Martian Technology updates SlingShot with full iTunes 7 synchronization

Martian Technology has released SlingShot 2.0.3, an update to its file and music synchronization application for Mac OS X. SlingShot 2.0.3 fixes several bugs related to synchronizing music in iTunes 7 between computers connected over a network. SlingShot allows you to back up all of your music and to share it among all the computers you own.

With Martian SlingShot, you can Publish an iTunes Playlist of music onto the network and then Subscribe to the Playlist from other computers. SlingShot will copy over any songs from the Published Playlist that aren’t in the Subcriber’s iTunes Library, add them to the Library, and then recreate the Playlist on the Subscriber. Then it will check periodically to see if the Playlist has been changed; any changes will be reflected in the Subscriber’s copy of the Playlist.

SlingShot keeps files in sync between two or more Macs. By incorporating Apple’s “Bonjour” technology, SlingShot makes finding and connecting to other computers on a network easy. With SlingShot it is easier than ever to share and back up your files and music collection on all the Macs you use.

SlingShot 2.0.3 is available as a Universal Binary, supporting both PowerPC and Intel Macs, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer. SlingShot 2.0.3 is a free upgrade for existing customers; new licenses can be purchased for $29.99. A free trial version of the application is available at


  1. What a waste of file space. What’s wrong with simply sharing the library across your network? Listen to them across computers… not waste all the storage space with double/triple files.

    and $30!!??? That’s a bit much.

    I really don’t see the point.

  2. Galle, sure!

    Here is the only contents of the script (told ya it was a simple one ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> ):

    rsync –recursive –delete –quiet /home/myUserName/iTunes/ someUserName@theBackupHost:/home/someUserName/iTunesBackup/

    Every time this script is run, the changes made to /iTunes/ is transfered to /iTunesBackup/. For example if you change the id3v2 tags or delete files, those changes are transfered. I’ve set mine to be run hourly so i have the follow line in the crontab file (/private/etc/crontab)

    1 0 0 0 0 myUserName /home/myUserName/

    those are supposed to be sepated by tabs but that would take me out of this textbox ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    Hope this helps. If you have problems with it you can drop me a line, just add a @ in the middle: emil

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