Meet the iTunes Replacements

It’s been more than 18 years since Steve Jobs introduced iTunes (“the world’s best and easiest to use ‘jukebox’ software”) and changed the way we listen to music forever. Over the years, iTunes gathered new powers: adding a store; expanding to include podcasts, audiobooks, videos, and apps; and serving as the place where you organized and managed files and backups for the iPod and, later, the iPhone and iPad.

As of Catalina, those days are over. Apple now offers separate apps on the Mac for different types of media. What’s surprising isn’t that Apple finally broke iTunes into its components, it’s that one app did so much for so long! Now you’ll find familiar functions spread across one old app—Books—and three new ...

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