Review: iTunes 11 adds cool features, but can be jarring to longtime users
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:19 PM
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:18 AM
I've been using iTunes since mid-2004, and while it's had minor fluctuations in quality, it has followed a predominantly upward trend until now. iTunes 11 feels heavily stripped down, I generally have no issues adapting to a product with the exception of a minor bump here and there, but I would swear that the dialogue that iTunes 11 coaxed from me mirrored that of my eighty-five year old grandmother figuring out how to work her DVD player.
Nothing is intuitive, several of the popular interfaces have been removed, and when viewing your entire music collection iTunes will no longer display how many songs you have nor the amount of play time your library is equivalent to.
I'm glad that I experienced this all through my friend's computer, I haven't updated myself and am opting to stick to 10.7.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:28 AM
I don't own any Apple devices anymore, so for the most part I use Itunes to create and manage play lists. The new interface made it less convienient to see what was in my play lists. I cant stand their improvement and looked for ways to revert to the include the old method of viewing. Doesn't exist. So I removed Itunes 11 entirely. I found Itunes 10 on the web and loaded it up but Itunes 11 play lists info is not compatible so I lost my playlists too. Arggg!
Is there any application out there that manages your local music?
Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:26 PM
Agreed, and well said. I hate that itunes hobbled "Song" view. What made itunes special for me was the ability to view your whole library in that view, and that searches would dynamically adjust, IE, if you typed "Me", you would see all songs by Metallica, Megadeth, Meshuggah, of genre: Metal, etc, and if you kept typing to enter "Meta", now you are reducing the displayed results.
The loss of that feature, and the ability to manage everything in song view makes me hate the new itunes, though I think they meant well.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:36 AM
When I'm in the iTunes Store, I can't find a Search button that would allow me next to key in the artist and/or song I'm wanting to buy. Instead, there is some obstacle course. It includes having to put up with some display of icons for LPs as if it's some advertisement and not really a store.
Navigating the site is now a pain also with the scroll bar. Off to the right side, it has become so thinned downed it's obviously calling into accountability poor design.
There is no excuse for any of this. It actually come across as some concerted effort to destroy iTunes. And I'm considering another source from a competitor with good service and a painless, friendly website.