iTunes Is 13 Years Old And Still The Worst Piece Of Software Imaginable

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Oh yeah?

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I like the one time I tried to add a single MP3 (an mp3 of my friend’s indie band) and literally my only option if I wanted to add it was if I wiped out 14 gigs of mp3s already on the iPhone as per iTunes’ demands.

No hyperbole I switched to Android the following day. Just drag the MP3 in any file browser of my choice onto a folder on the phone. What a novel concept! Or hell, download the mp3 from an email attachment and gasp Android can actually save it to my phone!

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No no no, it’s not STILL awful. It has literally progressively gotten worse and worse until now where it’s almost unusable.

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Got called out for still using winamp on twitch one day. My reason for using it was two reasons.

It works and it is not iTunes

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Has it really only been 13 years since I first uninstalled iTunes?

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I do tech support for a major cell provider in the US. My department handles predominantly iPhones so I interact with iTunes a lot…A LOT. It is a godawful piece of shit and it is the bane of my existence.

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The whole reason I got rid of my iPod was iTunes. It would duplicate songs, split albums into two albums, not recognize songs, etc. And there was no way to directly control the files on my device, I HAD to sync them with iTunes.

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Here’s a U2 album for you. Let me just put it right in your phone for you.

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Obligatory horror story: Right when apple music was installed and the 3 month trial began, all 3,000 something of my songs i had downloaded already disappeared. Not just from my phone, mind you, but from my actual computer. Itunes somehow deleted the source file for all of my music i had loaded in. I was on the phone with itunes tech support (terrible human beings) for no less than 6 hours, well into the night.

So, erm, yeah, I’m not a fan of iTines. It’s a horrific, bloated mess of an application that should be confined to a burning corner of hell along with Gerry Halliwell, The Venga Boys and Vladamir Putin.

But what do YOU think? You love iTunes? Think I’m being all mean and stuff? Hook me up on Twitter and complain about how bad your music collection probably is then.

Here’s a cool UX report into sucky gym websites

From my learned friends @whatusersdo where they tested a bunch of gyms and found that they mostly …sucked. This was my experience with PureGym and it appears things haven’t exactly improved.

Key takeaways:

  • compelling, empathetic content builds trust
  • lazy, generic content drives users away
  • not displaying price information is sending users straight into the arms of your competitors
  • SEO is super important: make sure your gym is listed correctly in Google
  • in a market place over-crowded with gyms with no USP, your only advantage is good UX

Read about it here.