2017 Top 5 Best Alternative to iTunes

There’s not anything that’s necessarily wrong with iTunes, but it’s certainly not for everyone. Some people find it too bloated and too slow to load, while others may find it too restrictive. It could also be that a person might not find the interface useful for one reason or another. For this reason, there are some great iTunes alternatives on the market that are worth a look.
Here are some of the best iTunes alternative software packages:

1 iMyFone TunesMate

iMyFone TunesMate is a simple alternative to iTunes that nonetheless has many features. With this program, you can back up your files, as well as transfer a variety of file formats between your devices. You could say that it sets your iOS device free.

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Some key features that really set TunesMate apart include:

  • Support for all iOS devices.
  • The ability to transfer data between your iPad / iPhone/iPod and iTunes.
  • The ability to transfer files of many kinds from your device to your PC and vice versa.
  • The ability to transfer files of many kinds from your device to your PC and vice versa.
  • Many kinds of files are supported, such as photos, videos, music, playlists, voice memo, contacts, etc.

This application is really easy to use, and in fact you can transfer your iOS files in just a few simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install TunesMate then plug in your device via USB.
Step 2: On the left, choose your device from a list. The program will automatically detect it.
Step 3: Choose what sort of files you wish to transfer, and then select the individual files as they come up on the right. From there, you can export them.

iMyFone TunesMate


2 WonderShare TunesGo

WonderShare TunesGo is a valiant attempt to all-out iTunes alternative with something better. It includes a music player and a device management function.

Some of its best feature include:

  • The ability to sync your iTunes data with other devices, including even Android phones.
  • The ability to import music from your iOS devices and transfer them to your computer.
  • And of course, the ability to transfer from your computer to your iOS device.

TunesGo

It’s available for both Mac and PC, though the Mac version is paid only.

3 MediaMonkey

Another alternative to iTunes as a media player and manager, MediaMonkey does a fairly decent job of it. If you want something that also comes with a built-in player and helps you organize your files, MediaMonkey is worth a try. Some important features include:

  • Finding and automatically populating your music file lists with album art.
  • Finding and automatically populating your music file lists with album art.
  • Can rip music from physical media.
  • Can sync to many different kinds of devices.

MediaMonkey

This software appears to only be available for Windows. Its ability is for media but not for other files. Its interface is not user-friendly enough and in an old-fashion style.


4 Syncios

This is a straight-up device manager that is simple. It does only a few things, but it does them very well, and it allows you transfer data to and from your iOS device, as well as backup that data with ease. Here are some of its more notable features:

  • Easy media transfer with just a few clicks.
  • Transfers most types of files.
  • Easy back-up function.
  • Can be downloaded for free.

Syncios

SynciOS is unfortunately only for Windows.


5 Swinsian

If you’re looking mostly for something that will replace the media player aspects of iTunes and do little else, then Swinsian might be the application for you. It also looks a lot like iTunes, so it’s easy to adapt. Some of its features include:

  • Automatic AirPlay port detection.
  • Easy meta data editing.
  • Simple, user-friendly interface that will be familiar to iTunes users.

Swinsian

Some of the downsides for this one, though, are that it’s only available for Mac and that it doesn’t really function very well as a device manager.


Comparisons

Here is an overview of all of these programs so you can get a better feel for what they have to offer.

Apps and Metrics
WonderShare TunesGo
MediaMonkey
SynciOS
Swinsian
Work as device manager
yes
yes
yes
yes
Has media player built in
yes
yes
yes
yes
Free trial
yes
yes
yes
Simple Interface
yes
yes
Transfer files between PC and iOS device
yes
yes
yes
yes
Transfer files with just a few clicks / one click
yes
yes
Support different types of files
yes
yes
yes
yes
Has increased functionality as an alternative to iTunes
yes
yes
yes
yes

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