Designed to help you track your CD collection and manage disc information by creating music databases, running on low system resources.
- CD Assistant
- Version:4.26 Build 4262
- License :Freeware
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Vince Sorensen
CD Assistant Description
CD Assistant is a software application designed to help users create a music database by taking into account album and artist details from audio CDs. It comes packed with a handy set of options, such as the ability to automatically retrieve disc information from online sources.
Rapid setup and classic UI
The installation procedure takes little time and minimal effort, since there are no unfamiliar options which have to be tinkered with. As far as the interface is concerned, CD Assistant looks outdated.
Set up the initial configuration
At startup you can use a wizard to select the CD drive and type of information to automatically display when initializing the program, whether it’s the album list or song list only, or both.
Manage audio tracks and information
It is possible to play audio files (WAV or MP3), copy them to the PC, as well as to add albums by specifying general details (e.g. category, release date, total time), songs, notes and any associated files. New collections can be easily created by simply indicating a new directory for saving the database files. What’s more, you can ask CD Assistant to automatically obtain disc information from online sources, among other options.
Evaluation and conclusion
The program does not put a strain on computer performance, since it requires low CPU and RAM to work properly. It has a good response time and did not hang, crash or pop up error messages in our tests. However, it has not been updated for a pretty long time. For example, it cannot automatically detect drives with audio CDs. On top of that, it is not that intuitive for those inexperienced with CD organizing tools. Users are likely to find other, more reliable applications for this purpose.