Thursday, December 23, 2010
Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Software" @ 08:00 PM
"If you run iTunes on multiple devices, chances are you've had trouble keeping your libraries in sync. Maybe you've even tried Dropbox but ran into syncing conflicts. Here's how to sync iTunes with Dropbox problem-free, on Windows or Mac. Aside from the benefit of having all your iTunes media in sync and backed up, you gain a lot of additional conveniences by syncing your music library using Dropbox. Most of these conveniences will help you get more from your smartphone or mobile device. If you have any mobile device that has an official Dropbox app available (currently that means iOS, Android, and Blackberry), you can access all of your iTunes media directly from your device without the need to sync. If you have an iDevice device, you'll no longer be restricted to syncing it with a single machine."
If you're and iTunes user the you will probably have experienced the hassles of sharing music between multiple devices. This interesting article from Lifehacker has a very nice guide on how to use Dropbox to sync between devices instead. As it mentions above you'll also get the benefit of having your music backed up in the cloud as well, which is handy should something happen to your PC/Mac/iPod.