Yes I do own an iPod Nano with four Gigabytes of space. Was using iTunes for a long time until I wanted to copy some songs from the iPod Nano to a computer and realized that iTunes did not offer that feature at all. I decided to look for alternatives and found the freeware Yamipod which is really great for that purpose. It can be very useful if, for whatever reason, you no longer have some of the music files that you have on your iPod on your PC.
The first great feature of the software is that it does not need to be installed and therefore does not mess with your system. Download, unpack and run: that is all. Second it does offer a great overview of your songs and albums at startup making it very easy to rename and delete albums and songs. The main window displays all playlists as well with the option to create new playlists using drag and drop.
Yamipod offers options to add lyrics to your songs as well as most features of iTunes like synchronizing your iPod with the songs on your computer, removing duplicate music and exporting songs and playlists.
Let me know if you are using a different (freeware) tool which offers the same functionality, always looking for better tools.
Update: Please note that Yamipod has not been updated since 2009. While it should still work fine with most iPods, you may encounter issues when trying to use the software with newer models that have been released after 2009. It may still be worth a shot if you are looking for a portable program to manage your music and synchronize it with your iPod, especially if you do not like or want to use Apple's iTunes software.
Yamipod is a cross-platform application that is compatible with all recent versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux distributions.Advertisement
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