We may love our iPods and iPhones but there are just some aspects of iTunes, Apple's dominant media-management and -player software for the devices that drives us mad. But there are some good points about iTunes. Here are three of them:
iTunes isn’t all bad. Here’s three things we love about iTunes.
1. Dynamic search in the iTunes store
The iTunes Store's search box is dynamic: Start typing, and results immediately appear below. Very handy. We'd love it if iTunes Library searches worked the same way.
2. Free stuff
Every week, the iTunes Store offers a new free song and, you'll even find the occasional free audiobook. And there's loads of free apps - you can't argue with a price like that.
3. Smart playlists
A 'smart' playlist is one built in iTunes on one or more selected criteria, such as genre, rating, even bit rate and play count. For example: The 25 least-recently played punk songs released between 1982 and 1989, where the album rating is at least four stars. Think we'll call this playlist ‘New old punk’.
- Inefficient updates, DRM and monitoring music folders
- 'Pushing' of other programs by iTunes installer, and the mystery checkbox
- Rotten at exporting playlists
- Go on then: three things we love about iTunes