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I love iTunes and the advanced library management tools inherent in the program. Now that iTunes is a very nice podcatcher I use it almost exclusively for handling my music library. There are still some features that I always wished Apple would integrate into iTunes that […]

I love iTunes and the advanced library management tools inherent in the program. Now that iTunes is a very nice podcatcher I use it almost exclusively for handling my music library. There are still some features that I always wished Apple would integrate into iTunes that have never appeared. My Freeware of the Moment pick today is a program that addresses some of those missing features. idleTunes is a standalone free utility that does a number of tasks that I find very useful:

  • Find and insert album artwork into tracks
  • Copy iTunes playlists to any MP3 player
  • Export iTunes playlists as M3U, PLS, or B4S
  • Remove “dead” tracks from your library (finally!)
  • Create playlists for all of the albums in your library
  • Create playlists for all of the artists in your library
  • Delete user playlists

Note that like a lot of freeware idleTunes is in beta but I have experienced no issues with it so far. It also requires .NET 1.1 and iTunes 4.7 and later.

  1. Charles Mullett Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    It is an excellent program, ummm though it’s not standalone – as by definition it works with iTunes

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  2. I have been using since quite sometime for removing dead tracks. Seems like it still has some bugs in it.
    It doesn’t delete all the dead tracks and sometimes it delete tracks which are not dead.
    I face this everytime I use it. I use iTunes 6.0.5 on Win XP Pro SP1 currently.

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