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Swinsian Reviews

A powerful and flexible music player for macOS

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Swinsian and what they use it for.
  • Seeking music library alternative to iTunes
    I use beets for tagging/organizing and Swinsian for playback and love it. Also have a remote server that mirrors my library to Plex for streaming FLAC on my home theater setup. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Is there MacOS software that will let me drag-and-drop music onto an iPod Classic
    I use Swinsian to do it without going the Rockbox route, works really well and avoids/let's you know if you're about to copy over duplicates etc. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • What are the best open source music players for desktop?
    If you're on a Mac, Swinsian is pretty good. (swinsian.com) And, it can be a pretty text-heavy interface if that's preferred. I hate all the garbage like album cover-art that's just used for tracking purposes in music apps. If you're still ripping CD's XLD does a nice job of ripping FLAC files. (my preferred format) On, Linux, Rhythmbox is pretty decent. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Looking for library manager that can handle multiple artists (ie song by A and B shows up in list of songs by A and list of songs by B)... suggestions?
    Swinsian might be what you’re looking for. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • First NAS and iTunes help.
    I went thought this as well, but on MacOS. After a lot of tinkering, reading, and frustration… I moved from iTunes/Music to Swinsian. Swinsian has been flawless. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How are you managing Music Library between different machines?
    Been using Swinsian for a while now and it’s fine. It’s a one-time purchase and sadly cruelly lacks a dark mode, but it’s an option, and quite capable at that. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Anyone using Swinsian for syncing with iPod?
    I've just switched from the native Music app on Mac to Swinsian. It was proving too buggy for me continue using. Swinsian seems great, although I've had some trouble syncing to my iPod Classic 7th Gen. Synced files are often just bloating the device but I can't view them on the iPod. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • iTunes to Apple Music macOS Big Sur - metadata?
    Highly recommend switching to Swinsian. Itunes wasn’t great but it worked... And Apple Music is terrible. Swinsian is what iTunes should have been. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Backup iTunes Library songs to NAS automatically possible?
    I’d recommend Swinsian and put all your songs on your NAS. Apple Music/iTunes works terribly with a NAS, especially with a large number of songs. I have 30,000+ songs in this setup and works perfectly. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago

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