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Mac: Pod Manager 2.2 Released

Pod Manager allows you to select MP3, MP4 and AAC music files on your iPod and copy them to your Macintosh. It has probably the best interface for accomplishing this when comparing it to other utilities that claim to do the same.

Mac: LyriPod 1.0 Public Beta 2 Released

Today LyriPod has been updated to Public Beta 2.  This new Beta release has fix some problems that the first Beta version came with.  This new Beta fixes the fs routines (no more nilobjex when clicking ‘find songs’) and more. LyriPod is a program developed in REALbasic which allows you to download lyrics to the songs you have on your iPod.

Mac: Mactracker for iPod Released

Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple, Motorola, PowerComputing, and UMAX Mac OS computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, AirPort Base Stations, Newtons, and Mac OS versions. Mactracker for iPod brings Mactracker’s database to Apple’s iPod through the Notes feature. Mactracker for iPod requires Mac OS X v10.1.5 or later and an iPod (Dock Connector) with iPod Software 2.0 or later or any iPod mini.

Mac: Synch iPod-iTunes Data 1.0.1 Released

“Synch iPod-iTunes Data” synchronizes select data between your iPod and iTunes. The data that can be synchronized are “Date Last Played”, “Play Count”, “Rating” and “Comments”. The data can be transferred from iPod to iTunes or the reverse, or can be synchronized between the two. This application is designed for people who manually manage their iPod playlists.

Mac: Pod Decloak 1.0 Released

As you may know if you own an iPod, Apple prevents you from seeing the music files that are on the device even when it is mounted as a FireWire drive.

  GarageBand - a pro-music tool for ever

GarageBand consists of a pro-quality musical instrument and recording studio. This is not a “niche thing”, as surveys show that 50% off all households in the US have at least one person who plays an instrument.

You can digitally mix up to 64 tracks, play up to 50 digital software instruments and use up to 1000 pro-quality loops. There are 200 audio effects and even vintage guitar amp sounds.

Play any USB or MIDI instrument or keyboard and live record your music over any pre-recorded loops. Then save the resulting composition to iTunes and even export it to your iPod!

This software comes bundled with iLife and is on sale for $49.

Mac: Podtext 2.5 Released

Podtext is a tool to transfer text-based notes into your iPod that can be read just like

Mac: Goombah 0.2 Pre-Release (Find new music through others)

You’ve already got access to hundreds of thousands of songs with Apple’s legendary ease of use through iTunes, but you need a hassle-free way to find really great new music. Goombah from Transpose connects you to listeners who like what you like. See what they are playing, then preview, buy, and download with the iTunes Music Store.

Mac: iPod Launcher 1.4 Released

You have plenty to do when you connect your iPod. Wouldn’t it be great if it all happened automatically? Well now it can. With iPod Launcher you specify items via System Preferences and, whenever you connect your iPod, they launch.

Mac: iLinkPod 0.4 pr1 Released

Execute once and get open and permament access to hidden iPod audio files, directly from the Finder and from the iPod itself, without third party utilities. Volume limit removal for European iPods, complete filesystem dump and indepth device system info. Easy drag and drop installation, native OS X brushed metal interface.

Mac: iTunes Catalog 1.2 Released

iTunes Catalog creates web catalogs of your iTunes music library, displays the cover artwork for each album, and copies album artwork into iTunes.

iPod theme in OS X with Shapeshifter

Unsanity has just released a safe way to theme Mac OS X, and of the two bundled themes, one is an iPod one. While I have a 2nd gen iPod, this theme is based on a 3rd gen model, however I installed it and hey guess what i now want for Christmas - deeper pockets to start with.

Mac: Audiobook Studio 3.0 Released

Audiobook Studio can create dynamic digital “audiobook” audio files using text files and your Mac’s built-in text-to-speech. Then drag and drop them into iTunes, distribute them on the internet, or put them on your iPod. New in this version: more dynamic controls over text-reading (including pause insertion, emphasize/de-emphasize specific words, and speed up/down), more flexible preview, and keyboard shortcuts.

Mac: Raw 1.0 Released

RAW enables you to surf and record Net audio to MP4-AAC. You can record multiple BBC radio streams, Hollywood movie trailer soundtracks and news webcasts at the same time! Recorded files are iPod compatible. RAW offers AppleScript support for third party developers.

Mac: iPodScripter 1.0 Released

iPodScripter allows you to set your Mac to do virtually anything when your iPod is plugged in. Whether you want it to open iPodRip, run an AppleScript or even a shell script, iPodScripter can do it all.

Mac: Text Reader 1.2.1 Released

Text Reader saves text files as audio files using Text-To-Speech. Can be used to then copy the audio file to an iPod for later listening.

Mac: iPod Software 2.1 Released

The update command downloads new software to an iPod. The update command may be disabled if the iPod does not need to be updated because it already has up-to-date software. The restore command returns an iPod to ‘factory fresh’ condition. It erases and reformats the iPod before downloading new software. WARNING: The restore command erases all of the music and other data currently on the iPod.

What’s new in this version:

  • Voice notes (requires 3rd party microphone, sold separately)
  • Digital photo storage (requires 3rd party photo card reader, sold separately)
  • Enhanced On-The-Go playlist
  • Improved playback performance
  • Added Music Quiz game
  • Improved backlight
  • Improved battery meter

Mac: PodMonkey 1.1.1 Released

Manage your iPod with the Finder! The first time you run PodMonkey it moves all of your music files out of the iPod’s hidden folder, out to where you can get at them.  When you make changes—copy files in, move them around, delete them—just run PodMonkey again to synchronize your iPod to the Finder: your MP3 files appear on your iPod, more or less as if you’d imported them with a certain bloated and clunky (and metal—ugh!) iApp.

Mac: iCal 1.5.1 Released

Modern life means multiple calendars, and iCal makes it simple to deal with them. You can see your schedules for both work and home, color coded, from within a single window to let you identify conflicts and free time. You can look at your family

Mac: Swiss-iTrip 1.1b Released

Swiss-iTrip allows you to find radio stations in Switzerland and US for use on Griffin iTrip.

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