Welcome BitTorrent Sync. Itunes – Good Riddance.

POST UPDATED ON 13-12-2015

Most users who have had the luxury of using any of Apple’s hardware products would definitely recommend it over other Operating Systems. I would make this inference based on a personal experience having used a series of other Tech products across various other Operating Systems and having used just one Ipad Mini – My only Apple device to date. Most users who have had the luxury of using any of Apple’s hardware products would definitely recommend it.

The answer is simple. No matter how complex the ecosystem is, Apple products provide a user experience that few can match. I got my HTC One V, a littler over two years ago. Following the Android Phone, i purchased my first Apple product, an Ipad mini 6 months later.
Barring the huge deviation in cost, what makes Apple products so loved, inspite of several restrictions being placed on its usage both for the developer and the end user, when compared to its other contemporaries?

My guess would probably be this – No matter how complex the ecosystem is, Apple products provide a user experience that few can match. I guess that it probably has to do with Apple being involved with nearly all aspects of Product building – The Hardware design, Software Builds and OS Management. Top to Down in any Apple product, only Apple is involved. More over, the focus on few form factors of each product makes standardization a lot more easier for the developers, so, it may make a lot of integration and compatibility issues a lot more easier could be one more reason.

I got my HTC One V, a littler over two years ago. Six months later, I had an Ipad Mini in my hand. In these 27 months, I have had trouble several times with my Android Phone. Understandably, my Phone has become obsolete long ago, and just the installation or updation of a few Apps can slow down my Phone very much. It also must be mentioned that I do not side load Apps in Android and have always download from the Official Play Store for Android. In these 27 months, I have had trouble several times with my Android Phone. Understandably, my phone has become obsolete long ago, and just the installation of a few apps can slow down my phone very much. Not to mention that although, I do not side load apps in Android and almost always download from the Official Play Store for Android, my phone has become victim of crazy attacks which are most likely due to some Virus/Malware finding its way.

In spite of this, my phone has been a victim of several crazy attacks which are most likely due to some Virus/Malware finding its way. Not to mention the crapware that was PreBundled in the Phone and hogs up so much Storage space and RAM on the phone, and is virtually unremovable. The Ipad Mini on the other hand has been virtually seamless.
But like many out there, I had to literally battle it out with the iconic ‘ITunes Application’. For someone who is used to seamlessly, pushing a mobile device into a USB port and transferring data, I was not ready for ITunes. Much as i read many videos over the Internet and tried my own hands at it, several times, I never understood how ‘ITunes’ was supposed to work. Sometimes, it worked by a Fluke, but i was never able to understand how it did and replicate the procedure. The experience was a real nightmare, in short.

The Ipad Mini on the other hand has been seamless. There is no slow down of the Tablet despite me loading a lot of apps and this may eventually boil down to the seamless tie down of hardware-software Integration that can only be possible with a company that does both. But like many out there, I had to literally battle it out with Itunes. For someone who is used to seamlessly, pushing a mobile device into a USB port and transferring data, I was not ready for Itunes.
BTSync
Eventually, I came across BitTorrent Sync. BitTorrent Sync is a decentralized Peer2Peer based ‘Skip the Cloud’ syncing software Application that supports a multitude of Desktop and Mobile platforms. The syncing is super fast as there is no centralized cloud server like Dropbox or Google Drive. It is without doubt much more secure and most importantly, there are no limits on how much data can be transferred. The process is also relatively seamless. Best of all, it makes use of the Speed of the Local WiFi network, so speeds are blazingly super fast, unlike the traditional Apps which are limited by the speed of the Internet connection.
Through BTSync, I have now discovered a seamless way of transferring files ‘to’ and ‘fro’ my Windows Desktop to the Ipad Mini. Once the Initial configuration is done, and both devices are connected to my Wireless LAN, the BTSync App takes care of syncing data across both the platforms, thus now enabling me to seamless import and export data out of IOS.
Most importantly, it is free.

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