CoverScout
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iTunes album artwork finder.   Demo ($29.99)
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CoverScout allows you to cover your albums and rediscover your music.

Complete your iTunes collection with authentic album artwork. Check status (complete, incomplete, none) of the artwork already imported in your iTunes collection. Look up various websites (e.g. Amazon, Google, Walmart etc.) with CoverScout to find missing artwork. Eventually choose between multiple images or resolutions. Set cover with one click (right click) for complete albums in your iTunes library.
What's New
Version 3.5.8:
  • Fixes Google cover searches.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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CoverScout User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Steven Chippendale reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
Downloaded the trial. It only displayed four albums from my library, which must be a limitation of the trial. However it displayed albums which ALREADY have artwork, so I have no way of actually testing the software. If you search for artwork, it watermarks it, so there's no way I'm overwriting the artwork applied by iTunes. Muppets
[Version 3.5.7]


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+7
fuzzywalrus commented on 17 Nov 2011
Also for what its worth, its not really worth anyone's time or money as of current the sister app for CoverScout, SongGenie crashes non-stop for me. I'm requesting a fix or a refund.
[Version 3.5.1]


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BigJohnson reviewed on 16 Apr 2011
Waste of time:
First of all, it's SLOOOOOOW when scanning my library.

CoverScout only searches Amazon in six countries, Google Images and Walmart.
I expected it to search artwork cover sites, or AT LEAST Barnes and Noble! Ideally, it would also pull covers from iTunes.

I can get better results using http://www.mega-search.net/index.php and Google Images.
Most images on Walmart are poor quality, as are most on Amazon.

Once artwork was found, I didn't like the way the browse function worked to sort through the images.


I didn't use it long enough to rate it for ease of use or stability, but a rating is required to submit a review, so I'm giving them 3 stars each.

In the short time I used it, it didn't crash.

OS X 10.6.7 Intel 64-bit.
iTunes 10.1.1
[Version 3.4.3]


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Abchris reviewed on 20 Sep 2010
After reading my music library for about 1 hour, and finding some pictures it crashes about 50% of all times i try to close it.

Most of the added album art is lost then.
Sometimes even the library is at least partly forgotten...

I am very happy i just got this program via a bundle, it is not worth 10$ to me. The draconian registration scheme is just an insult.

Just frustrating to use if your library is a bit larger - but would you need it if it's not?
[Version 3.3.2]


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+9

Tachyonflare reviewed on 13 Jun 2010
This is a great application, I do agree with the reviewer regarding the following site: http://www.albumartexchange.com . . . but other than that, great app!
[Version 3.3.0]


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Isilver commented on 25 Apr 2010
Pity it doesn't do FLAC files - only AAC, MP3 and Apple Lossless.
[Version 3.3.0]


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Philmac commented on 14 Apr 2010
Thanks for the heads up. On closer review, it is Java and - well, considering that, I'll take your word for it that it can wreck the iTunes library! I'm skeptical of multi-platform tools getting into Mac-specific files and filesystem schemes.

Too bad no one's stepped up with something to do this job that's in between free and unreasonable.
[Version 3.3.0]

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Philmac replied on 15 Apr 2010
[Misplaced. Apologies.]
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Tachyonflare replied on 13 Jun 2010
I use FLAC files too, I use MAX to convert the FLAC to Apple Lossless, it can automatically add to iTunes Library.
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Macman4hire reviewed on 14 Mar 2010
I also purchased this application in the Mac Heist bundle. The application does work well and delivers what is promised. The MRSP of $40.00 seems excessive to retrieve free and readily available album art images. CoverScout 3 does not locate the best quality album art images that are available. CoverScout 3 and its $40.00 price tag should find the best quality album art images. My suggestion is to have the developer include results from a site called the albumartexchagne.com. The albumartexchagne.com currently has about 80,000 images of meticulously scanned and edited albums art images. Adding albumartexchagne.com would add significant value to an average application.
[Version 3.2.6]

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Philmac replied on 11 Apr 2010
"CoverScout 3 and its $40.00 price tag should find the best quality album art images”

Yup. Does CoverScout add $40 in value to the free Album Artwork Assistant? Unless it makes you sandwiches, I don't see how.

On the Album Art Exchange website, there's an ad for a product called TidySongs. (It doesn't seem to be on MU: .) It is also $40. However, not only does it use a better range of sources for finding art, it also cleans up metadata, finds duplicates, etc, etc.

(And what's up with the licensing scheme? Is this program so incredible that normal practices just can't hold back the pirate hoards?)
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Roaming Nomad replied on 14 Apr 2010
Philmac TidySongs is a very horrible little java tool. It has a very poor interface, it is unstable and very unreliable. You can find a demo online to download and try it. I would recommend trying it before you suggest it as an alternative because it is pure rubbish. Even if TidySongs was free it is not worth the effort for the damage it has caused to many people's iTunes libraries.
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Philmac replied on 15 Apr 2010
Thanks for the heads up. On closer review, it is Java and - well, considering that, I'll take your word for it that it can wreck the iTunes library! I'm skeptical of multi-platform tools getting into Mac-specific files and filesystem schemes.

Too bad no one's stepped up with something to do this job that's in between free and unreasonable.
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+5

Revatman reviewed on 12 Mar 2010
I complained about the price for this a few weeks ago. I just bought a Macheist bundle that contained this and I'm quite happy with it.

Someone else here complained about it being a resource hog, and I'd agree with that. However I haven't had it crash or lock up or anything like that. I have 4 gigs of ram, so that might have something to do with it. I have approx. 1300 albums missing artwork, and I've had no problems at all.
[Version 3.2.6]


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Mcusr reviewed on 11 Mar 2010
Half of my previously perfect iTunes library started missing artwork, although this abortion of an application didn't hesitate to consume over 2GB of space for new artwork it got from somewhere else. Zero stars.
[Version 3.2.6]


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Bruceg had trouble on 09 Dec 2009
CoverScout will not launch on my G4 Mirror Front with Dual Core 1.25Ghz processor.
[Version 3.2.5]

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Equinuxsupport (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2009
Do you have OS X 10.5 Leopard? CoverScout makes use of Leopard's Core Animation, so it won't run on 10.4 Tiger I'm afraid...

If you have Leopard and are having issues, please get in touch via our support page and we can take a more detailed look at the issue!

http://equinux.com/support

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Mityars rated on 30 Mar 2013

[Version 3.5.7]



Neel rated on 29 Sep 2012

[Version 3.5.5]



Geraint rated on 27 Feb 2012

[Version 3.5.4]



zen649 rated on 17 Nov 2011

[Version 3.5.1]


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CoverScout allows you to cover your albums and rediscover your music.

Complete your iTunes collection with authentic album artwork. Check status (complete, incomplete, none) of the artwork already imported in your iTunes collection. Look up various websites (e.g. Amazon, Google, Walmart etc.) with CoverScout to find missing artwork. Eventually choose between multiple images or resolutions. Set cover with one click (right click) for complete albums in your iTunes library.


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