When you want to backup the data on your iPod to your computer, it is typically faster to rely on a third-party app rather than use iTunes exclusively. Such a utility is PodTrans Pro which can be used to backup data, but also to copy data from old iPods to newer ones.
It installs without any issues, provided you already had iTunes and .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer.
You simply need to connect your iPod device using its dedicated USB cable and you will be able to get a preview of how much space is occupied and how much is still available.
You can explore and manage all the audio tracks on your iOS device, including moving files from one playlist to another. Removing an item can be completed with great ease, as simply right-clicking any song will reveal additional functions.
PodTrans Pro comes in handy if you want to copy audio tracks, podcasts or audio-books to your iPod, as the app supports several formats, such as MP3, M4A, M4B, M4R, WMA, WAV, RM and MIDI.
As previously mentioned, you can rely on PodTrans Pro to backup the data on your device by transferring files to your PC or to iTunes, but you can also copy them to another iPod (needless to say, both devices need to be connected to the PC at the same time). Due to the last function, you can quickly migrate your entire playlists, collections and albums from your old iPod to a new one.
All in all, PodTrans Pro can be of great use whenever you want to copy a single track to your iOS device, backup its contents or copy it to another iPod. If you are pleased with the app’s feature-set, you can purchase a license and unlock all functions.