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Top 10 Alternatives to iTunes

I have searched the Internet, finding that people who are searching for alternatives to iTunes have different purposes. Some expect the iTunes alternatives to be faster in transferring music to Apple devices. Some wish an intuitive iTunes alternative to manage music and movie libraries. To meet people's requirements, here in this article, both transfer tool alternatives to iTunes and Media player alternatives to iTunes are covered:

Part 1: iTunes Alternatives to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod

#1.Simpler & Faster Alternative to iTunes

better music organizer than itunes
  • Layout: simple and clean user interface designed with new colors and icons;
  • Support Windows & Mac: Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) is a perfect alternative to iTunes for Mac OS X; Wondershare TunesGo is an alternative to iTunes for Windows PC.
  • Rank:

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Supports music and videos in more than 30 formats, helping users to transfer almost any killer song or video from any computer to any iPhone, iPad, and iPod for enjoyment.
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iTunes is one-way synchronization tool: from computer to devices. Wondershare TunesGo offers two-way synchronization: from computer to devices & from devices to computers.
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Transfer music and playlists from iPhone, iPod, and iPad back to iTunes Library while filtering out these which have existed in iTunes, giving you a brand new WOW experience.

#2. CopyTrans Manager - A Simple iTunes Alternative

itunes alternative for windows

CopyTrans Manager is known as a free iTunes alternative to manage files on iPhone, iPod, and iPad. It allows users to add music, videos, apps, etc. from a PC to an iPhone without an iTunes. By doing this, users can transfer music from a computer to multiple iPhones, iPods, and iPads without erasing the original data on the devices. However, it's only available for Windows PC. No Mac version is available yet. If you're looking for an alternative to iTunes for Mac OS X, you should try CopyTrans alternative for Mac.

Price: Free
Supported OS: Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.


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#3. SynciOS - A Free iTunes Alternative

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SynciOS, free alternative to iTunes, offers the common functions that users need to sync music, videos, photos, etc. from a PC to iPhone, iPod, and iPad. During the process of importing songs and videos to device, it will convert the incompatible files to iDevice friendly formats. Besides, it allows users to backup media files, like songs, photos, and videos from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to PC. It's an excellent tool except for lacking the feature of exporting music directly to iTunes Library. Now it only works on Windows PC.

Price: Free ($39.95 for Pro version)
Supported OS: Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP


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Choose the iTunes alternative transfer software that's right for you

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  iTunes CopyTrans Manager SynciOS Wondershare TunesGo
Collect all music, movies and playlists in one place
Import songs from CD
Genius makes mixes of songs that go great together
iTunes Match lets users to share songs on computer and iDevices
iTunes offers thousands of songs and videos to download
Copy music, playlists, videos, and photos from computer to iPhone/iPod/iPad
Play music
Convert audio file and videos to iPhone, iPod, iPad friendly format

Transfer music from iPhone/iPod/iPad to computer

Backup photos, photo albums, and videos from iPhone/iPod/iPad to computer

Create & delete photos and photo albums on iPhone/iPod/iPad
Delete music, videos, Podcasts, iTunes U, Audiobook, and playlists on iPhone/iPod/iPad

Transfer music and playlists from iPhone/iPod/iPad to iTunes Library with playcounts, ratings, and artwork

Transfer playlists (smart playlists included) from iPhone/iPod/iPad to computer

From the above table, you can see that Wondershare TunesGo is a comprehensive iTunes replacement, a better music organizer than itunes. Compared with other tools, Wondershare TunesGo offers more capabilities and it has separate version for Windows PC and Mac.

#4. PodTrans – iTunes Alternative Freeware

PodTrans performs well in the transferring part, more or less like the iTunes sync. It transfers songs from a computer to an iPhone, iPod, or iPad without iTunes. Like the other mentioned iTunes alternative software, when transferring files, no original files on devices will be erased. Moreover, PodTrans does what iTunes can't – Transfer songs, videos, Podcast, Voice Memos, etc. from an iPhone, iPod, or iPad to PC for backup.

