Syncing Your Life
The iPod Touch is often thought of as the insignificant step sister of the iPhone. Since it does not take the next step into actual phone calls many people assume they cannot use it for scheduling and extended life management. You can still do this on the iPod Touch even though you will never be able to check your voice mail from it. To do this you just make sure that you sync a number of different features from your computer onto your iPod Touch. These features are in the Info tab under your iPod Touch on your iTunes, which is often ignored.
iPod Touch Info Section
Start by plugging your iPod Touch into your computer and letting it register into your iTunes account. You may want to start it from syncing automatically because you are going to sync it again in a moment. Find your iPod Touch in the left hand panel of your iTunes under Devices. Select the iPod Touch and then look at the options in the middle main panel.
Select the Info tab up top, which is in between Photos and Applications. Here you are going to find several different features that you can sync to your iPod Touch. The top option is for Mobile Me, which is an entire separate feature that many iPod Touch users are not employing. Below that is Contacts, where you can hit the box next to Sync Address Book Contacts. This would then sync your email contacts to your iPod Touch, which you can then use to email from your iPod Touch. This is not quite as useful as syncing Contacts to your iPhone because calling is a possibility there, but if you plan on actually using all internet functions on your iPod Touch then this would be a good idea.
Below Contacts is Calendar, and this is likely to be the most important feature to sync to your iPod Touch. You can check the box to the left of Sync iCal Calendars you will be able to create a calendar schedule on your computer and have it synced to your iPod Touch. This way you can schedule events, your normal series of events, and alerts that you need from your computer instead of having to type them in to the iPod Touch keyboard. Below that is Email Accounts, which serves some of the same functions as syncing your Contacts. This is also an important feature so that your email account is directly synced to the iPod Touch email section, this way you do not have to log on using Safari.
The option below this is for Web Browser and will sync the favorites that you have on your computer's Safari browser. This is a good idea if you have a number of important favorites that you want to use on your iPod Touch. This is all part of transferring your day to day computer use to your mobile device.