PowerTunes for Mac

PowerTunes for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,836
  • Date Added:
    December 14, 2011
  • File Size:
    4.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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2 stars

"slow; doesn't do enough to justify the price"

August 16, 2014  |  By jhencken

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.3

Pros

Decent GUI, although not as flexible or powerful as iTunes

Cons

SLOW.
Doesn't do all that much.
Can't adjust screen font size (hard to read)

Summary

This would be a decent $5.00 little app, but IDK that it's worth $20.

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3 stars

"Great Features - Unexpected Side-effects"

November 13, 2012  |  By srogers4_dotmac

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.2.3

Pros

Does exactly what it says in terms of taking control of your iTunes Library and allowing you to split up a large unwieldy library into multiple libraries.

Cons

Once upon a time, iTunes used to be just about music. Now it's the Grand Central Station of syncing all sorts of data across multiple devices. After a pass through PowerTunes, I found some dead tracks and moved some seldom-used tracks into a secondary library. Organization - yea! But then my top-level preferences for iPhone and iPad were lost (e.g. sync wirelessly with this device). Not a big deal - re-checked. Then I get a warning from my iPad that it thinks it was sync'd from a different account - not good. iTunes became completely confused about the sync state and I had to delete all music from the iPad and re-sync to get it straightened out.

PowerTunes delivers on it's promises to get control of your iTunes library. Unfortunately, there's just so much more jammed into iTunes now that many things can go wrong.

Summary

Enjoy cleaning up your music tracks - watch out for subsequent sync horrors. Make sure your devices and your iTunes Library are backed up.

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

June 26, 2011  |  By ctakim

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.1.4

Pros

Great for managing, merging and maintaining large iTunes libraries across a home network

Cons

Not the speediest of programs, but very automated so easy to let run

Summary

I have a home networks with 4 desktop Macs, two laptops and a bunch of ipods, iphones, and iPads. My main music file is on a NAS (actually a Drobo hooked to a MacMini) but each of the desktops have their own iTunes library/Medial Folder. How to I keep all of our music centrally but let each computer have their own set of songs? PowerTunes!

I can merge libraries yet exclude duplicates and maintain metadata across all the computers by periodically merging everyone's iTunes library with the central server. I was using Fat Cat's iPhoto Library Manager first, but when I heard about this somewhat analogous software, I also bought it. I have no connection to this company, but I'm happy with their projects.

For those of you with growing Mac home networks, and a bunch of iTunes Libraries, this is the tool to bring it under control.

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5 stars

"mange your itunes libraries"

June 10, 2011  |  By jtmiller1

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.1.4

Pros

Does things that Itunes should do but neglected

Cons

have not discovered any yet

Summary

Worth buying

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1 stars

"Behaves strangely and dangerously"

March 22, 2010  |  By nicmart

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.1.3

Pros

Nice feature set in principle.

Cons

Bad things happen. It causes iTunes to act as though it is being opened for the first time, showing Agree to Terms window. iTunes opens with preferences reverted. When moving playists PowerTunes froze and some songs became delinked from their files.

Summary

Very risky in my short experience, with the possibility to create havoc. I have a large library of songs and would never use PowerTunes again.

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5 stars

"Highly Recommended"

September 19, 2009  |  By mail661

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A superb tool. Five stars all round!

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5 stars

"Fantastic! A must have iTunes enhancement."

September 19, 2008  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I don't often write reveiws, but my satisfaction with PowerTunes has gotten me to do so with this great piece of software. I have multiple iTunes libraries on different Macs -- as well as portable hard drives. PowerTunes makes it EASY to get things organized, and keep them organized. It integrates very smoothly with iTunes. The customer support is GREAT! I had a couple of questions about PowerTunes, and the developer Brian answered quickly with very helpful information. In my opinion this software is a must have for iTunes users.

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3 stars

"Great!"

September 13, 2008  |  By themouse1

 |  Version: PowerTunes 1.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I love this program. Once you figure out what this program does, if you need it, it becomes indispensable. I wish Apple would do something as advanced and creative, it would probably be a little more seamless. But until they do there's PowerTunes. I use it every day as I have a very large music library.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2
  • When copying or merging, we now show determinate progress while caching album artwork data, since that can take a while
  • We now prevent the iTunes license agreement window from coming up more than once after updating to a new version of iTunes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when copying tracks or fixing dead tracks
  • PowerTunes 1.2 now requires at least OS X 10.5.8 and iTunes 10.0
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when reloading a library stored on a network drive
  • When copying to a library where iTunes insists on displaying the license agreement upon launch, the copy no longer fails with a -1708 error
  • Fixed a drawing problem that could occur in the "My Rating" column with certain tracks
  • Creating a new library within a symlinked folder no longer adds two new items to the library list
  • Corrected an issue where the "Switch Media Folder" command would not work in some cases
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong media folder would be displayed in PowerTunes for some libraries
  • When using "Find Orphans", if there are both SD and HD versions of a video file, the SD version is no longer identified as an orphan
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after something prevented a new library from being created successfully
General
Publisher Fat Cat Software
Publisher web site http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/
Release Date December 14, 2011
Date Added December 14, 2011
Version 1.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • iTunes 7.0 or later
  • Download Information
    File Size 4.16MB
    File Name PowerTunes_131.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,836
    Downloads Last Week 4
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations PowerTunes offers a full featured 30 day trial, after which only the most basic features of the program can be used
    Price $19.95

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