updated 02:05 pm EST, Wed January 31, 2007
Podmaxx '07 released
Bling Software has officially launched Podmaxx '07, a Windows-only application designed to fill various software gaps left by iTunes, according to the company. Podmaxx '07 optionally syncs music from any store to an iPod, and copies files back to a PC despite the standard iPod behavior of hiding music in subfolders. The software also supports burning audio CDs directly from an iPod, or ripping DVD movies in the opposite direction. Users can sync news, weather, Outlook contacts, and movie schedules. Podmaxx '07 enables users to turn any song into a mobile ringtone, supports backing up an entire PC, and is available for $30. The application requires a Windows 98 or better computer with an internet connection.