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Beginner’s Guide to iTunes
Free Online Last Reviewed: 2012-07-06
Author: Jesse Hollington Published: 2011-12-12
“For those new to the world of iTunes, the task of getting media content loaded onto your iPod, iPhone or iPad can be a daunting one. Even if you have a lot of experience in other media applications, the way in which Apple has approached media management in the world of the iPod and iTunes may differ significantly from what you’ve become accustomed to.
“This tutorial will provide the information that both the novice and experienced computer user may find useful as they take their first trepidatious foray into the world of iTunes and Apple’s media devices, including where to get music and video content from, how to get it onto your device, and how to manage and organize it once it’s there.”
Anchor Link CopyTrans Manager
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-21
Version: 0.989 – Released: 2013-02-21 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 8.0 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Does NOT Require: iTunes ! !
“CopyTrans Manager is a powerful application that lets you manage your iPod without the need for iTunes, providing a very effective way to transfer data on the device [see the item below: CopyTrans Drivers Installer; Ed.].
“In essence an advanced iPod manager, CopyTrans Manager relies on a very clean and straightforward interface that displays the iPod content, including songs and playlists, albums and artists. Thanks to this well-organized look, users are able to transfer music and video files with just a few clicks, while drag and drop support is also included.
“It’s pretty obvious that CopyTrans Manager needs just a minimum amount of resources to work properly and runs flawlessly on all Windows versions, which makes it more or less an ideal iTunes alternative. All things considered, CopyTrans Manager is the tool you need if you’re still struggling with sync problems in iTunes. This application does almost the same thing as the famous Apple software solution, only that it makes everything so easy to use that even the very beginners can enjoy all its features.”
Anchor Link CopyTrans Drivers Installer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-21
Version: 1.018 – Released: 2012-09-20 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 3.34 MB
“Install iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad drivers without installing iTunes.
“The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad require drivers to be installed in order for our CopyTrans products to communicate with them. This article explains how to install them without installing iTunes.
“To easily install the necessary drivers, we strongly suggest you use the following free utility:”
CopyTrans Drivers Installer
Anchor Link ilounge
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-07-05
“ilounge is an independent provider of information about Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod digital audio players, accessories, and related software. Based in Irvine, California, the iPodlounge website is owned and operated by Dennis Lloyd, and is not affiliated with Apple Computer or the manufacturers of iPod-related products.
“Our slogan has been, and continues to be, All things iPod. iPodlounge is committed to providing the world’s best coverage of iPod-related products and breaking information, so we welcome your contributions to the site, whether they be through posts in our forums, offerings of new editorial content, or advertising requests.”
Anchor Link iPod Access for Windows
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 4.4.1 – Released: 2010-04-04 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“iPod Access for Windows brings to Windows users what Mac users have been have been raving about: the abilty to freely transfer you files from you iPod back to your computer. Unlike other iPod applications on the market today iPod Access utilizes the iPods internal database to display song information. By using the database, song listings can be displayed instantly, playlist data can be viewed, and songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store can be displayed properly. Most other applications must fetch song data from each song individually or force the user to sort through multiple folders without the use of ID3 tags, making them extremely slow and incompatible with file formats other than regular MP3s.”
Anchor Link iPod Battery FAQ
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-07-05
Topics include:
¤ Is the iPod’s battery replaceable?
¤ How do I contact Apple for service?
¤ Is the iPod’s battery user-replaceable?
¤ What is the iPod’s warranty? Does it cover the battery? Is there any way to extend it?
¤ Does Apple think the iPod is disposable?
¤ Is it true that the iPod’s battery only lasts 18 months, and then you have to buy a new iPod?
¤ Will the iPod’s battery degrade over time?
¤ How much playing time should I get out of my iPod battery?
¤ When does Apple consider the battery defective for purposes of warranty replacement?
¤ What kind of battery does the iPod use?
¤ And many, many more.
