www.snipca.com/25670 What you need: Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10
We usually recommend programs on the grounds that they have added features, not taken some away. But Apple’s itunes is different. Over the years, the once-slick music and movie player has become bloated – to the point where even most die-hard iphone and ipad users find it impossible to use. But, with version 12.7, Apple has finally started to cut some of the fat. Specifically, the App Store has been completely removed (which makes sense, given that IOS apps don’t even run in Windows) and the pointless ability to sync your apps and ringtones with your PC has been axed. itunes U educational content has been moved to the Podcasts library, too. We still have a number of gripes with itunes – the way it handles album cover art, for instance, is still as frustrating as ever – but refocusing it on music and movie playback is a step in the right direction.