WinAmp MP3 player is the pioneer and one of the best known. In his many years of history has been incorporating new functions: radio over the Internet, buy music or podcast subscriptions, among others. With the extension mliPod also can advantageously replace iTunes. You can remove songs from iPod to iPod and even encode songs that are in incompatible formats. It is the power of the flame.
EphPod for Windows is a program very simple to use that communicates with the iPod in both directions. It can create or import playlists from WinAmp, synchronize the collection with the PC (in both directions), and includes other services such as time, a contact book mail, electronic books or movie reviews.
The gtkpod program is the open source solution for Linux users who have an iPod. It is compatible with all models of iPod from the first to the fifth generation, and free, of course. XPlay is a progam for Windows for $ 29.95 that promises to easily transfer songs from iPod to PC and vice versa, organize your library and playlists, edit tags of music files and fix problems with Windows 98 and USB SE. It also offers a trial cleanup itunes library
This program Red Chair Software is an interesting alternative to introduce music in the iPod, remove and manage the library of songs, photos and videos, thanks to extensions and calls CopyGear PhotoSync. Using the program is very elegant as the iPod becomes one more unit in My Computer. It has a trial version, but can be had for under $ 30.