Re: Complete Analogy fail - But Ill continue it
I have a NAS with all my files on, but I am just using my tablet in USB mode to move files to it. The trouble with this, compared to iTunes is in the workflow really.
With my daughter's old iPod I would connect it to my laptop, using iTunes I could see what films, apps or games were on it, remove any that were no longer wanted, add new ones from an easy to view, easy to search catalogue (I had playlists of kids movies, cartoons, etc). It would prevent me from trying to add more than the available space, and tehn I would press sync and "magically" it worked.
Now with the Android tablet, which I and they love by the way, I have to connect my device. Turn on USB mode. Then browse to the device and remove the things i dont want by highlighting and removing. I then go to my files, and search for the first item I want, then drag and drop it, then search again drag and drop.
1) I cant just browse the catalog for a list of kids things (OK I accept I could move them in to folders, but that is not the same thing). Or I could get a cataloguing application, however then I would have to switch between multiple apps!
2) I have no idea at any point how full my device is or will be. Other than to check each time.
3) I cant gather albums together if I want a flat structure, so they have to be broken apart.
I will be honest the games apk issue I suspected could be resolved, but again it just isnt as neat. I suppose it is the price you pay for a more open environment.
I tried using another application/client but it was clunky, didnt always sync, was slow on startup (it seemed to want to reindex every time).
I will take a look at ES Explorer not sure it resolves the problem though. Maybe I need a new workflow to go with the Androids that works.