iTunes has never been great at automatically syncing new songs or folders of music, but with a little finesse and the latest version of iTunes, you can automatically sync any new music you download to iTunes, with relative ease.
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Love it or hate it, tons of people still use iTunes to manage their music library. Maybe it’s because of your love for the iPod, the iTunes Music Store, or whatever—we’re not here to judge, we’re just here to help you make iTunes work better.
When you’re done with this guide, you’re iTunes library will automatically sync up with any music you download, whether it’s via BitTorrent, the web, or even Dropbox. The guide will walk through how to set up automatic music-to-iTunes syncing on both Windows and Mac.
What You’ll Need
How It Works
The basic set up is actually pretty simple. Apple quietly added an
Automatically Add to iTunesfolder in a recent release of iTunes 9, which means that, while iTunes still doesn’t support watching and syncing custom folders, it does give us a pretty slick avenue for hacking together our own solution. Here’s how it works:
Thanks to lifehacker, yet again we learn a really slick simple way of handling a slightly frustrating glitch of technology.
Read the rest of this article to learn exactly how to resolve the issue of syncing your downloads to iTunes.