Price: Free ($29.95 to upgrade to the Pro version)
Supported OS: Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP & Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9


Part 2: iTunes Alternatives to Play Music Heartedly at Ease

Product Name Operating System Rank Price Main Features
Foobar 2000

Allow users to add or upgrade artwork and other tags;
Work with third-party components to extend capabilities;
Support audio files in almost every format, like MP3, WMA, etc;
Offer customizable keyword shortcuts and user interface layout;
Rip CDs and convert audio formats with Convert component;
Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Allow users to add or upgrade artwork and other tags;
Manage music and video libraries without bogging down
Keep syncing with iTunes to update metadata automatically;
Customizable widget lets you take control of your music easily;
Import music, movies, and Podcasts from iTunes Library;
Connect with Last.fm, Twitter, and Facebook to get more songs;
Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Support streaming music to your devices via AirPlay;
Built-in browser helps select tracks from iTunes Library to play;
Support different types of playlists, including M3U, PLS, XSPE.
Access thousands of online radio stations with in-app purchase;
Search for missing album artwork from Last.fm and MusicBrainz;
Windows XP/Vista/8/7

Find duplicate songs and missing tag;
Create and manager playlists intuitively;
Rip CD and convert audio/video to MP3 format;
Manage big movies and music libraries without slowing down;
Play audio and videos files in multiple formats, like AVI, FLAC;
Sync music to iPod, iPhone, iPad, and other devices;
Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Import music from your iTunes Library;
Offer high-fidelity sound for sophisticated music lovers;
Support a wide range of high-quality audio formats, like FLAC;
Display track tags, artwork, stereo levels, and audio waveforms;
Convert audio files to preferred formats when importing to library;
Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Rip CDs and sync music to iPod, iPhone, iPad, and more;
Automatically look up and show lyrics and save it to your songs;
Import libraries from iTunes Library and Windows Media Player;
Supports popular music formats & conversion between formats;
Customize Auto DJ rules to populate the Now Playing queue;
Create smart and radio-style playlists with rules and options;

Part 3: People Say iTunes is Garbage, What's Your Opinion?

Infographic: iTunes Is Garbage

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Thomas Jones
Hi, Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) lets you fix music info and manage audio, video and photos on your iPhone, iPad and iPod easily.
Itunes has messed up my music library of over 65000 songs: creating duplications, deletions, grouping things in compilations that should not be, splitting albums, not finding cover art for the majority of my library. There might be ways to fix some of these things but who has time to spend fixing all the screw ups this program creates. Mac users need an alternative. iPhoto is just as bad
Thomas Jones
Actually, Wondeshare TunesGo, Syncios, PodTrans support iPod touch 5. You can have a try.
these alternatives are not supporting ipod touch 5. can anyone suggest any solution
Thomas Jones
Well, that's why there are many iTunes alternatives. If you don't want to use iTunes, you can try other software.
I'm a fairly intuitive with most software..... But, I can't seem to "get" ITUNES. I'm constantly confounded by this clunky cludgey collection of crapware. Why can't ITUNES and or the iPHONE have an easy way to move files from a PC onto my crappy iphones. In the "real world" most businesses use PC's. Just transitioned from Android to iPhone.... I'm beginning to already regret the move... and its only been ONE DAY !
I'm done with iTunes. I have come across so much stressful problems/bugs and today was the last straw. I'm so sick of iTunes shitty everything.
Thomas Jones
Thank you for your nice suggest. I'll search the internet to know what the istick is. If it's really useful, I'll introduce it in this article.
Very cool!! Though why not simply using istick app from softorino dudes? Is is easy to use, there is no iTunes required and there is also a trial version available! Look them up?
Thomas Jones
You can try Wondershare TunesGo. It never erase any existing data when importing new data to it.


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