1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    We all have our reasons for iTunes and what we do with it. I myself use it to back up my iDevices as I just feel safer that way and install new software. I hardly ever use it for music anymore even though I have a vast Library but that is mainly for my iPod. What about you?
    03-16-2014 09:51 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Pretty much the same reasons, back up's, updates, and I do use to sync music.
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    03-16-2014 09:59 AM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    Syncing music and apps to my iOS devices, restoring my iOS devices and recently my music player on my computer (mini player is awesome).


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    03-16-2014 12:15 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Syncing apps after restores as it's quicker. Restoring my devices if there are issues and syncing music. I've also set iTunes as my default music and video player on my PC.
    03-16-2014 12:43 PM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    I pretty much use iTunes mainly for Home Sharing and syncing music to my iPhone and iPad
    03-16-2014 12:54 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    I use it for video and music play via Apple TV and music play on the Mac
    03-16-2014 01:18 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Home sharing and adding non iTunes music to iTunes Match. Sometimes listening to music.
    03-16-2014 02:42 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It has housed all my music since 2002. That is why I use it. It has always worked well for me over the years on both Mac and Windows platforms. No good reason to change.


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    03-16-2014 05:25 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    I use it for syncing music only
    03-16-2014 06:41 PM
  10. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    I only use it to keep my music organized and tagged properly for last.fm these days. I purchased iTunes Match, so I don't have to synch anything to my phone or iPad anymore.


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    03-25-2014 12:08 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    I just use it to transfer music videos and ringtones I create and keep an eye on my Other Size


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    03-25-2014 01:51 PM
  12. Kaitokomauri's Avatar
    iPhone backups, photo sync, that's all.
    04-23-2014 10:55 AM
  13. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    Strictly for music. I don't ever back up my iPhone. I have AT&T for my contacts back up and I remember all my apps so if I ever did a restore I would remember all the apps I had. I have 1300 songs in my iPhone so iTunes is pivotal that I don't lose any of these songs.


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    04-23-2014 11:12 AM
  14. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    • transfer songs to my iphone & ipod & Nano.
    • I love the layout (sidebar to left, column browser open with genre,artist albums columns), and a text only list of songs underneath. It's well organized
    • If i'm sitting at my desk i'll play music with it but i use "media player classic" as my default mp3 viewer cause it loads instantly and is lightweight. Sometimes i'm browsing in windows explorer or some other app and i want the file to play without waiting 15 seconds for bloated itunes to load.



    What i hate is it's unbearably slow, you can't batch read playlists, and seems wholely designed for people that don't have lots of music of which I don't know those people. All my peers are the kind that accumulate music. I think it's totally tedious in some areas like it's proclivity for telling you if you do something it's going to erase everything on your phone. I fricken hate that.

    In many cases Media Monkey works much better with my iphone and isn't nearly as temperamental or interested in erasing my phone. Itunes has also corrupted my iphone library numerous times. And corrupted files when copying. I've found out that when that was happening, copying the same file with media monkey didn't corrupt the file but copying with itunes did. In the end the solution was to local all the library and music and associated files on my iphone and completely erase them and do the same on my computer with itunes, and i mean everything, libraries, backups, hidden files, profile files. Utter pain in the ***.

    Honestly every iphone update goes away from what i like, towards needless eyecandy and hiding the functional stuff. With 11 you had to jump through hoops just to get the layout traditional. I think if you have like only 20 albums all the pictures and colors are great. but with large collections it's just in the way. I suspect they'll continue to make it less functional especially considering there are issues with itunes that have been around for as long as it existed that apple refuses to change. Like monitoring a folder on an external drive. Shoot Winamp did that in 1999. You know like monitor folder on this drive an update in the background? That's not difficult considering it can read gapless playback info in the background. But i anticipate in the future they'll make a new itunes, possibly this year, and i'm preparing myself for the possibility that it's not aimed at me and that i need to find another tool. Tagging mp3s i use other tools Tag & Rename. Video "VLC" or "media player classic"
    04-25-2014 06:02 PM
  15. kataran's Avatar
    Restoring if needed movie and music and ringtones
    04-25-2014 06:04 PM

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