There are lots of apps out there that use the local network trick to facilitate data transfer. You may have your favorite, but there’s always room for another. Music Drop, made by Codeceptive Studios, is a relatively new app that received a necessary bug fix update today. It’s a neat app if only because of its laser-like focus: send music from your PC to your Windows Phone.
Music Drop is simple enough. You launch it and it generates a specific URL, which you then type in your desktop browser (HTML5). From there, a Music Drop page is generated where you can simply drag and drop music off of your computer. Those tunes then get sent to your phone and voila, you have music on your device without a wired file transfer.
Of course, this all presumes that your Windows Phone and desktop device are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Is that easier than syncing over USB? I’m not too sure, but it was neat to witness and it worked without a hitch. From that perspective, I like this app. It’s clean, simple and it’s free. The only snag I noticed was album art not being generated, but we can use the indispensable MPAtool to easily fix that oversight.
I imagine if you’re over a friend’s house who had a Mac (it could happen, you never know) and you wanted to help yourself to their MP3 collection, this app would be ideal. Can you think of other situations? Let us know.
Pick up Music Drop for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.
Thanks, Bjørn J., for the tip
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