Windows only: Create CoverSearch searches Amazon, Yahoo, and other sources for cover art to automagically fill the visual gaps in your collection.
Point Create CoverSearch to your music directory and it will return all sub-directories that have no cover art. For each folder, the app displays available cover art in a variety of sizes for you to select from. Create CoverSearch performs exactly as advertised, but will work best for those with consistently organized music collections. You need to give the application a regular expression to use for searching—the default is
\$artist\$album\, meaning it expects all your music to be organized like \Black Sabbath\Paranoid\. You can select from two other preset expressions, or input your own variation such as
\$artist - $album\, or any combination of the variables
$artist, $album, and [$ignore] . So if your music collection is all over the map, Create CoverSearch might be a bit of a fussy pain, lacking any kind of fuzzy search to crawl your loosely-named tunes. But there is at least one work-around—use only the
$artist tag and cherry-pick the album covers you want from the discography it returns. For those with uniform naming conventions, the application will speed up album art plugging considerably. Create CoverSearch is freeware, Windows only.