Sep 28 2006
Apple now supports “iPod Reverse Sync”, but that only works with music you purchase from the iTunes Music Store. What about the rest of your songs and playlists?
Martian Technology has updated SlingShot, its file and music synchronization app for Mac OS X, with support for FULL music sync in iTunes 7.
Unlike the “iPod reverse sync” now supported by Apple, SlingShot
allows you to synchronize all of your music, not just songs purchased
from the iTunes Music Store.
With Martian SlingShot, you can Publish an iTunes Playlist of music
onto the network and then Subscribe to the Playlist from other
computers. SlingShot will copy over any songs from the Published
Playlist that aren’t in the Subcriber’s iTunes Library, add them to
the Library, and then recreate the Playlist on the Subscriber. Then it
will check periodically to see if the Playlist has been changed; any
changes will be reflected in the Subscriber’s copy of the Playlist.
SlingShot is also still the simplest way to keep files in sync between
two or more Macs. By incorporating Apple’s “Bonjour” technology,
SlingShot makes finding and connecting to other computers on a network
easy. With SlingShot it is easier than ever to share and back up your
files and music collection on all the Macs you use.
SlingShot 2.0.3 is available as a Universal Binary, supporting both
PowerPC and Intel Macs, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.
SlingShot 2.0.3 is a free upgrade for existing customers; new licenses
can be purchased for USD$29.99.