iTunes still a disappointment

Posted by Michael on Sep 13, 2008 in Computer | No Comments

Even with the release of iTunes 8, I’m still disappointed with the software. The one thing that I want, the obvious thing I would think, is still missing.

Try this: you’re searching for a song that you want to listen to, but you can’t remember what playlist you have it in. So you search your library and find i. Easy? Sure.

But now you want to know what playlist you have it placed in. Ooooohh… you can’t. There’s no column to view what playlist(s) this song is in.

What the hell? Why not? And why is cover flow view limited only to showing covers of albums and not playlists? (Yes I realize that the name alone would indicate this limitation but if I’m looking at my playlists in list view and switch to cover flow, I should be able to continue looking at my playlists in cover flow view.) And don’t get me started with how slow the iTunes Music Store is. Grrr…

Who knows. Lately, Apple is consistently not living up to their promise of a better experience. Granted it’s better than anything else out there, but they’re not as good as they say they are. I’ve been using a Mac for ten years now and since OS X has been released, the user experience has taken a decline.