The new buzz in IT market is of course Apple again with its brand new iteration of iTunes. Apple’s iTunes 11 is a complete refashion of Apple’s media hub. The interface is more simplified, it adds a new MiniPlayer, adds more iCloud integration along with pleasing interface. iTunes 11 curbs all the unwanted elements that were wasting up space rather than being an asset to it. iOS device management is now shifted to iCloud. The entire version is much more streamlined (visually) than the previous ones. However, the version is not absolutely perfect and few problems persist.
A Full-Screen Desktop Player
For the first time, iTunes has made such major change in its design after its first launch. Now you have a drop down menu (instead of the left-side navigation where all your media libraries was housed) from where you can pick the media option to navigate to that category. You will only be able to see the content of that particular category. Suppose if you choose music category, only music content will be displayed. Likewise if you choose some other category content on only that category will be displayed. You also have the option to go back to the sidebar view (previous look).
The MiniPlayer has all the basic play, pause, forward, rewind options along with few buttons to control iTunes library. You can send media files to other devices via AirPlay and a search field to find a song without getting back to the main interface. iTunes 11 adds a very nice feature of adding songs to your playlist without opening the main interface. An “Up Next” list lets you add, delete or move up or down the list.
The iTunes Store
Addition to all the changes made to the interface and using your own content, iTunes Store offers its own gallery of music, movies, apps and much more to fetch your attention. The newly featured items move horizontally with a small arrow to speed up the move. You can get all the new releases, most popular list, feature items, etc on the home screen itself. All these change are not extreme but it does make the version much cleaner that earlier versions.
Over years, iTunes has been loaded with features trying to do so many things. This doesn’t change but the response time while switching from one menu to another and loading different areas of iTunes Store is impressive on Mac. However, the case is not same on Windows. Also, it consumes a signification area of computer’s memory especially in Windows.
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