The 8 Best Metronome Apps for iOS and Android (2023)

Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-use metronome app with basic features, or you want something that has much more advanced rhythm training options, then this is the article for you!

The best metronome apps are built with ease of use in mind. Mainly because you want to quickly change settings while you’re playing an instrument. This helps them to get out of your way so you can focus your creative energy on playing and practicing!

However, other metronome apps, build on this greatly by having a lot of extra cool features which can help a lot to improve your rhythm. So, it’s also worth checking these out! Let’s get started.

1. Soundbrenner: Metronome App

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Get it on: Google Play | App Store (Apple)

Soundbrenner put a lot of effort into making a really great metronome. In fact, I think it was a very good move, as it really helped to push their brand image and sell more of their vibrating metronomes!

The great thing about this app is that you don’t actually need to buy one of their wearable metronomes to make this app work.

You can use different features such as 20+ sounds of the metronome and full customization of the rhythm you need. You can also create playlists and save songs for easier use of the app. It’s available on both Android and iOS platforms.

2. Metronome Beats

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Get it on: Google Play | App Store (Apple)

Metronome Beats is a handy, quality-made app that’s easy to use and has tons of nice features. You can use it both as a metronome during playing or as a trainer app, as it has those functions built-in.

You can pick different tempos and subdivide the bar up to 16 times.

This app is free, but you can always get a Pro version which is a separate app and it has additional features.

It’s ad-free and you can save your playlists if you need more metronome sets in your playlist. Metronome Beats is available both for iOS and Android.

3. Pro Metronome

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Get it on: Google Play | App Store (Apple)

Pro Metronome is a free app that gives you everything you might need from a metronome. In a basic version that is free to use, you won’t see any ads, which is great. You can also use most of the features this app offers for free.

You can always upgrade to the Pro version, through a monthly subscription. With it, you can unlock additional features, like polyrhythms, sensory aids which you can use on iPhones, several additional features that use iPhone options, and practice and stage modes.

This app is available on both Android or iOS devices.

4. ONYX Metronome

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Get it on: App Store (Apple)

If you’re using a metronome, precision is of the essence. Precise timekeeping is the most important thing if you want to keep everything as it should be in your music.

Most of the apps use internal iOS or Google timekeeping code to make their metronome apps.

ONYX on the other handcrafted their own iOS code to keep the time as precise as possible. It’s available only on iOS platforms.

This app will provide you with the most accurate timekeeping when using a metronome. It’s also beautifully designed and really easy to use. This can be of great help when you’re on stage and just want to quickly edit something on your app.

The basic version of the app is free for use, but if you want to upgrade it, you’ll have to buy a subscription. This will give you options to customize time signatures, create accents and subdivisions or create user playlists.

5. Simple Metronome

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Get it on: Google Play

Sometimes you don’t need tons of fancy features, but just a simple, free metronome app that will do its job quietly and precisely.

Simple Metronome is exactly that – an app that’s easy to use and doesn’t have tons of fancy features, but is stable and does what it does best.

This is a completely free app, without any options for upgrade. It’s available only for Android and there are no ads whatsoever.

It’s really precise and has several nice features, without having your permission for anything other than power management to keep your screen on for a longer period of time if you want it to.

This is a truly no-nonsense app perfect for anyone looking to have a quality made metronome app on their phone.

6. Pulse metronome

Get it on: App Store (Apple)

If you’re an iOS user and want a simple, effective, and free metronome like the Simple Metronome for Android, then Pulse is your option.

It’s easy to use, very user-friendly metronome app that can be used on all iOS devices such as iPhones ar Apple Watch.

All you need to do with this app is to turn it on, set BPM, and choose how you want the app to play it to you.

You can choose from standard sound, or animation, or even only vibrations for your apple watch.

7. Metronomerous – pro metronome

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Get it on: Google Play

This is one of the more advanced metronomes on the list. It includes lots of different subdivisions and accents, different options to set your tempo, and lots of other features.

This one would be particularly good for drummers, or anybody that really needs to work on much more complicated areas of rhythm.

You do need a pretty basic knowledge of musical notation, but it would not require a particularly complex amount of knowledge in this area.

8. Metronome+

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Get it on: App Store (Apple)

Metronome+ is a free app, available only on iOS, that has in-app purchases to unlock all of the features. In it, you will find not only a metronome but several other options as well.

Apart from the metronome, you will find a recorder and a loop machine. Also, there is a chromatic tuner and you can set your setlists and pitch player with it. The design of the app is out of this world and it really makes you feel like you’re in the future.


We hope that this list has helped you narrow down your search for the metronome app. You can choose from so many different apps but these are sure to fulfill your needs in any way you might need them to.

Whether you’re a professional musician looking for a trusted tool for your everyday work, or a beginner trying to learn the basics of music, metronome apps will help you learn and grow easily and will always be with you in your pocket.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Brian Clark is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. He is passionate about practically all areas of music and he particularly enjoys writing about the music industry.

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