iTunes Library Manager
iTunes Library Manager
6.0

5.0

iTunes Library Manager free download for Mac

iTunes Library Manager

6.0
04 August 2011

Manage multiple copies of iTunes music library.

Overview

iTunes Library Manager makes backup copies of your iTunes Music Library database file and iTunes Preferences, allowing you to easily save multiple iTunes Library and Preferences configurations that can be retrieved and loaded at any time.

(I appreciate all feedback, but I cannot effectively respond to comments made here in the reviews section of MacUpdate. Please email comments directly to me. Thanks!)

What's new in iTunes Library Manager

Version 6.0:
  • Compatible with iTunes 10.4
  • Compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Does not run on PowerPC machines (use version 5.4 instead)
  • Some GUI changes

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

12 iTunes Library Manager Reviews

See all

Rate this app:

Kgpat
14 October 2006

Most helpful

I Gave a glowing review earlier to the developer for his response to my problems. With this new version I have emailed him 5 times with a problem and never received a response. I must now warn people to avoid this software because the developer dosen't seem to care about the problems users have. By the way, you must pay (again) for the new version.
Like (2)
Version 5.0.1
Mikael-B
20 September 2011
Version 5.4 for Tiger and Leopard is available at the Developers Site link, as is version 6 for Snow Leopard and Lion.
Like (1)
Version 5.3
Kohoutek
29 September 2010
This app wiped my entire iTunes library clean, so what I got was a fresh iTunes with nothing loaded. WHY? Until I hear a solution for this, I'm going to go with SQUIDINC's recommendations. I use an Intel Mac Mini with 10.5.8.
Like (1)
Version 5.3
2 answer(s)
Kimberlym212
Kimberlym212
10 October 2010
WOW - I just had the same thing happen and now my iTunes is empty. I don't want to sound like an idiot - but how in the hell did you get your music back? Also, the instructions need to be dumbed down a bit for us less savvy people. I honestly cannot figure out how to add music to a library....the instructions say "add music as you would" but this is no help to me. Any info on how to at least restore my library would be helpful. Thanks.
Like (1)
Version 5.3
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
20 September 2011
You never stated what version of iTunes you used. If it was iTunes 10, then it should be noted, if you look at the version list at http://dougscripts.com/itunes/itinfo/ituneslibrarymanager.php you'll see that version 5.3 was compatible with iTunes 9 and that compatibility with iTunes 10 isn't explicitly mentioned before version 5.4 and 6 was released the 3rd of august 2011 with iTunes 10.4 compatibility. There's a suspect gap between iTunes 10.0 and 10.4. I'm not sure what that means though. Of course even if these versions were the ones used by Kohoutek and Kimberlym212 they may still not have been related to the problems described Did you ever write to the developer, guys?. At any rate, it's wise to backup your iTunes music files and your library files at a regular basis.
Like
Jimw
18 October 2008
I just do not see the need to purchase such a utility. In iTunes Prefs under advanced you can switch libraries with a couple of mouse clicks. With the recording ability of Applescript or Automator it is easy enough to create a script to automate the renaming of a preference file without any serious programming experience.
Like
Version 5.2.1
2 answer(s)
Doug-Adams
Doug-Adams
18 October 2008
I normally prefer not to respond to comments, since I usually don't see them. But since the comment was posted on the day iTLM was updated I happened to notice it. I'm afraid the poster somewhat misrepresents what the software does. iTunes Library Manager does not change the location of the iTunes Music folder or copy/move it. It creates backups of the essential database files and preferences file so that, unlike iTunes' own multiple library feature, completely distinct libraries with different Preference settings can be maintained. Unlike a simple AppleScript or Automator workflow, iTunes Library Manager's has a GUI that allows users to easily change libraries on the fly while iTunes is running. Additionally, while it's true that iTunes' multiple library feature is perfectly adequate for most users, iTunes Library Manager has had a substantial paid user base during its six years of development. When iTunes changes its database scheme, as it recently did for iTunes 8, the software must be updated in order for these legacy users to continue using it. Finally, it isn't necessary to buy the software in order to use it. It will allow two libraries to be created and used as often as one likes.
Like (12)
Version 5.2.1
Jimw
Jimw
19 October 2008
Thank you for the informative specifications update
Like (4)
Version 5.2.1
Jkraus
11 December 2006
I have used iTunes library manager for years...a good app. The latest version is much flashier, however sluggish on my iMac G5 rev B. It takes between 3 and 7 minutes to save a libray and load another one. Version 4 was very much faster.
Like (1)
Version 5.0.2
Kgpat
14 October 2006
I Gave a glowing review earlier to the developer for his response to my problems. With this new version I have emailed him 5 times with a problem and never received a response. I must now warn people to avoid this software because the developer dosen't seem to care about the problems users have. By the way, you must pay (again) for the new version.
Like (2)
Version 5.0.1
2 answer(s)
Doug-Adams
Doug-Adams
16 October 2006
I am normally quite diligent with email responsiveness. Regrettably, and for whatever reason, I did not receive four of the five emails this reviewer sent. The fixes in the most recent update (5.0.2) are the result of expedient replies to several users who emailed me their problems. Without their patient help with trouble-shooting and beta-testing, I never would have been able to replicate and eventually fix the errors they cited.
Like (1)
Version 5.0.2
Kgpat
Kgpat
16 October 2006
If my emails were lost in the black hole of the internet then I no doubt owe the deverloper an apology. He did email me back yesterday and a fix was posted today. After using the update I no longer have the errors I was reporting. Everything was fixed asap. Continued fine job and I retract my previous comments.
Like (1)
Version 5.0.2
Kgpat
18 April 2006
The developer of this app is great. I was one with a "Bad file name" error. When I let him know about it he went about working with me to fix it right away. His emails to me were quick and his response has been great. This is the perfect reason to support shareware.
Like
Version 4.3.1
Dougeddy
01 July 2005
I have used Library Manager for several years now. I have found it to be very stable and have encountered no problems. I did pay the upgrade fee but felt it justified because the program is well supported, does what it claims it will do, and has been a real life saver for me - my PB hard drive could not possibly fit all my iTunes cuts! But I do keep a good number on my powerbook - duplicates from my master collection - so I always can play iTunes. The transfer files to another iTunes folder does not work smoothly, but that is my only hesitation. Everything else works great, especially the save feature. I am very glad to have a good program that enables me to do this.
Like
Version 4.2.1
1 answer(s)
Axxll
Axxll
28 January 2006
I have Large number of tracks and my Powerbook HD is running out of space. Is there a layman's step-by step on how to create several libraries on external Hard drive ? I really need to sort this out. I want to create library each is about 10GB. cheers . Simon
Like
Version 4.2.5
Anonymous
10 May 2005
Doesn't appear to work with latest iTunes, v4.8.
Like
Version 4.1
Anonymous
11 June 2004
Attention registered users - you must pay once more. You cannot use your registration for this version. You must pay the the shareware fee once more. So don't replace your old version like I did. This is not explained on the site and not here. There is just a little note in the Read Me.
Like
Version 4.0
Jimw
05 April 2004
You also might want to take a look at ITunes Switcher and Libra. They also manage multiple libraries but are free. They also have mixed reviews as all in this arena seem to have. I would suggest good backups before using any of them.
Like (1)
Version 3.0.1