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.