Thank you for your review
$18 00
Email me when discounted: 
CDpedia is a music cataloging software for Mac OS X. To save you time and effort it retrieves album information from the Internet, either by entering keywords or using a webcam or a scanner. Create smart collections and start a wish list and a borrowed list so you never loose a CD again. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers in grid view or Cover Flow or use the details view for a personalized look of CDpedia. Share your collection with friends, using the customizable HTML export templates. CDpedia integrates with iTunes to let you know what CDs in your collection have already been imported.

What's New

Version 5.2.2:


  • New modern memory managed, making the program faster and lighter on memory use.
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite bug fixes and updates.
  • Thinner borders inside the main window to match OS X 10.10 Yosemite UI.
  • DiscoGS plugin updated to use OAuth to authenticate.
  • The Doghouse Mirror command (for moderators) is limited to one entry at a more...


OS X 10.5 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

CDpedia User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Julsa1 Member IconReview+141

Excellent app. Very intuitive and it just works !
Fast learning curve and not packed with a ton of unuseful features like some other simulair programs.
Worth the money!

Reply0 replies
Version 5.1.10
Dr.-Girlfriend Member IconComment+517

This app looks sweet! I would love it if the dev made a version for vinyl record collectors too. I would buy it in a heartbeat ( as would thousands of other album lovers) because there isn't an app, to my knowledge, that addresses this community.
Even knowing that I'd probably have to manually enter info for my older lps, it would still be worth it to have a program that helps me keep them cataloged and organized.

Reply1 reply
Version 4.5.5

Have you tried 'Discogs' the online vinyl catalogue (http://www.discogs.com)?

This is by far the most comprehensive vinyl catalogue system going, you sometimes have to put up with some of the more zealous anoraks, who insist on every 'i' dotted, every 't' crossed and every comma in place, but if you can live with that, then it really is the most detailed listing method I know of.

Xplicit Member IconComment+806

What about a single "pedia" for all my media stuff? One application for every different kind is somehow annoying.
Come on, four apps which do nearly the same, that's a laugh.

Reply4 replies
Version 4.2.1
Bruji (Developer)

The main reason the programs are separate is because we want them to be good at what they do - if you have large collections then putting them all together into one application will mean a slower program and less specialized features.

It also allows us to keep the price low for users who are only interested in one application. (And for those interested in more we offer bundle discounts.)

Having said that though, the Pedia programs do have some integration between them. You can link a Bookpedia book to a DVDpedia movie, for example. Sure, you're using two programs but clicking on the link will take you directly to the other program with the related entry highlighted.

Alternatively, there's also the Amazonpedia widget or Spotlight which allow you to search all your Pedia libraries at once (as well as Amazon with the widget) so you don't have to have all the programs running just to check for an entry.


I appreciate the developer taking the time to explain his rationale, and he makes very valid points.

But I'm still with the original poster -- an all-in-one (or expandable as needed) "Pedia Pro" for a flat price (let's say $40 so it competes directly with Delicious Library) with some bonus features and more polished design would be something I would be interested in.

Again, I do appreciate being able to buy "just what I need" and wouldn't want that option to go away, but it's also true that "media collectors" need a unified way to catalog our stuff, and given that the Pedias *and* DL have found audiences, I think there's room for something from this dev that gives us the best of both.


I should have added my comment a long time ago, realizing this is an old post. However, maybe it's not too late for those still wishing the "pedia" series of apps could all be done with one. Well it can. I have very successfully built inventories of my CDs, LPs, DVDs, and CSs (cassette tapes) all in CDPedia, How? By modifying the "Format" field from "CD" to "LP" or "DVD" etc. Then just set up Smart Collections specifying the "Format" field contains whichever code you want!


I agree. They are essentially just databases with hooks.

Be more convenient if the variations were tabs in the one application.

I am hardly being cynical if I think the developer has one base code with different variables.

chinarider Member IconReview+3

Easily the best app of this type available. Not sure why DL gets all the attention when it's clearly a toy compared to the features and flexibilty of the Pedias. It's fast, very customizable and the support is the best I've ever experienced. The pedias are constantly being updated by a developer who listens to his customers. It's an absolute pleasure dealing with this product and this company.

Reply1 reply
Version 4.1.2
Ted L. Nancy


adfasdfasdfasdf Member IconComment+0

Their apps are a HIT, both in quality and price. Best buy!!!

Reply0 replies
Version 4.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

We experienced some hosting problems from the 25th till the 29th of December that affected our email server. If you sent us an email during that time and haven't received an answer from us yet, please do resend the message since it might not have reached us.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Nora & Conor

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

adding tunes integration is good but what about the 'CD Info.cidb' (ie itunes cd titles list) this would cut down on "re-finding" already known cds in the system.
Also adding a search of the Gracenote CDDB would find a LOT of the titles that even amazon doesnt list.

other than that its functional, but clumsy to view track listings of cd's

Reply2 replies
Version 1.0.4
Anonymous Member Icon

If you can tell me how to parse the info.cidb I'll gladly incorporate it into CDpedia. Otherwise you'll have to wait until I figure it out... :)
And we use Amazon and freedb.org for information gathering because their service is free - as opposed to Gracenote CDDB which requires a fee.

Anonymous Member Icon

You can use iCDc to edit the CD Info.cidb file.

AndyAU Member IconComment+1

I've been waiting for this one too. I now have the whole 'Pedia set which I find much more user friendly than Library. As this is only version 1.0, I'm sure there'll be lots of additional features and bug fixes in the next version.

One thing I did notice... after using the Scan CD feature a few times, the search became unresponsive. I had to quit CDPedia and relaunch it.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

Yay, at last! We've all been waiting for this one.


Reply0 replies
Version 1.0
user icon+0
Version 5.2.1
user icon+0
Version 5.2
user icon+6
Version 5.1.6
> 5 7


Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 37,736
Version Downloads 211
License Shareware
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $18.00
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install CDpedia with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated. Play video...