PowerTunes

Licence: Shareware ($19.95)
Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2014-02-07 | Download
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to share a library or media folder
  • Improved reliability of switching between iTunes libraries on 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.
  • PowerTunes is now 64-bit and requires OS X 10.7 or later
  • 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 1.2.5 | Release Date: 2013-02-05 | Download
  • Using the "Delete Library" command (by option-clicking "Remove Library") now properly moves the library to the trash
  • Made several display tweaks in the Help Viewer docs
  • Newly created libraries now have a .itl extension, to match iTunes 11's behavior
  • Improved refreshing the track list when viewing a library being accessed over file sharing
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging large numbers of tracks to be copied to another library
  • Improved updating a library's path after iTunes 11 appends a .itl extension to the name upon upgrading it
  • Added a workaround for a bug in OS X 10.8.2 that would cause iTunes not to respond to commands sent by PowerTunes
Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2012-07-13 | Download
  • Fixed a bug on Mountain Lion where library switching would sometimes not work
  • PowerTunes is now signed and ready for running under Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion
  • PowerTunes no longer supports PowerPC Macs
Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2012-02-23 | Download

Getting a "can't create temporary directory" error when updating?

There was a bug in the auto-updater that shipped with PowerTunes 1.2 that will result in this error when trying to update. Please download the update from http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/PowerTunes.dmg and replace your current version with the new version manually.

