Jun 3, 2010 6:23 PM –
doubleTwist for Android is a fully featured music and video player that seamlessly integrates with the free doubleTwist desktop client on Mac/PC. It automatically imports your iTunes playlists, ratings and playcounts. It features an integrated video player and manages podcasts synced from your PC. Free for a limited time!
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
Pros & Cons:
- One of the best music players for Android
- Syncs with iTunes playlists and audio/video podcasts
- Transfer of ratings, play count, and other information between phone and doubleTwist for desktop
- Easily set songs as ringtones from the app
- Works with wired earbud music controllers
- Only plays music on SD Card, which is a big issue for HTC Incredible owners
- Cannot create a playlist on the device, must be done through desktop software
doubleTwist Player… alas may very well be the benchmark of what an Android music player should be! It’s sleek, it’s sexy, it syncs with your iTunes library or MP3’s stored on SD Card. The app offers your typical music player features including stop & resume during calls, repeat options, shuffle, play queue, set a song as ringtone, and of course play music in the background while you open other apps.
We’ve missed this in the past in reviewing a few other music players for Android, but the if you have wired earbuds that control music or phone calls, this app works flawlessly with it. We’ve seen other apps invoke the default music player when you toggle those controls, thus playing two different music apps. 😕
P.S. future features will include the ability to wirelessly sync media and online radio.
Gripe Alert: I’m sure they’ll change this soon, but the app does not read music stored on internal memory storage which casts out HTC Incredible owners as it only reads music from SD Card for now.
doubleTwist Player Start Screen
If you listen to tunes on your Droid you’ll love this app, if you already use doubleTwist on the desktop you’ll appreciate this app even more as it integrates not only your desktop media, but iTunes playlists, plus the desktop & web experiences already integrates full Android Market search for Android apps.
Ease of Use:
doubleTwist Player operates and looks in our opinion as the default Android music player should. To sync your iTunes playlist it’s matter of plugging in the device and interact with the doubleTwist desktop software to manage playlists, audio and video podcasts. Tip: tap the album art cover to show or hide track rating feature.
This could be a good candidate for replacing your other music players for Android!
As mentioned the user interface is sleek, simple and sexy. The buttons are enlarged which are easy to operate.