iTunes is described as 'Media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and iPhone device management application' and is one of the leading apps in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to iTunes for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and the Web. The best alternative is MusicBee. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Clementine or foobar2000. Other great apps like iTunes are AIMP (Free), Strawberry (Free, Open Source), Winamp (Freemium) and MediaMonkey (Freemium).
- MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration. View 96 alternatives to MusicBee
- Free Personal • Proprietary
MusicBee vs iTuneslighter, smother, easy to use interface, friendly program with high quality.The best non-open source app for Windows that plays music. Great at organizing music collections and even suggests local gigs based on bands you have stored in your library. But I would go for an open source alternative, and MusicBee doesn't help me have the same library on non-Windows machines.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 thereWell 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.Layout is fully adjustable, soundcloud integration
- Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4. View 197 alternatives to Clementine
- Free • Open Source
Clementine vs iTunesReally 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.Amazing playback and sync capabilites. Especially great for streaming or handling big music libraries.Easy to use. Doesn't nag constantly.
- 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. View 93 alternatives to MediaMonkey
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Windows S
MediaMonkey vs iTunesGreat 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.Better in all aspects: collection management, tag management, ripping and converting, art finder, etc.