Other good music manager programs to work with ipod?

well I guess nobody knows anything about ipods & itunes here? I am finding itunes pretty lame, & does not do all that I need/ want it to do.

can anyone recommend other good ripping/importing music manager programs that will work with ipods? I would like to be able to use all the features the ipod has.

J. River Media Jukebox (freeware) and J. River Media Center (shareware) should be able to synchronize with iPods.

Since I don’t have an iPod, I can’t tell you exactly how well it works.

EDIT: According to this thread on the J. River support forums, you may need J. River Media Center 13 (not just J. River Media Jukebox 12) to support the latest iPod Nano.