TuneSpan
TuneSpan 1.1.7
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TuneSpan allows you to browse and span the media in your iTunes Library.
To span your media means to distribute the files in your iTunes Library across multiple drives.

What does TuneSpan do?
TuneSpan helps you easily move the media files (Music, Movies, etc.) in your iTunes Library to multiple drives, avoiding the pitfalls of moving files manually. TuneSpan lets you browse and keep track of media in your iTunes Library on all drives, whether they're connected or not, and makes it clear to you what is and isn't currently available to play in
What's New
Version 1.1.7:
  • Fixed validation issue on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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TuneSpan User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Julsa1 reviewed on 02 Oct 2013
In one word: Excellent !
This is the way software should be ! The app relocated my complete music library (almost 450 gigs of music) to an external harddisk without a single problem.
It just works, cleans up after and the developer is very responsive !
Worth every penny !
[Version 1.1.3]

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RavenNevermore replied on 15 Dec 2013
That's very easy to do though. I moved mine to a 2TB external drive, and then in iTunes changed the location of the music library. I've moved it around several times over the years.
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Goestoeleven reviewed on 13 Jun 2013
Great app that does what it says easily and transparently. Just gave me a seamless way to offload movies to an external disk that I don't need to have sucking up all my precious disk space. Love it!
[Version 1.1.1]


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BiggieSin reviewed on 14 Mar 2013
Just buy TuneSpan 1.1 from Mac App Store.
But should have video tutorial for TuneSpan 1.1 i search on youtube can't find.
I wanna know every function and know how can use about with iTunes.

Ps. will be back for rating after understand for use.

Thank.
[Version 1.1]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Mar 2013
Thanks so much for purchasing TuneSpan. I'm sorry that TuneSpan is not intuitive for you.

I agree that a video tutorial would be very helpful. I don't have a great excuse for not having one other than this is a personal project, and I am much more passionate about the programming side of things and don't have any expertise in creating a decent tutorial video. I know my help information is lacking in some areas as well. I need to get some other people on board to help me create some worthy video tutorials and better help information for TuneSpan.

Please feel free to get in touch with me directly with any specific questions or just to discuss TuneSpan.

http://contact.tunespan.com
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BiggieSin replied on 21 Mar 2013
Thank for reply my Comment.
Hope you have video tutorial soon. ^^
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Dba reviewed on 25 Sep 2012
To the developer --

Does v 1.0.3 work with the new iTunes that just was released (which shows in Software Update as iTunes v 10.7)?

I love this wonderful program, it is awesome. I hope v 1.0.3 works with the new iTunes 10.7, since I just installed it already without thinking to ask this first. Guess I'll find out when I finish typing this posting, and if v 1.0.3 I'm hoping the developer will come out with an update fix if needed real soon, since this seems to be a well-supported, labor of love application.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 26 Sep 2012
Thank you for the feedback, from my testing TuneSpan works fine with iTunes 10.7. I downloaded iTunes 10.7 right when it came out and I had no issue with using TuneSpan.

I would like to hear exactly how TuneSpan is not working for you so that we can resolve this issue promptly.

Please get in touch with me directly so we can try to figure this out more quickly: http://contact.tunespan.com
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 26 Sep 2012
So sorry, I misread part of your post, I thought you were saying that you had already experienced an issue with iTunes 10.7. But, you were just checking to make sure it does work. It does! :-)

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you do happen to have any issue or have any other questions.
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+3

Kbran reviewed on 02 Sep 2012
Well done Tunespan developer! This app worked flawlessly when I needed to move a very large iTunes library to an external drive. Yes I know that I could have read up on the multi-step procedures and done this migration manually, but it was definitely worth the $14.99 to have it go correctly the first time while I was out enjoying the holiday weekend with my family. The process took almost 9 hours and iTunes booted up and acted like normal the first time I tried it with the new library location.

Until Apple makes iTunes housekeeping procedures more intuitive, I'll with specialized apps like Tunespan.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Old_guy reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
Hey! This one cool iTunes manager!
Great UI with some nice twists.

Certainly a app to watch for.

The question of the day: will it be free on v1 release?
[Version 0.9.6 beta]

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Random Applications (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2012
Thanks!

...About the price, I am not totally positive what will happen when TuneSpan gets to 1.0 yet, but I can talk about what I have been thinking.

I have been thinking it would be nice to get TuneSpan on the Mac App Store, and sell it for no more than $9.99. But also, I have been taking donations, I would not want to rip those people off, so I hope to be able to give donors free licenses. But, I know I will run into some hurdles there since Apple limits the amount of promo codes that a developer can give out per version. Anyway, that all is on my mind.

About getting TuneSpan on the Mac App Store, there are a lot of barriers with Apples new Sandboxing policy, I believe I should be able to get TuneSpan approved for the Mac App Store, but it will need a few temporary sandboxing entitlements to make it function at all. I am just not sure how wise it would be to sell it through the Mac App Store, knowing that Apple could pull the rug out from under it at any time, leaving the customers in the worst position. But, for me, the Mac App Store would be the most convenient way to distribute TuneSpan, so it is something that I am going to be continually looking into.

Honestly, in the beginning of working on this project, I loved the idea of it being free forever. But, as I get a bit older, it would be really nice to be able to make some money off of this app that I've put some much love and time into. I still wouldn't want to charge more than $10 for it, but I think it would be in my best interest, and TuneSpan's best interest, to try to figure out how to get some income from it.
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 27 Jun 2012
TuneSpan 1.0 is now available on the Mac App Store!

It is currently on sale at an introductory price, but I've decided on $14.99 as the final price.

