One of the more frequently used apps I had on my iPod Touch prior to upgrading to 2.0 was the Simply Media application. It allowed me to access my entire music library on my computer without having to transfer the songs and eat up the remaining free space on my measly 16GB iPod Touch. That was back in the day when it was only available through Installer.app.
It’s a good thing, though, that Simplify Media is finally available through the App Store, and it’s free. I’m not too sure if they’re serious about it being free of charge only to the first 100K iPhone users, but nonetheless, I didn’t take any chances and downloaded it immediately. Now, I enjoy the same benefits as I did before and have totally forgotten those jailbreaking days of the past.
They’ve added some new a features such as artist info (by Last.fm) and song lyrics (by LyricWiki). The album art, unfortunately, is now also updated by connecting to an online database which is erroneous at times probably due to the wrong search criteria. In the past, it would just display whatever album art I had in my iTunes collection, but I guess they decided to change it in this latest version.
Remote access is still limited to audio files so you won’t be able to watch your favorites TV shows and movies through it. However, you can connect to the libraries of your other Simplify Media contacts which, in turn, will give you access to more-than-your-average fill of music.
A desktop/laptop version needs to be installed first for you to gain to access your library, but that's probably the most tedious part of the whole process. Once you've got everything set up, get ready to enjoy countless hours of music fun just as long as you're connected to a network (Wi-Fi, 3G, or even EDGE).
It isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good for the most part, and best of all, its free!