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Best apps to manage iPod without iTunes from Mac

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4.5 Rank based on 795+ users, Reviews(476)

When you realize that to sync iPod touch with your Mac iCloud is not enough at all, the issue of finding a quality software to sync iPod touch with Mac OS X becomes growing. Plus you can easily mount iPod touch as a Mac disk with a good third-party app, which will allow you browse and manage iPod content freely. In this article we'll have a look at various software to sync iPod touch and macOS including such data as media files, calendars, and contacts.

We've made research and some testing on several apps for syncing Mac with iPod touch and present you with the list of software to sync iPod touch and Mac.

Best software to sync iPod touch with Mac

  • SyncMate
  • Syncios
  • BusyMac
  • PhotoSync
  • Cloud Storages
  • 1. SyncMate

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    Requirements: macOS 10.13+. 57.16MB free space. Version 8.6.514. (25 Oct, 2022). 4.5 Rank based on 795+ users, Reviews(476)
    Category: Utilities

    SyncMate is the app that leads this list for many reasons. It is sophisticated enough not to be overly complicated at the same time. The app offers a wide rage of syncing possibilities for your iPod touch: personal data (contacts and calendar entries), media files, folders, reminders, bookmarks, etc. Not only does it handle your sync requirements effortlessly, it also lets you mount iPod touch as a Mac OS X disk, provides tools for texting directly from Mac with its full-sized keyboard, etc.


    First of all SyncMate syncs data, which is different from transferring it, i.e. data gets updated accordingly on both your devices and you get the most fresh and current data everywhere. Next is the fact that SyncMate works the sync process directly, without any extra steps, which guarantees fast and safe process. Thanks to all of its possibilities and stability SyncMate is leading the chart of apps to manage iPod without iTunes.

    2. Syncios

    Syncios comes next. This is a good enough software to sync iPod touch with macOS. It is user-friendly and offers the following possibilities: music, videos, photos, apps, ebooks, contacts, messages can be synced between Mac and iPod touch. Basically when using this app you can extract data from iTunes backup, and use your iPod as a USB storage. You can also manage notes, contacts, and bookmarks from Mac OS X with Syncios.

    3. BusyMac

    BusyMac is an outstanding software, however it has a rather narrow specialty. This app offer synchronization of Address Book and iCal and proved to be reliable and stable compared to many other smaller apps like it.

    4. PhotoSync

    PhotoSync is kind of the same type as BusyMac, it only syncs one specific thing, which is photos and videos. During the tests it performed wonderfully with media files transfer, sharing, backup, even over wireless connection. This app logs all actions performed for your reference.

    5.Cloud Storages

    iCloud is a logical choice for many, as it is Apple's own storage service. By means of iCloud you can update data across your Apple devices. However not every data is good to be kept in a cloud and not everyone likes adding an extra intermediary for the sync process.


    Dropbox is so popular with many users because it can be used to update data across various devices that are not necessarily developed by the same brand. This service supports various file types for storage and allows you sharing your files in the cloud with other people. Just as with iCloud, two things to consider is keeping data in the cloud and not having an exactly direct sync process.

    This was our version of top software to sync iPod touch and Mac OS X. Hopefully it will help you find what you were looking for.

    SyncMate Expert

    macOS 10.13+
    57.16MB free space
    Version 8.6.514 (25 Oct, 2022) Release notes
    Download Total downloads: 467,673
    Purchase PRO From US$39.95
    Rank based on 795+ users, Reviews(476)