This is the best tool i ever used for this task.
TouchCopy lets you save your music, playlists, podcasts and videos from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your hard drive or directly into iTunes, at the touch of a button.
It also transfers your album art, ratings, play counts and other song data. Music and video can even be played through a computer without needing to have iTunes installed.In addition to all this, TouchCopy lets you view and copy your iDevice Photos to your computer, including photos and videos taken on your device's camera.
Also, you can save your games and Apps from your iPod, iPhone or iPad to your computer or directly back into your iTunes library. If you wish to keep your iPhone messages safe, TouchCopy conveniently lets you save your SMS, MMS and iMessage conversations as html files and even saves the images sent as part of your conversations as JPEGs. Those who like to combine work with leisure will find the ability to manage and copy iPod, iPhone and iPad notes, contacts, calendars useful too. Recent updates also added the ability to transfer iBooks, Voice Memos, Call logs, Bookmarks and Call History. TouchCopy works with all models of iPod, iPhone and iPad and is compatible with devices using iOS4, iOS5 and iOS6. The program is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese languages. It is updated regularly to enhance the feature set and the product updates as well as friendly customer support are provided
It is not a freeware but 29,99 us dollar.
But how much does it cost if you lose something on you apple device?
I saved all my music to my hardrive very nice and not a lot of trouble to use this.