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    dTunes, a new app by Richard Shearman, lets you grab all the free music you'd like, downloaded straight to your iPhone using some magic to combine SeeQPod's streaming .mp3 service and Jonathan Misurda's useful Safari Download Plugin.

    Download dTunes (available via Cydia now on the MMi repo), and once installed, tap the magnifying glass or the Search Seeqpod button. dTunes will bring up a window with Seeqpod in it - simply search for the music you'd like, and when found, tap the song.

    dTunes will bring up a download screen, and pull the .mp3 from Seeqpod's source to your iPhone. Then head back to the main screen of dTunes, and simply tap the song you'd like to hear to play it! dTunes includes a media player directly in it, so you don't have to switch applications, etc - its an all in one solution.

    And yes, it even works via 3G and EDGE. Great for when you're out and about, and hear a song you remember you want to grab at home (which I do all the time) - now you can just open dTunes and get it for free.

    Please also check out the dev's site, and send him a donation if ya like what he's done.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: dTunes - like iTunes, but free! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 212 Comments
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Wait, it doesn't fully uninstall?
    1. XquizitDjX's Avatar
      XquizitDjX -
      Does this work for 1.1.4 firmware?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      totally freakin awesome man!!!! but am gonna play devils advocate. when we download "files" could we very well download a virus and really screw things up on our phones? don't know how many times i have curse Kaz*a or Limew^re because of this. Just wondering and being all paranoid.........
    1. nkonemann05's Avatar
      nkonemann05 -
      Amazing! Best iPhone app since the Flashlight!!!
    1. cir_osis's Avatar
      cir_osis -
      And what happens when the record industry finds out and gets lawsuit crazy all over again?
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      Quote Originally Posted by A_SWELLGUY View Post
      this app is amazing but leaves the download and stream option when you uninstall the app you have to reunlock and rejailbreak just to get that anoying option out of the software.
      Sigh.. no it doesn't. Cydia automatically downloads dependencies for programs you're trying to install. One of the dependencies of this application is that it needs to have the safari dl plugin. So to get rid of it, you go into cydia and uninstall the plugin as well as the application. Then it won't ask you anymore.
    1. irich25's Avatar
      irich25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cir_osis View Post
      And what happens when the record industry finds out and gets lawsuit crazy all over again?
      while in court we will download some more on our iphones
    1. stitchwod's Avatar
      stitchwod -
      There has been a really good response for dTunes. Thanks all for the feedback and comments.

      I'll try and look into a few suggestions later this week. (eg: movies, volume controls, showing elapsed time, track renaming and possibly syncing).

      It's thirsty work though, so if you fancy buying my a drink - a donations link is available on my site
      iPhone Apps

      Regarding the comment about adding a search queing list while out and about : I'm going to have to say please just keep Notepad handy for that!

    1. ~Blaze~'s Avatar
      ~Blaze~ -
      Mannnn.... this is one of those applications that has the WOW effect.

      Excellent work i would say... A very good start.
    1. icem8n's Avatar
      icem8n -
      Quote Originally Posted by kjs8806 View Post
      has anyone realized that its missing a volume button which is a major flaw in this application
      Dude what have you got on the side of your iphone????
      Yeah also a volume button!

      Please people you should be greatfull that this has come out....flawsss....naa just things that haven't been added yet.

      This is probably the first app I'm going to be donating too!!

      Good stuff Richard!!
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      Quote Originally Posted by icem8n View Post
      Dude what have you got on the side of your iphone????
      Obviously, someone needs to be introduced to the ipod touch.
    1. 40_ounce's Avatar
      40_ounce -
      This is a great app. thanks.........
    1. danvicente's Avatar
      danvicente -
      while im all for piracy i dont understand how "illegal" music is ok but cracked .ipa's are not
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      This app is the shizit, theres only 1 thing thats making me nuts that i'd like to see addressed... when I do a search and pick a file to listen or D/L, it would be nice to be able to return to the searrch results. A couple times now ive downloaded a file that the gain was really low, so it would be nice to be able to go back to the search results and grab a different file, instead of starting the search all over again.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I just installed this app and I love it. Nice and simple. Very cool.
    1. sgorman's Avatar
      sgorman -
      When I uninstalled dTunes, I would still get asked to either "DOWNLOAD" or "PLAY IN MEDIA PLAYER". Is there something else that didn't uninstall with dTunes? Is anyone else having this same problem?
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      ^read the last two pages of this thread.. Very carefully.
    1. sgorman's Avatar
      sgorman -
      Well, that boss function to stop the downloading needs to be a part of the uninstall function...or, dTunes needs to have some prefs allowing only specific file types types. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of features.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -

      We'll be able to drag and drop (import) dtunes mp3 downloads right into itunes after a few more tweaks. (see thread)