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Thursday, April 21, 2011

beaTunes 3 Early Access 2

beaTunes2 logoTwo weeks went by since the first EA release. In the meantime I have been working on a number of small UI tweaks and fixes, especially in the inspection part of the app. For those of you who haven't tried the new inspection interface yet - it's a complete rewrite, more intuitive and much better accessible with just the keyboard. The screenshot below points out some of the changes (click on the image to see a larger version).


The most important change is probably that Inspection is now a first class citizen - not hidden away in some obscure dialog, but always present and there for you to use. After you inspected your library, songs with issues are clearly marked, in the inspection view and also in any other view.

I hope you enjoy this new way of working with beaTune and am looking forward to your feedback!

As always, there is some more info in the NOTES.txt file.

Alright, here's the obligatory warning: Before downloading and installing this, please make sure you understand what Early Access means:

  • Absolutely no warranty for whatever
  • Features may or may not work, appear, and disappear
  • It may not be possible to migrate data to future or previous versions (even though I make a reasonable effort)
  • This version will cease to function 2 weeks after its release
  • You cannot buy this version

And here are the download links:

Important

This EA version changes beaTunes' internal database layout quite a bit, which takes a while. Do not interrupt this process, even if it takes very long! beaTunes 2.x will not be able to use the database anymore, after you ran beaTunes 3.0. If you intend to try 3.0 and then go back to 2.x, make sure you back up the database before you try 3.0 (depending on your OS it's in ~/Library/Application Support/beaTunes/Database, C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\tagtraum industries\beaTunes\database or C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\tagtraum industries\beaTunes\database)! You also might want to check out this article about exporting beaTunes data.

Please provide feedback!

Thanks.

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