Life2Go lets you sync your mail, news feeds, iCal and Address Book info, weather forecasts, petrol prices, travel directions, movie screening and more to your iPod.
It can turn your iPod into a PDA, although of course the communication is all one way. You can’t enter information like new appointments or phone numbers, but it does put all the information you have at your finger tips on the road and out of the office.
In particular, syncing iCal, Address Book and Mail.app messages, safari bookmarks and documents in a variety of formats (RTF, PDF, Word .doc, plan text) makes your iPod a productivity tool.
Syncing these is done on an app by app basis:
You can select which mailboxes, calendars and Address Book Groups to sync, or sync them all. A new version (1.6.4) released today brings significant improvements to the speed and efficiency of syncing Mail.app messages.
As an added bonus, syncing your info like this, turns your iPod into a backup device for some of the most important information you have.
If I owned an iPod I would be most attracted by the idea of using it as a news feed reader. It automatically mirrors your NetNewsWire subscriptions and you can add extra ones directly within Life2Go:
You can read more about the other kinds of information that Life2Go brings to your iPod on the developer’s web site . Life2Go is shareware (USD 12.99).
Tags: Address Book, Apple Mail, iCal, iPod, mail.app, news feeds, Productivity, RSS, syncing