If you've unfortunately gone through a bad Leopard install and didn’t have a good backup you probably lost all your music. The excellent freeware application, Senuti was recently updated to version .50. Now you'll never have to worry about losing your music as long as it's on your iPod. The jump to version .50 has brought a plethora of new features, including better Leopard compatibility and support, as well as a completely reworked UI.
We like this app and said so in our last Senuti review. The interface now follows Leopard’s sexy unified interface. Also new is the very handy addition of blue dots that indicate songs that are not present in your current iTunes library. All of the other Senuti features we love are still intact: full song previews right from the iPod, options to take songs directly from playlists, and meta data transfers make this app even more useful. The new UI is elegant and logical.
You can give Senuti a try from FadingRed. Senuti is currently freeware, but the author accepts donations to keep Senuti going. You can also purchase Senuti for $15. If you do this and it becomes shareware in the future, you will receive a license with lifetime upgrades.
Note: If all your content is purchased from iTunes, and the computer is still authorized, you should be able to avoid the need for Senuti by choosing the option to “Transfer Purchases from within iTunes. Also, currently (and probably until Apple allows the iPhone and iPod touch to “Enable Disk Use”), Senuti doesn’t support the iPhone or iPod Touch, but it works just fine with my 3G nano.