Backing up and exporting your playlists

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Android backs up almost all of our data: phone contacts, photos and videos, music purchased by Play Music; but the playlists system and other applications are not automatically saved to the cloud. That’s the function of Playlist Backup, an ugly app, but very simple and functional.

The Playlist Backup interface is very basic and straightforward: 4 icons for 4 functions. It lets you backup and export playlists system, Poweramp and Play Music, in addition to importing music to playlists. The lists can be exported to a folder on the SD card or Dropbox.

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Few well-performed functions. / © ANDROIDPIT

Operation is super simple, choose one of the 3 backup / export options, select the playlist available and where you want to export it (SD card or Dropbox). Okay, your playlist has been saved. To export to Dropbox, it is necessary – in addition to having an account – to login via the app.

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App confirmations. / © ANDROIDPIT

The settings allow you to choose the SD card directory where the lists will be saved, in which extension the lists will be saved, such as ignoring duplicate entries and removing duplicate items automatically after synchronizing with Poweramp.

The application also allows you to synchronize the playlists with Poweramp and remove duplicate items from each list.

Some very important details:

  • the application cannot back up Play Music lists if the files are online;
  • the app only has access to its own folder on Dropbox;
  • Dropbox login is performed via the Dropbox API, that is, Playlist Backup does not have access to your data.

Backup PlaylistInstall on Google Play

Playlist Backup is free, without ads and claims to offer in-app purchases, but I haven’t seen that option anywhere. It is in version 1.2.1, requires Android 2.2 or higher, the APK weighs 575KB and the app occupies about 3MB.

In summary, Playlist Backup is an extremely simple and basic application that performs very well the function it lends itself to. It’s a great solution for those who just need to back up playlists.

What other application with the same functionality do you recommend?