Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SharePod in top downloads of 2008

I just saw that SharePod made LifeHacker's most popular free windows downloads of 2008!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

iPhone 3G encryption update

Wow, its been a long time since my last post.

A lot of people have been asking me when the iPhone 3G / iTouch 2.x will be fully supported. My reply has always been 'when someone much smarter than me has reverse engineered it'.

Over the last couple of months, I've seen little bits of information come out about how the encryption works, and in the last couple of weeks it sounds like its quite close to being solved. Which is great news and kudos those geniuses!

The bad news - Apple is trying a lot harder than last time to make sure the encryption doesn't get broken. Apparently, its based on their FairPlay DRM, so any attempt to get around the encryption counts as attacking FairPlay.

To Apple - We love your products - and we bought them - now leave us alone! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

3.8.4 Beta 3

If you have a jailbroken iPhone/iTouch, please try version 3.8.4 Beta3. It should work fine for you now :)

Issues with Jailbroken iPhone/iTouch

There are issues with running SharePod 3.8.4 betas with a Jailbroken iPhone and iTouch.

Issues include not being able to copy files from iPod to PC, and when copying tracks to the iPod, they show in the menu but are unplayable.

I'm pretty sure I have now got to the bottom of it, and there will be another version of SharePod out in a couple of days! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New version of SharePodLib available

For programmers wanting to access their iPhone / iPod Touch music, check out SharePodLib. It is a .NET library for interacting with an iPod, and as of version 3.8.4, it now supports iPhone and iPod Touch :)

Check it out

Monday, June 9, 2008

3.8.4 Beta 2

Thanks for the feedback so far!

If SharePod doesn't detect your iPod Touch/Phone, please paste the contents of your SharePod.log file into your comment or post it on the forums. thanks.

New in beta2:
  • Artwork support for Touch/Phone. Right now, coverflow art is not imported as it uses some strange format.
  • SharePod doesnt crash when ejecting a Touch/Phone device.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

3.8.4 in beta :)

So after a lot of work and a few late nights, version 3.8.4 is available for download. It supports the iPhone and iPod Touch models.

A couple of things to note on the new models:
  • Currently, you must have iTunes (or maybe just 'Apple Mobile Device Support') installed. Hopefully this will change very soon.
  • Currently, there is no artwork support - I haven't had enough time to test this to unleash it on everyone yet.
Let me know how it works for you in the forums!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SharePod + iPhone / iPod Touch

I'm working hard at getting iPhone support into SharePod. Last night I was able to connect to the iPhone, load its database and display all the songs in Sharepod :)

The next plan is to get tag editing working, then enable file add/removal. I'm hoping to have SharePod 3.8.4 out sometime next week!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Version 3.8.3 Released

Get SharePod 3.8.3!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New iPods...

I just picked up my new iPod Touch, bought with your donations! Thank you! And that means there will be SharePod support for the iPod Touch/iPhone coming soon. I haven't even had a chance to plug it in yet, but once I have some idea of whats involved in getting SharePod working with it I'll give some timeframes. :)

And I am still waiting for my 2nd-gen Shuffle to arrive - its a week late. I'm waiting for it to arrive and fix up SharePod Shuffle support before releasing 3.8.3 - apart from that its all ready.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Upcoming features

This week I am working on version 3.8.3.

New bits for this release:
  • Read embedded artwork from files on import
  • Re-enable Eject button
  • 1-click 'Backup iPod' button
  • Copy to PC screen easier to use.
  • Better iPod Shuffle support. (I've just bought a Shuffle to do testing with!)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Version 3.8.2 Released

SharePod 3.8.2 is ready for download!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Choose the features you'd most like to see in SharePod

In the forums at the moment there is poll asking which 2 features (out of a list of 10) you would most like to see in a future version of SharePod.

Please answer it - SharePod features are driven by what SharePod users want :)

Upcoming 3.8.2 features

3.8.2 will be out this week.

In this version:
  • SharePod is now 1 file - SharePod.exe. No more .dll files to copy round.
  • Full Podcast support
  • Track artist alphabetization (The Beatles will appear under 'B', not 'T')
  • Playlists ordered by name
  • Drag n drop from explorer straight into a playlist
  • M4b file support

And for those of you having problems at work/school where you don't have admin rights:
  • You'll only need to need to run SharePod with admin rights once (SharePod will save the admin info it needs).
  • Every time after that you'll be able to run it with limited permissions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Welcome to

My previous SharePod blog ( will stop being about SharePod and turn into a more personal blog.

So this is the place to find out about upcoming features for SharePod.

If you have a technical question, the forums are the best place to start. Feel free to post comments here though.