Monday, May 30, 2011

Use Android to download and manage your podcasts

Still using iTunes to download your podcasts? Unless you listen to podcasts on your PC, it's such a hassle to always download podcasts and sync them to your iPhone or iTunes. Syncing with wires is not fun. Our modern smartphones are already little PC's right? These little machines can already download and play music, but why are we still syncing to iTunes for podcasts? If you're using Android, BeyondPod will let you manage and download your podcasts on the phone itself! You can try it out for free and if you like it, go buy the unlock key.

How to sync your Android phone to iTunes (wirelessly!)

Update: I'm now using WiFi Tunes Sync Pro ($0.99) which I think is simpler and faster. It also has a free version that you can try first.

As a previous owner of an iPod touch, I've come to love how the iPod syncs to iTunes. iTunes is a very good and stable media player/music management software. One shortcoming of Android is that even though it has a very functional music player, it doesn't have something like iTunes where you can sync and manage your music on your PC. There are several options out there like Winamp and DoubleTwist, but they either don't work very well or they lack the simplicity and features of iTunes. Thankfully there's iSyncr ($2.99) which will let you sync your Android to iTunes. It works very well -- no need to switch to another media player to sync your iTunes library. Even better is there's iSyncr WiFI Add-on ($0.99) which will let you sync using wifi -- now that's even better than iPod/iPhone! I suggest buying both paid versions since it's cheap and very worth your money. There's also a free lite versions (iSyncr Lite/ iSyncr WiFi Lite) that you can try out with limited features.