Unclutter iTunes

Though iTunes has a built-in utility for weeding out duplicate songs, this program offers a more specific method for doing so. This new version also can rid your library of dead links.

This program essentially enhances iTunes's built-in tool for finding duplicate songs. We appreciate that Dupe Eliminator immediately scans your iTunes library upon launch. The application highlights all potential duplicates in red, and you can easily separate these files from the pack with the press of a button. The main advantage this utility holds over iTunes built-in duplicate finder is it allows you to perform more specific searches by including criteria such as album, file type, and size. Another plus is this app's ability to identify dead links in your library. And true to form, the program turned out an accurate performance when tested using a number of configurations. However, we do think this utility consumes too many PC resources--almost twice as much as iTunes itself. You'll find a couple of additional features, such as the ability to print out e-mail duplicate logs, but none of them seemed particularly groundbreaking to us. Users with massive music libraries might take this program for a spin, although casual iTunes users probably won't find it necessary.
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