May 2, 2011
Think of the Quick Links area in the iTunes Store like the directory in a large -- really large -- mall. It appears on the upper right of the main store page and the main page of every media section and genre when you access iTunes on your computer. (To find Quick Links on the iTunes Store on iPad, scroll to the bottom of your screen on the main page of every media section.) Quick Links give you direct shortcuts to particular actions, limited-time offers, new content, and more. On the main Store page, you can redeem gift certificates or gift cards via the Redeem link, among other choices. Go to the Music section and you'll see Free On iTunes, which takes you to free music offers, and Complete My Album, which will link you to all the albums that are available to you at a discounted price. In the Movies section, the Quick Links include 99¢ Movie Rentals and All HD Movies, while on the TV page, you'll see TV Rentals and Free TV Episodes. Quick Links on the App Store include Apps Starter Kit and Games Starter Kit, to name just a few. Quick Links can also lead you to interesting places you haven't browsed before. The Beyond Campus link on the iTunes U section, for instance, gives you a list of institutions who aren't colleges and universities but who are nonetheless publishing educational material.