TuneUp

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 285 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    298,704
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (50 song clean-ups, 25 album cover saves & 25 duplicate removals); $24.98 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    34.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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TuneUp is an iTunes plug-in for Windows users which helps you analyze, clean up, and correct track tagging SNAFUs in a fraction of the time it would take to do them manually. The interface shows up to the right of your iTunes music library with features for cleaning tags, finding album artwork, getting more artist info, and genre-related recommendations from Amazon. You can also search local concert listings on StubHub for bands in your library.

The Clean tool takes an audio fingerprint of a mislabeled song, matches it against Gracenote's Global Media Database of more than 90 million songs, and returns most likely matches which you can save to your library. It even recognizes songs from the same album so you can get both music and cover art in one pass. In our testing, it worked almost flawlessly as long as we only chose groups of 50 songs at a time, but simply selecting the entire library and trying to clean it all brought the program to a crawl. The Cover Art tool quickly offered covers for every artist it recognized, and the Now Playing section offered up music videos for the artist playing, all accessible with a click of a button.

TuneUp Companion isn't perfect, but it's a good start. As a beta release, there are still bugs to be ironed out, and a Mac client is due soon. The trial version offers 500 "cleans" and 50 cover art "finds"--not nearly enough for most libraries. An unlimited version of TuneUp Companion costs $19.95 for a one-time charge or you can get an annual subscription for $11.95.

 
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  • Current Version

    1.5

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    out of 285 votes

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    • 4 star 39
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 154
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1 stars

"Just removed from my PC"

February 17, 2013  |  By rshk70

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

I'm sure it would be fine if you had a gig of music... any more might cause problems every time you open itunes

Cons

Locked up PC
Slow

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1 stars

"Do NOT use this product on your iTunes"

January 31, 2013  |  By stidehen

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

- Out of my +2200 iTunes library. It was able to CORRECTLY find about 1/3 of the Album Artwork & tags
- Sanned through library pretty quick (I have a 2012 Macbook Pro with 16gb ram so your results may vary)

Cons

- The other 2/3 was messed up!
- It often replaced CORRECTLY tagged artist and album information that I had already done with "Various Artist" or "That's Now ..."
- I had to go back and individually fix all the improperly tagged songs myself. All +1000 of them
- The album artwork was wrong 60% of the time. Had to fix that too

Summary

Long story short, this is the 1st time I am writing a review on Cnet but I just had to warn people about how damaging this program is to one's library. I listen to all genres of music except country, no offense country listeners. And this program messed up my iTunes 11.0.1 library on my Macbook Pro. Fortunately the original files were left on touched so I had to use those to individually rename all the songs that were improperly named on iTunes. I REGRET using TuneUP. I should have listened to a colleague of mine that warned me about what happened to his library.

You HAVE BEEN WARNED...

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1 stars

"Working OK"

January 25, 2013  |  By tfd-dk

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

potential cleen up of your music files

Cons

The program is 10 out of 10 times going ballistic.
No communication to server...
Seriously...I have NEVER been spending so many € for so miserable bucket of Software.
Program is hanging constantly - keep your money in the bank..This App is awe full

This is my first hick up on the internet..believe me ..this app sucks

BR Torben Flindt Dahl

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2 stars

"It Does What It Says, Just Not Well"

December 30, 2012  |  By wmlaw2003

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

Out of the 5,500 songs in my iTunes library, it used its acoustic fingerprint technology to find 99%. The problem is, the "matches" in and of themselves were often full of inaccurate song information. Forgive my "laziness," but with that size of a library, I wasn't going to check file by file for correct matches - I just "bulk approved" them, hoping that the software lived up to the hype. I mean, these are not obscure, underground artists or songs, so why should I except that many discrepancies?

So, I wasted my money, and now I have to correct the corrections.

Wonderful.

Cons

The accuracy of the "large database of artist and song information" is seriously flawed.

Summary

I guess we'll just have to wait for technology - or at least the people-inputted databases - to dramatically improve for this software to truly live up to the hype.

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3 stars

"Slow and crashes frequently"

December 08, 2012  |  By rojishroy

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

Tagging is almost current (I won't say it is perfect)
Easy to use interface

Cons

Crashes frequently
Very slow

Summary

I would rate TuneUp 4/5 if it was a free software. But for something which costs $50 they should have done a better job. Not worth the money.

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1 stars

"Money Wasted"

November 03, 2012  |  By reillymac47

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

I could find nothing good about this programme

Cons

It crashed when sorting out the duplicate files; it couldn't identify the tracks that had incorrect labels; instructions were vague and inadequate. No response to email when I cnotacted the.

I found that auslogics duplicate finder worked far more effectively to find the duplicates and was far, far quicker.

Summary

not one I would recommend

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1 stars

"Wish I'd never downloaded it"

October 02, 2012  |  By SidianMSJones

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

I bought it for the DeDuper portion which is abysmal, so none.

Cons

My music library is in complete disrepair. At this point I'd pay $50 to reverse everything TuneUp did to it, and return the software.

Summary

Don't buy it.

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1 stars

"Avoid at all costs. Installed malware"

July 25, 2012  |  By uwprof

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

It did the job it promised a few years back when I originally purchased

Cons

--auto renewed and charges you money each year.
--installed "babylon" toolbar all over my computer without option not to install. Wasted an hour of my time removing the crap.

Summary

Originally a good program, but terrible way to treat customers.

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2 stars

"Best tagging app not perfect, destabilizes my whole PC"

July 13, 2012  |  By jp4242

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

when it works it's a Joy to Use. I am a totally anal weenie about tagging my music so I generally review the suggestions on music anyway. Sometimes it will try and split my imported album into 2 different albums because it thinks a song or two belong on some import only release. Other than that, it's about 70-80% right. But nothing else I ever tried came close!

Cons

crashy, crashy, freeze, freeze, crash, thud. update & cross fingers. crash, crash, thud. Repeat for a year & then uninstall.

Summary

I first started using this on my Mac and tried to continue using it on Windows 7 64-bit when I moved back to PC. love the functionality - WHEN IT WORKS. But it freezes up my whole PC and made everything so unstable - that I eventually uninstalled it even though I had bought an unlimited license. I recently aquired a large music archive, and came back here to see if the issues had been resolved in the year since I uninstalled it. I see that I am not the only one who has a love hate relationship with this product.

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2 stars

"stalls crashes iTunes itself & the the whole win7 OS"

June 27, 2012  |  By cheysgran

 |  Version: TuneUp 2.4.4.3

Pros

dedupe works in bundles of 20 or less

Cons

besides whats in my 1 line summary and the plethora of problems those issues cause, it is not user friendly, it is unstable in that it hasn't performed the same during it's productive periods - ever, so I never know what calamity is going to occur next.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.4.3
Version 2.4.4.3 includes a variety of performance and stability enhancements, including ability to detach TuneUp from iTunes and Windows Media Player, ability to pause and cancel all processing phases of Clean, ability to start and cancel Cover Art search, ability to cancel and pause all processing phases of DeDuper; features new upgrade to Gecko 6.0.2 for the User Interface and new installation screen for Mac OS.
General
Publisher TuneUp Media
Publisher web site http://www.tuneupmedia.com
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added May 03, 2012
Version 2.4.4.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements iTunes 7.4+ or Windows Media Player 10+
Download Information
File Size 34.05MB
File Name TuneUpInst-2.4.8.5-cmp495.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 298,704
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50 song clean-ups, 25 album cover saves & 25 duplicate removals
Price $49.95

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