Anchor Link iPod Video Converter
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: 5.0.36 – Released: 2013-04-18 Windows: 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 5.78 MB
“Easy and Faster convert any video files to iPod compatible formats, and play them on your iPod with excellent image/sound quality. So easy to use and fast in speed! Whether you are an experienced user or a beginner, iPod Video Converter software will make the task of converting Video to iPod video, put Video on iPod a breeze!
» All encoders/decoders are built-in so that you can convert all supported formats.
» All popular video/movie formats are supported, including AVI/MPEG/MPG/DAT/WMV/ASF/MP4/M4V/3GP/ 3G2/H264/MPEG4/AVC MOV/QT/DivX/XviD/VOB/FLV, such as AVI to iPod, MPEG to iPod, VOB to iPod.
» Store more videos on your iPod with this all-in-one iPod video converter while maintaining superior quality.
» Runtime activation.
» Auto update.
» iTunes-like UI style.
» and much more . . .”
Anchor Link iTunes
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-05
Version: 11.02.26 – Released: 2013-03-05 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 84 MB
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“iTunes is an audio player for playing and organizing digital music files, and purchasing digital music files in the FairPlay digital rights management format. The iTunes Music Store is the component of iTunes through which users can purchase digital music files from within iTunes.
“Users are able to organize their music into playlists, edit file information, record compact discs, copy files to a digital audio player, purchase music on the Internet through its built-in music store, run a visualizer to display graphical effects in time to the music as well as encode music into a number of different audio formats.
“64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer.”
Anchor Link iTunes Export
License: Freeware – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 2.2.2 – Released: 2010-06-02 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 3.3 MB
“iTunes Export exports playlists defined in your iTunes Music Library to standard .m3u, .wpl (Windows Media), or .zpl (Zune) playlists. iTunes Export is open source and freely available for use.
“iTunes Export is available as a Console (command line) or GUI application that can be used to generate m3u playlists, or as a DLL that can be used by developers to create new applications that access the iTunes Music Library XML file. The source distribution contains the source for all binary distributions.”
Anchor Link iTunes Sync
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 1.5.1 – Released: 2008-10-04 Windows: XP, Vista
File Size: 463 KB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
“In just a few easy steps iTunes Sync will let you synchronize any iTunes playlist with any MP3 player that shows up as a drive letter in Windows. iTunes Sync is designed and tested to work best with iTunes 8. You can configure as many different MP3 players as you need and synchronize each one with a different iTunes playlist. You can use standard playlists or dynamically updating smart playlists to synchronize your MP3 Player. It’s as simple as 3 easy steps:
1. Setup a playlist in iTunes that you want to sync to your MP3 player
2. Configure your MP3 player in iTunes Sync by giving it a name and selecting a playlist from iTunes
3. Now just click Synchronize and watch the magic happen!
“iTunes Sync works with most MP3 players from Cowon, Creative Labs, Dell, iRiver, JVC, Samsung and Sandisk. View the Tested MP3 Players list for a complete guide to all the MP3 players that have been tested with iTunes Sync.”
Anchor Link Kindle for PC
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-21
Version: – Released: 2013-01-21 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 37.43 MB
“Read more than 1 million Kindle books on your PC with our free Kindle reading app. No Kindle device required. Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync, you can access your library of Kindle books, notes, and more. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across various devices.
Anchor Link MGTEK dopisp
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 6.1.3574 – Released: 2012-01-17 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.0 MB Requires: Windows Media Player 11 or 12
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“If you ever tried to sync your iPod using Windows Media Player, then you know that the two just won’t play together. Unfortunately, the only way to sync your iPod is to use Apple’s iTunes software. Till today… That’s right, kiss iTunes goodbye and start syncing your iPod with Windows Media Player! Finally, there is a solution that is fully integrated into Windows Media Player.
