The Rekord Buddy user interface is broken down into two main parts: the collection tree sidebar and the track list.
Collection tree sidebar The collection tree sidebar shows all your detected music collections, along with Rekord Buddy’s playlists, folders, tags, keys, and artists lists.
Track list The track list shows all the tracks in the currently selected element of the collection tree.
Status bar When the app has an active task such as transferring music collections, this will show current progress, along with a message.
Media playback controls At the bottom of the window, the media controls let you play, stop, skip and scrub tracks in your selected playlist.
When displaying Rekord Buddy collections, the ARTISTS list in the collection tree displays your tracks, grouped by the track Artists metadata, in the track list. To expand the list, click the arrow to the left of ARTISTS in the collection tree.
When displaying Rekord Buddy collections, the KEYS list in the collection tree displays your tracks, grouped by the track Key metadata, in the track list. To expand the list, click the arrow to the left of KEYS in the collection tree.
When displaying Rekord Buddy collections, the TAGS list in the collection tree displays your tracks, grouped by the track Tags metadata, in the track list. To expand the list, click the arrow to the left of TAGS in the collection tree. You can further expand NAME:VALUE tags to reveal sub categories (see section Adding tags to your tracks).
The media playback section of Rekord Buddy lets you listen to, scrub through and stop the audio in your playlists.
From left to right, the features of the media player are:
Track progress slider: Use this to identify where in the track you are currently hearing. You can also use the progress marker to scrub backwards and forwards through the track to a specific spot.
PLAY/STOP button: Starts and stops the currently selected track.
Every now and then, when something important needs to be communicated to users, a little dialog will pop up right in front of the app's main window. This is known as the Message of the Day. Its name come from an old Unix feature, not because these messages appear every day.
Some messages may be information about the app or its ecosystem, presentation of new features, messages from Damien, its developer, or promotion exclusive to Rekord Buddy users.
You will only see each message once but you can always go back and look at older messages again by clicking on
Show Message Of The Day in the Help Menu.