Mac or Windows PC user, iTunes is the tool of choice to manage media. Your Mac is backed up, too, right? And your iTunes library is fully synchronized between your Macs or PCs or iPhone? Probably not. Why not? Syncing an entire iTunes library between devices is difficult unless you use an app that makes it child’s play.
Sync An iTunes Library
There is little doubt in my mind that Apple would love for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users to keep all our files stored somewhere in iCloud. Already we keep photos, some music, and documents in iCloud.
Until iCloud becomes the Big Brother of file management how do you keep your iTunes libraries synchronized between devices?
Most of us don’t. It’s difficult to do and not many apps can carry that burden.
SuperSync is an iTunes library synchronization app which works on Macs or Windows PCs and helps to keep the media library fully synced between devices.
SuperSync brings six special functions to an iTunes library. The first is remote access. From the internet you can view your home iTunes library, upload songs, download songs, update playlists. There’s even an option to share an iTunes library with multiple iTunes users on a network disk drive.
SuperSync looks and feels a bit like iTunes but with different options.
How do you merge libraries in iTunes? It’s not easy. SuperSync lets you view two iTunes libraries at the same time, and displays which songs are in which library, making it easier to merge two libraries.
iTunes has been around since just after the turn of the century so many of us have gone through dozens up upgrades. Upgrades sometimes cause problems and SuperSync has an option to repair iTunes, find missing tracks, eliminate duplicates, and find corrupt files.
SuperSync has a very useful Explore function which searches for lyrics to match songs in your library. It can browse iTunes Store and Amazon for new songs, and even searches YouTube for music videos.
There’s also an option to check iTunes Match and upgrade songs to a higher bit rate. Finally, and maybe most importantly, SuperSync also backs up your iTunes library. Not just Mac, but Windows, iPod, iPad, and iPhone, including all music, videos, and playlists.
When SuperSync works well, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s cumbersome to use, more than a little confusing at times (too many options), and tries too hard to be all things iTunes, and few things Mac-like. However, if you’re willing to muddle through the interface and wade into the options, I don’t know of another app that does as much.