Manage iPod without iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Uplift, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Uplift macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I've just purchased a 5th gen iPod Classic for the car.. I'm tired of relying on iTunes Match/In The Cloud which is using all of my data fairly quickly, and don't have enough space to physically download much music.

    The problem I have is I don't want to sync the iPod with my iTunes, it has a higher capacity than my phone and I want music on there that I don't want in iTunes.

    Is there any [preferably free] software for mac that will allow me to transfer music to the iPod without any use of iTunes...?

    I've Googled it first but there is lots - from sites like iSkySoft, my experience with these companies is not good.. i'm hoping somebody can recommend something?

    Thanks
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    If you want different music on your phone and your iPod, all you do is set up a playlist for songs you want on your phone, and one for songs you want on your iPod.
     
  3. Uplift thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that I want music on different devices. Not all of my music is in iTunes. I have some separate libraries that I don't want in iTunes so I need to find another way to transfer them to iPod.
     
  4. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    You may try SynciOS (free) or AnyTrans (free trial for 7 days is available).
     
  5. Uplift thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestions. AnyTrans said the trial had expired almost instantly so didn't get a chance to try it, i'm not willing to spend $39.99 on untested software.

    SynciOS works but is missing off some of my Genres and playlists, some stuff is randomly listed even though ID3 tags are correct.

    I've tried a few others without success so i'll be sticking with SyncIOS for now.
     
  6. ChrisChaval macrumors regular

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  8. ChrisChaval macrumors regular

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    Works great for me managing music libraries on iPod touch , shuffle and iPad

    Should work with the classic too
     
  9. tyche macrumors 6502

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    I use Foola and it's free. Nice thing is the program can be stored on the iPod so I can use it anywhere I am plugged into a computer.
     
  10. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    Can't you just put an iPod classic into Disk Mode and copy all the music files over?
    Also see https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201544 for an how-to.
     

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