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The Top Ten Reasons iTunes Sucks

The Top Ten Reasons iTunes Sucks

Posted November 6, 2008 at 12:37pm by iClarified
WebMonkey has come to the conclusion that iTunes sucks, and has posted its top ten reasons for saying so.

ITunes sucks. There, we said it. Apple’s once very handy jukebox and music library manager has morphed into an unusable piece of crap that’s not even an app anymore, it’s just a kiosk for the iTunes Store.

Top Ten Reasons:
- It’s a store, stupid
- The library manager is prehistoric
- No web browser/Wikipedia/anything
- No plug-in architecture
- Massive memory footprint
- No support for other music formats Ogg/FLAC/etc.
- Drag and Drop sucks
- Bloatware downloads
- Can’t use iPod as a music transport with iTunes
- iTunes is slow


WebMonkey has also setup an area where you can submit and vote on your own issues with iTunes. They suggest checking out Songbird or Amarok as iTunes alternatives...

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The Top Ten Reasons iTunes Sucks

The Top Ten Reasons iTunes Sucks


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themrsbaylis
themrsbaylis - April 30, 2009 at 12:07am
RIGHT!!!!!!! Sounds like the same problem we R having, if ITUNES doesnt work w/ anything other than a MAC Y not tell people that B4 they spend $$$$$ on their product.... Have U got anywhere w/ them or had any success.....
Ikarian
Ikarian - November 7, 2008 at 11:48am
Not to mention, they force you to install QTime, which takes over all multimedia extensions (video/music). Then again, same is true with pretty much every other piece of software today. There's no longer a respect for people's personal computers (and I don't mean "PC's", per se, so don't start another PC vs MAC discussion here). Every developer's goal today seems to be to take control of your computer (or device) and use it as an up selling platform. On the other hand, they assume everyone out there is an idiot, incapable of creating a shortcut or associating a file extension by themselves. They bloat their apps so much, that the end-use experience shoots in the complete opposite direction the intend.
Terry
Terry - November 7, 2008 at 11:41am
It doesn't suck, but there is better out there.
cooldude
cooldude - November 7, 2008 at 10:47am
yep itunes sucks , i agree with that can't Drag and Drop and it is very slow ......
Mes
Mes - November 7, 2008 at 9:42am
iTunes reminds me of the old Cobal programming days --- where everything is big and bloated. It is a dog (especially on the win platform). Got a really really old iMac, it's not even supposed to work on it. But is is faster on that iMac than my new fast XP with 100X memory and processing speed. Hmmmm. That's Apples REAL plan. Force their platform..
Leif
Leif - November 7, 2008 at 7:12am
"Simple is better". Why a simple file manager between to computers (that is really all we need) can evolve into iTunes, is one of the worlds biggest mysteries. I hate using this product, as it totally lacks transparency, and moving a file or connecting a device sometimes sets off a totally unpredictable chain reaction.
mark
mark - November 7, 2008 at 7:02am
WTF iTunes doesn't suck and all that crap that they said about it is a bunch of made up shit
jo
jo - November 7, 2008 at 4:29am
i live in Hong Kong and although we have the appstore, we cant get itunes here and the stupid fxxxxxx icon on my iphone is totally useless. (which i guess i should be thankful for really.)
rudez
rudez - November 7, 2008 at 12:09am
this is by far the WORST list ever. wth are they talking about? the only valid points he makes is that its a memory hog and it can be slow at times.
david
david - November 6, 2008 at 2:26pm
itunes is a resource killer!!!!
saoran
saoran - November 6, 2008 at 2:08pm
i'm completely agree except point 7 and 9, drag & drop? come on.. it's lot easier.. ipod as transport?? well, it is an apple policy at the first place : NO PIRACY.. so, you don't agree with iPhone Bluetooth w/o OBEX Push? well,, it is your choice.. choose it or leave it..
iClarified
iClarified - November 6, 2008 at 12:52pm
@Segismundo, if you read the article they do suggest checking out Songbird or Amarok as iTunes alternatives
JBTarHeel23
JBTarHeel23 - November 6, 2008 at 12:42pm
How does drag and drop suck? I use it for music all the time, A lot easier than importing them 1 by 1
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