iWatchSyncer – iTunes workflow

iwatchsyncer If you are like me, a pc user that has an iPod… There is a big chance you’ll be using iTunes as your music library and have your iPod synced through use of PlayLists or Smart PlayLists.
But if you do, you probably also get annoyed by the importing feature for cd’s in iTunes…

What I mean is, that when you like your music library clean, you wont let iTunes manage your files. So in other words, you’ll be copying/moving your mp3 folders yourself to the iTunes library directory on your central hard drive!
But when you do so, you’ll still have to perform a manual action to get the cd known inside iTunes!! This action is done through the File menu, “Add Folder to Library…”.

Well don’t you hate that? How many times did I miss some cd’s, because I like to preview them on my laptop before I move them to iTunes. So mostly I’ll be moving 4 to 5 cd’s in one go to iTunes and then I have to add each and every on of them manually into the library. ( so 2 actions, where I would like only 1 )

But help is here! Thanks to the iTunes SDK for Windows, I wrote a small application, iWatch Syncer, that will sit in your tray and watch your iTunes music directory on the hard drive. Each time now folders ( or files ) are added, it will automatically add them to the iTunes library!!! So no more manual action inside iTunes…

The first time you start iWatch Syncer, it will fire up iTunes and you’ll get the option to select a folder to watch. There is also a second option, this to allow iWatch Syncer to create a new playlist, so that all newly added cd’s will be visible there… ( I don’t use this, because I have a Smart PlayList that shows me all cd’s I haven’t processed yet and newly added ones are also show here )


So without further a due here is iWatch Syncer for you to download ( feel free to send me any comments on the use )!

PS: Logo thanks to Dipfico!

[tags]iTunes, iPod, iWatchSyncer[/tags]

8 thoughts on “iWatchSyncer – iTunes workflow”

  1. hello dude 🙂 is it possible to select a playlist that already exist instead of iWatcher import one?
    I’d like this feature so i can automatically add mp3s to my “Radio recordings” playlist.. 🙂


    note: could the splash screen be disabled? That one that checks app’s requirements online before the app starts..

  2. Hey Eldino,

    Thanks for using the app…

    1. Your feature to select an existing playlist sounds good! I’ll take a look at it when I write a newer version!

    2. The splashscreen is something automatically from .Net ( because I’m using click once deployment ), so for now I can’t do anything to it. Maybe I’ll change it in the future so that a normal install we be available.

  3. I have downloaded and started the program – and I have iTunes running – but iTunes has not added any songs. My watched folder is on an external drive and contains many subfolders (I have iTunes manage my library and it creates folders by artist name).
    When I attempt to close iTunes, the message states “another program is using iTunes scripts.”

    Is it working? Do I need to wait longer?

    Thanks for your program!

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