Floola for Mac

Floola for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2012r1
File Size:
10.88MB
Date Added:
December 29, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6
Total Downloads:
21,089
Downloads Last Week:
9
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Any iPod
  • Editors' review

    There are a lot of music jukeboxes out there that aren't iTunes that work with iPods. Cross-platform Floola is one of the few, if only, portable music players that not only works with your iPod, it will work from your iPod, too. The program's fully compatible with your desktop iTunes installation, but can be run from the iPod itself.

    The features it offers are comprehensive and robust, including music, video, note taking, and photo support. The latest version includes Google Calendar synchronization. The interface is simple, bordering on simplistic, and is rife with minor imperfections. Don't let that keep you from checking it out, though, because there's an incredible amount that you can do with Floola. It can also copy songs from your iPod to your computer, grab videos from the Web, and, if you want, convert them to audio-only. It supports podcast catching, playlists, and will tell you if a song is not on a playlist. The Edit Song window lacks tags, but will--among its many features--reveal the absolute location of the song on the iPod, cracking Apple's labyrinthine system.

    Floola is a work in progress. The conversion utility is buggy, and newer iPods won't be compatible with the iPod-specific fwid hardware code. Instructions on how to obtain it are available in the Floola FAQ. Floola also doesn't play well with non-Apple jukeboxes, and you might need to use the iPod firmware repair available in iTunes or Floola to get it to work. Despite these problems, Floola is truly portable and works well enough to be considered a strong iTunes alternative.

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    • 1 stars

      "Wouldn`t work on my 'puter; I DID meet the requirements"

      October 12, 2011   |   By saltyl

      Version: Floola 2011r3

      Pros

      Not sure; wouldn`t work on my computer.

      Cons

      Not sure; wouldn`t work on my computer.

      Summary

      I downloaded this after checking the requirements, only to find that it wouldn`t "work in this environment"...frustrating!

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    • 5 stars

      "Excellent replacement for iTunes"

      July 20, 2009   |   By purkypumpkin

      Version: Floola 5.2

      Pros

      Free, fast loading, no installation, able to add video and audio direct from youtube, converts between formats and won't keep trying to sell you things like a certain other iPod management program. Well done to the programmer involved.

      Cons

      Nothing. For a free, I have no complaints

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    • 5 stars

      "Terrific program that gets around using iTunes. Hooray!"

      March 22, 2009   |   By philipdconroy

      Version: Floola 4.9

      Pros

      Eliminates the need for iTunes.

      Cons

      None that I know of.

      Summary

      Great.

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    • 4 stars

      "Free...and worth every penny I paid for it."

      July 16, 2008   |   By hiproductions

      Version: Floola 3.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I wouldn't buy this software at this stage. But it is great for a freeware program. Communist jerkwads at Apple try to prevent you from syncing your ipod at home and at work. So this software is a hero in that it lets you load music off your pod to your work computer. Its not as organized as itunes but it works basically the same. The two programs cant be running at the same time. Whatever you do DO NOT LET FLOOLA 'set up' your ipod to "work correctly" with floola. Its a BOOSHWACK! Do not seek the treasure! It will only jack around all your album artwork so that your often played Celine Dion song will have the album artwork of your not-so-often played Whitesnake. Which is kind of funny if you think about it, but no good if you don't want that happening.

      I recommend this for mac users at home and work. Its not perfect, I wouldn't pay for it but it does bypass the Che Guevera Apple Maggots limitations on computers that you can sync an ipod with.

      Andrew Hamilton
      Hamilton International Productions
      Convention Videographers Las Vegas
      http://www.hiproductions.com

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    • 2 stars

      "Not compatible with my iPod Nono 3G"

      December 16, 2007   |   By philipdconroy

      Version: Floola 1

      Pros

      I think if it worked with my Nano it would be terrific. It would not work with the new Nano 3G. So I am now forced to rip my music to Cds and then import them into iTunes. Just some extra steps that Floola would have eliminated.

      Cons

      When it did work the interface was terrific and it was great. But there was still a bug, it kept saying that my fwid was not correct. In trying to fix this bug, then it would not work at all with my Nano so I gave up on it. Mabe there will be a new release of it soon and I will try it again. It is definitely something that is needed.

      Summary

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      Updated on Mar 15, 2009

      I love this program and my rating was an error; I wanted to give it the highest rating possible. When I got an iPod I did not want to use iTunes. This program is terrific. Allows me to put music on an iPod in mp3 format. I recemmend this program to friends/relatives with iPods (mps players).

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    • 5 stars

      "A bit slow on PC at times, but an EXCELLENT iTunes replacement for Video iPods!"

      August 31, 2007   |   By raindog_13

      Version: Floola 1

      Pros

      1. You can transfer music AND VIDEO files to and from your iPod and any computer.

      2. Floola runs directly from the iPod so you can plug into any computer and manage files- add them to iPod, or add them to computer.

      3. Keeps album art, song ratings, and smart playlists (unlike many other managers).

      4. UNBELIEVABLE SUPPORT! I had to fill out this review because I had a problem with programs detecting my iPod this morning. I contacted Floola by email, and literally in 3 minutes someone had emailed me the simple solution (transfering one file from one folder to another on the ipod) to get Floola to detect the iPod again. All the other programs now etect it as well.

      5. It is completely FREE!

      Cons

      There are some minor cons. Sometimes it is very slow on a PC when deleting files (although I hear it is not slow on a Mac). It gets hung up on automatically updating the artwork on files on my iPod. However, the pros so heavily outweight the cons that I love this program. I am sure that future versions will fix these problems. There may be better options for some iPods, but when it comes to an iPod video, by being able to add videos and running directly from the iPod on any computer, it does far more than the other options.

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    • 2 stars

      "Yamipod?"

      December 11, 2006   |   By ghansen

      Version: Floola beta 21

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I this just rebranded yamipod? it looks very similar

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    • 2 stars

      "Yamipod?"

      December 11, 2006   |   By russellalbert

      Version: Floola beta 21

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I this just rebranded yamipod? it looks very similar

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