Open source version of Senuti
- Search and sort songs
- Transfer playlists
- Add songs to iTunes or any other folder
- May be unstable
- No support in this open source version
Senuti Free allows you to transfer songs from your iPod or iPhone to your Mac. Please note that this is a free version of the original Senuti which was distributed under the GNU GPL license before it became closed.
The creator of Senuti Free says: "The author of Senuti distributed copies of it for years under the GPL, which states: 'If you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must pass on to the recipients the same freedoms that you received.
You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.'" However, as a result of this you obviously won't receive any support from the developer of Senuti as the app has now moved to a paid model.
Senuti could be useful to transfer music after a hard drive crash, the purchase of a new computer or just to move music between computers. When your iPod or iPhone is connected, Senuti Free instantly lists all the songs and playlists that it can detect. It can automatically add songs to your iTunes library or you can define a folder for them to go into. If you are worried about duplicates, Senuti Free displays a small blue dot next to every song you already have in your library.
The first thing that strikes you is the simplicity of the interface followed by the speed of Senuti Free. It uses a small file known as 'iTunesDB' on your iPod or iPhone device to rapidly extract every bit of essential information for every song and playlist. In addition, it supports simple dragging and dropping of both music and playlists, which will not only copy songs to your computer and add them to iTunes, but will make a new playlist with the same name and add all of the songs to that list.
Senuti Free detected our iPod's songs instantly and transfers to iTunes were extremely quick. However, Senuti can be unstable at times and because this is an open source version of the app, there are no fixes or support for such problems. If you experience too many problems with Senuti Free, you're highly advised to download the paid version of Senuti instead which offers regular support and fixes.
Senuti Free offers a quick and simple way of transferring songs and playlists from your iPod or iPhone to your Mac.