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|Developer(s)||The Little App Factory|
|Stable release||) [±]|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7|
iRip (formerly named iPodRip, renamed due to iPod trademark) is a commercial iPod recovery tool for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It features an iTunes style interface, iPod media transfer, and integration with iTunes. It was originally released in August 2003 and has since had over 5 million downloads.
It was developed for the Hack Show during MacHack 2003. However, the developer never demonstrated it thinking the hack "too simple" when compared to Unstoppable Progress and Interface UnBuilder, both of which wowed the audience.
In November 2009 The Little App Factory was forced by Apple to change the name of iPodRip to remove the trademark iPod. In a bid to gain leniency the developer sent an email to Steve Jobs and this email exchange was leaked garnering headlines due to Steve's succinct reply of "Change your apps name. Not that big of a deal." The software is now known as iRip.
Recently iRip have been taking a leap with sponsoring the e-sports scene with Starcraft 2, in particular the HDH Invitational #1  with a prize pool supported of $2,500. They have also supported Husky and HDStarcraft in show matches such as the Day9 vs Tasteless show. The e-sports scene has always been huge in Korea, and with groups like The Little App Factory supporting more Western competition this could pave the way for a more dominant role of e-sports out-with Korea.
Books that Reference iRip
- Biersdorfer, J.D. (March 2005). David Pogue, ed. IPod & ITunes: The Missing Manual, Third Edition. Pogue Press (O'Reilly). p. 59. ISBN 0-596-00877-5.
- Biersdorfer, J.D. (February 2, 2004). David Pogue, ed. IPod & ITunes: The Missing Manual, Second Edition. Pogue Press (O'Reilly). p. 57. ISBN 0-596-00658-6.
- Bove, Tony (October 2, 2003). The iPod Companion. Boston, MA: Muska & Lipman. p. 186. ISBN 1-59200-113-0.
- Hart-Davis, Guy (April 1, 2004). How to Do Everything with Your iPod & iPod Mini, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. ISBN 0-07-225452-1.
- Mansfield, Richard (October 2005). Savvy Guide to Digital Music. Indy-Tech Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 0-7906-1317-4.
- Stern, Hadley (October 13, 2004). iPod and iTunes Hacks: Tips and Tools for Ripping, Mixing and Burning. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 174. ISBN 0-596-00778-7.
- "iRip for Mac". www.macupdate.com. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
- Ben Trengrove; The Little App Factory Pty. Ltd. (2010-04-08). "iRip Windows v188.8.131.52". iRip. forums.thelittleappfactory.com. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
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