“MGTEK dopisp is a plug-in for Windows Media Player that enables you to sync your MP3 music to your iPod directly from within Windows Media Player. There is no external user interface, no fluff, not even a program icon to click on. Just connect your iPod, fire up Windows Media Player, start moving your music to your iPod, and forget that the two once didn’t play together. Features include:
» Sync MP3s from Windows Media Player to your iPod, and back.
» Full support for MP3 tags, including title, album name, genre, ratings, and more.
» Support for playlists.
» Support for album art.
» Two-way sync of ratings and play-counts.
“Technical Limitations: Please note that it is not possible to sync protected music files, such as music you bought from the iTunes store. If you do not wish to get stuck with either Apple’s or Microsoft’s digital rights management technology, go buy the CD instead and rip it to MP3.”
Anchor Link Syncios iPad Transfer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 1.0.2 – Released: 2012-07-25 Windows: VP, Vista, 7
File Size: 4.0 MB Required Software: iTunes ! !
“Need an iPad transfer for moving files from iPad 2/new iPad to PC? You don’t have to dive into the wide world of costly iPad transfer tools. Syncios iPad transfer is an excellent piece of iPad transfer freeware which helps you transfer music, movie, pictures, TV shows, Podcast, iTunes U, eBooks, Camera Roll, voice memos, camera shot between iPad and computer. As a powerful ipad to pc transfer, Syncios can access to any file in iPad, allows you to manage and export needed files from iPad to any desired PC for backup.
“Also designed as an iPad manager, Syncios iPad Transfer simplifies the iPad management into easy process of a few clicks. With this iPad transfer software, you are able to manage and transfer app (*.IPA), movie (.*MOV, .*M4V, .*MP4), music (.*MP3, .*M4A), ringtone (.*M4R), audiobook (.*M4B), eBook files (ePub, PDF) and any iPad supported file between iPad and PC or even share files between Apple devices.
“Key Features of iPad to PC Transfer:
• Sync iPad and even multiple iOS devices simultaneously;
• Transfer files from PC to iPad within seconds;
• Copy and backup iPad files to your computer;
• Manage movie, music, TV show, ebook, and more;
• Share iPad files between different iOS devices;
• Detect device info and media info intelligently;
• Fully support iPad2, new iPad and all other Apple devices.
“With Syncios iPad Transfer, there will not be any limitations in copying and transferring iPad files to PC any more. Syncios iPad Transfer allows you to export your music, ringtone, movie, TV show, camera roll, ebook and any media contents from iPad to your PC or new laptop for backup. It supports several different iOS version. No iOS upgrade, no network or wifi needed. Now, you can be free from the trouble of losing your favorite movie or songs in your iPad.
“Supported devices:
♦ iPad: iPad, iPad 2, new iPad, iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi+3G, iPad 16GB, iPad 32GB, iPad 64GB;
♦ iPhone: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S;
♦ iPod: iPod 1G, iPod 2G, iPod 3G, iPod 4G, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1, iPod nano 2, iPod nano 3, iPod nano 4, iPod nano 5, iPod nano 6, iPod shuffle 1, iPod shuffle 2, iPod shuffle 3, iPod touch, iPod touch 2, iPod touch 4, iPod Video, iPod Firmware 3.0/3.1”
Anchor Link WordPod
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 1.2 – Released: 2006-12-21 Windows: 2000, XP
File Size: 253 KB Requires: Java version 5 or later
» “WordPod converts an e-book into a set of files which can be read on any modern iPod (one with a dock connector).
» With WordPod, you can read any of the 16,000 classics available at the Project Gutenberg library.
» WordPod creates books that feel like part of an iPod. Navigate by chapter or by page number, using the standard iPod interface.
[ Source code is available; Ed. ]
Anchor Link YamiPod
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-08-27
Version: 1.8 – Released: 2009-01-05 Windows: All
File Size: 4.6 MB Portable
“YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
“YamiPod needs no installation and can be run directly from your iPod. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing.”