Sweetwater Software has released two free iPod applications designed for gigging musicians – the Musician’s iPod Tools.

The two applications in the set are the ContactsTool and the MP3Tool. They let musicians store set-lists, gig dates, and equipment lists in the iPod’s Contacts section. Information is stored in vCard format. The iPod MP3Tool stores any kind of list as MP3 song-data.

Chuck Surack, president and founder of Sweetwater, said: “I was looking for an easy way to be able to look at my upcoming gigs in my iPod. The tools were developed out of that need, and I’ve found it to be the easiest way of getting data into my iPod.”

The two tools are available for download from the company – they support Mac OS 9.x. OS X versions are promised “soon”. Users can download the software for free, but registration is required.