Musicnizer

Musicnizer 8.1

Acts like a library or a music shelf, where music disks data is stored
 
8.1 (See all)

Musicnizer is a music organizer that allows you to catalog your music collection. It offers plenty of options to keep your music organized in a database that includes photos, biographies, and other facts about your favorite artists. Musicnizer will simplify the way you usually access and search for music and is also a tool that can come in handy for those running a small music store.

As developers say, Musicnizer works as an encyclopedia sorting music and completing the catalog with additional information so you can learn more about the artists and albums you like. To start organizing your collection, the first thing you need to do is add music to the app's database. You can do this in a variety of ways: by title (that is manually), by barcode (for which you need to use your webcam), from audio CDs in your CD drive, or by scanning files and folders in your PC. It supports MP3, APE, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, among other formats. As you add music, the app connects to the web to download information such as the album cover, descriptions, awards, artists' bios, etc. From the application settings you can specify the type of information you want to download, as well the online source (such as Last.Fm) that will provide the information. If the info is not complete, you can add and edit fields. It is also possible to search and download photos related to an artist with the program's 'image search' function, which lets you select the pictures you want to keep in your database. Of course, there are lots of other things you can do with this application, for example, create backups of your database, create and print reports and statistics, use the loan manager to keep track of loaned items, and more.

The application interface looks like a file browser and making use of its different functions could not be easier. To the left there is a navigation panel organizing your music into albums, artists, genre, according to your ratings, etc. To the right, it displays the contents selected; you can play music using the in-built audio player, rate songs and albums, add comments, etc.

So if you have a giant, messy music collection that keeps growing every day, Musicnizer can really help you sorting it out and complete it with additional information. It is easy to use and offers a bunch of interesting options.

Mariel Rearte
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Review summary

Pros

  • Intuitive interface, easy to use
  • Includes a music player
  • Ability to generate reports and create backups of your database
  • Extra functions can be added by means of plugins

Cons

  • GUI could use some work
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