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Looking for app to sync folders via Wi-Fi (including deletes)


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  1. andrewilley

    andrewilley Member This Topic's Starter

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    Android noob here, so sorry if this is a repeat question but after a lot of searching I've not found an answer yet which does exactly what my current software (MobSync) does with my Windows Mobile device.

    What I want to do is auto-sync a podcasts folder, and its subfolders, from my PC over to my new HTC Desire-Z via Wi-Fi. I've found a few programs that appear to be able do this task fine, but I'm not sure which of them can do a full sync, i.e. including echoing deletes back to the PC.

    What I need is for the software to periodically copy any new podcasts found in the PC folder over to the phone (OK, that bit is easy). However when I've listened to the podcast and deleted it from the phone's folder, I want the sync software to neatly delete the same file from the PC too.

    Any suggestions from the experts here? (Without spending a fortune, naturally? :) )

    Andre
     

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

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    Something like this would be a nice way to sync pictures/videos taken with the camera to your PC.

    As far as your podcasts, why not just use google listen or a podcast manager on the phone to download the podcasts to the phone?
     
  3. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    You can do this with the new Winamp app and the Winamp Beta for your PC. It lets you choose what folder to sync and everything. I'm pretty sure this will do what your'e looking for ie delete the old ones etc.
     
  4. andrewilley

    andrewilley Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I wondered about WinAmp, as I used to use that many years ago on the PC - but their interface got rather clunky and non-standard compared to newer offerings, so I moved away from it. On the phone I've just installed PowerAMP, which seems very nice, but I could give WinAmp another try I guess.

    I was kinda hoping for a really good stand-alone sync app, to keep things more flexible, but thanks for the tip though. I don't want to download or stream directly on the phone as I'll probably hit my data plan limit rather fast! LOL

    Andre
     
  5. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

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    Winamp solution is interesting, but I agree with the first part above.

    I'm assuming then that you don't have access to wifi at home? Listen (and others I'm sure) has an option to download on wifi only.
     
  6. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

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    Something like Dropbox but with an automatic sync schedule and folder selection would be pretty nice.
     
  7. andrewilley

    andrewilley Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah, that might do the trick then as I do have Wi-Fi at home.

    I'd still prefer to leave all the downloading to the PC though if I can, as I tend to download the full feeds (including any videocasts, which I watch on the PC) but I only sync the MP3s to the phone. I'm sure there must be a neat way to do it as Android is such a popular platform.

    Andre
     
  8. andrewilley

    andrewilley Member This Topic's Starter

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    Looks like I might have to do the download direct to the phone via Wi-Fi then.

    Shame, I'd much prefer to just sync from the PC to the phone - you wouldn't have thought that was such a tall order, it worked just fine under Windows Mobile.

    Andre
     
  9. genekim

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    There are many folder sync softwares, but only a couple of them supports full sync with echoing back delete from source to target. They are Cheetah Sync and FolderSync. I have bought and tested SyncMe Wireless, My Sync Center and many others. SyncMe Wireless does not have target delete but it is very nice software, I think!
     
  10. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Well-Known Member

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    I use MediaMonkey to sync my podcasts. Instead of deleting the podcasts on my phone, I delete them through MediaMonkey on the PC and sync to the phone.

    Another option if you are rooted - I use Samba Filesharing which allows the SD card to show up as a network drive over WiFi. I then use PureSync (although you should be able to use the sync app of choice) to sync some other folders.
     

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