SongGenie for Mac

SongGenie for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    4,323
  • Date Added:
    August 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    10.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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With its stunning design and high accuracy, SongGenie for Mac stands out as one of the better song tagging applications out there. This premium app automatically updates your music files with complete metadata, including artist, genre, album art, and lyrics in no time, so that you don't have to do it manually. iTunes recognizes all the changes, which will be reflected in your music library.

Following a quick installation, SongGenie for Mac presents you with a slick interface visually reminiscent of Time Machine's carousel metaphor. Upon launch, the app will scan your music library and rate each song with up to three guitars depending on how much song data has been fetched from the Web. One guitar stands for metadata, one for cover, and one for lyrics. This convenient labeling system lets you sort your collection easily and track down songs with partial info. The identification process, itself, takes no time; in our tests we were presented with tag suggestions less than five seconds after hitting the "Identify" button. The trial version can detect and suggest tag updates and lyrics, but it will not allow you to apply any changes. In addition, this app comes bundled with CoverScout, a companion app for fetching album cover art, which will help you finally complete your music collection.

If you have a large number of music files and like to keep them organized in a neat music library, SongGenie for Mac can help you, saving you a lot of time otherwise wasted on manual tagging. While the app does come with a price tag, its stunning design and attention to detail make it well worth the purchase.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SongGenie for Mac 2.2.5.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"can't match latest songs"

October 13, 2012  |  By tristanye

 |  Version: SongGenie 2.2.2

Pros

easy to use

Cons

I've downloaded latest top 40 hits with no album names, it can not match any of them

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5 stars

"Update SongGenie 1.1"

March 27, 2009  |  By marketing27

 |  Version: SongGenie 1.0.1

Pros

Whats new?

Cons

Whats new?

Summary

We've improved SongGenie! SongGenie 1.1 now shows for every identified song all available album information. Now you can also apply title information to a bulk selection of songs - completely automatically if you wish. And you can start searching for your missing album art directly with CoverScout.
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<LI>NEW SongGenie shows all available albums that contain the track you are searching for</LI>
<LI>NEW Identify and apply all track information automatically</LI>
<LI>NEW Apply identified track information to multiple songs at once</LI>
<LI>NEW Start searching for album covers in CoverScout</LI>
<LI>NEW Show music tracks in CoverScout</LI>
<LI>NEW Contextmenu available for finding music files in finder, marking and start playing tracks</LI>
<LI>NEW Immediately shows changes to a music file made in other applications</LI>
<LI>NEW Display cover art downloaded from the iTunes Store</LI>
<LI>NEW Recognizes new music folders that have been added by CoverScout</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Better workflow by an improved user interface</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Ignores invisible files and folders</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Improved management of music archives on external hard drives</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Bugfixed jumping textcursor when manually entering song information</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Bugfixed the error that prevented the ability to stream edited MP4 files</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Bugfixed the error causing music tracks in deactivated music folders to be displayed</LI>
<LI>BOOSTED Extended App Preferences</LI>
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1 stars

"Great idea. Limited functionality and horrible results!"

January 07, 2009  |  By henryinnyc

 |  Version: SongGenie 1.0

Pros

- Slick interface

Cons

- Abysmal match rate (43 out of 604 in my test)
- For matches, completes only Song, Artist and Album fields.
- Company's site states "set the criteria and SongGenie will automatically amend your music based on your preferences." Not true.

Summary

Perhaps future versions of this product will provide more complete functionality and better match results. As it stands in version 1.0, it's a terrible waste of money. And the company isn't even honest about what the product can and cannot do on it's own website. Not a good sign.

Updated on Jan 7, 2009

I received a message from the publishers of this product saying that the server used for song matching have been overwhelmed by the volume of requests, and that a low match rate may be a temporary problem caused by lack of bandwidth. (The product was introduced yesterday at the Macworld Conference & Expo.)

It makes sense. If everyone's first step is to scan their entire music library and then match each song to digital signatures on the server, that could be an extraordinary amount of volume.

I will report back and change my rating if the match rate significantly improves.

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5 stars

"Form over function"

January 06, 2009  |  By bwickens

 |  Version: SongGenie 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Like most Equinux products, the interface is artfully produced within the confines of the Apple user-interface guidelines, but functionally it falls flat. In demo mode with a library of around 10,000 tracks, it found about 20 "songs with missing information", but they were very weird finds indeed. It found a single track off an Andrea Parker DJ-Kicks album, with which it 'suggested' that the artist/track title fields should be swapped! Curiously, the other tracks on the same album (rightfully) avoided detection. Then, it found a single M83 track, the title of which is an asterix (*) -- correctly -- but if flagged it as "missing information". Then the $30 nagware kicked in, so I stiffed it. It's an interesting idea, but not $30 interesting.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.7
We prepared SongGenie to run smoothly on upcoming OS X Releases
General
Publisher Equinux
Publisher web site http://www.equinux.com
Release Date August 13, 2014
Date Added August 13, 2014
Version 2.2.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.43MB
File Name SongGenie_2.2.7.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,323
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations identify 10 tracks, no applying of information
Price $29.95

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