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What hoops? There shouldn't be any. It should just be as simple as dragging a couple of books into iTunes and hitting sync. Else, if you refuse to use iTunes, even for books, then using Dropbox is probably easiest.

How about the fact that you have to use iTunes period.... isn't that a "hoop"...

I love the fact that my Transformer opens just like a thumb drive.



But as I've said before, things like file system structure are too confusing for some.
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post #92 of 96
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How about the fact that you have to use iTunes period.... isn't that a "hoop"...
I love the fact that my Transformer opens just like a thumb drive.
But as I've said before, things like file system structure are too confusing for some.

You don't have to use iTunes. there are many alternative programs like Winamp, CopyTrans Manager, Foobar2000, MediaMonkey, Songbird, Sharepod, DoubleTwist etc..
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Honestly I'm an Android fanboy. But I've not gotten a tablet because the apps do suck. Either they are phone apps in high rez, or tablet apps that are just plain crappy. Personally I feel it's because of fragmentation, which is no secret. I LOVE HoneyComb and ICS. I personally think that the OS is far better than iOS, from it's UI to it's looks and functionality, IE: widgets. But the apps are just bad.
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You don't have much of a choice when it comes to how you sync your media, and where the files should go. For many of us, we prefer setting up our own folder hierarchy instead of letting a program do it the way we don't want it to do. For example, I separate my music collection according to genre, sometimes by artist or mash them up in one folder. Sure you could do that via making a custom playlist, but it's easier to just drag the files to a folder and then have the music app play files by folder instead.
And an open file system does wonders for me. Copy/paste operation is integral to my needs, especially when bringing over files from my hard drive to the tablet without a special syncing solution to handle it - the File Manager app does it for me. The minute control over files is a huge plus. You can't easily do that on the iPad, can you?
I used to do that too, I only had about fifty folders, but I found managing my music was much better after dropping them into iTunes. The benefit to having them in iTunes, for example, is that you can have multiple playlists with the same music in it, and without having to make duplicate copies of it. Plus, it can sync wirelessly too. (It may be slower, but not that much slower, using normal playlists, and you can make smart playlists quicker.
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How about the fact that you have to use iTunes period.... isn't that a "hoop"...
I love the fact that my Transformer opens just like a thumb drive.
But as I've said before, things like file system structure are too confusing for some.
I don't think it is... jumping through hoops somewhat implies difficulty or unnecessary hassle and that really shouldn't be the case when dragging a couple of books into iTunes and hitting sync. In fact, it can even be faster as you don't need to plug it in.
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post #95 of 96
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You don't have to use iTunes. there are many alternative programs like Winamp, CopyTrans Manager, Foobar2000, MediaMonkey, Songbird, Sharepod, DoubleTwist etc..

Winamp, CopyTrans Manager, Foobar2000, MediaMonkey, Songbird, Sharepod, DoubleTwist etc... It's still the use of a program, probably all better than iTunes, granted, but programs none the less.
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I used to do that too, I only had about fifty folders, but I found managing my music was much better after dropping them into iTunes. The benefit to having them in iTunes, for example, is that you can have multiple playlists with the same music in it, and without having to make duplicate copies of it. Plus, it can sync wirelessly too. (It may be slower, but not that much slower, using normal playlists, and you can make smart playlists quicker.
I don't think it is... jumping through hoops somewhat implies difficulty or unnecessary hassle and that really shouldn't be the case when dragging a couple of books into iTunes and hitting sync. In fact, it can even be faster as you don't need to plug it in.

Steelborn, you know how I feel... so there is no use to even get into it. lol
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Steelborn, you know how I feel... so there is no use to even get into it. lol
Lol, yeah, but still. It can actually be faster and easier using iTunes tongue.gif
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