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Works Great to sync Mac iTunes with Android!
on March 22, 2011
I tried doubletwist, it didn't work well. Doubletwist wanted it's own library of music so instead of one 14 gig library I had 2 for a total of 28 gigs. What a waste! I found iSyncr for Mac and have not looked back. iSyncr is a neat little tool that actually in my opinion syncs better the doubletwist, it's fast and allows you to select if you want your entire library, all music, tv shows, movies, etc instead of requiring you to have a playlist for each item. In otherwords iSyncr syncs whatever you want without having to go through the hassle of making playlists. All you do is check the boxes for the categories you want, and theres even one to say "sync checked items only" so that you don't sync unwanted tunes. This will NOT sync music or content with DRM but WILL tell you in the sync window which files it failed to sync due to DRM issues.
I even went as far as buying the $0.99 add-on to allow me to sync to my mac wireless. Now my computer which sits upstairs in a bonus room stays on and iTunes downloads podcasts, etc all day long. When I get home I walk in the door, hit the Wifi sync on my phone and never have to plug it in. iSyncr really is a nice program.
It also syncs your phones photos and movies to your computer so no more worrying about those. When you sync your itunes iSyncr will sync your phones pictures and movies as well which is a great added feature.
The first time you sync it does take a while, for me I synced about 12 gigs to my SD card in about 70 minutes. However after the first sync it is a fairly quick taking only 60 seconds or less unless there are major changes to your media content.
I did find if you modify your itunes library like downloading a new podcast or music from itunes you need to re-launch iSynr to see the changes, UNLESS you run the wifi version. That seems to update on the fly. But this plug in version scans itunes when you first run the app. Keep that in mind! (why it lost one star, if it always synced the latest when plugged in via usb without having to relaunch the app I would give it 5 stars)
This like I said is so far the best utility I have found to sync the Mac and iTunes to my android 2.2 phone. It's really well done and I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and sync twice a day now, once in the morning before I leave and once when I get home.