Newpods can help you sync recently downloaded podcasts to your portable device. It will look through a directory tree to find podcasts that have been downloaded since the last time the program was run. It will then insert two commands into the bash history list: one to pushd to the podcast directory on your portable device, so you can clean out old files as needed, and one to copy the new podcasts to your portable device. If you're tired of copying files by hand, but don't want to use a heavyweight GUI solution, newpods might be right for you.
CLAM chordata analyses the chords in a song and allows you to navigate along the song while watching several views to get insight of chords and other tonal features. Its simple and handy interface is designed for players with an instrument at hand. This application is part of the CLAM framework.