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Windows: Katapult 1.0 Released

Katapult is a win32 application which can start the program(s)of your choice when you connect your iPod to your PC. I personnally made it to start Ephpod with the SYNCHANDQUIT parameter so that when I would plug in my iPod Ephpod would be started, then it would synch, and later exit, all of this automatically. Katapult always runs in the background, but it’s CPU load and the memory it takes are figures close to zero, so it isn’t a problem, closing is possible with Ctrl-Alt-Del if necessary.

1.0 update includes a configuration utility, meaning it’s even easier then before to set up!

License: Freeware
System Requirements:  Windows versions supported should be 95 through XP (95,98,98 SE,2000,Me,XP), it has only been tested on Windows 98 SE, but it should run fine on other versions.

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Comments

1

Erm. Overkill? iPod manager has settings to load a program when you plug the iPod in already. You just have to set it up in the registry, so wouldnt a front end to doing that be much more usefull?

Posted by Alex Stapleton on August 31, 2003 at 2:45 PM (CDT)

2

People are lazy.

Ephpod can make a Syn & Quit link for you upon install.

3 Clicks and 15 seconds tops, u can sync yourself.

Posted by Peter on August 31, 2003 at 3:20 PM (CDT)

3

If you don’t like it, don’t use it.

If u can’t appreciate what the author has done, might as not say anything at all. It is free after all.

Posted by Bob on August 31, 2003 at 4:40 PM (CDT)

4

How do you do set up the registry so that Ephpod is a registered program with ipod Manager?

Posted by Bob the Podder on September 1, 2003 at 12:09 AM (CDT)

5

“overkill?iPod manager”
well some people don’t have 3g iPods, and thus don’t have the iPod manager….

Posted by Pierugg on September 1, 2003 at 12:47 AM (CDT)

6

Yeah, I would also be interested to know how to tweak the registry so that EphPod is a registered program with the iPod manager and starts automatically when the iPod connects to your system ...

Posted by CoolWolf on September 1, 2003 at 9:05 AM (CDT)

7

sorry but i think this thing is pretty useless and isnt worth installing

Posted by ti on September 1, 2003 at 9:37 AM (CDT)

8

To get EphPod registered into the iPod Manager, open up notepad, paste the below lines into it, save it as ephpod.reg and doubleclick it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREApple Computer, Inc.iPodRegisteredApps9]
“cmdline”=”“
“name”=“EphPod”
“path”=“C:\Program Files\EphPod\EphPod.exe”

Posted by Tim on September 1, 2003 at 9:42 AM (CDT)

9

^ also, if you want, type “SYNCANDQUIT” into the cmdline to make ephpod sync and quit upon recognition of the ipod in ipod manager

Posted by Ipod05 on September 1, 2003 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

10

Thanks Tim! Works great for me :-)

Posted by CoolWolf on September 1, 2003 at 2:02 PM (CDT)

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