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We want Cover Flow back in iTunes

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b-jay Calculating status...
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Dec 1, 2012 1:15 AM

After updating my iTunes I saw the new interface and I thought, ok, a new way to use iTunes. Some nice features, in the GUI. But than I got a shock:

 

  • No coverflow anymore??
  • No option to enable coverflow??

 

I don't have so much albums in my library, the most of them a "single" songs. So one Album contains one song. For me the album view is not so important as the song and playlist view.

 

And here its not possible anymore to go through the library like on a jukebox? Once Cover Flow was that "killer feature" of iTunes. And now its gone?

Grabbing in a list like in the older days? That's a step backward!

 

Apple, please bring back coverflow to iTunes in the next update!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • 100 Watt Walrus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to b-jay)

    110% everything b-jay said.

  • Dirk707 Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to b-jay)

    What a dreadful downgrade of iTunes 10.7.

    Cover flow, search functionality, missing album arts in the list field, dj function, Genius hidden,...

    I think Steve would turn himself in his grave if he would see this.

    I am really angry!

     

    Apple seems to be out of control, first with maps, Siri, ... and now iTunes as well.

    The application that got Apple big in the past, when only iPod existed.

    It is a shame!

  • pennypup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to Dirk707)

    YUP. agree. have writen to apple. (they will of course ignore) LOVED coverflow. Have a huge library and was great to browse and display at parties etc. REALLY BAD MOVE APPLE.

  • martindeb Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to b-jay)

    b-jay is 100% right: "Cover Flow was that "killer feature" of iTunes". Please bring it back.

  • Mr. Eeee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 1:53 AM (in response to b-jay)

    I agree. WE WANT COVERFLOW BACK!!!

     

    BTW, it looks like Apple deleted the topic "Your thoughts on iTunes 11".  They couldn't bear to read all the negative comments anymore I guess.  At least 95% of the comments were negative (almost 20 pages and I only saw 3 or 4 people who liked it)

  • fenugreek Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to b-jay)

    Bring it back. It is the essential graphic for just letting your jukebox play. I've gone back to 10.

  • Dirk707 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to fenugreek)

    Maybe a stupid question, but how can you go back to 10.7?

    Where can you download that version for OSX (iMac) anyway?

  • PodRider Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to b-jay)

    Yes, I agree, painfull missing the coverflow!

  • LadyBlacktronika Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to b-jay)

    Yes Cover Flow is a must. This was a horrible decision. Hopefully they will listen to the public.

  • anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to b-jay)

    Coverflow - the most overrated feature that only looks good in demos. Least functional and most resource intensive way of browsing your library.

  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to anilsudhakaran)

    anilsudhakaran wrote:

     

    Coverflow - the most overrated feature that only looks good in demos. Least functional and most resource intensive way of browsing your library.

    Couldn't agree me. I thought it was totally pointless and was only added in because Apple purchased the company who made it.

  • MirelesJ Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to b-jay)

    Hey, Apple,

     

    I want Cover Flow back. I like it for parties. Reverting to 10.7. Let me know when you restore Cover Flow.

  • 100 Watt Walrus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to anilsudhakaran)

    anilsudhakaran wrote:

     

    Coverflow - the most overrated feature that only looks good in demos. Least functional and most resource intensive way of browsing your library.

     

    I thought it was overrated too — until I downloaded iTunes 11. Now I sorely miss it when looking at playlists. Having that visual reference at the top of the screen was extremely helpful, and the new Artist List doesn't cut it because that view doesn't preserve the ORDER of your playlist.

     

    I never used Cover Flow to NAVIGATE, but it absolutely ***** not having it as a visual reference for otherwise plain-text lists.

     

    But don't worry — Apple will never bring it back. Everyone in this thread, don't worry your little heads. Apple knows best what you need, whether you agree or not. Don't question Apple. Only praise allowed.

  • GrizzBro1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to b-jay)

    Bring back cover flow! I can't believe Apple wouldn't even put in some sort of option to switch back to an "iTunes Classic View". Even Microsoft does that with Windows. What bullcrap!

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