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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lavellep, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    So I must be mad.

    Having got rid of my S2 just three weeks ago as I was bored, I went to an iPhone 4, took it back and went out and bought an S2 again (this time in white) yesterday. I missed it! How sad.

    Anyway, I wanted to pick your collective superbrains on music apps. Or more to the point, music apps that sync with iTunes.

    Prior to using the S2, I used an iPhone which, unsurprisingly, sync'd perfectly with playlists. I was therefore a bit disappointed with my initial Android experience.

    I used Double Twist which kinda worked but was a pain. Didn't feel very elegant in that if I made changes to playlists in either iTunes or the DT app, when I resynch'd to my phone, the changes would often not make it across and I got fed up. But had little choice as iSyncr didn't seem any more elegant a solution.

    I also ended up with loads of 'Unknown Artist' things but luckily Media Fix fixed this (the creator of that app is a genius!).

    Anyway, before I load up my media card, I want to see what your experiences have been like and what you may suggest.. My scenario is that I have 60GB of music and only a 32GB card so I drag about 28GB of music to a playlist (not a smart one, just a normal one I think) and just sync that one playlist. Then if I update it by adding new songs, they copy across too (although as I said, the changes often didn't make it).

    So I wonder if anyone has any experiences of an app that syncs seamlessly with iTunes playlists and doesn't cause any headaches? The Missing Sync looks good but is not cheap and I don't want to waste money on anything that works less than 100% perfectly at that price.

    I run a MacBook Pro so I am pretty limited to iTunes which is where all my music is stored.

    Also, while I'm on it, is there a similar app that does photo album sync (this was an option in Double Twist but it never worked seamlessly and just copied across random pics rather than individual albums).

    And someone once mentioned an app that gets around DRM? Does anyone know about it as I've struggled to find more. My music is all legal but annoyingly I bought a lot on iTunes in the early days and I really don't want to have to use iTunes Plus and pay MORE to be able to break free of Jobs' shackles!!

    Thanks in advance for all your help. It's great to be back :p


  2. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    *shameless bump* ;)
  3. daz_2000

    daz_2000 Android Enthusiast

    Can't be arsed to read all of that, but use isyncr. It syncs perfectly with iTunes playlists.
  4. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Cheers dude but buried in there was:

    "But had little choice as iSyncr didn't seem any more elegant a solution"

    Thanks for getting back to me though Daz! :)
  5. piels82

    piels82 Lurker

    does ur phone have a keis air app if not find one on the market it alows u to sink ur phone to ur mac or pc and allows u to go threw all ur files on ur phone and also transfer almost anything on ur media files as is video music ring tones and so on right to ur phone with a click of the mouse
  6. piels82

    piels82 Lurker

    this is all dune wirelessly just type the adress that shows on ur phone in ur macs adress bar
  7. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this. Unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem. I've used this solution before but I mentioned I am after something that specifically syncs ITunes playlists and notably the changes made when they're altered. Thanks.
  8. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    iSyncr does sync playlists.

    Sadly all the solutions are crap compared to iTunes. iSyncr is less crap than all the others.

    I have spent a considerable amount of time investigating the sync options on my SGS2 and they are all a huge disappointment. I really wish something like iTunes were available (I used to have an iPhone as well) but it's not and nothing available is anywhere near as good :-(.

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