Release notes

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when sorting a very large number of tracks in the track list
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when a library or its media folder was renamed or moved
  • Fixed a bug where using the Share Library command would not successfully set new permissions
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2011-12-14 | Download
  • When copying or merging, we now show determinate progress while caching album artwork data, since that can take a while
  • We now prevent the iTunes license agreement window from coming up more than once after updating to a new version of iTunes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when copying tracks or fixing dead tracks
  • PowerTunes 1.2 now requires at least OS X 10.5.8 and iTunes 10.0
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when reloading a library stored on a network drive
  • When copying to a library where iTunes insists on displaying the license agreement upon launch, the copy no longer fails with a -1708 error
  • Fixed a drawing problem that could occur in the "My Rating" column with certain tracks
  • Creating a new library within a symlinked folder no longer adds two new items to the library list
  • Corrected an issue where the "Switch Media Folder" command would not work in some cases
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong media folder would be displayed in PowerTunes for some libraries
  • When using "Find Orphans", if there are both SD and HD versions of a video file, the SD version is no longer identified as an orphan
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after something prevented a new library from being created successfully
Version 1.1.6 | Release Date: 2011-07-21 | Download
  • Fixed a problem where PowerTunes would not launch when running on OS X 10.5.8
Version 1.1.5 | Release Date: 2011-07-15 | Download
  • Fixed a problem where dragging a large number of tracks over the playlist list would be very slow
  • The Find Orphans window no longer incorrectly reports .epub files as orphans
  • The "Size" and "Time" columns can now be resized to display very large values
  • Made minor visual tweaks when running on Lion
Version 1.1.4 | Release Date: 2011-01-13 | Download
  • If multiple machines use a given library, we now store a separate copy of the machine-specific iTunes preferences for that library for each machine
  • Fixed an error message that could occur in certain circumstances when removing the currently active library from PowerTunes
  • Fixed a bug where dragging a folder containing an iTunes library into the library list would not add the library to the list
  • When using the "Import Songs" command, iTunes LP and iTunes Extras packages are now imported correctly
  • Improved information written to log file when fixing dead tracks
  • Fixed an error that would occur when looking for a duplicate of a track whose name ends with a backslash
  • In addition to the existing contextual menu, you can now also add columns to the track list using the new "Show Columns" menu in the View menu
  • We now display all "Purchased on " playlists alongside the main "Purchased" playlist, rather than among the user's custom playlists
  • Worked around a problem where iTunes would not import files correctly when two volumes with the same name were present
  • Updated the documentation to reflect recent changes in the iTunes menu structure and preferences window
  • The Genius, Purchased, and iTunes U playlists no longer incorrectly accept files dropped on them
  • We no longer stop with an error when trying to copy a track for which iTunes has not provided a media file path
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when scanning a very large media folder for dead track matches
  • Made speed improvements when sorting the track list of a very large playlist
  • When dragging files from the Finder onto a library, we now recognize and import .epub files
  • Corrected an issue where PowerTunes could crash when trying to trash orphans on a remote volume
Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2009-11-18 | Download
  • Changed UI to match iTunes 9 and use the term "media folder" instead of "music folder"
  • The disclosure triangles for folders in the Find Orphans list now display properly when running Tiger
  • The "Delete selected tracks from iTunes" button in the "Fix Dead Tracks" window now enables correctly when running on Tiger
  • Worked around a Tiger bug that could cause a "Can't do regex matching" error to occur when copying certain tracks between libraries
  • The "Find Orphans" window no longer halts with an error upon encountering an unreadable file/folder inside the media folder
  • Dead track searches no longer show video files as possible matches for a dead audio track, and vice versa
  • Ringtones are no longer incorrectly identified as being orphans
  • Made several adjustments to better handle iTunes library files with .itl extensions
  • PowerTunes now adjusts media file paths as necessary when dealing with a recently moved/copied iTunes library
  • Fixed a problem where iTunes libraries on remote volumes would not be selectable when trying to add a library to PowerTunes
  • Fixed a bug where PowerTunes might not find iTunes if it wasn't located in its default install location
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when embedding artwork on a large number of tracks at once
Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-09-18 | Download
  • Fixed a bug where duplicate tracks would not be added to a copied playlist under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a problem where iTunes would not come to the front after selecting a library using the Dashboard widget on Snow Leopard
  • PowerTunes now recognizes the new iTunes 9 media folder layout when fixing dead tracks
  • Fixed a problem where permissions would not be set correctly when sharing a library or music folder on Snow Leopard
  • Fixed a problem where the PowerTunes dashboard widget would not work properly on PPC machines
  • Track/playlist copying, merging, and fixing dead tracks now work with iTunes 9
Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2009-07-14 | Download
  • Renamed "Clean Up Music Folder" command to "Find Orphans", and added a button to choose a different music folder to search
  • When opening a library whose music folder is on a remote volume, we now automatically mount that remote volume
  • The "Duplicate Library" command now copies downloaded/cached album artwork and iPhone apps
  • The PowerTunes Dashboard widget now saves machine-specific iTunes prefs when switching libraries
  • Fixed a bug where PowerTunes would crash on startup on systems with Zend Server installed
  • Added new command to embed downloaded album artwork into the music files themselves
  • Fixed a bug where, when importing a music folder after creating a new library, an incorrect number would be reported for the number of tracks imported
  • Fixed a problem that could cause shared libraries/music folders to not appear for some user accounts
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to share a library with the "All Users" option
  • Made speed improvements when copying a small number of tracks from a large library
  • We now create separate log files for separate operations, instead of logging all output to a single file
  • We now allow selection of iTunes library files that don't have a type/creator code (e.g. from a Windows machine) when adding a library to PowerTunes
Version 1.0.3 | Release Date: 2009-05-05 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a shared library to be added to the library list multiple times
  • The library name used in iTunes network sharing is now saved on a per-library basis
  • When creating a new library, the music folder path is now updated properly after using the "Custom Location" button
  • The "Duplicate Library" command now works correctly if the library file being duplicated is an alias
  • Sharing a library now changes permissions for new files introduced in iTunes 8
Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2008-12-09 | Download
  • Fixed an error that would occur when trying to merge a library with the Genius feature enabled, but with the Genius playlist hidden
  • The Genius playlist is now displayed in its proper location, rather than alongside the users other regular playlists
  • Playlists inside folders are now always displayed in the same order as in iTunes itself
  • Fixed a problem where some user accounts would not show up in the user list when sharing a library
  • Fixed a bug where the PowerTunes dashboard widget would not switch libraries if the currently active library was missing
  • We now copy all tags for file formats such as .mpg which don't support embedding tags
  • The "Find Libraries" command now supports multiple selection
  • The "Delete Library" command now properly deletes new files/folders introduced by iTunes 8
  • Improved performance and reliability when working with very large iTunes libraries
  • We now recognize and trash new iTunes 8 data files when deleting a library
  • Fixed a crasher that could occur when cancelling a music transfer while PowerTunes was waiting for an iTunes library to open up
  • The "Video Kind" attribute is now copied properly for all video formats
  • "Select All" can now be used to check all checkboxes in the Clean Up Music Folder window
Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2008-07-14 | Download
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