iDupe is designed to process duplicates and dead tracks in iTunes in a smart way. iTunes now has a "Show Duplicates" command. But it is of limited use. First, it offers no way to remove duplicates while keeping one version of a track. Second, there is no good way to identify which tracks are actually duplicates as opposed to different versions of the same song, the same song with different bitrates, etc.
iDupe tries to deal with this problem intelligently, making a number of judgement calls. It will remove absolutely unambiguous duplicate entries, but use the check marks in iTunes to uncheck the duplicates it thinks are good candidates for removal. Potential duplicates will be ranked according to a number of criteria. It will evaluate whether it is likely to be a loose single track, which version of an album to keep, as well as other considerations. Once you review its choices in iTunes, iDupe can then remove unchecked tracks in a selection from the playlist and from the library and move the corresponding files to the trash, according to your choice.
What's new in this version:
- Compatibility update for Yosemite.
- Resigned for Gatekeeper v2/Yosemite.