TuneUp compensates for what iTunes severely lacks

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UPDATE: TuneUp is offering a 15% discount for AppleGazette readers on their software by simply adding the “GAZETTE” promo code in checkout. This is not a sponsored post.

This is my iTunes library with TuneUp installed. In retrospect, it’s something Apple should have taken into account if iTunes were re-invented today. I’ve always held the theory that Apple’s been going downhill with innovations, completely ignoring social media, or at best, implementing them in a rather constricted manner (just take a look at the widgets we get in iWeb — it’s a huge joke!). TuneUp does many things for the music aficionado:

  • it cleans up the ID3 tags for your music providing track, band, and album names
  • it finds album art (yeah iTunes can do this, but if you’re not from a supported country, you’re screwed)
  • it helps you discover music videos of the current song you’re playing and retweet your finds
  • it shows you promotions, tour schedules and the ability to tweet these into the social media cloud

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Before you think of the service being infallible, well it isn’t. There are times when TuneUp fails to find an album art. The same goes for conflicting song information, which means that TuneUp intelligently lets you choose the correct album from a list. Perhaps the only negative thing I can say is that the service costs USD $19.95 for an annual fee, but you can pay $29.95 for a lifetime account which in my humble opinion, is what you should get.

Comments

  1. Hi there,

    Tiffany from TuneUp here. Thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate your opinion and to thank Apple Gazette we are giving your readers 15% off; simply put in “GAZETTE” at the bottom of the TuneUp purchase page.

    Thanks again!

  2. I’m afraid this app seems to be a bit of a mess – on OS X Tiger it froze with a blank window on launch, froze Safari twice with an https link, and found nothing I didn’t already have. If your iTunes library is a real mess and you don’t clean up as you go, it just might help, but I’m afraid – after a really bad start – I just don’t trust it. The uninstall isn’t at all obvious, and fails to remove the many files this app installs. I don’t often remove an app right after installing and trying it out, but I did with this one.

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