Many iOS users listen to music on iTunes, Apple’s media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management app. Users can also download and organize digital media files on their OS X and Windows devices and enjoy their favorite music, movies, TV shows and other content they purchase from the iTunes Store. However, there are some Windows 10 users who are looking for alternatives to iTunes that are faster and better at transferring files. We’ve made a list of alternatives worth installing on your Windows 10 PC.
The program can be used to transfer music, playlists, videos and other media files from an iDevice to Windows 10 PC, Mac and even iTunes, and has plenty useful features such as contacts and SMS transfer, chats and SMS/MMS/iMessage backup to your PC and, in addition, AnyTrans will automatically merge duplicate contacts and sync your iPhone contacts in Outlook.
iSkysoft iTransfer (recommended)
iTransfer makes it very easy to transfer music, playlists, videos, iTunes U, TV Shows, Audiobooks and more from iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android phones to PC/Mac/iTunes Library, and vice versa. This phone manager helps you transfer files between any two devices with super-fast speed and multiple files can be imported or exported in a batch by just one-click. This powerful software has also a lot of features and options that allows you to customize the transfer process thus making it more specific to your needs.
Wondershare TunesGo (recommended)
The package will eliminate the need to use iTunes as it’s a complete iDevice management suite allowing reverse copying, the importing of music from your iDevice to your PC and the syncing of a iTunes media library with an Android smartphone. The free version of TunesGo for Windows has a few missing features, but overall, it will serve your needs pretty decently.
MediaMonkey is a movie and music organizer, allowing you to manage 100 to 100,000+ files and playlists. You will be able to organize/browse/search music by genre/artist/year/rating, so you will quickly find the files that interest you. The software will automatically detect if movies and tracks are missing information, if tags are not synchronized, or if there are duplicates. Supported media files include: MP3, AAC (M4A), OGG, WMA, FLAC, MPC, WAV, CDA, AVI, MP4, OGV, MPEG, WMV, M3U and PLS.
- Download the free version or buy the full version from Media Monkey official website
It’s totally free and doesn’t need to be installed, so you’ll use it right out of the box to transfer media files between Mac, Windows and Linux devices. Other functions involve copying and deleting songs at very high speeds, but the only disadvantage is that it takes too long to shut down.
If you have an iPod and want to transfer media files to your Windows 10 PC or another Mac, then PodTrans is the best choice. It’s very easy to use and works at a very high speed. You’ll get used to its interface quickly and you’ll easily find the song that interests you in your playlist. The only problem with it is that it doesn’t monitor progress in real time.
Both its price and functionality are similar to AnyTrans. The only difference is that it allows users to manage jailbroken devices, a feature only available in a few other programs. Expect fast speeds when transferring data from an iDevice to your PC.
This tool supports many platforms and connects with social channels such as Soundcloud or Spotify. If you want to listen to a specific song not found in your library, Tomahawk will connect to its sources and will return with the best version of it. Also, if you want your Facebook or Twitter friends to know what you’re listening to, Tomahawk has a sharing option as well.
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