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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 · 9503 views
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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Fid - November 30, 2008 at 12:32am
Yep, it sucks. The only thing that really bugs me though is that it's so stupid at file management. Even "consolidate" doesn't work reliably. How hard can it be? Apple has aped MS' attitude: "you're too stupid to locate your own files, so we'll do it for you."
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 - 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 - November 7, 2008 at 11:41am
It doesn't suck, but there is better out there.
cooldude - November 7, 2008 at 10:47am
yep itunes sucks , i agree with that can't Drag and Drop and it is very slow ......
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