Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sharing Is Caring

I love it when I think to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice if..." And then I google that idea and someone has implemented it. That's the best. One of those thoughts occurred tonight while conversing on Skype with my girlfriend, Stephanie. I told her I was listening to In Rainbows and then wished aloud that I could let her listen too. Then, courtesy of Google, I discovered SimplifiyMedia, a program designed to share iTunes libraries over the internet. It's a very clean implementation in iTunes. Stephanie's library appears in my iTunes under the shared tab as if she were on my local network. Outside of iTunes, SimplifyMedia runs similiarly to an IM client. Chatting is available and it indicates what music is being shared. The set-up only took a couple of minutes and was straight forward. The icing on the cake is that the program is free. I don't know how they do it, but I haven't gotten any pop-up "buy now" windows yet.

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