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Swinsian is a music manager and player for OS X.

Features:

  • Supports FLAC/Ogg Vorbis as well as MP3, AAC, WAV, APE, AC3, WavPack, WMA, and cue files
  • Copies tracks from iPods and iPhones
  • Watches folders for new files
  • Fetches album art
  • Quick control window
  • Imports iTunes libraries
  • Playback over AirTunes
  • Duplicate finding
  • Bulk tag editing with regex support

What's New

Version 1.9.5:
  • Stability improvements.
  • Support for DSF files (experimental).
  • Fixes an issue with gapless playback.
  • Adds support for opening the Playlist Queue in a separate window.
  • Applescript improvements.
  • Fixes several minor UI glitches.
  • Fixes issues with numbering in playlists containing duplicates.
  • Fixes issues with Apple more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iOS interaction requires OSXFuse

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For music aficionados I think this is the best alternative to iTunes.
- It handles large music databases with ease,
- it still has the cover art display in the lower left corner that Apple removed from iTunes,
- It is quite good at more...

3 people found this review helpful
Version 1.8.10
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sambear1965 Member IconReview+1
sambear1965
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I've now been using Swinsian for a few weeks and found it stable and full featured. Gradually building up my library that can now be of various file types which is a nice experience. Just dumping files into my watched folder and Swinsian does the rest. I am still careful with my tagging but I can do all that inside the [Track Inspector] side bar.
Interesting that Flac now supports album art, a nice bonus from when I was last using Flac with SongBird. Great fun to re-rip my favourite albums into lossless and have a dedicated player to enjoy them, still using iTunes as my gross player as I've hundreds of albums on iTunes Match, best of both world though, now!
Full screen compatibility on OS X means Swinsian lives in its own space :-)
I also like the imaginative name, Proto-Germanic *swinisōną, from Proto-Germanic *swin- ("to sound")... very clever!

Now give a full 5 Stars...

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Version 1.9.1
sambear1965 Member IconReview+1
sambear1965
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I am trying to find a comprehensive log of Swinsian's installation, as there seems to be a persistent cache somewhere that is remembering the applications state through uninstall and re-install. I'm using AppCleaner to remove the app but obviously this is not finding everything.

These are the only paths I can identify that Swinsian uses, any others?

/Applications/Swinsian.app
~/Library/Application Support/Swinsian
~/Library/Preferences/com.swinsian.Swinsian.plist

Specifically [Track Inspector] seems to remember its edited state between uninstall and reinstall. I would have presumed the .plist is the file used to remember 'state'.

This is only due to me learning how to use this programme alongside iTunes library, editing album tags and translating edits back into Swinsian as the [Rescan iTunes library every time Swinsian is opened] option doesn't seem to catch tagging changes. I have a very large Classical Collection and am quite fussy with correct tagging. I'm so far very glad I found this application, I'm very excited!

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Version 1.9.0
sambear1965
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Didn't realise OS X aggressively saves some application preferences in RAM, so once I rebooted everything was set to defaults on a fresh install. Ignore the above comment.
Really liking Swinsian! This may finally be a replacement for iTunes.

Robby.is.on
+1

Yep, since Mavericks: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20130908042828630

Wickedsp1d3r Member IconReview+124
Wickedsp1d3r
+0

Finally I bought this. All the problems I have had with it have faded away. Goodbye iTunes, I don't need you anymore.

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Version 1.8.11
Wunderhorn Member IconReview+3
Wunderhorn
+3

For music aficionados I think this is the best alternative to iTunes.
- It handles large music databases with ease,
- it still has the cover art display in the lower left corner that Apple removed from iTunes,
- It is quite good at finding cover artwork
- no irksome ties to the iTunes store, no telling Apple what you are listening to,
- it needs less resources than iTunes and has all the great features one can wish for in order to manage and organize music files.

I have tried about everything that I could find out there to replace iTunes. Swinsian is the one, I am not looking back.

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Version 1.8.10
ErvinsS Member IconReview+2
ErvinsS
+1

Swinsian is an excellent player that has a great and responsive developer.

Coming off from Windows where I used foobar2000, for myself, I found Swinsian to be the best choice to switch to.

This software is worth its price.

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Version 1.8.9
Mariopue Member IconReview+14
Mariopue
+1

Great little app.

Does what it states, and does it well.

My preferred choice.

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Version 1.8.1
snerone Member IconReview+2
snerone
+2

This isn't an app for the masses. It's for music geeks who want to listen to high quality music formats.

Beware if you use this app, your music will always be yours and you get to decide how and where to store and manage it. No intrusion from Cupertino here.

It doesn't do books, videos, apps, shopping nor smoked sausages. It does music fantastically well.

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Version 1.7.0
Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124
Wickedsp1d3r
+2

I have really enjoyed using this player! However, RAM-usage should be lowered. First it's about 70MB but increases little by little to even 500MB. This is just too much...

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Version 1.4.3
Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124
Wickedsp1d3r
+3

Seems like a promising app! I'll give this a try. There are two things that should be improved imo:

1. CPU usage lower.
2. Jump to the current song that begins playing.

Is this a bug: When I click the "Currently playing" -option, the playlist order messes up (if ordered by artist for example).

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Version 1.3.1
Swinsian (developer)
+1

>2. Jump to the current song that begins playing.
This was something that always annoyed me about iTunes - it would jump somewhere else while I was browsing the library, which is why Swinsian doesn't do it, but you can always see the current track by selecting 'Jump To Current Track' from the View menu, or opening the 'Currently Playing' list, where the current track will be at the top.

The 'Currently Playing' view shows the current track followed by a queue of tracks that are going to be played next, which you can sort/rearrange by dragging them etc. These tracks will be in the order they were in when you started playing them (i.e. when you double clicked a track). Rearranging or sorting tracks in other playlists or 'All Tracks' won't alter the currently playing queue order. You can also insert items into this queue, for example by right clicking a track and selecting 'Play Next'.

Hope that helps, feel free to email me if you have ideas for options to change this behaviour that you would like me to consider (support@swinsian.com).

Smedsta Member IconReview+2
Smedsta
+2

Because of the inability to have more than one library of iTunes open at a time, I have been looking for a clean easy program such as this for so long. I've looked at several alternatives but this easily beats them all!

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Version 1.3.1
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ErvinsS
Version 1.9.5
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Phantasm
Version 1.9.5
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Phantasm
Version 1.9.4
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ErvinsS
Version 1.9.3
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ErvinsS
Version 1.9.1
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ErvinsS
Version 1.9.0
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ErvinsS
Version 1.8.11
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Wunderhorn
Version 1.8.10
user icon+2
ErvinsS
Version 1.8.10
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ErvinsS
Version 1.8.8
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Downloads 11,154
Version Downloads 652
License Shareware
Date 04 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.95
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