PodWorks Platinum is an advanced software application specialized in converting and transferring multimedia files stored on your iPod, downloading online videos, as well as creating iPhone ringtones.

The utility works with various devices, such as iPod, iPod nano, iPod nano 7, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod Mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, CDMA iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S.

Although it comes bundled with a rich-featured suite of configuration settings, the GUI does not look crowded at all.

It actually reveals a clean feature lineup that allows you to quickly activate the key features of the program, namely access the cache area, rip DVD/CD, convert video and audio files, grab online clips for offline viewing, and make ringtones.

The built-in media player gives you the freedom to check out video and audio files right in the main window. You can play, stop or pause the current selection, adjust the volume, seek for a position in the video or audio streams, switch to a larger preview display, as well as take snapshots from videos and save them to JPG format.

Additional information is revealed about each file, such as name, status, duration, output size and format.

PodWorks Platinum lets you transfer songs, videos, images, playlists, SMS, contacts, and eBooks from your iPod device to the computer or iTunes library.

You are allowed to rip DVDs/CDs to iPod compatible video/audio formats and transfer data directly to iTunes or iPod. Plus, you may export files from DVD/CD to My Cache, which is the place where the converted files are stored so you can transfer them to devices in the future.

PodWorks Platinum offers support for batch processing so you can convert multiple audio and video files at the same time. It works with a multitude of audio (e.g. AAC, AIF, AIFF, AC3, APE, CUE, AU, FLAC, MPA, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, WAV, WMA) and video (e.g. 3GP, ASF, AVI, DV, VOB, FLV, MTS, M4V, SWF, MKV, MOD, MPG, MPEG, MPA, DAT, TS, MPV, NSV, MOV) formats.

You may grab videos from YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Break, Vimeo, Revver, Blip, Vidilife and Stickam, and copy the clips to a target device or iTunes. There’s support for a built-in web browser that allows you to watch online clips right in the primary panel.

Ringtones can be generated by setting the start and end points, applying fading in and out effects, and adjusting the volume. You can create M4R ringtones for iPhone devices out of audio and video files and move the ringtones to your iPhone.

PodWorks Platinum shows popup reminders when the task is completed, prevents standby/hibernation when adding, downloading, converting or exporting files, automatically rotates images while adding or exporting, and lets you specify the cache folder.

You can make the app automatically convert incompatible files while transferring them to devices and select the device type, video resolution and bit rate, as well as audio format and bitrate. The conversion task can be limited to a custom number of maximum simultaneous processes.

Downloading settings enable you to choose the saving directory and specify the maximum downloading speed and simultaneous downloads.

In conclusion, PodWorks Platinum implements a powerful suite of features for helping you manage the content stored on your iPod devices. The intuitive layout makes it accessible to rookies and professionals alike.