CNET Editors' review
Nowadays, it's not uncommon for each of us to have multiple devices for listening to and accessing music, including an iPhone, iPod Touch, and/or an iPad. And it's important to have a program that will easily allow you to transfer files to and from devices without any kind of hassle. DiskAid offers users a means to do this, but the trial version we tested would not let us complete a file transfer.
When installing DiskAid, we encountered our first hiccup: It requires that you have the newest version of iTunes installed, so you'll have to do that before getting started. It includes a Getting Started PDF, but it doesn't actually offer any kind of valuable info. It does include a Help feature that takes you to online User Guides. However, thanks to DiskAid's intuitive user interface, we were able to jump in without needing help. Once our iPhone 4 was plugged into our PC, its contents were instantly imported to DiskAid, where they appeared just as in iTunes, broken down into Artist, Album, Genre, and so on. We started by copying our music to a folder we created on our desktop. Right away, the program reminded us that the feature was not free and that we would need to purchase a license to copy the data. However, it gave us two options - Buy DiskAid and Not Now - that gave us the impression that we could proceed, but that proved not to be the case. After clicking Not Now, we were presented with a menu that let us select which files we wanted to copy (Music, Movies, TV Shows, etc.) and where we wanted to save them (to iTunes or to a folder). We selected the Music file option and To a Folder of My Choice for our save location. Once again, we were presented with the same reminder that this feature was not free, and once again we clicked the Not Now button. But this time, we were stuck and could not proceed to the end. So, sadly, we have no way of knowing if the program actually copies files as promised.
We were pleased with DiskAid right up until the end, but because of the licensing issue, we can't recommend it as a viable iTunes file transfer tool. The program installs and uninstalls cleanly.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of DiskAid 5.41.
DiskAid is the ultimate Transfer Tool for accessing the iPod, iPhone or iPad directly from the desktop. Access Data such as: Music, Video, Photos, Contacts, Notes, Call History, Text Messages (SMS), Voicemail, and Voice Memos. Connects directly to any installed iPhone App and enables the use of the iPhone as an USB Drive. With DiskAid you can also transfer files and folders betwen your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your Computer and view them on the go using FileApp free files browser. Transfer files to and from any iPhone or iPad App.
What's new in this version: Version 5.47 includes unspecified updates.
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All versions:4.0 stars
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"excellent product makes transferring files a breeze"
Version: DiskAid 5.46
Makes transferring files so much easier and well worth the money with the discount only 20.00.
not totally free but well worth it
Geat software for those not familiar with the program a great video review and installation tutorial is available at techgeec.com or on their youtube channel. They also offfer a 30% discount
"Tremendous time & hassle saver !!"
Version: DiskAid 5.46
Simple to execute
Covers all aspects of iPhone (media, apps, contacts, etc)
TREMENDOUS time saver
Files saved with meaningful nomenclature
None - it is amazing.
This is not free if you want to actually transfer files; however ... it is WELL worth the money for what it does. NOTE: Students with a valid .EDU email can get the software for free.
If you ever wanted/needed to copy all your stuff from your iPhone in one shot rather than go into each app to email or sync your data ... this app does it all. Even better, it saves it in a well defined naming system so you don't even have to go back and rename the files to know what they are.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I think it should be able to do one feature: it should be able to have a "select all" to copy all contents of texts or whatever in one shot ** while keeping the files separate ** This software has the option of copying only selected files (texts, voicemails) one at a time. If you want to do a one-time copy of everything, the software will do that, but it will lump everything into one file. Instead of having a file of all A's texts, a file with all B's texts, and a file with all C's text, if you did the select all ... it would put A, B, and C's text all in one file.
Aside from that ... it literally saves me hours and hours - no joke!
"Top iPhone music transfer app"
Version: DiskAid 5.41
very easy to use
works on mac and windows
also copies sms
nothing really, will see with version 6 due soon :-)
Version: DiskAid 5.4
Easy to install and run.
Copies Music and Data
couldn't find any
Bloody Brilliant! I only needed it to get my music off my broken iTouch, but i've used it for heaps more since then :) I've used it to transfer my contacts from my iPhone to my iPad, transfer my call history and even transfer my game high scores between devices. Chrz :)
"Makes music transfer from Iphone painless and easy"
Version: DiskAid 5.11
I used a 30% OFF COUPON - TECHGEEC012Q3
None other than its not free
"Free if you have a .edu email"
Version: DiskAid 5.31
Helps transfer voice files from phone to pc. Great tool for students who use their phone to record lectures.
not sure yet
"Excellent product video tutorial here..."
Version: DiskAid 5.11
Works really well and is very easy to use
none....oh yeah its not free but worth the $$ and the video below has a discount
Here is a great wseb site with a video tutorial on DiskAid and other tech gadgets. His videos are so easy to understand and the quality are great. He offers a 30% coupon too.
"Terrible. Do not download."
Version: DiskAid 5.08
None. (Well, it looks nice)
A NON-EXISTANT TRIAL. @*#! you and the horse you rode in on.
"If you own an iPod, iPhone or iPad you should try it !"
Version: DiskAid 5.06
Access iOS file system
Transfer files to your iOS device
Transfer and copy any content from your iPhone to your computer
Easy to use
"Most Excellent - Works Great, easy to install/use"
Version: DiskAid 5.06
Copies files as advertised
SUPER easy to use
Let's you put on up to 3 computers for the price
None that I found
I needed to get content from old iPod onto my computer. Searched for something to do that, found DiskAid. Before you pay for it, search for online coupons. I quickly found one and cut the price 20%.
Here's the timeline to use:
Downloaded software: about 10 seconds.
Install software: about 10 seconds.
Register software: 15 seconds
Open software and highlight *everything* on iPod: 5 seconds
Click on the button that says "copy to computer": 1 second
file transfer started and All files end up on my iTunes - nothing lost.
So, total time to buy, install and use < 1 minute.
Note: I had never heard of this software 5 minutes before trying this, didn't look @ any instructions, just pushed the buttons that make sense.
I'm not sure why other reviewers couldn't make things work - it was incredibly easy to use.
If you need this capability, just buy it