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Mac: Podtender 1.0 released - drink recipes on your iPod

Podtender is an iPod based mixed drink database with over 900 recipes. It was created for the iPod owner who would like to have another use for their iPod. If you’re at a bar, party or restaurant and the bartender doesn’t know how to mix a requested drink, then pull out your iPod with Podtender and look it up. Or you could be the bartender mixing drinks with Podtender on your iPod jamming to your tunes. Podtender uses the iPod Notes feature to read the database.

Mac|Windows: InferNote 0.5 released

InferNote is basically a way for you (and perhaps most importantly, your friends) to create iTunes playlists using a web browser and a “shopping cart” style interface. It’s painless and sometimes even fun. InferNote is free, 100% pure Java, and is available for both Mac and Windows

Mac: Book2Pod 1.2.1 released

Book2Pod is a utility to format large text documents so they can be read on an iPod using the built in Note Reader software. It supports documents larger than the 4KB per note limit of Note Reader, and makes the 1000 note limit easier to live with.

iTunes Countdown app for Mac and Windows released

Jesse Perry informed us of his new iTunes Countdown application featuring an alert when it gets near every 100k mark. “Apple will begin the countdown to 100 million songs by giving away 50 special 20GB iPods

Nine Figures for Mac released

Wonder Warp Software Group has today announced the release of Nine Figures, a simple application which displays, in the menu bar, a constantly updated figure of the number of tracks sold on Apple’s iTunes Music Store. In addition to this, it displays the top ten most sold tracks on the store. The program, written by Steve Streza, may offer assistance to those set on winning Apple’s much coveted prize awarded to the buyer of the 100-millionth song. “Just promise you’ll let us use that PowerBook too,” jokes the group’s website.

100MilCounter for Mac released

“So you want to know the right time to buy that iTunes song. Well, 100MilCounter is a simple menu-bar application that runs in the background (no Dock icon, no main menu). It queries the Apple website (every 150 seconds) for the latest iTunes download count and displays that number up in your menu bar. Why? Because Apple is giving stuff away to people who download a song at the right time - Is that cool or what? (and no, I’m not an Apple employee…)”

Mac: PodUtil 2.5 beta testers wanted

We’re hard at work on a major upgrade to our iPod program PodUtil, and we need your help! We need people who can commit to downloading and testing our program,  then give us detailed feedback on any problems they encounter and interact with us to get it fixed. The Beta test’s central ‘hub’ will be a forum on our web site.  To best work with us, you should be able to check the forums on a daily basis. Should you not be able (or want) to use the forums, we will be able to communicate with you (albeit not as effectively) via email.

Talking Panda releases language translator for iPod

Talking Panda has released language translation software for the iPod. Available in Spanish, French and Japanese, the software installs on the iPod as series of AAC files organized into categories such as Getting Directions, Dining, Making Friends, and Entertainment. The English word, foreign word,and ‘Click to Listen’ is included with each word or phrase chosen in the interface. Each translator costs $10 and includes over three hundred words and phrases. Installer for Mac only, Windows version coming soon. A free demo with 65 Japanese phrases is available for download.

Mac: El iPodo 1.1.0 released

El iPodo, is a small utility that lets you browse your Apple’s iPod and copy files to your hard disk. This program is still in beta, and more features will be added before it reaches v1.0.

Mac/Windows: piPod 1.0 released - Locate pizzas in NYC

Slice, America’s Favorite Pizza Weblog, is pleased to announce the release of piPod 1.0, an iPod-based field guide to selected New York City pizzerias. Taking advantage of the iPod’s notes reader capability, piPod can direct you to the best pie shops in the city while you’re on the go.

Mac: Read it to Me 2.0 - Listen to RSS Feeds on your iPod

Read it to Me creates a playlist of MP3 files in iTunes from your unread RSS news headlines in Ranchero Software’s NetNewsWire using Apple’s Text-to-Speech that you can sync to your iPod.

Mac: iTunes Library Manager 4.0 released

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes has released iTunes Library Manager, an AppleScript application that makes backup copies of the iTunes Library and Preferences, allowing users to easily save multiple iTunes Library and Preferences configurations that can be retrieved and loaded at any time.

Mac: PodQuest 1.2 released

PodQuest is an application for Mac OS X that allows you to download driving directions to your iPod. PodQuest installs a menu in the upper right corner of your menu bar. The menu gives you quick access to the driving directions from MapQuest. When you have found your driving directions, you select

Mac: Pod2Go 0.7.3 released

Pod2Go takes an ordinary iPod and makes it extraordinary by syncing news, weather forecasts, movie listings, stock quotes, horoscopes, driving directions and much more all with a few clicks of the mouse.

PodUtil 2.0.2 Test released

This is for people who have been having issues getting PodUtil 2.0 to launch on their computers.

This is beta software! PodUtil 2.0.1 Test may not launch correctly as before, but it now creates a logfile on the desktop. Please send this file to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you encounter any problems getting PodUtil to launch. I need everyone’s help to get this problem fixed. If PodUtil 2.0 hung on launch but this release launches fine, please contact me as well. This is not an official release, so there is no mention of it on my website. 

Mac: iSpeak It 1.6 released

It’s a common problem, you have so much to read but not enough time to read it all. Well, now you don’t have to. With iSpeak It you can take any document and convert it into an MP3 in iTunes using your Mac’s built-in text-to-speech capabilities. From there you can listen to it at your leisure or, better yet, transfer it to your iPod and listen to it on the go!

Mac: iPod Access 3.1.5 released

iPod Access allows you to transfer MP3 files from your iPod to your computer. When copying, you can keep the MP3s organized by artist/album. Full iPod backups can be achieved quickly and easily by deselecting the “Copy Over Originals” option when copying all songs.

Mac: Text to iPod Notes 1.3 released

Text to iPod Notes 1.3 is a drag and drop AppleScript that allows you to read longer texts segmented into text notes. Drag a plain text document to the application or double-click the application and choose a plain text document. Place the created folder in the Notes folder on iPod. To view text notes, select Extras in iPod’s main menu, then select Notes.

Mac: iPod Browser 1.5 released

iPod Browser is an application used to browse your iPod and actually allow you to copy the MP3s back off the iPod to a destination of your choice.

Mac: PodMail 2.0.3 released

Have all your recent emails in your pocket, wherever you go. Now supports .mac, IMAP, and local POP boxes. These emails are accessible from an index created in the ‘Notes’ section of the iPod with date and size information.

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