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Mac: Pod Genius 1.0 released

Prosoft Engineering has announced the release of Pod Genius ($59), new Mac OS X software that helps you maintain, manage, and optimize Your iPod, according to the developer.

“Pod Genius is the only comprehensive software utility geared specifically toward iPod users. Recover lost or damaged music, repair corrupted data structures, backup your iPod to an exact copy, permanently delete unwanted files, or optimize the file layout of your music. You’ve invested a lot into your iPod and music, with Pod Genius, you can be sure your iPod will faithfully perform and your investment is well-protected.”

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Posted by LC Angell on June 16, 2005 at 10:33 AM (CDT)


Ai, I have this software here, and actually it does nothing even remotely useful, but come on, I wasted so much time on implementing all these superfluous functions, please gimme some lovin’. Ouch.

“Backup” - Why?! All your music is in iTunes anyway, back *that* up, and back up your user!
“Optimize” - yeah, right. Your iPod has an automatic feature for this, forget it. If it acts up too much, reset it.
“Repair” - see backup
“Undelete” - see backup.
“Shred” - read the text, ROTFLMAO!
“Duplicate” - looking at the “shred” text I am now under the impression that Pod Genius suffers from multiple personality disorder, and again, this feature makes ZERO sense since you can just use iTunes to do this & shove whatever notes over manually.
“Scan” - for the paranoiac with too much free time.
“Info” - by the way, there is this thing called disc tool on your Mac, you should know about that…

In conclusion, this is a $59 tool intended for the clueless. Maybe the same people who buy anti-virus software for OS X. Maybe they deserve no better, I have no idea.

Posted by LC Angell on June 16, 2005 at 12:01 PM (CDT)


Horribly overpriced!!! You can use freeware utilities that do more!

Posted by LC Angell on June 16, 2005 at 9:38 PM (CDT)

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