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beaTunes overview

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e., playlists based on one or more sample songs)
  • Browse songs from your music collection that match the currently selected song
  • Find all songs iTunes marks with an exclamation mark and remove them from the library
  • Find duplicates via acoustic fingerprinting

What’s new in version 5.2.28

Updated on May 04 2022

  • Fixed macOS version recognition for macOS 11 and 12.
  • Fixed NoClassDefFoundError on Turkish systems.
View older beaTunes updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

325 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.beatunes.com/

Downloads

115367

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
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rene-sloot
rene-sloot
Mar 15 2020
5.2.6
5.0
Mar 15 2020
5.0
Version: 5.2.6
The new version (5.2.6) works great. It can eliminate 99% of existing problems. I would rather give it ******
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Mar 26 2018
5.1.2
0.0
Mar 26 2018
0.0
Version: 5.1.2
MacUpdate says its compatible with macOS X 10.7.5 to macOS 10.13.2 - what about macOS 10.13.3??
MacUpdate-Ishaq
MacUpdate-Ishaq
Nov 18 2015
4.5.6
0.0
Nov 18 2015
0.0
Version: 4.5.6
BeaTunes is approachable as a general music playback app while remaining a robust and novel DJ library management utility that is initially unassuming for the novice but still expansive and delightful for the veteran. Its interface has a distinctly Apple vibe with its familiar 3-pane setup making it easy to navigate, but it’s dotted tastefully with with helpful, colorful information throughout. The hallmark feature of beaTunes is its ability to analyze your music and display BPM, musical key, and ‘color’, which is analogous to the mood of the song. Songs of the same or similar color sound great together; very different colors will be more jarring when played back to back. These are the most basic bits of analysis that you can have performed on your music, but for the true audiophile that wants to emphasize the particulars, there is a world of granularity lying just under the surface. Your first launch of beaTunes will be the most time-intensive one as it scans your library and analyzes each track with an ear for a series of information. beaTunes is an all-in-one master of your library, able to edit and update metadata as easily as it offers a semantic breakdown of a song’s structure. For the perfectionist DJ, volume levels are at hand to avoid any jarring volume transitions, song key is at hand to ensure a harmonious set, and color is made obvious to keep the mood going in the right direction. And for a user just trying to make an action or event specific playlist, beaTunes is the perfect option as it takes all the guesswork out of playlist creation, offering up great suggestions and crucial information to give you variety that works beautifully and seamlessly. Whether you need an iTunes library helper or a full-featured DJ library utility, beaTunes is poised to help just about anyone.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Oct 4 2015
4.5.4
0.0
Oct 4 2015
0.0
Version: 4.5.4
Please get rid of the front/back animation of covers, it is useless, very laggy and brings nothing except beachballing heartache. We live in the age of flat design not creepy make-believe 3D shadow land.
pcharles
pcharles
Sep 11 2015
4.5.2
0.0
Sep 11 2015
0.0
Version: 4.5.2
The more I use this software, the more frustrated I get. When I first downloaded it, I thought it was a really fresh way of looking at my music. What I needed was a way to look at the bpm and time signature of the tracks for Ice Dance. In an email exchange with the company, it turns out that the time signature algorithm does not work for most songs. It was not even working on tracks that were so obviously 3/4.

The other problem I have is how laggy it is. I am running this on a 4GHz Quad Core i7 with 16GB RAM and a 3TB Fusion drive. So it should be smooth. The problem is that when the software is running anything, the music controls grind to a halt. So, for example, I am currently looking for a roughly 100 bpm Christmas track for a skating number. I set the system to analyze a selection of holiday songs, and then tried to start listening to them as they BPM values filled in. You click the play button and then you have to wait for it to start. To go to the next track you have to click pause and wait longer for it to stop. It is so slow. If you want to change the volume you have to try and turn the microdot in the top right corner! Who could possible think that was a good idea!!! SLIDERS are the way to go!

On to matching! I wanted the software to match tracks from my holiday library to Blue Christmas (95bpm). So, I set up the matching and nothing happened. So I switched to the whole library and it was fine. So I added the "Holiday" Genre and all the songs went away. In the end I went to iTunes, selected Smart Playlist (Genre and BPM Range) and I was done in seconds.

Do not make the same mistake I did. Test the software carefully before you hand over your $35! If I had known the time signature algorithm was little more than a "joke" I would not have bothered. I'm going to try again later when I've calmed down a bit and emailed the company for help, but right now I am very frustrated with it. If I figure out the matching I will post an update!
Wts
Wts
Sep 1 2015
4.5.1
0.0
Sep 1 2015
0.0
Version: 4.5.1
I have this app and am somewhat disappointed with it.

