I don’t use iTunes
I have an iPhone and an iPad.
I’m actually really looking forward to switching to a Droid phone in February when my current contract runs out. Not because I dislike my iPhone, the opposite in fact. But, I’m just looking forward to trying some of the new features that I’ve been hearing about.
I probably won’t upgrade my tablet for a while.
Anyway, I’ve told a few people that I don’t use iTunes recently and they freak out.
I actually don’t see the use for it.
Here’s how I do it.
I should also note that this wasn’t a conscience decision. Like, I didn’t say to myself “Fuck iTunes and all y’all. Imma investigate to work around it.” I just naturally picked apps that tended to not require iTunes.
- Back up I use iCloud
- For music, I use Spotify
I sync some playlists offline (via wi-fi) so I rarely use MP3s anymore – I never pirate music.
- I install my apps via the App Store on my phone
- Podcasts I use Downcast
- RSS I use Feedly
I actually don’t know if RSS is something that iTunes does, but hey, I like Feedly
- For Comics I use Comic Zeal
Comic Zeal can share a folder over WiFi
Honorable mention to the amazing app Comixology, which is only a little too pricey for me to use.
- Stanza/iBooks for reading
with stanza I download fiction by connecting to Tuebl
with iBooks, I email PDFs of tech stuff. I have to admit, this is probably a bit of a work around. But it works for me, and is faster than connecting my iPad to the computer and loading up iTunes.