Setting up Dropsync to handle music syncing on Android
While I use Dropsync for a lot of things on Android, I've been dragging my behind when it comes to setting it up for music. After yet another session of music listening with tracks I want to listen to missing however, I finally had enough and went to work.
I already had all my music in Dropbox, but the trouble is that said music is about 95% stuff I'm not in the mood for these days and about 5% that I want to listen to, leaving me hitting that search button more than anything else. I sat down and started going through all the music, moving my favorite tracks into a separate folder called "favorites", a subfolder of my Dropbox music folder. I then went on my Android devices, deleted all the local music, and set up a folder pair between that favorites folder and the music folder on the device using Dropsync. I hit sync, and waited.
The sync took longer than I thought, and in hindsight I should have manually transferred the music the first time around to get around that issue. It eventually finished though, and from here on out anything I put in that folder from either end will automatically make its way into the music player apps on the other devices/my computer. Since Dropsync actually pulls the files from the cloud and onto the SD card, rather than just list the files for download like the stock Dropbox app does, this system truly is automatic: add a file to the folder, and the track will be available the next time you boot up your favorite Android music player – assuming Dropsync has done an auto sync in the mean time. Wireless, over-the-net syncing that doesn't even require you to press a button.