Got an iPod? If so, then you’re probably the victim of an arranged marriage to iTunes. Like it or not, that iPod really wants to hook up with iTunes, and unfortunately many schools don’t allow the use of iTunes on school computers. So hypthetically, let’s say you wanted to add unitedstreaming videos to your iPod so that you can use them on your MegaVCR, you were out of luck.
That’s where Floola comes in. "Floola is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes).
It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Floola supports all most common used features including podcasts!"
You just drop it on your iPod in disk mode, and run it from there. It looks and feels remarkably similar to iTunes, and has many of the same functions. There are even some functions thrown in that iTunes hasn’t implemented yet. No, you can’t access the music store and buy new music, but c’est la vie. It’s a great substitute for times when you can’t get access to iTunes.
So if you can’t convince your IT person that there’s actually educational reasons to use an iPod in the classroom, then take advantage of Floola!