What are the best music organizer programs?

asked by Donny Barnhardt
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    #1MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey is a music player that can sync your audio files to your device. It's a good choice if you got a large and rich music library. It has free and gold versions.

    Software

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Ann Dixon
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "It's alright but does basically all the same things that itunes does. I will grant that it's much more user friendly though, especially after itunes changed it's look and organization and started to suck."
  2. 17

    #2MusicBee

    MusicBee

    MusicBee is considered one of the best music player/manager for Windows. This software lets users manage, find, and play music files stored on their computer.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Joseph Richardson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "If you use the Windows operating system, MusicBee is the program for you. Play and collect all your music in one easy app, this is a must have. Widely considered the best for this platform, you need it to play your favorite tunes."
  3. 16

    #3foobar2000

    foobar2000

    foobar2000 is a freeware audio player that supports MP3, MP4, AAC, AC, and more. It has a friendly user interface layout, and it also supports full ripping CDs.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Andy Tang
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Amazing, super customizable with an easy to use interface. Its free. I use this on my laptop (Windows 10) and I don't have any issues with playback. I used to have issues on an older version ripping CDs (this was early on) there would be degradation in the quality but that was before the last update."

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  1. 12

    #4Clementine

    Clementine
    Clementine is a modern music player and library organiser. Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4, with some features rewritten to take advantage of Qt4.
    Software

    Windows, Android, Mac

    Free

    Manuel Beltrán
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "My music collection has gotten way too large to manage by hand, but a lot of files are missing tags in certain areas. Some albums are lacking art and genre descriptions, but it would be way too much to tag them all by hand. Clementine perfectly solves this problem by pulling the missing information off the internet for me and filling in the missing tags automatically."
  2. 9

    #5doubleTwist Music Player

    doubleTwist Music Player

    doubleTwist is a music player and podcast manager with sync functionality. Thanks to its easy interface, you don't need to jump between different apps to play your music, manage podcasts or sync iTunes playlists. You will have all of it in the same place.

    Apps

    Android, Windows

    Free

    Nathan Gomez
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "If you have migrated from iphone to android you will find doubletwist very useful. You can sync your itunes library to android with ease. There is no other app like this on the market and if they are they dont do it as good as doubletwist. "
  3. 7

    #6iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Gabriela Garza
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "It is the right choice for music lovers every age , every choice available for all music lovers."
  4. 5

    #7MP3jam

    MP3jam

    MP3jam is a free web tool to find and play high-quality MP3 downloads. It has legal rights to share more than 20 million audio tracks from almost all artists and their albums.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bryan Andrews
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "I was looking for something to organize my music collection and MP3Jam didn't quite do the trick for me. It is full of ads, and the one-click downloads that are mentioned are only available after a purchase. For the money, you can get a much better value from something like itunes or Spotify. I'd stay away from this one. It looks sketchy too."
  5. 3

    #8Audacity

    Audacity

    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It was first released on May 28, 2000.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Amber Ryan
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "Audacity has the capability of adapting to all versions and helps you organize your audio, and recordings. It is a free platform and often gets updated to provide the best sound quality. "
  6. 2

    #9Elmedia Player

    Elmedia Player
    Elmedia Player is a free media player that supports a wide range of common and not so common audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV and more. 
    Software

    Mac

    $9.99

    Nicole Watson
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "The problem I have is I can't organize my media like I want it. I downloaded the app because I thought it might help with that, but while it is great with allowing you a lot of options for playback, it doesn't help me organize my mess. "
  7. 2

    #10VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Crystal Armstrong
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "I've been using VLC media player on my PC for years, so when I saw it in the Play Store I had to get it. Unfortunately the app is nowhere near as good as the PC version. I used to use this to organize my music, but it's been deleting my playlists."

Summary

Best What are the best music organizer programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MediaMonkeySoftware 27 Free
2MusicBeeSoftware 17 Free
3foobar2000Software 16 Free
4ClementineSoftware 12 Free
5doubleTwist Music PlayerApps 9 Free
6iTunesWebsites 7 Free
7MP3jamSoftware 5 Free
8AudacitySoftware 3 Free
9Elmedia PlayerSoftware 2 Paid
10VLC Media PlayerSoftware 2 Free
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