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DoubleTwist makes syncing music to your desktop a snap (pictures)

We take a look at the impressive DoubleTwist media player for Android, which offers powerful features including reliable syncing to your desktop.

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Pick a button, any button

DoubleTwist's dashboard is pretty straightforward. It lets you sift through your collection by artist, album, song title, or genre. Plus it includes links to streaming radio, a podcast directory, and your playlists.
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Look familiar?

DoubleTwist's Now Playing screen offers a Cover Flow-like view with peeks at previous and next tracks. Of course, it doesn't look as nice without the album art, though.
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And the boring view

If you're not into album art, you can switch to a drab list view with a single tap.
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Share with friends

No, it doesn't let you share the actual song files. Rather the Share button lets you tell your friends what you're listening to on DoubleTwist.
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The best things on DoubleTwist are not free

If your plan is to sync your music between your desktop and mobile device, then the AirSync wireless functionality for $4.99 is a must. The $9.99 Pro upgrade is also worthwhile, as it adds a graphic equalizer, a nifty album art fetcher and other features.
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Tweak your sound

The graphic equalizer isn't all that pretty, but it works. Plus, it offers a variety of presets that are optimized for different types of content.
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Podcast galore

DoubleTwist's podcast directory lets you search for and subscribe to your favorite video and audio podcasts.
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Streaming radio too

The radio menus are hard to navigate, but they do offer streaming radio stations for a variety of genres from rap to classical to talk radio.
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Video

DoubleTwist's video player, well, plays videos. Nothing special to see here.

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