Cloud services have been all the rage lately. Offerings from Amazon and now Google are currently battling it out in the “clouds,” but I’ve got another suggestion for you. This one might have flown under your radar because it’s just an App Store app that syncs with your DropBox account.

BoxyTunes isn’t a brand new application, but we figured with all of the hubbub surrounding cloud services these days, we wanted to make sure all of our readers knew about this little gem…

If you have a DropBox account and are looking for an easy way to listen to music on your iDevice without bogging down its hard drive, you should take a peek at BoxyTunes. The application syncs up to your DropBox folder and locates MP3, AAC, WAV and a host of other music files.

The app then loads the music files into a playlist which can be customized if you wanted to reorganize your tracks. The music can be controlled via the in-app music player, as well as using the multitask bar and lock screen controls.

DropBox uploads [to me] seem fairly speedy, and the same goes for loading tracks into the BoxyTunes application. The nice thing is that the files stay on your device until you delete them. So once tracks are initially loaded into the app, you don’t need an internet connection to listen to them.

I like this app because I have a free 2GB DropBox account, but folks looking to stream larger music libraries should know DropBox offers 50GB for only $9.99 a month. You can grab BoxyTunes in the App Store for free, or pay $0.99 for some extra features like album art and AirPlay compatibility.

Have you used BoxyTunes? What do you think?

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  • Burge

    Just about to download it…thanks for the info..this is what i’am looking ..nice one..

  • wow, you open my eyes, i just knew this apps exist
    thanks

  • John

    mspot.com does the same and works great, they give you 5 gigs to start and 1 device. More space and more devices cost $$, but all and all great service. And you can play from your browser.

    • XepptizZ

      Yeah, but this app physicly stores it on the harddrive so no live internetconnection is needed.

      Reading about the app does make me think though, isn’t this basicly itunes without having to sync? More precisly airsync?
      I mean, isn’t the benefit of a cloudservice that it DOESNT store it on the hd thus creating more space?

      • elmo

        Agree. It actually DOES eat the iOS space. I don’t see the point of saving space, a wireless sync would be more appropriate. Thanks for letting me know this free app thou 😉

      • Juan

        I agree with elmo. Of The files ARE cpied to the device the app is useless

  • Ben

    Pretty similar to using mobile me iDisk to store music. You can play that on your IDevice also.

  • Drublic

    I use audiogalaxy, streams from my pc all the music to my iphone, no limit there!

    • KiraXD

      audiogalaxy is one of my all time favorite apps! its free… and absolutely amazing ^_^

  • akag9

    Subsonic. Blows Audiogalaxy away. Mac, PC, Linux server. Native apps… Absolutely great.

  • Gilbert

    I suggest mspot app 5gb for free and 3.99 a month for 40gb. Works great

  • Steve Frawley

    I like Audiogalaxy and access to 8k albums. Will have to check out subsonic.

  • Steve Frawley

    Subsonic doesn’t seem to offer much more than Audiogalaxy and my huge library streams well for FREE!

  • Justin

    Another alternative is sugarsync. It offers the same service but gives 5gb free.

  • Dan

    I am interested to find an app tgat can download not just mp3s per 1 dropbox but multiple accounts. Reason being i have 16gb of empty space on my iphone to use and i dont want to depend on 2gb max of 1 dropbox account. So…having said that I found the app called Free Music Download by BsoSoft. The free version up works up to 15 songs. the paid app (around 2-3 bucks) works unlimited. The reason why dropbox dont work with most of the apps is because it has https port 403 rather than port 80 http.