Not true. See my previous post.
Oh, I was specifically asking about dedicated music players, not phones or the like. The point being that it's not usual to find search function in music players, so it's not surprising that the DX-50 doesn't have it either.
Learned something new! Personally, I doubt I would use this (but I am not into playlists, etc. either), but it's nice that it has the feature for whoever may be interested in using it.
I personally only used it once to see how it worked. The wheel spins fast enough for me that I can zip through the alphabet in under 3 seconds and since I put the music on there it's not hard to find what I'm looking for once I get to the right letter.
OK, I only left the iOS 'ecosystem' for the greener fields of Android and audiophile DAPs very recently and, on the whole, the transition has been pretty seamless. I've got a 4th batch DX50 that I'm slowly learning to love, and I'm quickly learning that iTunes was very tolerant of poorly tagged files :)
But, I'm struggling to replicate the ease with which I could could send my 5* tracks from iTunes to my iPod. Is there a (relatively) straightforward way of doing this with my DX50? My current non-iTunes music manager of choice is MusicBee, but I'm pretty agnostic (with the exception of MediaMonkey - man alive, that's one piece of software I absolutely can't get along with)
I was speaking of Xrecode. I haven't used XLD, just heard it recommended as easy to use for Mac's.
Actually common is going to be hard to get without a poll. Best, is subjective. For the DX50... I think with the sort issues some have it's hard to beat CopyInOrder. Free, easy to use and you can batch copy.
In the past I've actually preferred to use a batch file with the Windows utility Robocopy.exe with appropriate switches. With it I can copy whole disks, just folders or different levels of folders in update mode, it only copies changed files. Useful to cut wasted time and since you can batch copy, I just have a batch file set up for each DAP and its child SDcards. Takes a bit of learning though.