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One strength of iOS is that everything works seamlessly together. If you have iTunes installed on your computer, it doesn't take much effort to get music over to your iPhone. With Play Music, Google has taken a different approach for Android users looking at an out of the box experience, and if you don't have the internet connection to rely on the cloud for music listening, it's less than ideal. doubleTwist takes the iTunes approach, and with the reinvented doubleTwist Sync app that's now available for Windows, it looks more promising than ever.

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doubleTwist Sync has a stylish and simple UI that delivers easy access to new and old features alike. New features include MTP support for synching music to your Android phone or tablet via USB, integration with iTunes, and more sync options that let you transfer music based on artist, albums, genres, or playlists in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

New features:

  • MTP support: now you can quickly sync thousands of songs to your phone or tablet from your local music library over USB.
  • Complete integration with iTunes: doubleTwist Player on your Android now automatically pushes ratings, playcounts and playlist edits back to iTunes, keeping everything up to date.
  • More sync options: You can now sync music based on Artists, Albums, Genres or Playlists you previously created in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

To use any of these features, you will need to have the doubleTwist Music Player app installed on your Android device. And naturally, if you're running Linux or Mac instead of Windows, you're out of luck.

Source: doubleTwist

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Dozi

    about time!

  • nerd

    WORST. DEVELOPER. EVER!!

    DO NOT BUY! Expect 0 support.

    2 years, still no support for the music player I paid for for android.

    • mobilemann

      i have to agree with you about the negativity. Even if you buy stuff from them they just push more add on purchases to you. Way to make me feel like you give any shits.

    • Labrat

      What do you expect from DVD Jon!?

  • http://axm.haraev.ru/ John Preston

    Nice try, doubleTwist. But it's too late, i'm stuck with Goole Music All Access.

  • Milton P.

    One of the best features of Android is the fact that we don't need to be attracted to a desktop software, I love to walk away from my computer and have the possibility of sync my stuff over the air or from the cloud wherever I am, I don't need iTunes, I just drag a folder with pictures, or music, or documents into my phone, my SD card (if supported), Dropbox, Google Drive, or any other service I want, now that's what I want and that's what I have.

  • http://www.innews.dk/ Erroneus

    Is this a joke?

    From Doubletwist page:

    "Our vision has always been to deliver to you music without boundaries
    and we believe doubleTwist Sync is another step in that direction,
    breaking the artificial walls that Apple, Google and Microsoft build
    around their platforms to constrain you."

    But I can't sync music to my phones in the new Doubletwist, If I'm not using iTunes or Windows Media Player O_o

  • crankerchick

    iSyncr FTW. Double Twist has never measured up to this gem of an app for syncing music to your Android device over USB or Wi-Fi, syncing with iTunes (including SmartPlaylists), and letting you use any player you like on your phone. It works with Google Music and All Access too.

    DoubleTwist...pffffffffft!

    • Kebert xela

      iSyncr will work with multiple players, additionally iSyncr allows you to sync over WiFi & USB where as dookietwist tries to push an upgrade on you for WiFi, Podcasts and just about everything else they can possibly think of.

  • http://spacebar.ca/ Simon Carpentier

    I can understand that some people actually LIKE having a desktop app to sync their stuff. That's not my case however, I use Dropbox with Dropsync but I could very well use FolderSync instead.
    Some people use Google All Access or other many subscription services...
    The point is this is what's great about android: we have the choice.

  • nickmorgs

    When I left Apple and iOS behind at the start of the year (and never looked back) I took a look at doubleTwist as an iTunes alternative. I didn't get far before I realised that the lack of MTP support meant that I couldn't plug a Nexus 4 straight in to it. I realised I could have purchased their wi-fi sync but I didn't want to commit to them just because they lacked support of my phone for USB purposes.

    Obviously, i've now discovered I didn't really need a Windows app to 'talk' to my phone like I did with Apple because of the drag-and-drop freedom that comes with an Android device.

    I now use MusicBee on my PC to manage music. I keep all my music in the cloud for whenever I want to download it to my phone. Once it's there, a combination of G Music and N7 Player does everything I need.

    I'll probably check out DoubleTwist out of curiosity, but it will take a lot of good features and a very low price if i'm going to move from my current solution.

    All comes about eight months too late for me !

    Nick.

  • rabidhunter

    The one thing that all these articles seem to miss about All Access is that you can store albums and music locally on your phone for offline listening. I rarely use mobile data to stream music, normally, I just download music at home over WiFi and listen in the car.

    • crankerchick

      Yes but All Access doesn't "sync" the music. It allows you to download, but you have to initiate the download. An app like DoubleTwist or the uber-better iSyncr will automagically push the music to your device. All Access, if you add an album to your library, you have to pin it for download. The whole goal is a true sync, not just getting the music on your device.

      • GATW (Google All The Way)

        Not true. In my Google Play Music I pinned the playlist named Liked. Then I just sync my new music with gCloud and click the thumb up on the tracks I want offline (since I don't like to clutter my phone's memory with complete albums I don't listen to). Whoosh! They are downloading to my device in no time without touching it! And then I don't even have to use that playlist, I can access any track the way I want.

        • crankerchick

          True and valid point. I thought about playlists syncing, that's why I specifically used albums to prove my point. I do listen to full albums and want them synced. Also, your example, you are still taking an action to ensure download to the device by way of starring. With iSyncr type solutions, it just happens when you add the album or song to your library. I do eat my words though. Neither app will facilitate download of All Access songs--that's Google proprietary. When I say All Access works with iSyncr, I just mean it does it's thing and ignores plays from All Access without breaking.

  • TechWings

    The introductory paragraph to this article is such an oversimplification of All Access Music, almost to the point of misinformation.

    And everything in iOS does not work seamlessly together. Take a pic, go to the gallery, and share with Google+. I'll wait...See, not so seamless.

    I miss Ron.

  • Garrett Bridges

    I used doubleTwist exclusively when I got my first smartphone, but eventually petered out as poor support and Google Music started existing. But with the awful, awful time I've been having lately with Google Music, I may give the new DT a spin to see if it can redeem itself.

  • tintin.92

    Is there any app that provides me with 2 way syncing? You know, download a song on EITHER phone or computer, get it synced to the other?

    The only thing I could think of was drop sync, but I'd avoid placing my entire music collection into my drop box folder if possible.