iTunes 11 is a free app that lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer.
It’s also a store that has everything you need to be entertained, that makes it the perfect place to listen, watch, read, play, explore, and shop.
The first thing you notice when you fire up iTunes 11 is that it’s so much faster than its predecessor. So fast that you can’t even believe it’s iTunes.
Everything about the app feels fresher and easier to navigate thanks in large measure to the generous use of drop-down menus. When looking for music the whole screen is taken up by information about your jams instead of links to other sections of the application that you’re not using. And when you use the drop-down menu in the top left corner to jump to views for podcasts, books, or apps, the interface isn’t cluttered by the playlists you made for your ex-girlfriend.
The redesigned MiniPlayer is actually a tinier version of the iTunes interface instead of the useless box that hovered on your desktop before. Importantly, you can now jump around a playlist without having to open up the full application window. In other words, it’s actually a MiniPlayer—the useful iTunes porthole we’ve all been waiting for.