Kitchen Sync
Kitchen Sync
1.6.0

5.0

Kitchen Sync free download for Mac

Kitchen Sync

1.6.0
05 September 2016

Automatically add and remove files in iTunes from removable media.

Overview

KitchenSync is a collection of file/folder/media synchronization utilities, and it runs in the background on your Mac....

  • iTunes Sync manages all your media files on external drives, USB sticks etc. Whenever you plug in a removable disk drive or USB stick, it can scan the drive for movies and music and automatically add them to your iTunes library. When you remove the drive, iTunes Sync removes the entries from iTunes.
  • Disk Sync synchronizes files and folders. It is commonly used to let you make a copy of your media files onto a USB stick, take that drive to another computer, use it, update it and when you bring it back- to merge the changes back into the master. I wrote it so that I could take a subset of my 6TB of movies over to friends and family or out to the cottage- play the media. Maybe add, edit or remove some and when I go back home- to have the changes get propagated back to my file server. Without Disk Sync, I had to manually keep track of what changed or was added or removed. Disk Sync does this for you.

What's new in Kitchen Sync

Version 1.6.0:
  • Disk Sync will now check that the amount of space needed is available before beginning the synchronization.

3 Kitchen Sync Reviews

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gryphonent
03 August 2016

Most helpful

Is Kitchen Sync copying the files to iTunes or creating an alias? I don't want to physically copy all files from the harddrive or USB stick into the iTunes library each time the device is connected.
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Version 1.0.5
ddauphinais
18 August 2016
I'm a newbie to loading extra apps on my Mac. I do have music and videos at home that I wanted to take to our cabin and watch or listen there. That's been a disaster- importing, getting duplicate entries- it has been so frustrating! Google found me this and I tried it. Yippee! now my iTunes library is up to date- plug in my USB stick and iTunes gets updated. Eject it, and iTunes gets updated. Haven't tried the Disk Sync thing yet- but it looks like a neat way to let me download at the cabin and get that stuff nicely updated on my home computer.
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Version 1.5.0
team-noob
10 August 2016
What's the advantage of this over pointing the iTunes Library folder to an external drive? All my music is on an external drive this way and won't load unless it's plugged in. Am I missing something with this tool?
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Version 1.0.5
1 answer(s)
bernie-4
bernie-4
17 August 2016
Your iTunes library will show things that aren't really there if the drive(s) are not plugged in. Even worse, when using AppleTV, you don't get any indication that a movie is not available until you try it (Arggghhhhh!.

The next problem is how do you manage importing new stuff you've added to your external drive? It's too easy import and end up with many duplicate entries. KitchenSync maintains a clean iTunes library for you.
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gryphonent
03 August 2016
Is Kitchen Sync copying the files to iTunes or creating an alias? I don't want to physically copy all files from the harddrive or USB stick into the iTunes library each time the device is connected.
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Version 1.0.5
1 answer(s)
bernie-4
bernie-4
17 August 2016
No, it simply adds or removes those tracks in iTunes when the drive(s) is plugged in or ejected.

The latest version 1.5.0 of Kitchen Sync has a tab for iTunes Sync and contains an additional tab called Disk Sync. Disk Sync allows you to synchronize drives or folders- most commonly to synchronize a USB drive (called the slave) with a master drive (perhaps your humongous file server). If you add or change stuff on the slave drive- Disk Sync will copy them to the master. If the master files are changed or files/folders are added, you can also migrate these back to your USB(slave) drive. Use this for taking your files/media with you. Cloud services are great- except when your not on the Internet, or your connection isn't fast enough. Disk Sync fills in that gap.
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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