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DiskAid

DiskAid transfers music and video from the device library to iTunes - including playlists, ratings, counts and comments.
It copies files between the Mac and any iPhone, iPad or iPod through a USB cable or via the Wi-Fi network.

DiskAid also accesses iPhone data sets such as Text messages, MMS and iMessages, contacts, voicemail, notes and voice memos and saves the data onto the computer for backup or sharing.

DiskAid is an all purpose file transfer software that lets you browse the whole contents of the device file system and in doing so lets you transfer and store files to the all installed apps, store files on the device and view them on the go.

Other features include browsing and transfer iCloud files and Photo stream.

License: $29.90

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, iTunes 10, iPhone or iPad running iOS 4 or higher, any iPod

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TubeTV - 0.9.1

Got an Apple TV, video iPod, or iPhone and want more content for it? Wish you could watch YouTube on your TV or iPod? Like to keep copies of your favorite internet videos on your Mac?

TubeTV is a new freeware program for Mac OS X Tiger and above which enables you to search for, save, and convert Google Video and YouTube videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices.

A built in search bar and web browser helps you conveniently locate your favorite videos, or, if you prefer, jump to the current URL of your default web browser with the jump button, or paste one in directly. High quality video conversions using the H.264 codec are performed with QuickTime®. Double clicking on a converted video file will open it in iTunes allowing easy library addition and syncing to your desired device. Note that TubeTV does not interact with iTunes directly - it’s the same as importing any other video file to iTunes. Alternately, just drag a saved video file on to QuickTime Player to view it locally.

Yes, it’s true that Apple has added YouTube support to the AppleTV (June 20th) and iPhone, but TubeTV can still be helpful for saving your favorite videos and adding them permanently to your library. It’s also still a great solution for viewing content on your video iPod, phone, or locally on your Mac.

TubeTV is featured as Merlin’s pick of the week in episode 40 of the MacBreak Weekly Podcast (er. Netcast), and in episode 106 of the Mac ReviewCast Podcast! Thanks guys!

What else is it good for? Older computers tend to be too slow to play YouTube videos at full speed - they stutter and skip frames. Use TubeTV to download the movie and then play back the flv file with QuickTime player at full speed rather than suffering through the stutter - this works even on an eight year old Mac like a G4 400 MHz tower (from 1999!).

This software doesn’t require an installer; just copy it to your Applications folder and launch.

A preference sets whether or not the downloaded flash video (flv) movie is converted to H.264 automatically after downloading. If conversion is enabled, you will end up with two movie files in your chosen download folder unless you have selected the auto-delete original option. The file ending in .m4v is the one you should open with iTunes and sync to your iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. F

License:

Freeware

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.4 or higer, QuickTime 7.1.5 or higher,  Perian 0.5 or higher (http://perian.org/)

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TuneTech for iPod - 1.5

TuneTech for iPod (formerly 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 TuneTech for iPod, you can be sure your iPod will faithfully perform and your investment is well-protected.

Eight Must-Have Utilities In One Package
Backup: Make an exact clone of your iPod for safe keeping. This is the fastest way to backup all the music, pictures and files that are stored on your iPod. Use your backup as protection against data loss.
Optimize: Increase battery life and minimize wear-and-tear. Your songs get optimized by physically putting them in order on the drive in the order that you want to hear them, minimizing hard drive access and reducing the work your iPod has to do.
Repair: . This is the solution if songs or playlists have become inaccessible due to software errors. If songs are missing or play erratically, repair immediately before running the risk of permanent data loss.
Undelete:Accidentally deleted music? Undelete quickly recovers them in perfect condition.
Shred: Permanently delete your songs and files from your iPod. Do your part to protect against music piracy… if you sell or donate your iPod, shred your music to prevent unauthorized use.
Duplicate: Make an exact copy of your iPod on another iPod—perfect when migrating all your data in one shot from your old iPod to a newer model.
Scan: Analyze your iPod’s hard drive for media defects that can endanger the data on your iPod.
Info: Display detailed information about your iPod’s hard drive to enable sophisticated troubleshooting. Think of it as health care insurance for your iPod.

License:

Commercial, $59.00

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Vancouver iPod Restaurant Guide - 1.0

Now you can find your favourite restaurants with a simple click of your iPod. Take the best Vancouver restaurant guide with you wherever you go. The Food Vancouver iPodGuide has the following features:
- addresses and restaurant phone numbers
- search by cuisine, neighbourhood, price, or special needs
menu recommendations
- dine-in and take-out information
Food Vancouver price category
- accepted credit cards
works on all iPods since 2002

Brought to you by the people at www.FoodVancouver.com, the premiere guide to Vancouver’s dining science. For installation instructions, please visit http://www.foodvancouver.com/ipodguide.php

License:

Freeware

Requirements:

Any iPod since 2002 with a screen.

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VCD & MPEG Tools - 1.4.2

VCD and MPEG Tools is an easy to use, task oriented, video conversion and CD duplicaiton tool. Using VCD and MPEG Tools you can Convert a VCD, SuperVCD, or DVD VOB to iPod, AppleTV, and PlayStation Portable (PSP) video formats, Convert a VCD, SuperVCD or DVD VOB to editable Quicktime movie format, Convert a VCD or SuperVCD to hundreds of other Quicktime movie formats, Convert a VCD or SuperVCD to an MPEG movie, Copy a VCD, SuperVCD or Audio CD to a disk image, Burn a VCD, SuperVCD or Audio CD from a disk image, Burn many other supported image formats including DVD ISO and Data DMG, Burn multiple copies of any disk image, Convert MPG and AVI movies to editable Quicktime Movies, YouTube recommended MPEG-4 upload format, other MPEG-4 movies, and hundreds of other Quicktime formats.

