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For an iPod with no touchscreen
Find free solutions: Floola for Mac (floola.com) or SharePod for PC (getsharepod.com).
For a newer-generation iPod or the iPhone
Try Macroplant’s Pod to PC/Mac software (macroplant.com).
Once you load the program, you’ll need to connect your iPod or iPhone using its USB cable. This will launch iTunes and prompt you to sync the device. Opt out or you’ll erase everything on the device. Now use the program.