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Here are the issues I'm attempting to address:

1. How to stream music, audio books and podcasts from my Linux PC to my Android devices on WiFi at home.
2. How to stream music, audio books and podcasts over 3G/ 4G away from home
3. How to sync all my files between cloud, home Linux PC and Android devices
4. How to manage files on Android because gMTP sucks on Linux and Galaxy Nexus.

EDIT: I may have found my solutions
  • for streaming I'm leaning toward Subsonic. So far it is working great.
  • for managing files on my Galaxy Nexus (without using MTP), I discovered that QuickSSHd supports SFTP. This works great! It's a perfect solution!
  • for syncing my files, I can use all the power of rsync now, thanks to QuickSSHd. This opens up some amazing possibilities.
Here are some short notes on setting up and using SFTP and rsync:
  • Initial setup on phone:
    • install and set up QuickSSHd
    • (optional, but my steps assume this) copy public key to phone as per QuickSSHd instructions (I actually did this step using the computer)
  • Initial setup on computer (and # means "as root user"):
    • sudo -s
    • apt-get install sshfs
    • adduser yourname fuse
    • mkdir ~/yourmountdirectory
  • To manage and sync files from Android using your computer:
    • sshfs [email protected]:/ /yourmountdirectory/ -o allow_root,IdentityFile=/home/yourname/.ssh/id_rsa
    • rsync -a /yourmountdirectory/ /backups/GalaxyNexus
    • (you can also simply use Nautilus to access files, without ever opening the terminal. But then you can't use rsync from command line)
Original app list:

Here is an alphabetical list of all the apps and potential solutions I have found.

I have not picked final solutions yet. This post is just a reference for anyone else looking for similar solutions.
Maybe we can reach a consensus on the best solution for each of the 4 points above...

