Double Twist

What is a good alternative to iTunes?

Episode 1520

Kevin from Malibu, CA

Kevin is having issues with iTunes. It won't open at all. Leo says it should, and that isn't unusual. Sometimes .dll files get corrupted. Try uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes. Will that delete his music? Leo says no. It'll be safe. But Leo says that iTunes is an app that has never really worked well, and over time, it's gotten more ungainly and difficult to use. It really needs to be stripped down and built from the ground up. Alternatives include Double Twist. Media Monkey.

How can I sync my iPhone 7 with an older Mac?

Apple iTunes

Episode 1363

Ernesto from Las Vegas, NV

Ernesto finally got an iPhone 7, but he can't use iTunes with it because his Mac is too old. Leo says that if he wants to sync it via wire, then he'll have to update his computer. He could pay the $25 for iTunes Match, and that would put his entire music collection up in the cloud. Then he could access the music from his current Mac as well.

A third party solution is Vox. He can also manage his iTunes collection with DoubleTwist.

Can I get my iTunes music onto an Android tablet?

Episode 1006

Carl from Burbank, CA

Carl wants to get a tablet to put his music on, and also download sheet music. Leo recommends the iPad because its the only tablet that has iTunes, and there are a lot more music apps available on iPad. There will be a new iPad coming in October, so if he can wait a couple months, that would be best.

If he wants to get an Android tablet, there is a way he could easily get his music on it. If he uses Double Twist on his computer and on the tablet, his music will sync up.

What are the alternatives to iTunes?

Episode 939

Kyle from Yorba Linda, CA

Kyle is moving to Android and would like an alternative to iTunes. There are a few he can consider:

  • Media Monkey
  • This is Leo's favorite. It does everything that iTunes does in Windows.

  • DoubleTwist
  • This has a nice WiFi sync feature. The chatroom says it even will preserve star ratings from iTunes. Since Kyle doesn't have to remove iTunes to try this, he could try it out and see if it gives him what he needs.