doubleTwist is a new social networking multi-platform media management tool where you can share music and video between your Nintendo DS/DSi, PSP, Blackberry, Palm, iPhone and over 100 other devices.You can even publish a video to YouTube, upload photos to Flickr or privately share it with friends.
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ComputerWeekly.com editor's review
Operating Systems: Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Mac OSX 10.5
Devices Supported: Over 100
Date Added: 03/07/09
If like most people you have a whole swathe of media-playing gadgets in your collection from a Nintendo DSi to a Blackberry to a PSP, you know how much of a pain it can be to get favoured tunes and videos from one to another. Now however, there is a solution, and desktops that were once laden with media managers and converter programs can all be wiped clean and replaced with one icon; that of doubleTwist.
DoubleTwist is a new open-source, multi-platform media management tool created by DVD Jon, a man better known for his rather nefarious DVD cracking exploits than for legitimate software development. But in doubleTwist he’s brought his technical nous and love for openness and transparency, and created something really rather special.
Using doubleTwist to share your entire music and video collection amongst gadgets is a breeze, never getting any more complicated than a simple click, drag and drop. It even knows how to get that same media up to your favourite social media sites, including Facebook and Flickr, and allows you to then share your library with friends signed on to your stream through the free doubleTwist account. All the technical format conversion and copying happens behind the scenes. Simply drag and drop and you’re on your way, and surprisingly quickly to boot.
If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy and share your media without restrictions, there are few better alternatives to doubleTwist. Even iTunes starts to look complicated and restrictive in comparison, and with gadgets such as Palm’s new Pre working seamlessly with it, doubleTwist could end up taking pride of place on many people’s shortcut toolbar.
Company product description
Who We Are
doubleTwist Corporation was founded in Oslo, Norway by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen (aka DVD Jon) and is headquartered in San Francisco. We are backed by several prominent venture capital firms and individual investors.
The doubleTwist team is distributed between San Francisco and Tokyo, and consists of people from eight countries, speaking more than seven different languages, from Japanese to Dutch. We collectively own more than 200 gadgets and obsessively test every single one of them with doubleTwist while sending stuff to each other and to our friends and families around the world.
Why we're here
We started doubleTwist because we were disappointed by the quality of software applications offered by the major device manufacturers.
Our vision is simple: to create a unifying media platform that connects consumers with all their media and all their devices, regardless of whether they are online or offline.
We feel that just like you don't use a different browser for every web site you visit (Firefox to read the NY Times, IE to stream Hulu, Chrome to browse YouTube, etc) you shouldn't have to use iTunes for Apple products, Nokia software for Nokia phones, Sony software for Sony products, etc. The typical household today has many such devices and there is a need for a simple and powerful software that connects them.
This was first published in August 2009