Hello Audrey Parman, If you are trying to add applications from iTunes to your iPod Touch while it is connected to your computer it will perform a sync. That's why it says Sync in Progress. It is basically copying the application you just bought from iTunes to your iPod Touch. If you don't want this, then you can go to the App Store on your iPod Touch and search for the Application you want to download and get it that way. You can always sync your iPod touch to your iTunes at anytime.