iTunes 11.0.1 Blows. Like 18 extra steps to add a song to a playlist

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sheetrock321, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    I want to add a song to a playlist.

    Open up iTunes 11.0.1. First you have to make sure "Music" is selected (out of Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Apps).

    Then You have to select "Playlist" in the menu bar (out of Songs, Albums, Artists, ect.)

    Then click "Add to" in the upper right. And you have to MANUALLY BROWSE through your library and find the song and drag it to your playlist. WTF.

    The other alternative is to search the Library, click on the song arrow and click on "Add to" then select the playlist.

    Am I retarded, is there something I'm missing here? This used to be WAAAY easier.
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    Simple fix. Show the sidebar. Drag and drop like the old days.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Agreed. I can't see how anyone thinks iTunes is better without the sidebar. Prettier, maybe. But clearly less functional. Many things take more steps without the sidebar. I turned mine back on the first day (at least I tried the new way).
  5. macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2011
    Actually if you start dragging the playlists will appear on the right, sidebar works too.
  6. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Oh Em Gee...I had no idea about the sidebar being an option. Guess what I just enabled!
  7. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    I didn't know either! I had the same issue. It was AWFUL without it! I was desolate. Now I'm ok. :)
  8. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 14, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    This. ^^^^

    Select some songs and start dragging them to the right side of iTunes. When you do that, the playlists will appear on the far right side.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    So what you're saying is, I am retarded. Haha, thanks for the easy fix!!

    btw, without the sidebar, I CAN drag podcasts and my ipod window slides open, but i can't get it to work for any songs. weird, but doesn't really matter, I won't be using this silly interface. If it ain't broke...
  10. macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Germany, Europe
    Why don't you just select one or multiple songs and hit "the right mouse button" (two finger tab on the trackpad)? Than among other things "add to playlist" appears.
  11. macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2009
    I'm just glad the colour icons are back in the sidebar.
  12. macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    If there is an option to do something useful in the UI, and you are not aware of it, and others are not aware of it either, then some user interface designer has messed up. Report it as a bug. (iTunes -> iTunes menu -> "Provide iTunes feedback").

    Absolutely not. The purpose of iTunes is to play your music, not to test your powers of observation, ability to use Google, and general intelligence. If you didn't see that option, that is Apple's failure. Report it as a bug. (iTunes -> iTunes menu -> "Provide iTunes feedback"). The more people report it, the more likely that someone gets the message.
  13. macrumors member


    May 17, 2010
    is there a way to get cover flow back?
    You know where you could see your library in a nice album art coverflow?
    Call me crazy, but I like it better than a simple list or a grid. And now you have to be in list view JUST to shuffle music.

    I'm pretty surprised Apple decided to cut such a nice feature. Why take it out?
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    WHY IN THE HELL does this stupid program now forces me to unload everything on my iphone??

    I ticked the boxes for controlling everything manually, yet it forces my entire music library on my phone. I am about to go insane. What an annoying, illogical, software update.

    they should fire their UI designers. Itunes is a bloated mess that is too cramped and too resource intensive.
  15. macrumors newbie


    Dec 4, 2012

    I found pretty awful not being able to minimize it by double-clicking on the top bar like any other app allow you to do. Seems that only iTunes does it. :mad:

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