This one is called beaTunes, and it’s a rather well acclaimed music player which also organizes your music collections. Wait. What? Doesn’t iTunes do that already? You know, without the ‘acclaimed’ part. Well, yes and no.
iTunes plays music and organizes playlists and entices you to buy more music, movies, TV shows, music videos, and apps, but it doesn’t do much BPM, determining the key, matching playlists, and– important note– making it easy to edit busted song and artist names, and finding duplicates.
That’s beaTunes. One look and you’ll see right away how it’s different than iTunes, yet a good complement to iTunes (assuming you care more about your music collection than iTunes).
The example above displays an Adele album, including BPMs, key, genre, type of transition assigned, plus the basics such as genre, year, time and track number. Playlists can be sorted and matched, and beaTunes has a unique tool which lets you select a song and then browse you collection for songs that match (with some interesting results).
beaTunes is a wonderful addition for serious music lovers, but serious Mac users might be turned off by two very basic issues. The price tag. And Java. It’s a serious utility, so price may be less of an issue, but this is the 21st century and Java is passé on the desktop.