Top Five iTunes Tips

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best pc tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag!

The next series of tips are specifically targeted to iTunes users!

Get the most out of the most popular music software.

#1 – Share Your Playlists
You can share your kick-butt playlist with others by publishing it to the iTunes Store.  Simply hit the arrow on your playlist and select “Create iMix.”  Shared playlists include previews of any songs on your playlist that are available on the iTunes Store; songs that are not in the store won’t be shared.

#2 – Create a Wish List
Add previews of any song in the iTunes Store to a playlist and create a wish list of songs that you want to buy at a later date.  It’s as simple as creating and new playlist and dragging the song from the iTunes Store to the new playlist.  Listen to the song preview or buy the song directly from your playlist by clicking the “Buy” button.

#3 – Make Cover Flow Worth It
If you’re missing loads of album art, Cover Flow isn’t very compelling.  You can have iTunes automatically grab album art from the iTunes Store library.  On the Advanced Tab, select the “Get Album Art” button.  Just make sure you’re signed into your iTunes account.

#4 – Tidy Up Your Library
Find the music track duplicates in your library with iTunes’ handy tool.  From the View Tab select Show Duplicates.  To erase the duplicates hold down the Ctrl key and click the songs you want to remove.  After they are all highlighted, hit the delete button.

#5 – Keyboard Shortcuts
iTunes provides a list of helpful keyboard tricks in its Help Tab.  Among our favorites: checking for new podcasts by pressing  F5, and shrinking the iTunes window to show only the playback controls by holding down Ctrl and M.


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