Here's my alphabetical list:
  • AirDroid - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...e=search_result
  • AirDrop - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...com.airdropfull
  • Amdroid :: Ampache on Android
http://amdroid.ampache.org/
  • Ampache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampache
  • Ampache • View topic - New Android Client for Ampache
http://ampache.org/f....php?f=6&t=3143
  • AndroFD SMB Service - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...oid.androfd.smb
  • Android Apps for Linux Server Admins - ConnectBot, QuickSSHd, SwiFTP, AndFTP, Wyse PocketCloud - Reviews - LinuxPlanet
http://www.linuxplan.../reviews/7301/1
  • Android Apps for Plugging in to the Cloud | Android.AppStorm
http://android.appst...n-to-the-cloud/
  • Android SSH Server
http://stepinto.gith...m/android-sshd/
  • AndSMB (samba client) - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...lysesoft.andsmb
  • ASTRO SMB Module - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...etago.astro.smb
  • Astrotek Share - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...m.astrotek.upnp
  • BotSync - Android SFTP SCP SSH Sync App
http://botsync.com/
  • BubbleUPnP Server
http://bubbleguuum.free.fr/upnpserver/
  • Cloud Music Comparison: What's the Best Service for Streaming Your Library Everywhere?
http://lifehacker.co...rary-everywhere
  • Cloud Storage Options - Top 5 Free Services
http://techsplurge.c...torage-options/
  • Cloud.cm for Android | AppBrain.com
http://www.appbrain.....cloudMobileApp
  • ConnectBot - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...onnectbot&hl=en
  • connectbot - Secure shell (SSH) client for the Android platform - Google Project Hosting
https://code.google.com/p/connectbot/
  • DLNA Open Source Projects - eLinux.org
http://elinux.org/DL...Source_Projects
  • droidsshd - Dropbear SSHd server management tools - Google Project Hosting
http://code.google.com/p/droidsshd/
  • droidsshd - SFTP support - Dropbear SSHd server management tools - Google Project Hosting
https://code.google....ues/detail?id=1
  • DroidSSHd Free(No price and No Ads) SSHD server on Android - xda-developers
http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=976187
  • EggPlug : What is it?
http://www.eggplug.com/what_is_it.html
  • Emit - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...da.android.emit
  • Emit Free - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ndroid.emitfree
  • Emit Web Access | All your media. Limitless.
https://www.emitapp.com/#guide
  • ES File Explorer - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ngs.android.pop
  • File Expert - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...xcxin.filexpert
  • File Sync & Online Backup - Access and File Sharing from Any Device - SugarSync
https://www.sugarsync.com/
  • Fing - Network Tools - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ok.android.fing
  • FolderSync - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...foldersync.full
  • FolderSync FAQ - Tacit Dynamics
http://www.tacit.dk/foldersync/faq
  • FtpCafe FTP Client Pro - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...?id=com.ftpcafe
  • GeeXboX uShare UPnP A/V Media Server HomePage
http://ushare.geexbox.org/
  • Google Music? Naah. Sync and backup your music with DropBox | androidtipguys.com
http://androidtipguy...c-with-dropbox/
  • How to Access Your Computer Files (And Stream Music) From Your Mobile Devices
http://maketecheasie...ices/2010/06/23
  • iMediaShare - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...anor.amspremium
  • Livedrive Mobile | AppBrain Android Market
http://www.appbrain....e/com.livedrive
  • Livedrive Online Storage & Online Backup
http://www.livedrive.com/
  • MediaTomb - Free UPnP MediaServer
http://mediatomb.cc/
  • MixZing Media Player - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...m.mixzing.basic
  • Multimedia Streaming From PC To Android Device?
http://androidcommun...id-device-1954/
  • Personal Cloud - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro..._from_developer
  • Plex for Android - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...plexapp.android
  • PocketCloud Explore | AppBrain Android Market
http://www.appbrain....filebrowserfull
  • Qloud Media - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...i.qiss.vega.pro
  • QuickSSHd - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...oilsw.quicksshd
  • S3Anywhere (Amazon S3 cloud) for Android | AppBrain.com
http://www.appbrain....soft.s3anywhere
  • Samba Filesharing - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...unkyfresh.samba
  • Seagate BlackArmor NAS DLNA server - Something Completely Different
http://michaelmcgarr...karmor-nas.html
  • Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 external hard drive - Computer Chips & Hardware Technology | Geek.com
http://www.geek.com/...-drive-2010033/
  • SSH server for android? - Android - Stack Exchange
http://android.stack...ver-for-android
  • SSHDroid - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro....sshdroid&hl=en
  • Stream Music and Videos from PC to Android- 6 Top Applications
http://techsplurge.c...usic-videos-pc/
  • Stream Video to Android from remote PC - Android Forums
http://androidforums...-remote-pc.html
  • Streaming Apps for Your Android - The Best
http://lifehacker.co...or-your-android
  • Streaming Media to Your Gadgets
http://lifehacker.co...to-your-gadgets
  • Subsonic » Free Music Streamer
http://www.subsonic....es/features.jsp
  • Subsonic Music Streamer - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...onic.androidapp
  • SugarSync - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...pcast.sugarsync
  • SwiFTP FTP Server - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...s?id=org.swiftp
  • Syncness Wifi Sync Music/Files - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro....world.syncness
  • Teradesk for Android | AppBrain.com
http://www.appbrain.....mobile.android
  • Tonido - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...o.android&hl=en
  • Tonido Download
http://www.tonido.co...n_download.html
  • TonidoPlug Linux Home Server, NAS - Review: $99
http://paulstamatiou...home-server-nas
  • transfer your files via wifi
http://www.galaxynex...s-via-wifi.html
  • Ubuntu One Files - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...e.android.files
  • Upload 2 NAS - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ions.upload2nas
  • Valence - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro....cafbit.valence
  • VLC Stream & Convert | traveldevel.com
http://traveldevel.com/
  • VLC Stream & Convert Pro - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...oid.vlc.license
  • VLC Streaming over 3G | traveldevel.com
http://traveldevel.c...reaming-over-3g
  • Web App Review: Droptunes - Listen to your music in Dropbox from the browser
http://www.chromeosl...ox-browser.html
  • WebSharing File/Media Sync - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...p.websharing.r1
  • WiFi File Explorer - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...iFiFileExplorer
  • WiFi File Explorer PRO - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...FileExplorerPRO
  • WiFi File Manager - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...wififilemanager
  • WiFi File Server - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ns.wfm.activity
  • WiFi File Transfer - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...ififiletransfer
  • WiFi File Transfer Pro - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...filetransferpro
  • Wireless File Transfer - Apps on Android Market
https://market.andro...hi.wifitransfer
 
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