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Windows: iPod Access 2.3 released

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, April 1, 2005
News Categories: Windows Software

iPod Access 2.3 from Findley Designs is the latest version of the Windows utility that enables you to copy songs from your iPod back to your computer. Version 2.3 offers improved iTunes integration and the ability to change the iTunes Scripting Engine. iPod Access for Windows is available for $14.99.

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1

Does anyone have any experience/comments on this software?

Posted by LDRiPod in Redondo Beach on April 1, 2005 at 7:49 AM (PDT)

2

Get Ipod Agent (http://www.ipodagent.com) is freeware, no spyware or anything else and does the same job as this one.

Posted by MuSiCrOoM in The World on April 1, 2005 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

3

I don’t believe that iPod Agent does playlist cloning. You would have to recreate all your playlists.

Posted by Drew Findley on April 1, 2005 at 9:15 AM (PDT)

4

To copy files from your iPod to Windows all you need to do is:

Tools -> Folder Options -> View and click on show hidden files and folders.

you should then see all of your iPod’s content… $14.99, what a gip!

Posted by Mark69 on April 1, 2005 at 9:37 AM (PDT)

5

Doing as you describe will not allow you to copy playlist information. If you need to copy your playlist info, find specific songs by artist or album name or rename songs as you copy then iPod Access will help you do that.

Posted by Drew Findley on April 1, 2005 at 11:50 AM (PDT)

6

so, Drew Findley, how long have you been an employee of Findley Designs?  (I am just kidding - relax)

Posted by MarsHunter in Las Vegas, NV, USA on April 1, 2005 at 5:42 PM (PDT)

7

It’s so easy to recreate playlists, I agree that the freeware iPod Agent is a better choice. $14.99 is too much for a utility that just copies your songs back to your computer.

Posted by jinzo-ningen on April 2, 2005 at 2:24 PM (PDT)

8

So, I just downloaded and installed the shareware version to see if it really makes backing up/copying to your computer any easier and found that this is one of those apps where everything is disabled or severely limited.

Crippleware like this is the WORST way to put out shareware. If you can’t try out the features that you keep touting (cloning playlists) as THE big advantage over excellent freeware, like iPodAgent, then you need to at least let users TRY the feature, even if you want to limit the number of playlists to a few at a time as you do with song copying.

Nice to say it’s better than other apps, but if you don’t let the users try it out, why should anyone just take your word for it.

Unless I can fully try out a piece of software and see if I like all the features (by limiting the numbers you can copy at one time or the number of days you can use it), I’m not going to shell out $14.99 for it.

I say, no thanks. I’ll stick to iPodAgent.

Posted by jinzo-ningen on April 2, 2005 at 3:45 PM (PDT)

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