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iTunes has to be one of the worst applications Apple make. It it truly awful.
I find it incredibly difficult to track where files came from, what’s on my iPod Touch and not, what are duplicates and so on. The poor interface means I have files littered about my hard drive and on my iPod which I can’t be sure I’ve listened to.
For a long time I used a MobiBlu cube. This is a fantastic device. Mine has 2GB of memory, a tiny screen and simple USB interface. By numbering my MP3 podcasts, I could easily see how many I’d listened to and delete them by number. The process worked – the numbering system I assigned meant I could easily change the order I listen to the files. A simple and effective process.
iTunes ruins all that. It insists on referring to the files by their MP3 ID3 tags, regardless of how I rename them. It fails to delete duplicates, it doesn’t let me easily delete files which I’ve moved to my iPod.
I wanted to sort out an alternative to the MobiBlu for the car. I’ve got an iPod connector which broadcasts my iPod on the radio, but obviously it has a standard iPod plug and won’t connect to the MobiBlu. However I’ve also got a standard 3.5mm jack one too – perhaps I should go back to the Mobiblu.
Has anyone seen any competing software to iTunes or do Apple simply not allow it?