iTunes is the default and an important application for iOS users to transfer music to Apple devices like iPhone, iPod, iPad on Mac and Windows PC. iTunes is a very beautifully designed application but on other side it’s also bloated and unreliable. There are many alternatives to iTunes for adding music to your iPhone (Apple Devices). So if you want to get rid of complicated iTunes and avoid erasing any contents by iTunes, here are better iTunes alternative to transfer music without iTunes for Windows, Mac and even Linux (in some cases).
Ecoute is an lightweight and one of the best alternative to the iTunes. Ecoute application allows you to access your music, including cover art and without touching iTunes. Ecoute works via a small, expandable interface that allows you to expand and browse your entire music library and even podcasts, movies, and TV shows.
Platform: Mac, iOS
Availability: Ecoute (Free)
Wondershare TunesGo is a heavyweight iTunes alternative application available for Mac and Windows. You can sync and transfer your iTunes library to your iOS and Android device with TunesGo. With TunesGo you can download or record music from YouTube and other music sites directly into your iTunes library.One of the TunesGo newsest features, is the ability to simultaneously add album art and music tags to your downloads and recordings. This feature of recording streaming music is available only for Windows.
For Mac users TunesGo is available for free for trial while the actual full software is paid. It offers free version for Windows which is pretty much capable and can serve the needs of many users. However, ,
Platform: Mac, Windows
Availability: Wondershare TunesGo (Paid)
Swinsian is another iTunes alternative music player available for Mac OS X with wide format support. It allows you to connect your last.fm account, along with folder watching and easy metadata/ID3 tag editing. The interface of the program is very much similar to that of iTunes, so you’ll find it easy to navigate around as it looks familiar.
Availability: Swinsian (Paid)
Vox is one of the best media player integrated with SoundCloud, and last.fm. It also features a high-fidelity sound technology and gives best results if you have high quality tracks. It has an exclusive feature that keeps it apart which is called “Loop” technology that allows you to store your entire music library in the cloud without losing the track quality, for as little as $4.99/month.
Platform: Mac, iOS
Availability: Vox (Free)
Tomahawk is a cross-platform iTunes alternative application available for free. Tomahawk allows you to add your favorite music subscription services, music promotion platforms, networked libraries, cloud storage, music data providers, social networks like Soundcloud, Spotify, Last.fm etc. at one place. One of the feature that makes a difference is that if you want to listen to a particular song, Tomahawk will use all the connected sources and find the best version for you even if the song doesn’t exits in your library. You can also connect using Google, Facebook and Twitter and share what you’re listening to with your friends and followers.
Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Android
Availability: Tomahawk (Free/Paid)
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