Review: Manage your iOS files with iBrowse for Mac

Move files between your computer and iOS device with this intuitive utility.

Most people access the contents of their iOS device on their computer via iTunes, but this method doesn't make it easy to move files back and forth between your computer and your device. iBrowse for Mac is a basic file manager that allows you to view the contents of your iOS device in a tree hierarchy. It's nothing fancy, but it could be just what you need if you want more control over the contents of your iOS device.

Using iBrowse for Mac is easy: just plug in your iOS device and you'll be able to view the contents in a tree hierarchy or other views. The program is very much like Finder, so anyone with a Mac will be familiar with the interface from the get-go. Managing your files is just a matter of dragging and dropping them between your device and your computer. Be aware that things may not be where you expect them to be or be labeled in a way that makes any sense; we finally found our songs in the folder labeled "iTunes_Control," and they were arranged in numbered folders with filenames made up of seemingly random letters. This is a function of how iOS devices store files and not a fault of iBrowse, but it does still make file management tricky if you're not sure exactly what you're looking for. iBrowse doesn't have a Help file, but its features are straightforward, and an online FAQ answers common questions.

iBrowse for Mac installs and uninstalls without issues. We found iBrowse to be an easy, intuitive way to have more control over the contents of our iPhone, and we recommend it to any user.

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