I still do not understand why this app has to have iTunes start/run in the background. Such a waste of CPU resources.

Also you can not apply AU plug-ins to enhance the tracks and give the audio tracks your own sound.

Still prefer Fidelia because it does not run iTunes in the background and you can apply AU plug-ins.

Also it is a bit pricey for what it really can not do.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Mar 26 2015
4.0.22
4.5
Mar 26 2015
4.5
Version: 4.0.22
Kudos to the developer for turning around this project. Thanks for bringing the app up to speed, so Java that is embedded is up to date. 4.5 stars, lost .5 stars for waiting to be called out on the problem before addressing. :)
anandwr
anandwr
Nov 22 2014
4.0.13
4.0
Nov 22 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0.13
It has everything I need, but it's too expensive.
msager
msager
Aug 3 2014
4.0.2
4.0
Aug 3 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
Fantastic app, helped me organize my sprawling iTunes library quickly and neatly.
CPWicks10934
CPWicks10934
Aug 1 2014
4.0.1
5.0
Aug 1 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
I have been using this App for several years and find it indispensable. My iTunes music library, over 40,000 tunes, would have grown totally out of control without the beaTunes and the great inspection function it has. In addition the Analysis function is key to identifying additional characteristics for each tune and in developing outstanding playlists. Support is very responsive and extremely knowledgable so that you get fast responses and responses that address any issue you might have without a long string of back and forth conversation. Thanks for this great App. Cliff
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jul 24 2014
4.0.1
4.5
Jul 24 2014
4.5
Version: 4.0.1
Is there a reason beaTunes can't use OS X native Notification Center dialog boxes...instead of fake ones that look...well...fake?
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jul 23 2014
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 23 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
Another new version of MacUpdate.com. What’s wrong, near total monopoly not good enough for ‘ya? Used to be that mousing over any of the 'Similar Software' superimposed over each app’s icon its short description, price and rating — what happened to that? I’m sure as hell not going to click on each app’s icon and visit its MacUpdate page just to learn those admittedly important bits of info, so this is an obvious and rather large DOWNGRADE of this site’s capabilities, no?
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jul 23 2014
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 23 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
$34.95? Snicker, snicker, utterly ignore.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jul 21 2014
4.0.0
4.5
Jul 21 2014
4.5
Version: 4.0.0
Version 4 still prompts to install Java 6? Really?
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jun 3 2014
3.5.19
4.5
Jun 3 2014
4.5
Version: 3.5.19
I'm sorry, but in today's world, Java and Flash are dirty words. BeaTunes, I love you, but, well...bye. Don
AndreasB9012
AndreasB9012
Oct 14 2013
3.5.16
2.0
Oct 14 2013
2.0
Version: 3.5.16
This software needs to have its error handling revamped. They need to IMMEDIATELY supply a 64bit version that actually uses my system memory (i have 12 gigs of ram + swap but this shitty software only uses 1280 m or so = 10% of availiable memory) and it constantly chokes on having to little memory availiable. It is highly unstable and when it crashes you don't even get an onscreen message it just sits on the screen looking just as if it is still working)
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jan 29 2013
3.5.11
0.0
Jan 29 2013
0.0
Version: 3.5.11
$34.95? This greedy developer is delusional.
Mountabe
Mountabe
Oct 16 2012
3.5.7
4.0
Oct 16 2012
4.0
Version: 3.5.7
Great program. Coder should be shot. This is 2012, not 1812.
anonymous-rooster-2921
anonymous-rooster-2921
Jun 16 2012
3.5.5
4.5
Jun 16 2012
4.5
Version: 3.5.5
I needed something to help me quickly (meaning over the course of a few days) analyze my entire music library before a DJ gig after transferring all of my music to a new hard drive. beaTunes was very efficient and fairly straightforward to use. It wasn't 100% accurate, but out of a library of several thousand songs it was easily in the 95th percentile for accuracy. I could live with that. beaTunes even detects the key and tempo (BPM) of each song. Those features alone saved me several hours of tedious work. It's easy to sort music by genre, but a DJ needs more information than that. beaTunes did well by me - not perfect, but very, very good.
brianhayes
brianhayes
Apr 18 2012
3.5.4
4.5
Apr 18 2012
4.5
Version: 3.5.4
Lookup databases are a mess for all of us. Hopefully the music industry will someday learn to help its customers.
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