How-to: Sync music (and Podcasts and Movies) over wifi from iTunes
One of the advantages Apple has (and will have until Google decides to build a desktop syncing application) is the seamless syncing with iTunes. You can just plug the phone/iPod in and you are golden. So, what do we Android users do?
One of the coolest things about Android is that you can use an app like that will sync playlists from iTunes on your computer onto the phone, artwork and what not all included. TuneSync is only like $4 so it is a great deal IMO. Check out their website for more details, but I have been nothing but happy with it. The first sync (and any thereafter where you will be adding a large number of songs) takes a long time, but if you set it up right before bed and leave your computer on and your phone charging, you'll have no issues.
A guy actually tried to release something similar for the iPhone but got rejected by Apple so wireless sync is something you can rub into any iPhone user =P
Once I got this thing set up, I quickly discovered I needed more space for my music. So, I just ordered this great deal on a 16GB microSD card off Amazon. 16GB for $30!. Now I just need to figure out podcast syncing and ill be set =]
Works great on my Inc, and hopefully will for you guys too.
I got my 16GB card earlier this week, so even if you select the cheapo shipping you might get it really fast. Copied everything from my old card to my new one and everything is working great.
Also, TuneSync can even sync videos and podcasts if you want it to! Super useful!
The folder paths TuneSync creates are compatable with the new doubleTwist media playing app available in the market. I like the style of it over the stock player so I use it in conjunction with TuneSync for actually getting the files onto my device.
[Update 13 July]
Just so as to be clear, there are many iTunes syncing solutions for Android users. In addition to TuneSync and DoubleTwist, many users swear by iSyncr. Try them out and decide which is best for you! =]
Note: Any podcasts you have will not show up in the main "podcasts" section of the doubleTwist app. They are in playlists > podcasts.
 changed title to better reflect functionality of TuneSync
Last edited by Kyle Gibb; 07-13-2010 at 04:15 PM.
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Verizon Wireless specs the Dinc being able to handle up to 16GB, but every other review or spec I have read says it can handle up to 32GB.
Can anyone confirm this please? I would like to buy a card, and would rather get the 32GB if the Dinc can handle it.
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Just ordered my 16GB card from the link you provided. Thanks for the info! Just received my ZAGG Invisible Shield in the mail, now all I need to order is the Black Silicone case from VZW. I will have all accessories in hand before my Dinc arrives. (c:
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I really wanted to like this app, but I've had limited success with it. I'm running the Mac based server and sometimes the client will lose it's connection to the server and can longer sync, even if I do a force sync. One time, rebooting my Incredible fixed the problem, but I've never been able to get that solution to work again. Even after rebooting my Mac & Incredible. Even though it requires a cable connection, ISyncr is on my list of next apps to try.
arw01: I'm assuming Dinc is a short way of saying Droid Incredible.