MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.
MusicBee vs iTunes opinions
lighter, smother, easy to use interface, friendly program with high quality.
Minimalist user interface + fast synchronization of all PC music (including Windows Media and iTunes libraries options) upon first use.
Not really like iTunes at all. You can't sync and set device preferences for your iPhone with this program.
A similar interface, supports using folders as playlists so in that sense it's even better than itunes, many beautiful themes, lightweight. Musicbee feels like home, coming from itunes.
There are a lot of customisation options, if you're interested in that. There are many skins, and you could also make your own skin if you know how to. MusicBee also has auto tag options, which is useful if you don't wanna do all that work. You can also organise your music however you'd like. There's a music explorer tab where It even suggests similar artists you might've not even heard of.
Best music organizer out there
Well developed, massive customization and features available (but still extremely lightweight and quick!), similar to foobar out of the box. I maintain a massive collection of digital recordings, and after using every media player through the years, I find myself setting MusicBee up on each of my new computers.
foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.
foobar2000 vs iTunes opinions
Mac version is not currently under active development
Nice Library managment, support for lot of formats
Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...
No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.
Clementine vs iTunes opinions
Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.
Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.
Really good. Started to use it in my Linux years (mostly on Arch), and using it still on macOS. Interface is a bit chaotic, but it's much better then iTunes so far.
AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
AIMP vs iTunes opinions
Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.
Strawberry vs iTunes opinions
Fork from Clementine which was excellent.
Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins...
Winamp vs iTunes opinions
similar functionality basically
Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.
MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features.
MediaMonkey vs iTunes opinions
Better in all aspects: collection management, tag management, ripping and converting, art finder, etc.
Great way to store and sort your music library, create playlists.
Probably the only app I’ve encountered that currently does all that iTunes does and more, but the layout is much more cumbersome and clunky and will take some serious getting used-to.
Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.
Discover the world's most powerful podcast player. Pocket Casts has all the podcasts you know & love; over 300k. Find Trending, Most Popular podcasts & more.
Pocket Casts vs iTunes opinions
Pocket Casts is a great program, but it is purely focused on podcasts, not on audio and video player and library management. For example, it cannot rip audio CDs or play movies.
It's just a podcast player