Five Free Alternatives to iTunes 10.5 for managing your Apple devices iPad, iPhone & iPod

With the recent release of iTunes 10.5, you can store your music and TV purchases in iCloud and get them on your iPad, iPhone or iPod any where and anytime. However, its speed and performance still hasn’t been updated in any meaningful way so that many Apple devices fans think it as a clunky, slow and bloat software and try to search for alternative ways to manage their Apple devices content easier.

This passage rounds up Five free alternatives to iTunes for easily managing your iPad, iPhone and iPod:

Alternative 1: CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager is a free iTunes replacement to fully support the iPad, the iPhone and the iTouch.It is designed for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and portable so that you don’t need to install any program and just take it with you on your iPad, iPhone, iTouch to use on any PC on-the-go.

CopyTrans Manager works with a range of models:
iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S up to iOS 5
iPod Touch, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G up to iOS 5
iPad 1 and 2 up to iOS 5
iPod Nano up to iPod Nano 5G
iPod Classic, iPod Video and iPod Photo
iPod Shuffle up to iPod Shuffle 4G
iPod Mini
Now reads Mac formatted iPods (HFS+)

Alternative 2: YamiPod

YamiPod is a iTunes alternative freeware for you to efficiently manage your iPod. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation in Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. YamiPod is now available in 28 languages including English, French, German, Italian and so on. With YamiPod, you can copy music to iPod and move music from iPod back to your computer.

yamipod screenshot

Alternative 3: gtkpod iPod Manager

gtkpod iPod Manager is a free iTunes replacement for Linux users, which supports all iPod models and supports various file types. With gtkpod, you can add MP3, WAV, M4A (non-protected AAC), M4B (audio book), podcasts, and various video files (single files, directories or existing playlists) to your iPod and create, modify playlists. gtkpod has the ability to modify ID3 tags and refresh ID3 tags from file.

gtkpod ipod manager

Alternative 4: Songbird

As iTunes alternative software, Songbird is a intergration of desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser. it supports add-ons and skins feathers, for example, with Radio Add-on, you can listen to tracks based on your Songbird, scrobble your labrary, or tune in to your friend’s favorite songs. And Songbird is a cross-platform and open source software. Some of the most popular handsets in the world are fully supported by Songbird like Samsung Captivate, Epic 4G, Vibrant, Fascinate and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Alternative 5: Winamp

With Winamp, you can listen, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on your desktop and devices. Winamp is for people who like to customize, tinker and tweak: offering the widest range of extensions, skins, and services to add to your experience. And Winamp allows you to significantly customize your experience with over 6,000 add-ons (skins, plug-ins, online services and visualizations) created by a loyal development community. The Winamp Media Player is used worldwide and comes available in 16 different languages.
winamp media player

Author Bio : Conielben is a blogger who works for Software Review which is a technology blog.

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