This is the program I've been looking for in my search for a viable text reader for the iPod. This program does only one thing and it does it GREAT. You can view notes in text format without size limits. This means, for example, that I can carry around my resume in text format and show it to anyone who's willing to look at it.
Installation was a breeze in OS X. I simply downloaded it from this site and the .dmg automounted, revealing only a read me PDF with few instructions (but hey, there's not much to it) and the application itself, which is a tiny icon that clues the user as to its drag and drop nature. Drop a text file (while you can drop others, the iPod will only display a text file correctly), and the program will ask you whether you want it on the hard drive or the iPod. Choose iPod and the file is instantly copied to your iPod's contact list, where, upon disconnecting, you simply navigate to your contacts list and your text file appears, intact and readable on your iPod. Scrolling is a bit sluggish but that is hardly a bother. The ability to actually have your important page length documents with you is worth the price. But wait, that's the real beauty. This baby is FREEware. It costs you nada but what is does is priceless. And your ipod is that much closer to being a standard, document handling PDA. But wait, there's more! Although the download information indicates OS 9 as a minimum requirement, I got this thing working on my Powerbook G3 running 8.6 in no time. This is very important for folks who can't or don't want to (like myself), upgrade their Powerbooks to OS 9. All it took was to mount the Powerbook through Appletalk and copy the mounted .dmg drive to the Powerbook. The copied image appears on the portable like any other folder. Follow the same simple drag and drop routine. Of course, you do need a firewire connection. I connect my iPod to my 1998 portable via a Western Digital PC card and it works, like this program, like a charm.