If your like most music enthusiasts and are meticulously careful when it comes to organising your music then you will know how important it is to have a music library that you can rely on. We’ve put together a list of some of the top desktop softwares for organising your music.
If you are an owner of any sort of iDevice, then you should already be familiar with iTunes. Delivering an all-in-one media player, iTunes acts as everything you will need for media consumption.
- Library Management
- Music Marketplace feature
- Seamless Syncing
- Compatible with all Apple devices
- One stop for all music and video needs
- Music subscription service
Helium is a freemium desktop music manager that covers all the basics. The main features include music playback, library organisation and metadata editing. It is considered a pretty solid, all round app for the price of nothing.
- Batch actions and database support
- Supports a wide variety of file formats
- Includes file conversion, metadata migration and file splitting
- Allows users to edit tags, search through collection and fill in missing metadata
- Modern interface
- Upgrading to premium provides multi-user support, remote control app and advanced stats.
AIMP is another popular option for a free desktop music management software. It comes with all the organisation tools you need to fix up your music library.
- Batch edit files and tags
- Apply renaming and tagging templates
- Rip music CDs and audio streams
- Convert formats
- Smart playlists
- Library search and stats
- Includes and 18-band equaliser and effects
Foobar is a classic piece of software which has been around since 2002. Users cannot be fooled by its bland interface, it comes with surprising software muscle behind it. If your looking for a quick fire music player then Foobar may not be right for you, but its customisability is definitely a feature that tailors to users who like to get creative with their apps.
- Supports variety of formats such as MP3, MP4, FLAC and WAV
- Gapless playback
- Tag editing
- Highly extensible with large selections of add ons such as DTS and AC3 support,
- Multipoint room audio compensation and tree-style views of media library.
MediaMonkey is a popular media player and maps a similar interface to iTunes. Packed with tools to organise and edit, MediaMonkey has some powerful features in the free version but has many more in the advanced version starting from $24.95.
- Plays Music and Videos
- Metadata editing tools
- Album art downloading
- Media transcoding
- Syncing for android and iOS
- UPnP/DLNA sharing
- Automatic library management (advanced)
- On-the-fly transcoding auto-levelling volume
This software is a bulk tagger that helps users to sort through their music and tweak tags and metadata.
- Edit Tags
- Rename Files
- Create playlists
- Automatic tagging
- Can integrate with Amazon, freed and other online databases
- Download album art