Beta versions of TuneSpan can continue to be used as a trial/demo and will always be available for 10.5 users.
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Random Applications (developer) replied on 30 Aug 2012
I've just released TuneSpan 1.0.3 on the Mac App Store.

And, in regards to was I wrote in my long post above... I wanted to say that this version is Sandboxed, and at this point I feel confident about the future of TuneSpan on the Mac App Store!
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+95

Noivad reviewed on 03 Oct 2011
I've tried practically all the library managers for iTunes out there, but this one is unique. It doesn't do anything you couldn't do yourself. However the fact that you simply select a folder, select files you would like to move to it and click "Span..." to execute your choices saves a great deal of time.

As you probably know iTunes is very inflexible as far as being able to split your media collection and put them in more than one huge directory or even move them from one drive to another without breaking all the links. iTunes is also not smart enough to relink files from the same album after you've located the first one. TuneSpan saves you from this grief and trouble. I wish this application existed years ago, as it would have saved me tens of man hours reorganizing my collection.

Add to that, TuneSpan is donation-ware and you've got something truly worthy of your donation. You have nothing to lose, just read the manual to understand what it does before you click "Sapn..." the first time. (But there is a handy undo ability too.)

There is room for improvement though, thus the 4 stars. I sent an email to the developer suggesting features that i'd would like to see this past weekend, but have yet to get a reply. A few are very simple and one is very complicated and might be out of scope of the goal of this program. Considering that this app isn't even at 1.0 status, I think it has a lot of great potential to really allow power users to control their media and organize it they way they want it to.
[Version 0.9.5.2 beta]


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+2

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Cmacuser reviewed on 14 Jan 2011
This app is just what I needed. With a large music, podcast, movie, and tv show library it's difficult to fit it all on my mac. With TuneSpan I am able to keep everything neat and tidy on different folders on my NAS + external drive. This solution works great with my AppleTV, and it's a perfect solution to a problem that keeps getting bigger.
[Version 0.9.4]


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Roes rated on 30 Dec 2013

[Version 1.1.7]



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Widber rated on 26 Jun 2013

[Version 1.1.1]



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Goestoeleven rated on 13 Jun 2013

[Version 1.1.1]



Oolong rated on 05 May 2013

[Version 1.1]



RobertinBR rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 1.1]



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tbux rated on 25 Sep 2012

[Version 1.0.3]


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Date:15 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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TuneSpan allows you to browse and span the media in your iTunes Library.
To span your media means to distribute the files in your iTunes Library across multiple drives.

What does TuneSpan do?
TuneSpan helps you easily move the media files (Music, Movies, etc.) in your iTunes Library to multiple drives, avoiding the pitfalls of moving files manually. TuneSpan lets you browse and keep track of media in your iTunes Library on all drives, whether they're connected or not, and makes it clear to you what is and isn't currently available to play in iTunes. TuneSpan also offers sophisticated filtering options that aren't available in iTunes.

How do I use TuneSpan?
To select some tracks, drag anything from the browsing area and drop it into the blue gradient Spanning Queue. You can drag Playlists, Media Types, Genres, Artists, Albums, Tracks, and Locations. To view your selection and remove tracks, just click the Spanning Queue.

To choose the location to move your selected media to, click the Span Location area in the bottom middle of TuneSpan. Or, you can drag-and-drop a folder from Finder.

Why do I need TuneSpan?
There are several reasons you may need TuneSpan:
  • You're running out of space. You have a big iTunes Library on your internal drive and you want to move some (or all) of it to an external drive. TuneSpan helps you do this easily and seamlessly while cleaning up after itself and allowing you to always keep track of where everything is.
  • You store a lot of Movies/TV Shows in iTunes and you want to re-organize your media (i.e., move all your videos to an external drive). With TuneSpan, you can easily select a whole Media Type and move the files wherever you choose, while continually being able to see where the files are, move them around again, or restore them easily.
  • You need more space temporarily. TuneSpan offers a fast way to move gigabytes of files in your iTunes Library to free up space. Later, you can easily restore your files to their original locations while keeping your iTunes Library perfectly intact.
  • You regularly add new Music, Movies, Podcasts, etc. With TuneSpan you can easily move older media (or media you don't listen to as much) to an external drive while keeping your default iTunes Media location the same. This way, new stuff goes where it should and there's always room for more.


How does TuneSpan work?
The spanning process is simple. TuneSpan makes copies of your media files at the selected Span Location; none of your media files are ever deleted automatically. Once a file has been successfully copied, TuneSpan will set the new location in iTunes. That's the spanning process for a track; copy its file and update its location in iTunes. By default, in the selected Span Location, TuneSpan will organize your files into folders just like iTunes. But, you can customize the folder organization in TuneSpan. After tracks have been successfully spanned, you can choose to have TuneSpan move the original files to the Trash, and even check for empty folders and move those to the Trash to help keep your system tidy.

TuneSpan does not directly modify the iTunes Library, but uses Apple Events (AppleScript) to set track locations.

And, you can keep working, playing, or enjoying your music in iTunes while TunesSpan does its job.

Is there anything TuneSpan can't span?
Unfortunately, TuneSpan can't span files that aren't included in the readable XML iTunes Library file. TuneSpan has no access to the following files; they are left untouched and unchanged:

Mobile Apps, Rented Movies, Ring Tones, Text-Based Books, PDFs, iTunes LPs, and iTunes Extras

Also, for SD and HD versions of a video, only one at a time can be spanned (the one that's currently selected in iTunes).

Can I try TuneSpan for free before I buy it?
Yep. To try before you buy, visit tunespan.com and download the latest beta version of TuneSpan.


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