The shareware developers at
crispSofties have updated iPod2iTunes, a utility for synchronizing and transferring tracks and playlists from your iPod to your Mac, to version 1.0.1.
“Within iTunes or the Finder it is not possible to transfer tracks or playlists from your iPod to your Mac,” Christian Vick of crispSofties said. “iPod2iTunes (i2i) is the only utility that allows you not only to copy but to synchronize tracks plus playlists from your iPod to your Mac. The synchronization ensures that you don’t produce duplicate MP3 files on your disk, as it is easily the case if you just copy files from the iPod via other methods.”
First, iPod2iTunes shows you which of the tracks on the iPod are not on your Mac. You can browse through those tracks directly in iTunes. Then you choose some or all of these tracks to transfer them to your Mac, based on artist, album or genre. iPod2iTunes can transfer the MP3 files seamlessly into your existing MP3 collection, creating folders and subfolders as necessary, Vick said.
iPod2iTunes creates a date and time stamped playlist for every transfer session. The playlist shows the tracks that you’ve transferred to your Mac. This makes it easy to add those tracks to existing playlists or to build new ones, Vick said.
iPod2iTunes can also synchronize the iPod playlists to iTunes. This creates the iPod playlists in iTunes with those tracks that are really on your Mac. Vick said that you don’t get “dead tracks” if you haven’t transferred the whole iPod. This feature even works if you’ve used another method in the past to transfer tracks.
Previously, the OS version check failed on some Mac OS X 10.1.4 systems. The update fixes this. iPod2iTunes requires Mac OS 10.1.2 or higher and iTunes 2.0.3 – 2.0.4. It can be downloaded at the product Web site. iPod2iTunes is ”