Apple lets iTunes Store users authorize multiple computers to listen to the music they purchase and download, but there isn’t a built-in mechanism to help you synchronize that music between different machines. Acertant Technologies is helping to fill in that game with
TuneRanger, a network synchronization tool for iTunes. It costs $49.99 for a five machine license (for a limited time the price is $29.99), and it works on Macs and PCs.
TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over a network, and enables you to copy music, video and playlists between them. It will even allow a PC to copy information from a Mac, or vice versa. TuneRanger compares songs and videos on each computer and only move what is different. It contains advanced sync settings and filters, and can perform bidirectional iPod synchronization as well.
TuneRanger also includes an automated duplicate manager, an orphan file remover, tools to remove unlicensed songs, the ability to add or remove disconnected files, and a utility to copy album art from the iTunes database to the actual matching music files.
The reduced price is available for the duration of the public beta testing period, according to Acertant. A free trial version is available for download.
TuneRanger is a Universal binary.