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August 11, 2013 8:45 PM Subscribe
Is there an alternative to Samsung Kies for Galaxy 3 users?
posted by fshgrl to computers & internet (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Samsung Kies is a bad, no-good, horrible program and I'd really like to find an alternative to make my computer talk to my Galaxy 3. Ideally it would provide total sync/backup services but I'd be happy with reliable media sharing.
I don't really want to get into it but suffice to say I am no longer interested in trying to make Kies or Kies Air work. At all. I have a 5 year old PC, running Windows XP and no plans to upgrade the computer any time soon. I also have no plans to buy an iphone or a Mac. (Or anything made by Samsung ever again).
I use PowerAmp, which I am not particularly attached to, to play music on the phone and nothing to play music on the computer, it's just stored there. I do have iTunes installed on the computer because in the past I used iSync but I no longer buy music from iTunes so I'm trying to replace that whole system. I have also tried using Windows Media Player to transfer media files but it's pretty eh in terms of features and the interface is bad to terrible.
I'm really hoping for a third party app that provides seamless backup and syncing of my phone to my computer with a restore function. I am willing to pay cash money for an app that does that! But I'll settle for some way to get music, audiobooks, podcasts and photos on and off the phone without having to move weirdly named individual files or spend all weekend doing it.