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AllMySongs Database Review [GotD]

18 Gen/10

AllMySongs Database is a music organization software with a strong focus on tagging and information related to the music in general. Music needs to be added to the database on the start. This is done by selecting a root folder on the computer drive and letting the program search that folder – and optionally – the subfolders as well. The music that is found will be added to the program’s database. It is furthermore possible to run folder updates so that only new or changed files get added to the database.

The music that has been found is then listed in the main program interface. The left sidebar will by default list the artist and album names while the right larger area the music in the currently selected folder.

It is possible to change the view to various other formats like year and artist, genre and artist or by first letter. All of those information are taken from tags and the file names of the music.

The main window lists the songs with tags that include the title, artist and album plus others if available. A quick search is provided at the top which can be used to filter the music listing based on the tags and the keyword entered by the user.

The program offers an advanced search as well which can combine basic searches.

A double-click on a song will open the Edit track menu where tags and other information can be edited. It is here possible to download album covers and lyrics individually. A better way of adding covers or lyrics to the music collection is to select multiple tracks and use the Tools > Download track lyrics or Download album covers option to speed up the process.

AllMySongs Database does not seem to use cover art tags or lyrics that have already been added. The covers and lyrics that it finds are also only available in the program and not in other music players.

That’s a serious disadvantage for users who want to play the music with all the information that they have found in other programs and music players as well.

The program does offer additional options to download information about a track, album or artist including an artist’s biography and photo.

AllMySongs Database is an easy to use program to manage a music collection. It has some good options like the search and filters but its main disadvantage is the incompatibility of the downloaded information with other music players.

Installation:

AllMySongs Database is provided as a single zip file which extracts to a setup.exe and a readme document that contains the registration information. The setup of the program itself is straightforward. The program itself needs to be run as an administrator. Users need to register AllMySongs Database today. This can be done by going into Help > Register at the top and entering the name and code that is outlined in the readme file and the setup.

Positive

  • Ability to download artist photos, lyrics, biographies and covers that are however only available in the program
  • Single and mass edits
  • Lots of filter and search options
  • Playlist creation

Negative

  • Information that are downloaded, like covers for instance, are only available in AllMysongs Database but not in other programs.
  • Basic music player
  • Needs admin rights to run

Alternatives:

Media Monkey or The Godfather are but two of the alternatives. Both write tags in a way that they can be read and used by other music players as well.

AllMySongs Database is free today at the Giveaway of the Day website. The developer’s website is available here.

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