Senuti for Mac helps you manage your media library by facilitating the transfer of music, movies, and podcasts from your iPhone or iPod back to your computer. Through this app, you can choose to add transferred items to iTunes, save them in a separate folder on your computer, or both.
Intro and instructions: When you first open this app, you'll be greeted with a brief walk-through that gives you an overview of what the program can do and also provides tips on how to avoid certain pitfalls. The interface is straightforward enough to begin with, but this added introduction lets you jump right in and start using the app without hesitation.
Nice interface and functionality: All options are clearly laid-out in this app's interface, and you can take advantage of some nice features, like the ability to drag and drop playlists directly into the program. Scan war completed quickly, and you can set certain preferences ahead of time, such as where you'd like to automatically save songs to, in order to save time each time you initiate a transfer.
Crashes and bugs: During testing, this app crashed every time we tried to select the Advanced Preferences tab in Settings. This probably won't be much of a concern to casual users anyway, although we were unable to learn what options were actually contained in that space. But more experienced users might be frustrated by the inability to fully customize the program to suit their needs.
Senuti for Mac is a convenient and versatile program that gives you the ability to control more fully what and how you import media from your iDevice. The trial version is good for 30 days, but it has the additional limitations of a maximum of 1,000 songs transferred, and it will also pause for 30 seconds after every 10 songs. The full version costs $18.99.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Senuti for Mac 1.3.3.
From FadingRed :
Senuti is a simple Mac OS X application for transferring songs from your iPod back to your computer. There are many good reasons that someone would have to transfer music from her iPod back to her computer. There are many good ways to do it, too. Senuti is the only alternative that will give you the power and convenience that you need, wrapped in an interface that is extremely easy to use, at a cost that you can't complain about.
Lightning fast -- There's a little file on your iPod called the iTunesDB file. What does that mean to you? Nothing. What does that mean to me? Everything. Every bit of information on every song on your iPod is stored in this little file. Every bit of information on your playlists is stored in this file, too. It's how iTunes knows what's on your iPod. It's how your iPod knows what's there, too. There isn't a much faster way to figure out what's on your iPod. Finding Songs -- Senuti includes all of the built in options that one would expect to find songs. You can search and sort in any combination of ways that you want. That's not quite enough sometimes, though. Sometimes you might want to know if you're copying the right song. Know how it goes, but don't know if that title is quite right? Play it. That's right, Senuti will play songs directly off of your iPod. It can even double as a jukebox player for your Shuffle or any other iPod. Playlists -- Senuti not only reads the playlists that you made on your iPod, but it allows you to transfer them back to your computer as well. A simple drag and drop action within the application will not only copy songs to your computer and and add them to iTunes, but it will make a new playlist with the same name and add all of the songs to that list. Seamless Integration -- Adding songs to your computer, you're probably going to add them to iTunes right after that, right? What if you didn't have to, wouldn't that be great? Well you don't have to. Senuti will do all of the work for you. What work you want it to do is up to you. You can have songs added to iTunes if you want. You can have all of your music organized into folders by artist and album, too. The option's yours.
What's new in this version:
Compatibility updates for macOS 10.12 Sierra
Fixed a bug preventing prompt for playlist transfer
I have no complaints because for a super long time I put off purchasing this type of software. My iPod has required an update for years, but not having all of my songs on my iTunes library was hindering me. I am satisfied with the purchase of this product and would highly recommend it.
The transfers are quick and the program is very self explanatory. This is the only reliable program for retrieving media back to your computer.
If you are attempting to transfer audio from your ipod to your computer, the songs will not automatically go to itunes if there is any trace of ghost files on your computer from the songs. Senuti marked most of my songs as already transferred to iTunes, even though the original files on itunes could not be located. I had to manually drag all the songs into itunes from Senuti, but it gave me more control and I was able to put all the real files back on iTunes
Senuti is worth the $18.99. It is a legitimate program that saves your files and gives you a piece of mind. Plus, the newest version is very fast and the tech support is great. The free Demo only transfers 1,000 songs, which doesn't help much if your ipod is as loaded as mine is. I bit the bullet and bought that program and am so glad I did!
O yeah guys....I just got a 2012 macbook pro cause my PC HDD fried! of course like all of you i lost my precious music collection. With no hope I went searching for alternatives to transfer my music from an iphone 4 to my new mac. Stop by cnet.com and BAM answer to my problems....Senuti! it took less than 2 minutes to transfer 971 songs from my iphone to my new mac! and WOW it did work! I HIGHLY recommend this software to anyone who wants to transfer UN-purchased music to itunes.
Okay here's the deal, I wanted to put all my music from all my apple devices onto my macbook. I lost all of my music off my macbook due to user error (me being the user). So with that said I needed something I could figure out.
This app could not be any easier if I'd written it myself. You highlight what you want to transfer hit the button and VOILA it is done and it is fast.