PowerTunes
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Create, organize, and share multiple iTunes libraries.   Shareware ($19.95)
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PowerTunes allows iTunes users to create multiple libraries, organize their music among multiple music folders, and share music and libraries between multiple users on a machine.

In addition to simply creating and keeping track of your libraries, PowerTunes also offers many additional features to help organize your music. Users can copy music back and forth between their libraries while maintaining all their ratings, play counts, and other information stored in iTunes. This allows libraries to be split up into smaller ones, or merged together into larger ones.
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • PowerTunes is now 64-bit and requires OS X 10.7 or later
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to share a library or media folder
  • Improved reliability of switching between iTunes libraries on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • When merging, the "Copy media files to media folder of destination library" setting now works properly with iTunes 11
  • Added support for full screen mode
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes, creating a new library with its own media folder would instead get pointed at the default media folder location
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when duplicating a library
  • Improved logic when deleting a library to determine when we can remove the entire folder containing the library as well
  • After copying a library's media folder, we now automatically redirect that library to point to the new copy of the media folder
  • Fixed an error that could occur when trying to copy certain playlists between libraries
  • When creating a library that will use a new media folder, we now create that media folder right away rather than waiting for iTunes to do it
  • If a library has been moved to the trash since PowerTunes was last run, we no longer update the library's path to point to the new location in the trash
  • Fixed an error that could occur when trying to switch a library's media folder
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dismissing the completion message shown after copying music between libraries
  • Fixed an issue where the Dashboard widget would not work for some users
  • Sorting the track list by track/disc number now sorts numerically rather than alphabetically
  • Fixed an issue where, after removing the active iTunes library, no other library would be made active afterwards
Version 1.3:
  • PowerTunes is now 64-bit and requires OS X 10.7 or later
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to share a library or media folder
  • Improved reliability of switching between iTunes libraries on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • When merging, the "Copy media files to media folder of destination library" setting now works properly with iTunes 11
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • iTunes 10.5 or later



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PowerTunes User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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thekeepmecom4914 reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
After installing I realized it was more than what I needed for what I do on iTunes. I was given a full refund, no hassles at all, although it was not a product issue, just lack of knowledge on the part of the user! I truly appreciate their outstanding customer service!!!
[Version 1.2.5]


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Chrisd7 reviewed on 06 Feb 2013
Overall a good way to keep things synced, though it's requiring/using iTunes to run and do the "sync job".
My major complaints;
it doesn't fully support all media to be synced, e.g. iTunes extras for movies you have in your library are not synced :-(
if you use a server connection for your remote library, you have to make sure you connect before using PowerTunes as itself doesn't automatically connect to a remote library :-(
[Version 1.2.5]


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+1

Lugie reviewed on 13 Nov 2012
Best in class. The only program of its type that hasn't let me down.
[Version 1.2.3]


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+1

freelife reviewed on 17 Jun 2011
Sorry about unable to edit my first review. I want to accurately express how much I like this program. It helps me manage multiple iTunes Libraries on external HD.
[Version 1.1.4]


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+3

+70

hugelshofer reviewed on 08 Sep 2010
WARNING: this App does reset your settings in iTunes 9.2.1 !!! __
I did just test it out on 2 secondary iTunes Library. Not my main one.
After stating my main iTunes again all my settings had been reset to default!
Yes even my Podcasting settings. Suddenly it started to download al kind of crap from Podcasts I had unsubscribed long ago!
Not Fun. You are warned! Beware.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Jimcobber commented on 27 Feb 2010
I'd be inclined to purchase this software if it also moved the MP3 files to the new library location. I found out it didn't the hard way.
[Version 1.1.3]


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+4

+42

Aargl reviewed on 23 Dec 2009
I'm really impressed!
I tried it with iTunes 771 after having lost lots of informations through various iTunes updates since version 6 and having to merge music and libraries between a MacMini and my ex-Powerbook to my actual iMac G5: Thanks to PowerTunes I could recover, reorder quite everything in less than a pair of hours.
It deserves 5 stars for everything, nothing compares to it and yes, it's always a pity to see that shareware authors do a better job than Apple (since ages...).
Nevertheless,I find it a bit expensive because you will use it once to reorder everything and then you'll swear not having the same mess again between your computers before needing it! :-)
10 bucks would be a more reasonnable price.
(if you just need separate libraries without any interaction between them iTunes Library Manager is perhaps a more reasonnable choice)
Except for that, it's a must have!!!
[Version 1.1.2]

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Aargl replied on 23 Dec 2009
Libra and iTunes Library Manager are the same price (10$ - I also find it expensive for what they do... ;-D) and act more or less the same way, if the need is only to switch between libraries.
Multitunes is nice too, because it's integrated in iTunes, but doesn't detect what library you're using if switching directly with iTunes startup shortcut instead (and is definitely too expensive! 16$).
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+1

+235

maclover1.1 reviewed on 26 Aug 2008
This should be integrated into iTunes...
[Version 1.0]


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+31
PeterPan23 had trouble on 20 Feb 2009
Does not work with iTunes 8.02 !!! changing library is possible but copy/move/delete songs in/between different library hangs.
[Version 1.0.2]



katlinquinn rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 1.2.5]



+95

Noivad rated on 29 Dec 2012

[Version 1.2.4]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



sam.wheat rated on 07 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



+5

Mistertoad17 rated on 04 May 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



Alvarodn rated on 19 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



-5

Peh rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.3]



-3

Govtmule rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.3]



-7

Jonassh rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 1.1.3]


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Version Downloads:1,634
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:07 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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PowerTunes allows iTunes users to create multiple libraries, organize their music among multiple music folders, and share music and libraries between multiple users on a machine.

In addition to simply creating and keeping track of your libraries, PowerTunes also offers many additional features to help organize your music. Users can copy music back and forth between their libraries while maintaining all their ratings, play counts, and other information stored in iTunes. This allows libraries to be split up into smaller ones, or merged together into larger ones.

PowerTunes also offers a one-step solution for sharing iTunes libraries and music among multiple user accounts on a machine, allows users to fix dead tracks whose files have gone missing, finds orphaned music files in their music folders, and much more.


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