iPod Decloak is a new US$2 shareware utility that enables iPod owners to see the music that resides on their iPods.
iPods can be mounted on your desktop. Calendar and note directories are visible, but music isn’t. This prevents you, for example, from importing music from your iPod back onto your Mac’s hard drive if there’s a catastrophic failure. Or if you want your iPod’s music on two machines that are both authorized to play it.
iPod Decloak goes a step further than just revealing the music to organizing it, as well — a step above using certain command line tricks, according to the developer. It creates a Music folder on the iPod that contains folder aliases organized by artist and album.
You can download a demo version that’s limited to 100 songs.