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doubleTwist adds browser for Android Market, but downloads not yet available

March 31, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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doubleTwist adds browser for Android Market, but downloads not yet available

Media management app doubleTwist has added support for browsing the Android Market within the program and at http://apps.doubletwist.com. The Mac version of doubleTwist – PC support is forthcoming – now lets users browse the Market to find apps, though they cannot download (doubleTwist simply displays a QR code that users can scan and download apps). How is that any different from browsing AndroLib or Cyrket? Well, not much.

doubleTwist’s latest update gives users a reason to cross their fingers and hope doubleTwist allows them to download apps and provide a pseudo-syncing feature a la AppBrain. Android currently requires that apps be individually installed and have permissions granted by the user, which is the main hurdle to a truly iTunes-like experience for Android. If doubleTwist manages to at least provide some type of bookmark and sync function like AppBrain already offers through the web and its Android app, we could have something really cool on our hands.

doubleTwist is an iTunes alternative popular among Android users. The desktop program can sync music, photos, videos, and podcasts onto almost any Android device, and automatically converts them into formats compatible with your phone. Download the application at doubleTwist.com.

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