Released in 2001, iTunes is desktop software developed by Apple Inc. The app allows the users to manage and arrange their smartphone’s digital library on their PC. Though the app has a pretty sleek interface, yet its usage is as complex as ever.

Nontheless, iTunes is not the only app that you can use to sync your Apple’s gadget with your PC. Take a look at some of the popular iTunes alternatives that you can use to manage your media library the way you want. However, you cannot connect any of them to iTunes Store directly.

1.    Tomahawk:

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Tomahawk is one of the best alternatives to iTunes which is capable to link all your online accounts into a streamlined application. Along with Mac, it is available for Windows and many other operating systems. It can easily integrate music from a wide range of online music sources such as Soundcloud, Last.fm, Spotify and Grooveshark.

Along with the syncing of the famous online music sources, it also allows you to connect your Google, Twitter and Jabber account to see the music collection of your friends on it. You can also get the artist information, charts and latest releases through it.

2.    Fidelia:

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One of the most suggested alternatives to iTunes, for persons who are crazy for stereo sound reproduction, is none other than Fidelia. It has a very simple user interface having all the generic-player options like play, mute and forward. The player also has lots of other features like displaying metadata of the track or its waveform, which comes in three different special effects.

It also supports FLAC which iTunes does not support. You can register for its trial period of 15 days for free to check out how it works. In case, if you like it and want to continue using it (surely you will), you will have to pay $19.99 for premium account.

3.    Vox:

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A player as small as a sidebar, Vox is also a great alternate to iTunes. You can make it look more compact by resizing its default size. It allows you to add soundtracks form your iTunes library, format a separate playlist and, even, play songs through radio. Along with FLAC, it also supports OGG –another format that iTunes does not support. Along with displaying the art album of the current playing song, it also notifies you for each new song.

4.    Ecoute:

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One of the free alternatives having a similar interface to the older version of iTunes is Ecoute. You do not have to add soundtracks, manually, from your iTunes library to it due to its auto-syncing feature which automatically adds songs to it after installation. You can sort soundtracks through genre, composer, artist and album. You can also resize its interface to make it look cool and compact.

5.    Swinsian:

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Last on our list of great alternatives to iTunes is Swinsian. Along with the ability to connect to Last.fm, it can detect and connect to other AirPlay ports. You can now register for its 30 days free trial period to have a hang of it. Once you are satisfied with it and want to continue using it, then you will have to pay 19.99$ to get registered for premium account.