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CopyTrans

CNET Editors' review

iTunes is the default program for managing all of your Apple devices, but it's certainly not the be-all and end-all for managing your iPhone or iPod content. CopyTrans promises an easy, smart, safe way to transfer and back up your Apple device content, and it delivers.

To ensure a positive user experience, CopyTrans offers help from the get-go with a pop-up window that gives you links to its online User Guides, Getting Started Guide, and video demo. But thanks to its simple but functional user interface, we really didn't need the documentation. With our iPhone 4 plugged into our PC, the program immediately went to work pulling our playlist and camera info and displaying the content in the window. Our music playlist info was broken down into Genre, Artists, and Albums. You have two backup options: Smart and Manual. With Smart backup selected, we clicked the button of the same name. CopyTrans immediately went to work and we could watch the status of the backup in a pop-up window that also allows you to pause and cancel the action. Now, we don't keep a lot of content on our iPhone - we had only 89 files between apps and music - and it took about seven minutes to copy all of the files; it wasn't a lot of time, but if you have a lot of content on your device, it could take a bit of time to complete. Still, once CopyTrans finished copying all of the files, it copied the files to our computer and imported them to iTunes. The Settings menu gives you the option of displaying album artwork and sending errors and/or usage statistics to the CopyTrans team.

CopyTrans comes as a zip file, but installs and uninstalls cleanly. It's a worthy program for restoring your iPhone, iPod, and iPad content and easily transferring files between devices. We recommend it for all user levels.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CopyTrans 4.836. The trial version is limited to 250 tracks per transfer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "simplicity in one"

    January 23, 2014  |   By DaBone54

    Version: CopyTrans 4.858

    Pros

    Very easy program to run.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Averted disaster"

    December 24, 2013  |   By sandyweis

    Version: CopyTrans 4.858

    Pros

    We went through a flood and our basement with all that was in there including my PC was half way under water. The computer and my iTunes library were gone forever.

    This helped me recover the thousandas of songs collected over the years from my iPad back to the iTunes library of a brand new computer. It would have been impossible without copytrans.

    Cons

    Price: IT'S WORTH MUCH MORE THAN WHAT IT COSTS :)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great program, well worther the money."

    November 25, 2013  |   By Distinctive_1

    Version: CopyTrans 4.858

    Pros

    Was able to get all the music from many different devices without a hitch. Easy to choose folders for destination and works fast at retrieving thousands of tracks in a decent amount of time.

    Cons

    Update is a bit tricky to do.

    Summary

    I had decided to try this to retrieve music from my ipod. my other computer crashed and itunes would not do it because a different comp. I purchased Copytrans and have been able to get soo much music from many devices. I have filled a an external hard drive and about another 150GB on my laptop. Well worth the money.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome! Works quickly and efficiently."

    November 3, 2013  |   By becwp

    Version: CopyTrans 4.856

    Pros

    I was able to quickly download my music from an old ipod as I dropped my external hard drive in the process of moving it from one computer to the next and lost all of my music.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons, it was easy to use very straight forward.

    Summary

    Awesome, cheap price compared to having to redownload each of my 4000 song library over the last 15 year! Awesome!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Worth the dollar"

    August 16, 2013  |   By ashOkeff

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    works exactly as descibed - backed up 1300 songs and 90 apps from my iphone right into itunes

    unobtrusive

    simple to use

    Cons

    works only with Windows - i have both a pc and a mac Air. Wish I could use it on my mac too.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome thanks"

    August 12, 2013  |   By lolkatso

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    for a small price I got my iPod nano songs into my computer. I am not a techie person but even me managed to extract the songs back to itunes

    Cons

    better looking main window would be a plus

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  • 5.0 stars

    "does what it says on the box"

    August 12, 2013  |   By Vdinhorst

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    I used copytrans to transfer my iphone songs, videos and related playlists as well as apps to iTunes on my work computer.

    Cons

    no disadvantages so far

    Summary

    I sync my iPhone to my personal computer but when I tried to sync to my work computer, iTunes told me that it will delete the iPhone. Copytrans helped me avoid this disaster.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not outstanding..."

    August 11, 2013  |   By kevin-nivek

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    Copy music back to PC

    Cons

    1. Not two-way transfer
    2. Can't back up apps, contacts, messages, etc.
    3. Freeware like Syncios(http://www.syncios.com) does much more jobs

    Summary

    The word "outstanding" shouldn't be used here...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "a respectable piece of software"

    August 4, 2013  |   By Bethhee

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    Copytrans managed to transfer all of my painstakingly organized and accumulated music collection from my ipad back to my computer after a PC crash. Without this, I would have been at loss.

    Cons

    kudos - no such

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great software!!!!!"

    August 4, 2013  |   By AtmaVoudou

    Version: CopyTrans 4.846

    Pros

    This software does exactly what it says it will do. It is simple to use and 100% safe, free of any malware or spyware. The team is also very patient and has no problems responding to any questions in a reasonable time frame. For me, it was beyond worth it. The price is extremely reasonable as we'll. I highly recommend this product.

    Cons

    True, that it did erase my contacts however, copy Trans does have software for this as we'll.
    I would rather reprogram my contacts than repurchase my entire music library.

    Summary

    I asked anyone and everyone about saving my music library and you may hear that it isn't possible.
    I know I did over and over. The real truth is, those people are wrong! Copy Trans has earned another fantastic review!!!!

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