iWant: iTunes Aliases for Albums, Artists, Genres and Playlists

You know how annoying it can be sometimes to go to iTunes, change whatever you were last viewing, and find the album, playlist, or artist that you want to listen to, then start listening? If you have a large music library, searching doesn’t make things any easier.

Apple could develop a simple, yet novel solution to this: allow users to create aliases for these items. These aliases would appear as Finder icons, that you could launch with a double click. They could either be icons that you can put anywhere, or icons that stay in a special folder.

Itunes aliases

You would be able to save any item as an alias, and these aliases could also sync to iOS. Wouldn’t it be great to have a special folder on your iOS device so you could have a quick shortcut to launch your favorite music? To be fair, you can do this with Siri, but you may not always want to use Siri; plus, Siri doesn’t get things right with classical music where the name is in a different language.

This would be a simple, practical extension of iTunes. I’d love to see this implemented, either by Apple, or by some developer who could create an app whose window contains such aliases.