[Windows Only] SharePod is a small portable freeware alternative to iTunes. There’s no doubt that iTunes is a fantastic program. However, it’s about a 93mb download and it’s not going to be on every PC that you might want to hook your iPod up to.
The advantages of SharePod are it’s small size and it’s portability. SharePod is a single executable file about 5mb in size. You can move the SharePod.exe file onto your iPod and take it with you anywhere you go. It will run right from the iPod without any installation.
Here’s what it looks like:
SharePod will let you do many of the things that the huge iTunes app will do, such as:
â€¢ Add and remove music and videos from your iPod
â€¢ Add, remove and edit playlists
â€¢ Add and remove album art
â€¢ View and backup photos
â€¢ Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC
â€¢ Import music/videos into your iTunes library
â€¢ Tag editing
â€¢ Drag n drop to and from Explorer
Besides the typical iPods and Nanos, SharePod also supports iPhone and iTouch. The only major drawback I’ve found, is that it requires Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework to be installed. Everything I’ve tried works flawlessly, and the interface is nice and simple.
Note: Another iTunes alternative we’ve discussed here is Floola, which is also free and portable.
Techie Buzz Verdict:
I enjoyed trying SharePod and I plan to keep it on my Nano. It’s so handy being able to add and remove songs from any computer I’m using. If you don’t have a portable utility like this already, you should give this one a try.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)