From iPod to Mac
expod is a small utility for getting songs off your iPod. iTunes does a fantastic job of copying music onto an iPod, but lacks the ability to go the other way. With expod you can copy any or all of your songs (or videos) off your iPod, using whatever file naming convention you like.
expod copies your files back to your hard-drive untouched, and does not remove DRM from songs you bought on iTunes.
expod uses the disk mode functionality in older iPods. Starting with version 0.5, iPhones, iPod Touches and newer iPods are also supported.
Been going through older gadgets, putting them away in their original packaging (if I still have it), then boxing them up for the move. I found some older iPods and wanted to clear them off before packing them away, so I started searching for utilities that would copy the music from the iPod to the Mac (well, an external drive connected to my MacBook). Expod looks to be a great free utility to do this. In addition, the developer included the source code in the .dmg, so you can peek at the code yourself. Cool beans.