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I'm debating getting a smartphone, and like many, I'm also debating between an iphone and an android-based phone. This is not a phone vs. phone question, it's a PC software for media organization/sync for an android phone question:

I have an ipod touch which I use frequently for listening to music (at the gym and various places), podcasts (during my train commute), and watching videos (either downloaded from the itunes store, or ripped from my own personal collection). I really enjoy the simple UI for media organization in itunes and on the ipod, and I know others will bash it--though I've never had any problems.

My question is whether there is as simple of a UI for media organization for android smartphones? I'd hate to go with an android phone, and be left to organizing songs/media manually through a folder system.

So I ask you all: Is there a PC-based program for media organization/syncrhonization with android smartphones? If so, what are the experiences people have?
    
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Winamp has an Android app,that can sync pretty well.
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Winamp has an Android app,that can sync pretty well.
Thanks for the reply! ("thanks" have been dished out... )

Ugh, winamp... I haven't used it in a good 7 years, and I hated it back then--though I'm guessing lots of progress has been made since.

Have they improved their UI?

Is importing songs from a CD (though exceedingly rare) easy in that it will grab CD info for importing? How is song organization done on a local hard drive? Similar to itunes in that it creates a folder structure/substructure for an artist/album, etc.?

I'll try playing with winamp and trying the "import itunes library" to see how I like it.

Any other input/responses?
    
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What exactly do you need to organize?

Just transfer your music over to the SD card and Winamp will automatically organize it by artist/album. You don't need to use Winamp at all.
    
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I prefer to organize my music files myself, so iTunes holds no appeal for me.
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I use AirSync. It comes preloaded on my Galaxy S 4G, It allows me to sync my music from itunes over my wireless network.
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What exactly do you need to organize?

Just transfer your music over to the SD card and Winamp will automatically organize it by artist/album. You don't need to use Winamp at all.
The winamp app on the phone will organize the files by artist/album? Or Winamp on the PC will? Ideally I'd prefer the same organization on the phone as on my PC (like truly sync'ing rather than just transferring) since I listen to music on both.

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I prefer to organize my music files myself, so iTunes holds no appeal for me.
Good for you...?

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I use AirSync. It comes preloaded on my Galaxy S 4G, It allows me to sync my music from itunes over my wireless network.
No kidding? I'll have to check that out--thanks! That might be the most viable option thus far.
    
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I have the PowerAMP app for android and it will organize your music for you and download album art etc on your phone. I love it for music, but I don't think it will do anything with files on your PC.
    
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I have the PowerAMP app for android and it will organize your music for you and download album art etc on your phone. I love it for music, but I don't think it will do anything with files on your PC.
I see--thanks for replying and clarifying!
    
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The winamp app on the phone will organize the files by artist/album? Or Winamp on the PC will? Ideally I'd prefer the same organization on the phone as on my PC (like truly sync'ing rather than just transferring) since I listen to music on both.
Winamp organizes it by ID3 tags, so folder structure is isn't taken into consideration. You could probably copy music from an iPod, where everything is stored randomly as "ASDF/FGHREH" and it would look the same as if you had a logical ordering.

I haven't checked, since I use foobar instead of Winamp on my pc, but I imagine they use the same sorting scheme on the PC version as well.

Winamp does sync wirelessly, but I've never bothered to try it.
http://blog.winamp.com/2010/11/30/wi...android-phone/
    
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