CopyTrans is a complete tool for creating full or selective backups of apps, photos, and videos from your iOS device to your computer. With a clear interface and lots of options, this app gives you the control you want over what moves back and forth between your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Backup options: Through this app, you can choose either a Smart or Manual Backup. The Smart option will just copy anything that's changed since the last backup. With the Manual tool, you can choose exactly which files you want backed up and which you don't care about. You can also decide whether to back up to iTunes or to a separate local folder.
Lots of Help: From the beginning, this app provides you with tips and guidance to help you get the most out of all its features. And while most users will have no trouble finding their way around the straightforward interface, there are complete instructions included as well.
No photos: When we ran the Smart Backup on the iPhone 6, only videos were taken off of the camera roll. The app did not recognize or back up any of the hundreds of photos also present on the device.
Processing time: Even though we were backing up only about 60 files, the backup did take quite a while to complete. As long as you leave plenty of time for the app to work, this doesn't have to be too much of an inconvenience. But you do need to know that you won't be able to use your device for that period of time.
CopyTrans is a convenient option for creating backups of certain types of files. It claims to work with photos (although it did not recognize any of ours), but it did complete a backup of various other items, and all options are clearly presented through the app's intuitive interface.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CopyTrans 4.871.
With CopyTrans transfer iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad music, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, home made videos, apps, and ringtones directly to iTunes. Import playlists, artworks, ratings, play counts, date last played, and date added back into iTunes. Copy iPod playlists and iPhone smart playlists while preserving song order within playlist. Import iPhone artworks automatically into iTunes. Import iPhone videos, podcasts, audiobooks, movies, TV-shows and ringtones to their iTunes categories. Backup iPod podcasts to iTunes including subscriptions.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.519 adds compatibility with iTunes 126.96.36.199
I had an old iPod that contained some precious tracks. I wanted at least some of them transferred to iTunes. I'm not tech savvy at all, but the interface was so simple, I didn't even need the instructions. It took around 7 minutes and all my 4000+ songs were on my Windows PC. Miracle!
There was a glitch with PayPal and I was charged twice, but the Customer Support reimbursed me in no time. I am incredibly happy and recommend CopyTrans to all my friends!