License:

Shareware , $29.95

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, PlayStation Portable movie playback requires PSP firmware version 2.8 or later

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ViddyUp! - 1.8.1

ViddyUp! is the easy way to load up your iPod or Apple TV with home movies or content from around the web. Just drag your clips to the ViddyUp! window, tweak a setting or two (if you want), then let ViddyUp! get to work. iPod or Apple TV-friendly versions of each clip show up in a special playlist in iTunes, ready to sync.

ViddyUp! easily handles dozens of files with its batch processing mode and even works with MPEG muxed audio. And, with the Custom encoding option, you’re free to create MPEG-4 and H.264 files for iPod, Apple TV, iTunes, Podcasts or the Web. It’s up to you!

Features:

MPEG-4, H.264 and H.264 MultiPass Export to iPod Without QuickTime Pro
MPEG-4 and H.264 Export to Apple TV Without QuickTime Pro
Batch Processing
MPEG Muxed Audio Support
4:3, 16:9 and Manual Cropping
Three Easy Quality Settings
High-quality Presets For iPod
Low-quality Presets For Podcasts
Better H.264 Multipass performance than other QuickTime-based solutions
Poster Frame Support During Encoding Process
iTunes Integration - Processed Files are Sent to iTunes
Supports DivX and FLV (YouTube) content via free QuickTime components
And More!

License:

Shareware, $9.95

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, iTunes 6 or later, QuickTime 7.1.5 or later, Temporary hard drive space equivalent to 3x the size of each processed movie file

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Video2Go - 1.6.3

The new iPod of the fifth generation allows you to store and, of course, play back up to 150 hours of video material with a screen resolution of 320 pixels wide by 240 pixels high. Video2Pod was especially devised for the optimal conversion of a movie to this size. At startup, Video2Go shows you a list of all movies stored inside the Movie folder within the Users folder. The program recognizes all movies compatible with QuickTime. Just double click onto any movie, and it is played in a new window. Once you have decided to convert a movie to your iPod, simply select the particular movie you wish to convert, and start the conversion process. You have the option of directly loading the movie into the iTunes movie library or simply save it onto your hard drive. It really doesn’ t get any more user friendly than this!

Features:
Overview over your movie folder
Support for DVDs
MPEG-4 and H.264 export to iPod
Batch converting
Variable quality
Variable resolution
Converted files are sent to iTunes and iPod
Record movies with your iSight or DV Cam
Universal Binary
And More!

License:

Shareware, $10.00

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, QuickTime 7.1.0 or later, iTunes 7.0 or later, iPod with video (5G)

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VisualHub - 1.26

Converting a bunch of AVI files to a DVD shouldn’t require a Computer Science degree. Getting movies from your digital camera to your iPod shouldn’t take hours. Wading through a sea of video formats shouldn’t pull you under.

VisualHub bridges the gap between numerous complicated video formatting standards, and people that just want to get the job done - just what you would expect from the Mac.

If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, VisualHub’s up for that challenge too. An extensive Advanced panel lets you change all pre-set aspects of encoding…and then some.

Based on the popular, award-winning “iSquint” conversion software for iPods. If you’ve used iSquint, you already know how to use VisualHub. If you’ve never used iSquint, you won’t have a lot of catching up to do anyway.

License:

Update, $23.32

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later (10.4.3 or later recommended\)

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VizaCast - 1.00

Visualize your Podcasts with Vizacast. Drag and drop images and audio into Vizacast and create podcasts that spring to life. Vizacast is a simple tool that allows you to create audio files that include images, web-links. Vizacast is used by Inside Mac Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show and the number one technology podcast, to produce visually stunning content.

License:

Commercial, $25.00

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.3 or greater, iTunes 4.9 or greater for playback, ChapterTool must be downloaded from Apple Computer in order to export audio (link provided in the vizacast help pages).

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Voice Index Maker - 0.5b

Ok, you bought your brand new iPod. You have also bought the connection cable for your car radio, so you’ll be able to listen to your preferred music while you’re driving or staying with your girlfriend. Now try to imagine how much is difficult, while you’re driving, to find the track that you would want to listen sliding the library of your ipod through your car radio controls.

Surely you cannot check the track position on the display of the car radio, you would indeedy crash against a wall!

Voice Index Maker is the solution: inspired from the extraordinary feature called Voice Index On Tap of the Kenwood Music Keg, this small application, taking advantage of the fantastic Mac OS X vocal synthesizer, generates an mp3 vocal announcement for every album contained in your iTunes library.

Everything is made automatically: generate, update and delete your announcements with one click.

Even you don’t use the iPod in your car, you will discover how much is cool to listen to a vocal announcement when you play an album!

License:

Beta

Requirements:

700 MHz PowerPC G4 or 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo or better, Mac OS X 10.3.9, or Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later, iTunes 7

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VoodooPad - 3.2

VoodooPad is a new kind of notepad. It’s like having your own digital junk drawer, 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 just for you! Anybody familiar with WikiWikiWeb will feel right at home with VoodooPad.

Type in your notes, and highlight important words or phrases to create new pages; or drag and drop folders, applications, or URLs into VoodooPad - they’re linked up whenever the word representing it is found.

You can export your VoodooPad library as html to share with others, or copy it to your iPod so you can view your library on the go.

License:

Shareware, $29.95

Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher

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