Even if you’re both clever and diligent, managing multiple iTunes libraries across multiple Macs and idevices can be a challenge. And, don’t get me started on duplicate files, an annoyance that rears its head with just about every new Mac, OS re-install, new idevice and sometimes for no discernible reason at all.
SuperSync 4.0 ($29, two-user license) is now available and being demo’d at Macworld (Booth 948). In addition to its ability to efficiently locate and kill duplicates, this app makes managing multiple libraries across multiple computers and idevices pretty darned easy.
The SuperSync demo (See the Demo Movie) allows you to connect to and view other music libraries. It color codes synced and unsynced tracks for easy management.
The big drawback of the demo is that you can only copy 25 tracks per session, though quitting and restarting the application will let you copy another batch of 25 tracks.
Additional Features Include:
• Keep track of all your music across multiple OS X and Windows computers
• Compare and merge any two music libraries
• Move music, videos, and playlists from one iTunes library to another
• Export all or a subset of your library as a well-organized directory of tracks
• Back up all iPod, iPad, and iPhone, music, videos, and playlists, merging only the content you want to copy.
• Access your MP3 music files from any web browser, even on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
• Rescan your library to find missing tracks not on disk or tracks that have not been added to iTunes
• Update changes to your tracks meta data (star rating, played counts, grouping, comments, EQ, volume, etc.)
• Find partial albums, duplicates, corrupt files, and other common music library problems
• Intelligently import media, Apple mobile device or network drive, getting just the files you want and no dupes
• Easily move your music library from Windows to Mac, Mac to Windows, or any combination
• Access your home iTunes library from anywhere to upload/download songs, movies and playlists
• Share a common library with multiple iTunes users on a network drive
• Access your library’s MP3 files and playlists from your Tivo
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Yup, SuperSync can perform its voodoo on both Macs and PCs, as well as Apple’s complete range of idevices — iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as traditional non-iOS iPods.
It’s super simple to set up and start using, though SuperSync’s full depth of features requires time to master.
I’m liking SuperSync and think it easily worth the $29 asking price…
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