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Sync and Play your iTunes playlists, podcasts and videos; imports ratings too! ? Number one app in Newsweek's Top 10 Android apps for 2011 ? doubleTwist Player is the best all-in-one music, radio and video app. Finds all the music on your phone and syncs music & video with the free doubleTwist app on Mac/PC. Imports iTunes music playlists, music ratings & playcounts from your Mac/PC; sync music, play music & video podcasts! For a wireless experience, upgrade to AirSync, which syncs your iTunes music, photos and videos with your Mac or PC over your home WiFi network: • Securely pair your Android device with your Mac or PC • Automatic, wireless import of photos and videos from your Android to your PC. • Automatically import MP3 purchases & downloads from your phone back to your Mac or PC. • Wirelessly sync iTunes music, iTunes playlists, iTunes ratings and playcounts. • Stream photos, videos and music from your phone to your XBox or PlayStation 3 with AirTwist™ • Stream videos, photos and music to your Apple TV (black model) with Twist To™ (AirPort Express is not yet supported) Also, you can purchase an in-app upgrade that will check your songs for missing artwork and supply high-quality cover art using Gracenote's extensive licensed artwork database. Note: if your songs already contain embedded artwork, doubleTwist will continue to display that artwork, whether you upgrade or not. Usage of this app is subject to the doubleTwist Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: http://doubletwist.com/legal/ The free doubleTwist desktop app requires MacOS X 10.5 or higher on your Mac, or WinXP SP2/Vista/Windows 7 on your PC. If you have comments or feedback on our app, please send to android-support at doubletwist.com as there's no way to reply to comments in the Android Market. Thanks! doubleTwist Team, San Francisco Recent changes: * Fixed AirTwist & AirPlay support for non-English users. * Improved translations for non-English users following feedback after the 1.4.8 release. * Large widget is now available to users who have purchased the album art upgrade. Content rating: Everyone... Read More

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Default doubleTwist Player: Great Music Player with Few Complaints



Overview

DoubleTwist is a replacement Music/Video player for you Android device. It has all the same features as the stock music player such as a section for artists, songs, playlists, albums and podcasts, but adds a few exciting features of its own.

Performance

DoubleTwist is a very quick application to use. It takes no time to start it up and once your in it, it is very snappy. Even searching for songs within the player is silky smooth. I tried to see if there was any slow down while switching menus within the player while also having a song play in the background and I no such luck in getting bad performance. DoubleTwist is just as snappy as the stock music player.

New Features Over Stock Music Player

The first feature is that inside DoubleTwist is a video player. This is nice because all of your music and videos are in one spot in your phone. This is very convenient.

The second feature is that inside the video section of the player, it has a picture thumbnail of the video to help you identify which video is which. Also, this adds a certain classy look and makes it look more professional.


The third feature, and biggest, is that along with the version of DoubleTwist for Android, you can download DoubleTwist on your computer. What this allows you to do is sync your Itunes or Windows Media Player libraries straight to your device. This saves a lot of time as you no longer have to drag and drop your music files onto your device. I will go more in-depth on this feature later with a video.

DoubleTwist for the PC

DoubleTwist for the PC allows you to do what Itunes does for the Ipod but for your Android device. There many settings you can change to your preference such as having DoubleTwist for PC start up as soon as your device is plugged in via USB. Or you can have DoubleTwist automatically sync as soon as your device is plugged in. You also have the option of syncing your library from just Itunes or your Windows Media Player or both. Another option is having the choice of where you want your synced music stored on your PC. Overall, this saves a lot of time and frustration putting music and videos on your device.




Annoyances

One of the main reasons that I use DoubleTwist for is that my videos are in the same spot as my music. But the problem is that if you shoot a video with your camera on your phone, it takes awhile for DoubleTwist on your device to realize that, and put it in your video playlist. It can be annoying.

One more annoyance is that the colors used inside the player are very boring. All that is used are grays, blacks and the occasional blue. This is not a huge deal, but can be a little depressing at times. Below is a picture of the color scheme used.


Conclusion

I have tried many other music replacements and none have come close to meet my expectations as DoubleTwist has. It does everything I want it to do and more. And although there are a few annoyances, the good outweighs the bad in this situation. I would give it a 9/10. I recommend this app to anyone looking for an easier solution to music on your Android phone. Even if you don't have a problem with getting music on your phone, its definitely worth the time of downloading it and checking it out!

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For Some reason I cant get this second youtube video to be added to my review. This video is a walk through of the DoubleTwist Client for the PC.

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YouTube - Walkthrough of PC DoubleTwist
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Great write up!

Here is a another great review that compares Double Twist and Cubed:

Android Delight Delightful App Battle: Cubed vs. DoubleTwist
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Seriously this software is a pile of Dogs doo dah. it doesnt install, download, it fails miserably, their techical support stinks and to make it worst Samsung has just realeased it on the new Vibrant, this company has no ideas what is going to be standing at their door.... how about a couple of 1000s irrate customers who cant get answers!!!!!
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OK, I'm new. But how hard can it be to have DoubleTwist store the music, video, etc. on the SD drive? It wants to store everything on the phone's internal memory and I cannot redirect it. SD card is mounted, settings for storage location is set to SD card, DoubleTwist seems to ignore this. Just purchased Atrix 4g, is there something unique here?

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