Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Darkness on the Face of the Earth

"When you left me darlin', my world came to an end,
And there was darkness on the face of the earth."
- Willie Nelson

I thought I'd lost it all. My precious iPhone and all of its contents. In the process of transferring my iPhone over to my new iMac, I thought I had accidentally deleted everything. Luckily enough, they try to make these things idiot proof, so I have recovered my information with minimal pain (Big sigh of relief!).

One of the scariest moments was when I thought that I'd lost all of my music. While I have copies of the vast majority of my music on my PC and external hard drives, I had some specific music that, if lost, could not be replaced. I'd liken it to having family pictures destroyed in a fire (Thankfully, with internet sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr, and Photobucket, losing pictures in a fire is not the end of the world anymore!).

So, I have found two programs that will allow you to get any music off of your iPhone or iPod by downloading it directly to your computer. This is handy if you are switching computers or if you simply want to share your music with others. Both are easy to use and allow you to choose a save location and specific files that you want to save if you don't want to copy everything.

For the PC, download the program Sharepod here.
For Mac users, download the program Senuti here.


  1. Thanks for sharing, Andy. Does it work with iPads. You know, the one I have. What is this with a new iMac? Nice Christmas present.

  2. Great post, Andy. It's always a good reminder that not everything we have within technology is automatically safe.
    Signed, the girl who didn't get an iPad OR an iMac for Christmas *sigh*