April 28, 2009 in iTunes (E)
[prMac.com] Oakland, CA - SuperSync is an application for Windows and Mac designed especially for iPod/iTunes users who have multiple computers and iPods. SuperSync will display two music libraries at once, allowing users to visually merge libraries, remove duplicate files, make backup libraries, update meta-data, and synchronize playlists.
SuperSync 3.1 lets users enable a password-protected web server that allows a user to view his library from anywhere using a web browser.
Two web interfaces are included, one optimized for Apple's iPhone Safari browser, the other for all other modern Flash-enabled browsers. Both web formats use AJAX for a dynamic single web page showing playlists, artists, albums, and genres. A search function lets users find specific tracks.
Users can enable the optional web interface in SuperSync 3.1 by enabling a single checkbox and entering a username and password. Support for universal plug-n-play (UPNP) routers help get your home network accessible from the outside world.
SuperSync 3.1 also adds a new library rescan feature that finds tracks that are missing or newly added to your music library.
SuperSync 3.1 adds an advanced duplicate finding feature to identify tracks that are in the same library more than once but with modified MP3 or AAC tag meta data. These types of tracks can create unintended duplicates that are hard to track down any other way.
How SuperSync Works:
SuperSync starts by reading in your local iTunes library. A second, remote library can then be opened, with tracks color coded by whether they are local (gray), remote (blue), or synchronized (green). A remote library can be a disk or directory of music and videos, an iPod, or another networked SuperSync library on the LAN or WAN.
Once two libraries are loaded, the user selects tracks they want to copy from one library to another. Tracks are added and saved in the correct location in the user's iTunes library. Once copied to both locations, the tracks turn green marking them as synchronized. Similarly, playlists can be selected and copied from one library to another.
Tracks that have modified meta data can have their tags updated. Ratings and playcounts can also be updated, so if you mark a track as 5 stars in one library, you can also have it updated in any other library.
SuperSync makes it easy to create a main library, and have a subset on computers and laptops around the house. Any new content that you've added on one computer can be uploaded to the master library. SuperSync can help reduce the likelihood that two family members will accidentally buy the same music download.
Pricing and Availability:
This update is free to all registered users. A limited demo version is available to try most of the features for a limited number of file transfers. The full registered version is available for $29 (USD) for 2-pak, $39 for 5-pak, or a best value $59 10-pak. Licenses can be used for any computer (Mac OS-X or Windows) that music is stored on. 5- and 10-pak licenses can be split among two or more people. SuperSync 3.1 is a significant free upgrade from version 3.0 and is recommended for all users.
SuperSync is a personal music library synchronization software company, committed to building tools for easy-to-use access to personal music collections. For more information, please their website. SuperSync is licensed only for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials, materials for which the copyright is owned, or materials users are legally permitted to reproduce. UPnP is a trademark of the UPnP Implementers Corporation. Tivo is a registered trademark of Tivo, Inc. SuperSync is not affiliated with iTunes or Apple, Inc. Mac, iPod, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.