No permanent beta here for the Windows Phone app for desktop!
Joe Belfiore announced via his Twitter account today that the desktop version of the Windows Phone 8 syncing app has left its beta status and is available in its final form to all users.
The download, which works on Windows 7 or Windows 8, is available for download at the Windows Phone website.
According to the page it is hosted on the features in this app are:
- Sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.
- Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone to your PC.
- See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
- Get your playlists on your phone.
- Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone.
It certainly seems to be much more flexible than the Windows Phone Metro App that Microsoft has in the Windows Store and once it is setup it quickly identifies your media for possible synching between the phone and your desktop.
And yes Virginia, there is an even a version for you Windows Phone 8 users that are on Macs.
Of course this app can not run on Windows RT so you are still required to use the Windows Phone Metro App if your synching with your Surface RT.