CNET Editors' review
iPhones, iPod Touch MP3 players, and iPads are ubiquitous, and iTunes is the primary way to manage all those devices. However, if you're looking for a simple workaround to iTunes to manage and back up all of your contact information, CopyTrans Contacts is a great way to go.
You don't need a visit to CopyTrans Contacts' online User Guides to get started, as the interface is plain, but self-explanatory. The program asks you to plug in your Apple device and, once detected, it immediately gets to work. We plugged in our iPhone 4 to our PC and in no time all of our contact information, including associated pictures, appeared in a Contact list on the left side of the window. Checkboxes next to each contact let you view that person's phone, email, and address information - everything we added in our iPhone. Once selected, we were able to click the Edit contact feature and modify the info. From there, we decided to export all of our contacts to an Excel spreadsheet. A single checkbox at the top let us quickly select all of our contacts. We selected the export location and how we wanted it transferred, and CopyTrans Contacts successfully saved them in a formatted spreadsheet. Similar tests were performed to send our Gmail, Outlook, and Windows contacts and all were just as quick and easy as our first test. CopyTrans Contacts even lets you create your own Groups by first naming the group, and then dragging and dropping each contact to the window. The Settings menu gives you a sync option so you can immediately save any changes to your device. It also lets you change the sort and display order, as well as restore your address book, and check for updates.
CopyTrans Contacts comes as a zip file, but it installs and uninstalls cleanly. It's a great program if you want a quick and easy way to manage your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad contact information. We recommend it for all user levels.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Copytrans Contacts 1.003. The trial version has limited features.
CopyTrans Contacts makes it easy to manage iPhone contacts, calendars, notes, bookmarks (also iPod Touch and iPad) and export your SMS. You can export iPhone contacts to Microsoft Windows contacts, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, iCloud, Thunderbird or any other software/service that accepts vCard/CSV files. Import contacts from vCard/CSV files or any of the previously mentioned software. Transfer contacts to a new phone. Start organizing contacts in groups. All contacts can be edited using the PC's keyboard.
What's new in this version: Version 1.049 improves stability and adds minor fixes.
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"Quick, easy, readable formats. Love it!!"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.041
The applications is easy to use and has multiple outputs for the options.
None so far
I had been looking for a way to save all of my text messages between my wife and I, including the pictures, in a quick and easy way. I saw a review for this product on another website, so I gave it a try. It didn't take any time at all to install. It connected to my device quickly. I was able to save the entire conversation to a Word document, including pictures. It only took about 45 minutes for the entire process (and I had never used this software before) and it was nearly 700MB worth of messages and pictures. It came out in a clean format that is easy to read who was writing and when they wrote it. It came out in a rich text format that was only 5MB with tons of pictures. It has links to all of the picture, video, and audio files, which it also saves in a separate folder for your convenience. This was much more that I was expecting. It can also save it in an excel file, but it does not save the pictures, video, or audio in any way.
"Got the program at 20% discount - saved my iphone sms"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.026
-> was offered a discount coupon:
-> easy to use, I bought it in order to back up my iphone sms messages - worth the price, especially after the 20% off
-> backup functions for iphone contacts and calendar available - i only needed it for my iphone sms though
didn't observe any
"Superb/best app I ever came across for Apple products"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.021
Transferring contacts to and from iPhone had been a nightmare for me before I came across this wonderful CopyTrans Contacts app. Earlier I would search the web for hours trying to manage the transferring of contacts from my Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail accounts; each of the account had its own peculiar method of transfer. As a layman, prior to working with CopyTrans, I encountered mishaps, i.e. some contacts were lost, overwritten or modified during transfer and could not be recovered. However, CopyTrans made it a breeze transferring and copying contacts to/from Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail.
The layout of CopyTrans is simplicity in itself and it is hard to go wrong. Additionally it is not only transferring contacts but one can also manage copy/transfer of photos, albums, songs, videos, SMS to/from iPod, iPhone and iPad. And to top it all one can even recover and repair missing and deleted songs on the iPod.
What more can one wish for in a simple app for Contacts!!!
To be honest CopyTrans exceeds my expectations and I have yet to come across any short-coming or deficiency in this excellent app.
It has made my life simpler and even though not very tech-savvy I am able to handle transferring contacts with confidence.
The only drawback I came across is not connected with the use of the app per se. It is the payment part for the 'full version for unlimited use' wherein only PayPal is authorised to accept and process the payment. Unfortunately, where I live PayPal is non-existent.
"Excellent Customer Service!"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.014
Easy to use, multiple options.
Could be tricky if you have a very large iPhone contact list (i.e. 1000+).
Just got the Galaxy S3, and I wanted to transfer my 1200 contacts from my iPhone 4S. Tried a couple options, didn't work and decided to contact customer service. They got back to me within 24 hours with an alternative method that worked perfectly.
"Makes iphone contact transfer to Outlook possible"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.012
directly transferred my iphone contacts to outlook on my pc.
used it for exactly what i wanted to do, so no.
I do not use itunes on my computer and it was imposible for me to find a way to trasnfer my iphone contacts to my outlook. copytran Contacts made the transfer possible - what's more - I didn't have to even open outlook for the transfer to take place.
"Used it to copy my old iphone contacts to my iphone 5"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 1.003
easy and inexpensive
notes backup not an option
I needed to copy my very extensive contact list on my old iphone which contains all my business and family contacts to my new iphone 5.
I tried backing up my old iphone contacts via itunes but it just wasn't what I was looking for. I used this program to back up my contact list to my computer and then transfer it to my new iphone. I am now not worried that my contacts will be lost if something happens to my phone.
"Easy-to-use, all-in-one iPhone contacts solution"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 0.904
Used this to clean up and organize my iPhone contact list and to back it up to my computer. Controls are simple and easy to use.
not sure yet. Don't think there are such
For a couple of years in college, I had accumulated dozens of contacts on my iPhone. Some of them were missing the complete names, other people had their cells changed and were not updated within my contact list. The copytrans Contacts helped me add the missing information quickly right from my PC. If I had to do it on the iPhone, it would have taken hours.
Once I had my contact list organized, I backed up a safe copy to my PC using the same program.
"could not get it to work"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 0.904
none that I can see
"We need more programs like this"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 0.089
worth using to put some order in one's contacts list
beta version - want the final already
I am not a messy person but my iphone contacts list was in such a chaos - I had synced contacts from elsewhere - my gmail account - my PC - etc and for years I had a number of duplicated contacts. this contacts tool was useful and helped me organize my iphone contacts into groups, delete all the duplicated data, and add updated information for some contacts. I then used the program to safely back up my organized contact list to my computer.
"First-rate iPhone contact backup"
Version: CopyTrans Contacts 0.086
easy on the tech-illiterate mind
backs up iPhone contacts in no time
Wish I could save my iPhone notes in the same way
Was looking for a direct way to save my iPhone contacts on my PC. The program did just that - simply plugged in the phone with the USB and copytrans contacts did the rest.
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