Got iTunes? Of course you do. What do you like about iTunes? The millions of songs? Thousands of movies? Gazillions of books and iPhone apps? Of course you do.
Now, what don’t you like about using iTunes? It’s a beast. It’s complicated and complex and feels like it’s going to explode any minute. Searching for anything can be an exercise in frustration. There’s a better way.
Search iTunes Store The Easy Way
The iTunes Store is all about having everything in the same store, not about finding your way around. Even Apple knows its a mess in that store. Why do you think they built a separate store for Mac apps?
If nothing improves without change, then maybe you need to change how you search for music, apps, books, and movies in the iTunes Store.
That’s what Tunesque is all about. It’s simply a faster, easier, better way to search through the Walmart or Sam’s Club of online stores.
First, you don’t even have to open up iTunes. Tunesque sits in your Mac’s Menubar. One click brings down a search field (looks a whole bunch like Spotlight). Enter what you want to search for and Tunesque does the rest.
What you’ll get in return for a keyword search is a list. Click on a selection and get more details, including prices, and including apps from the Mac App Store.
Preferences are totally, completely self explanatory.
Search for store items from specific country stores, then narrow the search to just what you normally search for; from music to movies, from TV shows to books, from audiobooks to podcasts, from iPhone apps to Mac apps.
It’s faster than the iTunes Store, it’s easier than the iTunes Store, and it includes a search for Mac apps.
One more thing. Tunesque is free, and works with most iTunes Stores.
Keep the iTunes app and the Mac App Store app closed until you need more detail. Searching for items in both stores is done in one free app.
Double-clicking on a search result item loads it up in the iTunes Store or Mac App Store preview pages, so you get more information, and you’re a mere click away from the actual store pages.
Not bad for free, huh?