1. Computing

Discuss in my forum

Top Alternative to iTunes

By

For many users, iTunes is a great program for managing songs, videos, and connections with their iPods. However, some users are frustrated by iTunes’s limitations or want to add features such as the ability to move songs to and from their iPod. These users need programs that are iTunes alternatives.

Listed below are some of the major iTunes alternatives. These programs come the closest to completely replacing iTunes on your Mac or PC. They are listed in no particular order.

1. Anapod Explorer

Price: Free to $30
Platform: Windows
Supports: All iPod Models
File Types: MP3, AAC, WMA, Audible.com, Video
Compatible with iTunes Store files: Yes
Features: Copy files to and from iPod, playlists, PDA functions, search, custom skins


July 2013: Red Chair Software appears to be out of business

2. Songbird

Price: Free
Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Supports: No iPod Support yet
File Types: MP3, AAC, WMA, Video, Ogg Vorbis
Compatible with iTunes Store files: No
Features: Playlists, skins, CD burning, web browsing, search

3. EphPod

Price: Free
Platform: Windows
Supports: All iPod Models
File Types: MP3, AAC
Compatible with iTunes Store files: Unclear
Features: Playlists, Outlook contacts, information downloads

4. gtkpod

Price: Free
Platform: Linux
Supports: All iPod Models
File Types: MP3, WAV, AAC, preliminary video support
Compatible with iTunes Store files: No
Features: Copy files to and from iPod, playlists, edit song information

5. iPodRip

Price: $14.95
Platform: Windows and Mac OS X
Supports: All iPod Models
File Types: All iPod file types
Compatible with iTunes Store files: Yes
Features: Copy files to and from iPod, playlists, edit song information, rule-based imports

Related Video
Burn an iTunes CD
Download iTunes Movies

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.