6 Portable iPod Managers – iTunes Alternatives

This post talks about few portable ipod managers which can directly run from USB devices and sync with your iPods. If you don’t want to install the heavyweight iTunes in your PC, choose any of the apps discussed here.

Various apps discussed in this post are

  1. Floola
  2. iDump
  3. YamiPod
  4. SharePod
  5. SongBird
  6. MediaMonkey

1. Floola

Floola is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod (any model supporting iTunes except iPhone, iPod touch and latest iPod shuffle).

It’s a standalone application that can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation under Linux (any GTK2 distro), Mac OS X (10.3.9 or newer!) and Windows (98 or newer, including Windows 7).

Foola iPod Manager

Foola iPod Manager

Features

  • Cross plattform
  • Copy add and extract songs to and from iPod.
  • Playlists -  Easily manage, import and export (m3u, pls) playlists.
  • Last.fm
  • Podcasts
  • Web videos – add files to iPod just copying the page url
  • Lyrics Support – even on older iPods (3G and above).
  • Search for duplicates – Easily find duplicated songs on iPod.
  • Convert audio and video incompatible formats

Download Page : [dl u=http://www.floola.com/home/download//]


2. iDump

This program will allow you transfer your songs off your iPod to a PC. Connect you iPod and run iDump and you’ll have access to all your songs, select the songs you want to transfer then pick a destination directory and how you would like your songs to be named.

iDump iPod Manager

iDump iPod Manager

Features

  • Output formatting – Gives you the option to select an output directory and the way the songs will be transferred.
  • Unattended Transfer - deals with common errors like what to do if a song already exist on the destination drive etc.
  • Search
  • Playlists
  • Export Playlists – This option will export all of your playlists in to the standard .m3u format.

Download Page : [dl u=http://www.codershole.com/idump.php]


3. YamiPod

YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing.

Yamipod iPod Manager

Yamipod iPod Manager

Features

  • iPod is automatically recognized
  • mp3 and AAC files can be copied to/from iPod
  • read/write access to mp3 id3 and AAC infos
  • playlist support (On-The-Go included)
  • playlists import (PLS,M3U)
  • playlists export (PLS,M3U)
  • advanced song import/export settings
  • 2 restore features
  • built in music player
  • iPod information
  • 2 search features
  • remove duplicated tracks
  • find lost music files
  • easy ratings edit
  • PC to iPod synchronization
  • create and edit notes
  • automatically update song playcounts
  • News RSS and podcasts to iPod upload
  • export song lists to HTML or plain text files
  • multiple iPods support
  • Last.fm support

Download Page: [dl u=http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/downloads/]


4. SharePod

SharePod was designed from the start to be lightweight, quick and responsive ipod manager

Sharepod iPod Manager

Sharepod iPod Manager

Features

  • Add & remove music and videos from your iPod
  • Add, remove and edit playlists
  • Add & remove album art
  • View and backup photos
  • Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC
  • Import music/videos into your iTunes library, including playlists and ratings
  • Tag editing
  • Drag n’ drop to and from Explorer
  • Simple, clean interface
  • Quick to load and use with no unnessary complicated features
  • Support for iPhone and iTouch (Thanks to Nikias Bassen, Paul Sladen, Jonathan Beck, and Christophe Fergeau for making this possible)

Download Page: [dl u=http://www.getsharepod.com/download]


5. SongBird

Play your iPod from Songbird and synchronize it with your Songbird library (with the help of iPod device Songbird extension). We can even copy songs to your iPod or synchronize your iPod from your Songbird library.

Songbird iPod Sync

Songbird iPod Sync

Features

  • Sync – Add a song or build a playlist, and Songbird automatically syncs it to your phone or MP3 player
  • Manage – Search, sort, stream, sync. Add Flickr photos, YouTube videos, song lyrics, and blogs for every artist on your playlist, even the tracks you stream over the Web. It’s all part of the mix.

Install iPod Device Support Addon to be able to sync the iPods

Download Page: [dl u=http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/songbird_portable]


6. MediaMonkey

Sync with iPhones, iPods, and most any MP3 phone or Audio Device. Just click the Sync button to sync tracks, podcasts, and related properties such as Album Art, ratings, play history, and playlists.

Media Monkey - Music Organizer

Media Monkey - Music Organizer

Features

  • Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface
  • Create playlists and let Auto-DJ & Party Mode take care of your party.
  • Sync iPhones, iPods, & MP3 players, converting & leveling tracks on-the-fly.

(Read this article to learn how to make MediaMonkey portable)

Download Page: [dl u=http://www.mediamonkey.com/download/]