iTunes is an unwieldy mass media mall that sprawls over the digital countryside of your Mac’s screen. iTunes 12 is merely a new color of paint on the walls, and new striping on the parking lot. Otherwise, same old iTunes. Nick Peers on the changes in version 12.
The new release debuts a flatter, more modern look designed to tie in with Yosemite, which includes a new red app icon and some redesigned and restructured elements. The update also adds support for some iOS 8/Yosemite-only features such as Family Sharing.
Fair enough, but how is iTunes better to navigate?
Aside from the flatter, more modern look, iTunes 12 also debuts a restructured look that sees users navigate between libraries, shared folders and devices by way of icons displayed horizontally at the top of the screen.
So, just a few cosmetic changes, right? It’s still just a giant media mall.
Playlist editing has been made easier by placing playlists side-by-side with users music libraries, making it simple to add tracks to existing playlists by dragging and dropping them on to the playlist in question. The Get Info box for a selected item has also been radically redesigned and simplified.
Oh, yeah. I forgot about the trouble I was having with playlists (not). Meh. It’s still iTunes.