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Mac: iLinkPod 0.2 beta Released

iLinkPod allows you to access files on the iPod directly using the Finder. iLinkPod uses the native BSD subsystem and works at a low, direct and safe level, and is studied to guide you in few easy steps.

Mac: PodStat 1.0 Released

Makes it convenient to access the music on your iPod while it is connected to your computer.  PodStat resides in your menu bar, so you can access it from any application, at any time. If youíre working and want to listen to your favorite music, simply click the menu and choose a song. PodStat organizes your music by playlist, making it easy to find your songs. You can even use PodStat to download music off your iPod and onto your computer. It makes managing your iPod quick and easy. PodStat is one application every iPod owner should have.

Linux: GNUpod 0.91 Released

GNUpod is a collection of tools which allow you to use your iPod under Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems. Version 0.91 fixes some bugs and it’s now possible to adjust (boost) the volume, which is useful for EU-iPods

Mac: iPod-Dripper 1.2 Released

A simple program to copy files from your iPod to your computer. 

Mac: RemoteTunes 1.0 Released

Play, pause, skip. Create playlists, edit tags. As if you were in front of iTunes. Ovolab RemoteTunes offers a familiar interface for controlling other Macs’ iTunes on the local network, or over the Internet. The music will play from the remote Macintosh, every tune under your control.

Mac: AAChoo 1.2 Released

Keep your iPod always updated with the freshest music. An amazing utility for every music lover, Ovolab AAChoo converts all your MP3 songs to AAC, the new high-quality and compact audio format at the core of MPEG-4, with an easy drag-and-drop interface and full control over every encoding parameter.

Mac: iPoDoc Applescript Released

iPoDoc is a freeware Applescript droplet that makes it easier to read long text documents on your iPod.

Mac: iVolume 1.2 Released

With iVolume you can bring all your iTunes songs to the same loudness. Therefore no simple peak analysis is made. Instead, the perceived loudness heard by human ears is calculated with an appropriate algorithm. The results of iVolume are much better than those of the built-in “Sound Check” function in iTunes.

iVolume does not change any data of your audio files, so there is no loss in quality. iVolume simply adjusts the “Volume Adjustment” slider that you can find in the information dialog of iTunes for every song.

Mac: Ollie’s iPod Extractor 2.1

iPod Extractor a simple and free iPod song extractor for OS X. Also included is an importer to load your songs automatically into iTunes.

Mac: OmniOutliner Export to iPod 1.0

View your OmniOutliner documents on your iPod! Download this disk image file for two different scripts to either export outlines so that they show up in the iPod’s Contacts menu, or in the Notes menu for newer iPods.

Move over LimeWire, here comes Poisoned

I was on techtv.com today when I saw a download for a file-sharing program called Posioned. Basically it connects Mac users to the Gnutella, FastTrack (KaZaA), and OpenFT networks. This is good news for anyone that is sick to death of LimeWire. Hope you have a good time!

Editor’s note: Don’t steal music.

Griffin Announces iTrip Station Finder Software

Griffin Technology has released a free OS X application for finding clear FM stations within the U.S. for use with the iTrip FM transmitter.

“This small free application assists iTrip owners in finding clear frequencies in over 200 cities and towns in the United States. [...] The new iTrip Station Finder application makes this process much easier and faster by suggesting the frequencies that have the least interference near them. [...]

The iTrip Station Finder’s city-based frequency list has been compiled by analyzing extensive data about a given metropolitan area and its current radio station offerings. Frequencies were then selected that were not only empty, but also contained adjacent clear channels. For example in Dallas, TX 102.5 is suggested for use with the iTrip. That means that not only 102.5 is clear, but 102.3 and 102.7 are clear as well.”

Mac: VoodooPad 1.1 alpha 7 Released

VoodooPad is a new kind of notepad.  It’s like having your own personal hypertext library, where you can jot down notes, web addresses, to-do lists… Anything on your mind. VoodooPad automatically links each page together, to form a miniature world wide web, on your desktop!  Anybody familiar with the WikiWikiWeb will feel right at home with VoodooPad.

Mac: MusicPublisher 1.0b3 Released

MusicPublisher is a utility to share your iPod, or any music container, and make them directly available into iTunes. Very easy to use, just drop your iPod or a folder from the finder to the preferences window, and start sharing! MusicPublisher uses a free implmentation of DAAP protocol, used by iTunes.

Mac: iPodEject 0.2 Released

iPodEject will put an iPod icon in the Mac OS X menu bar. By Clicking it you eject your iPod volume and you can safely disconnect it from the Mac.

Mac: AppleScripts for iPod and more released

Developer Charles Kelly has released four new AppleScripts for use with MacinTalk and iPod.

Drag-n-Drop-Text to AIFF 0.01
Drag text files and convert them to AIFF files spoken by MacinTalk.
TextEdit to MP3 0.01
Converts whatever is in TextEdit to an MP3 file spoken by MacinTalk.
TextEdit to AIFF 0.05
Converts whatever is in TextEdit to an AIFF file spoken by MacinTalk.
DJ Track Names to AIFF 0.06
Gives your iPod or iTunes a DJ announcing tunes and artists.

Mac: PodDB Reader 0.2b Released

The program is easy to use. On start-up it looks for a connected iPod and parses the iTunesDB file on your iPod. From the iTunesDB file it creates two files. In the ~/Music folder, you should see a iPodDB.html file and a iPodDB.xml file. The HTML file can be opened with a web browser and is just a listing of all the songs (location, size, bitrate, album, artist, title) on your iPod. The xml file can be used by iLyric. So open iLyric and change the default location for your “iTunes Music Library.xml” file to point to “iPodDB.xml.”

Mac: “Rip To iPod” 1.0 Released

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes has posted Rip To iPod, a free AppleScript that rips each enabled (check-marked) CD track to iTunes and immediately copies it to iPod, deletes the file, and removes the track from the iTunes library, giving the appearance of seamless CD-to-iPod importing. You can also change your encoder on-the-fly and your Preferences-set encoder will be restored after the rip. Works in OS 9 and OS X.

Mac: iLyric 0.7 Released

iLyric searches the internet and downloads the lyrics for the music listed in your iTunes library. iLyric, allows you to copy you lyrics over to your iPod in the new Notes format supported by firmware release 2.0. Support for Vcards is in progress for older iPods.

Mac: Pod 2 Pod 1.0 Released

Pod 2 Pod is a tool that will help make an exact clone of an iPod to another iPod—great for those with 2 iPods. P2P will also allow you to backup your single (or both) iPods to your hard drive, in case of theft or loss. Restore the backup to any iPod!

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