to music.



Sounds



Mix together 10 ambient sounds:



• Rainfall
• Thunder
• Waves
• Gusting wind
• Crackling fireplace*
• Birdsong*
• Crickets*
• Coffee shop*
• Singing bowl*
• White noise*



* These six sounds are unlocked with a single in-app purchase



Meander



When you activate the Meander function, the app gently increases or decreases the volume of each active sound, creating gentle rolling waves of sound that are never the same twice.



Timers



Set A Soft Murmur to fade gently to silence to help you drift into sleep, or set a timer to start or stop playing after a custom length of time. Timers run in the background, even if you user other apps, and show the time left in the notification area.



Mixes



Save your favorite mixes and give them names. Switch easily between them whenever you like.



Share



A Soft Murmur lets you share your mixes with friends using Facebook Messenger, Twitter, SMS and hundreds of other apps. If your friend has A Soft Murmur installed they can open your mix in the app. If they don't, they can listen to your mix online.



http://asoftmurmur.com

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