If you are sick of physically connecting your iPhone or other iDevices to the PC via a USB cable to sync and transfer the latest music that you want to listen using the slow and clumsy iTunes software? I am sure you are just like me. If it is the case then a cloud based music player like newly released BoxyTunes might be a perfect fit. And why not! it uses the same tried & true our favorite Dropbox cloud storage service to transfer the music to your iDevice. So, to use this iOS app you need to have a Dropbox account first. But after you fulfill this condition, install this application and link the app with your Dropbox account. After these simple steps you are really in for a treat. Because no need to use iTunes, just copy you favorite music to a folder on the Dropbox and then from within the BoxyTunes app on your iDevice select a number of your favorite songs to create a playlist to listen to. Note that the audio files that are already transferred to the device are cached and you can playback them even if offline!
BoxyTunes supports most popular formats such as mp3, m4a, and mp4. One of the most useful features of BoxyTunes is that it can play in the background while you using other iPhone apps. Some other features of the BoxyTunes as mentioned by the developer:
➤ FREEDOM! Cut the cord! Wirelessly play music or podcasts on your iOS device. With BoxyTunes, you create a music playlist that’s built from any song in your Dropbox account.
➤ CONTROL! Play, pause, or skip tracks from your iPhone earbuds, Bluetooth headphones, or the iPhone lock screen.
➤ CUSTOMIZE! Download, rearrange, and delete tracks to customize your playlist.
➤ MULTI-TASK! "Set it and forget it." BoxyTunes plays in the background while you use other iPhone apps.
➤ ANY WAY YOU WANT IT! BoxyTunes is a universal iPad/iPhone/iPod touch app, and it supports the iPhone 4′s Retina display. Go ahead and rotate – BoxyTunes works in any orientation.
➤ FLEXIBILITY! BoxyTunes supports mp3, m4a, wav, aiff, mp4, caf, and aac files.
● Vari-speed scrubbing. Sliding horizontally seeks within the song and sliding vertically changes the scrubbing speed.
● "Quick rewind" button lets you jump back 30 seconds with just a click.
● Displays cover art, album, artist, and song title for mp3, m4a, and mp4 files.
● AirPlay compatible! In app controls for switching between Bluetooth and AirPlay devices (e.g. Apple TV) for sound output.
Personally for me this application has really eliminated the need to connect my iPhone to the PC and sync with the iTunes to update my library of music, as now I can wirelessly transfer and listen to all of my favorite music using a combination of Dropbox and BoxyTunes.
You can get the BoxyTunes from Apple App store for $1.99.
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