I’ve said before that I’m not a particularly big fan of Apple’s bloated iTunes offering, and to be honest, that really hasn’t changed at all over the years. Of course owning an iPod means that I thus need to use some other 3rd party application to manage the music on my MP3 player, and pleasingly enough, I recently stumbled across one such application that has kind of quickly wormed its way into being my number one music player, music library, and iPod manager – all rolled into one silky smooth package!

MediaMonkey is a slick, feature-packed media player and media library written for the Windows operating system. Outside of actually playing back music from a variety of sources and formats, MediaMonkey has a ton of cool tricks up its sleeve, including the ability to auto tag your MP3s for you, identify tracks and manage music libraries, rip audio CDs, synch with various Apple iPods, iPads, Android devices, and general MP3 players, automatic volume leveling, and not to mention the ability to share Audio/Video files with TVs, BD Players, and other UPnP/DLNA devices.

Seriously, I like this one a lot.

mediamonkey ipod screenshot

Related Link: http://www.mediamonkey.com/