SharePod

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 147 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.7
  • Total Downloads:
    658,674
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 94
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 22
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5 stars

"very awesome"

October 18, 2011  |  By Bigsteve707

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

free, used it to restore my itunes after cleaning out my harddrive

Cons

none that i saw

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5 stars

"Perfect in every way"

September 30, 2011  |  By Josh-

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Easy to use , free and just very happy it's a free product

Cons

none at the moment

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5 stars

"Quick, Effective, free!!"

September 04, 2011  |  By Jacobyhale

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Downloads easily, installs quickly, and transfers much faster than I would have thought. Especially for being free!

Cons

None that I can find. Does what it says it does, and doesn't cost $29.99 like most other iPhone copying programs. Also doesn't seem to be bloated with adware.

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5 stars

"It's about time i found one that's actually free!"

August 23, 2011  |  By brent-wied

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Free, fast, simple, and free!

Cons

there aren't any cons that should stop someone from downloading it.

Summary

I'm very happy i finally found free software like this that actually works!

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5 stars

"Great Program for copying songs from my iPod to iTunes"

August 15, 2011  |  By ThaCrunkKing

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

User Friendly

Cons

None I can think of

Summary

Just a really great program

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5 stars

"Awesome! does exactly what it means to do"

August 11, 2011  |  By takes2long2signuponcnet

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

so simple to use, displays all yr songs in their original file name and allows you to display em on yr pc in various ways [track- artist-album etc...], very fast transfer too

Cons

mm none that ive noticed, lets hope i dnt regret saying tht

Summary

shows all your songs in a list n allows you to select and save em on yr computer as well as automatically transferring to your itunes lib for later transfer to another ipod if u wish to. transferred old songs from an ipod mini--> PC--> new nano

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3 stars

"Easy to use but doesn't support new devices and iOS"

June 24, 2011  |  By MeinSand

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Easy to use,
Freeware

Cons

Doesn't support my iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) and iPad

Summary

The last update dates from November last year and it doesn't support my devices at all, that's why I decided to switch to CopyTrans Manager another free iTunes alternative, which is up to date and super easy to use. I found it here on cnet too :) http://download.cnet.com/CopyTrans-Manager/3000-18546_4-10842241.html

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says it does."

June 06, 2011  |  By rockyvii

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Free! Lets you manage iPod files easily. Finds playlists and uploads super duper quickly.

Cons

Looks like cheap software. (Hm. Is actually free software. Ok.)

Summary

I used this yesterday to pull stuff off an iPad 1 onto a newer PC. It was flawless. Finding the playlist I wanted took less than a second, and it imported without a glitch. It might be that I just missed some option, but it didn't load the files automatically into iTunes. It's not a big deal, you just add the files to your library from within iTunes. I suppose Senuti lets me spend a little less time with the process, but we're talking a difference of a few seconds, and Senuti's not free. Played around with the file tree in my iPad a bit and it looks a heckuva lot more straightforward than what iTunes puts out.

Bottom line: Totally worth it. If you install it now, you won't need to fuss around when you have a chance to do those backups. Anyone who uses iDevices will get a lot of benefit out of this program.

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4 stars

"Does the Job"

May 25, 2011  |  By CKWhitney

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

Copied all my songs to the laptop

Cons

It messed up once and I had to exit the program and click it open again (1 minute irritation)

Summary

I was weary after I downloaded it because I read the reviews after I downloaded it. I did it anyways and it worked good... it does the job. I got a new laptop and use itunes and will always use it for the podcasts, etc but needed to copy my ipod touch music to the pc or itunes would delete my music (they weren't itunes purchased). It's free and it copied all my music from my ipod to my computer... it didn't copy to itunes like it was supposed to. I had to go in itunes and add my music folder to itunes, but seriously it was a 2 minute delay to do that. For a free program it works great. It didn't delete my ipod or anything

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3 stars

"average , not feel at ease"

May 23, 2011  |  By cchamnap06

 |  Version: SharePod 3.9.7

Pros

it not my thought

Cons

simple too but not well

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.7
Version 3.9.7 has fixed iTunes 10.1 & 2 support.
General
Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date November 27, 2010
Date Added November 27, 2010
Version 3.9.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.69MB
File Name Sharepod_Setup_4012.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 658,674
Downloads Last Week 1,352
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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