Easy, fast, customizable, manual BPM tagging for iTunes users with keyboards. Never automatic; always accurate.

The preferences panel allows you to customize the keyboard shortcuts for every feature:

- Count one beat
- Export measured BPM to the current iTunes track
- Reset the BPM counter
- Play/Pause iTunes
- Select the Next track in iTunes
- Jump the iTunes play head forward 10 seconds
- Jump the iTunes play head back 10 seconds
- iTunes Volume up
- iTunes Volume down
- Rate {5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0} stars in iTunes

ltjBPM also includes complete documentation, accessible via the Help > ltjBPM Help menu item.

Other tap-based BPM counters are decent for measuring a track or two, but fall short when you want to measure a larger number of songs. For certain genres and usage patterns, automatic BPM analysis tools are adequate, but none can predict your personal preferences.

ltjBPM keeps you in control.

Praise for previous versions of ltjBPM:

- "Ten tracks ltjBPMed in 100 seconds. Nothing like it!"
- "It's easily the best bpm program out there. and i'm including the auto ones."

What’s New

Version 2.7

By request, ltjBPM 2.7 relaxes the minimum required macOS version from 10.12 to 10.10

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

djumami ,

not working

i'm tapping and i'm not getting a BPM. is this the only BPM tool out there? my old one doesn't work with the new itunes. Plus my old one was better and free. Apple is sure making things less user friendly and expensive. Step your game up developers.

Flouris ,

Well Designed, Surprisingly Easy to Use

Previous to purchasing itjBPM, I downloaded another BPM app that was a port of a Windows application. That free app had all the problems associated with Windows to Mac ports - slow, bad user interface, frequent crashes, etc. It did a decent enough job, but got the BPMs wrong on enough songs that it wasn’t useful.

I downloaded ltjBPM because of the reviews, and am very happy. The user interface is excellent. It is simple, intuitive and easy to understand (once you read the documentation.) The programmer obviously spent a lot of time making the interface as simple and logical as it is. It is very Mac-like: everything works as you would expect, and there is no strange behavior when the user does something unexpected.

As a previous reviewer said, you can calculate the BPMs on many songs very quickly. Once you get used to the UI, you can easily calculate the BPMs of several hundred songs an hour.

bennis99 ,

Fantastic App

The individuals who have given this app low ratings are looking for an app that automatically finds the BPM for you. This app does not do that and it is one of it's best features.

You can very easily (through this beautiful minimalist app):

1. Use hotkeys of your choice to skip to the right portion of the song you want to listen to, change the volume of the song, and more (without going into iTunes)

2. Tap out the beat of the song using a hotkey of your choice.

2. Send the BPM you just found straight into your iTunes.

Apps that automatically find BPM for you I have found to be very unreliable. While you must be very precise to find the BPM with this app, I prefer to know how the BPM is being found.

I've suggested this to numerous friends, and they're hoping for a version in the future to be used on Windows as well.

One of the best $3 I've ever spent. As a fitness professional, I'll be using this all the time. Thanks Jared!


Jared Hunter
1.5 MB

OS X 10.10.0 or later, 64-bit processor



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