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SharePod

CNET Editors' review

Apple makes extracting your music from your iPod unnecessarily difficult, which is where SharePod comes in. This fast freeware tool efficiently transfers your music collection to your hard drive, making it easy to back up or restore your music, videos, and photos. It also transfers playlists, album art, and ratings, both to your hard drive and directly into iTunes.

SharePod comes with features that many competitors lack. Not only can you transfer your files, you can also perform some basic editing. You can use it to delete art, playlists, music, and videos from your iPod, edit tags, and you can also transfer from your computer to your iPod without having to use iTunes. When you copy, you can set the folder architecture to one of three defaults, or customize your own. One key feature of SharePod is that it comes with a database backup, so if something goes awry during the transfer process, it's a simple procedure to restore it.

The program comes in an archive, not a self-extracting EXE file. The EXE file is tiny, however, weighing in at just 5.4MB, so it's small enough to carry around on your iPod. SharePod is surprisingly effective. In transferring more than 7,000 songs and their accompanying artwork, playlists, and ratings, SharePod only freaked out on two dozen tracks. Notably, it doesn't stop copying, instead logging which files copy successfully and which don't. Given how hassle-free it is and how good it is at what it does, it's hard not to consider SharePod a must-have.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 138 votes

    • 5 star: 91
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 22
  • Current version:

    2.2 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 1.0 stars

    "horrible horrible rip off worthless software"

    April 8, 2014  |   By bobbybauer

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    absolutely nothing...unless you enjoy wasting time and taking on unnecessary stress
    WOULD GIVE 0 STARS IF I COULD!!

    Cons

    software does not work
    well, the developers of sharepod have finally gotten greedy. they took a useful free program and replaced it with a program that won't get off its ass unless you pay. there is absolutely NO REASON to download this software. it is completely worthless. i was a sharepod user for years but this new version isn't worth the time it takes to download. you'd get better results by throwing your iphone out a window

    Summary

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME, IT ISN'T WORTH IT

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Doesn't xfr from pc to iphone WITHOUT syncing ALL file."

    March 29, 2014  |   By spacecon

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    Might work going from Apple to PC, but does not appear to transfer from PC to Apple device without syncing all files.

    Cons

    I looked through all available help files and all available menus. Although the description from the vendor states that you can easily copy files to/from a device and pc, it appears to only copy from an apple device to a pc. You can't copy from a PC to an Aplle unless you want to sync the entire library. Well iTunes easily does that, I thought this would let you add individual files without syncing. That does not appear to be the case.

    Summary

    Doesn't do what they say, or what I need. Namely, I need to be able to transfer individual files from a pc to an iphone or ipad WITHOUT syncing all files.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing software"

    March 23, 2014  |   By remitron

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    Fast transfers, worth every penny

    Cons

    Had to pay for it

    Summary

    I was transferring 10 songs every 1 minute (free version) and I had 1800 songs to do. Broke down and bought SharePod and it was an incredible investment as it took under 10 minutes to do the 1700+/- songs left. Amazing

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT FREE AT ALL"

    March 19, 2014  |   By alidabdul

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    I found this software is very useful

    Cons

    NOT FREE at all, need to pay $20

    Summary

    Fast and easy

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't Give Less Stars"

    March 18, 2014  |   By HuyyDD

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    Fast Transfer

    Cons

    Not Free
    Forces You To Buy The Program
    Downloads Other Programs If You Aren't Careful

    Summary

    Sharepod is a terrible program unless you buy it and itunes is just as bad for not giving the option to transfer music from a device to the computer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Backup some of my files on iPod easily"

    March 6, 2014  |   By Shaamag

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    You can use this tool to transfer your iPod photos/music to your computer and vise verse.

    Cons

    Not free, You need to buy with $29.99. I simply found a discount here:
    www.flash-video-soft.com/ipod-to-computer/

    Summary

    An assistant for me to deal with the file on my ipod.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT FREE this software is mis-categorized"

    January 29, 2014  |   By teeje44

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    nice music file transfers

    Cons

    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE
    NOT FREE

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not free and added malicious software"

    January 22, 2014  |   By cfk_46

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    For the 50, downloaded songs, worked well

    Cons

    1. Purchase price is 20 USD. "Demo" only downloads 50 songs.
    2. Without permission, the CNET download included Conduit software that hijacked the search and homepage of all browsers. Also included updatersoft which hijacked new tabs.

    Summary

    Not worth the trouble and who knows if I have actually cleaned my machine of the malware? Very disappointed that CNET is doing this.

    Updated on Jan 22, 2014

    No new info

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very easy to use. Very quick"

    January 7, 2014  |   By zappa21

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    Very straight forward to use. The 'free' version lets you transfer a number of songs to test it on your own iphone and pc. Its then very easy to get the full version to let you move the rest.. My phone is on ios7 and my elderly PC is running Windows 7. The software worked with very little input from me and moved music and stats straight back into iTunes - it doesn't get easier than that!

    Cons

    None that I can see. If you just need your music -use Sharepod. If you need your other stuff, use iExplorer - easy

    Summary

    Easy, quick, good value.
    If you already back up your music you don't need this. if however, your PC crashes, and you don't have any backup, this is a really easy way to save your music.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not free! And doesn't transfer photos."

    January 7, 2014  |   By winterfyre

    Version: SharePod 4.0.1

    Pros

    You can transfer a limited number of songs before it stops you. But even then it is a hassle.

    Cons

    Cannot transfer ANY pictures. Doesn't even show you the option to.
    It is not free as claimed. You can only move a limited number of songs off the device before it stops you and asks you to pay them.

    Summary

    Don't download it. The description lies.

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