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 File 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: - iOS 7.1 support
- All new trial feature when DiskAid is not registered: You can now copy 250 tracks, 100 photos, 10 messages, 10 notes etc. for free. - The New FileApp is here! FileApp 4 includes a fresh iOS 7 look and many other improvements.
- Wi-Fi doesn't take over USB any more - Fixed crashes at startup with some devices - PDF export on Mavericks 10.9 is fixed - iPad icon missing - Missing photo library on iOS 5 & 6 - Many other bug fixes and improvements
More Products to Consider
- Transfer files from iPod, iPhone, and iPad to iTunes and comput...
- Transfer iPhone song, video, photo, app, PDF, voicemail, and co...
- Transfer music, videos from PC to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
- Help in transfering music from any iPhone, iPod or iPad to a Ma...
- Manage your music and movie libraries on your PC, iPod or iPhon...
- Transfer music, videos, photos, messages, and other media from ...
- Install iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad drivers without installing...
- Copy music, videos, photos and more from iPod, iPad, iPhone to ...
- Transfer iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch music movies and apps.
- Extract files from any iTunes iOS backup (including encrypted) ...
- Place connected iOS device into recovery mode with this utility...
- Backup your iDevice SHSH.
- Recover contacts, photos, messages, other data from iPad, iPod ...
- Manage apps, photos, music, videos, eBooks between iPod/iPhone/...
- Copy music, movies, playlists from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPo...
- Turn your iDevice into the ultimate external drive.
- Transfer songs from your iPod to Windows-based computer.
- Manage iPhone contacts, calendars, and notes from your PC.
- Record anything on your PC in Full HD, up to 100FPS, with no la...
- Clean up iTunes library, delete duplicates, missing, and orphan...
- Recover photos from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to PC and transfer p...
- Convert video and audio to play on all popular devices.
- Transfer music, movie, photo, eBook, app, contacts between iPod...
- A program that allows users to jailbreak their iPod touch, iPho...
All versions:3.9 stars
out of 21 votes
Current version:0 stars Be the first to review this product
My rating:Write review
"Not worth it for simple transfers"
Version: DiskAid 5.47
Users who transfer many files at a time seem to find it convenient.
If one knows how to transfer using iTunes (see below), it is not worth buying and having these programs on your devices. In addition, one user wrote that transferring a group of text files resulted in the group being combined into a single text file. I myself suspect another kind of damage. I think it may have been when I uninstalled FileApp from my iPad that most of my Pages files on the iPad were erased. Fortunately, they were on my laptop too.
I have an Ipad 2 with IOS7 and Windows7 on my desktop and my laptop. I do not want to use Dropbox and the internet to transfer files between two devices on my desk. ITunes controls transfers, to block files purchased by someone else.Since Google led me to learn how to transfer files using only iTunes, I no longer consider this program to be valuable for the simple transfers I do.
FileApp (or FileApp Pro, which I bought) and DiskAid which comes with FileApp and is its helper on the PC, provide a convenient interface for iTunes. One can copy and paste, or drag, files from Windows to FileApp's file storage or that of another app on the iPad, or the other way, as in Windows itself.
I thought the $4.99 I spent on FileApp Pro was well worth it although even the free version can do the simple transfers I was using it for. A surprise came when I tried to use DiskAid to copy my photos from the iPad and was told I had to register DiskAid for $29 to do that. Actually, one can open the iPad in My Computer and find the folders with one's photos and videos and copy them without FileApp or even iTunes.
I wish I had learned the following sooner.
In iOS each app has its own file list.
For transfers in either direction, connect device to your computer. Start iTunes if it does not start by itself and select the device in iTunes. Click Apps. in iTunes.
After this, to transfer to computer:
Below File Sharing, from the list on the left, select the app on your device that you want to transfer a file from. From the list on the right, select the file you want to transfer, and click "Save to." A window opens, select in it where you want to save the file, and click Open. The file is saved.
To transfer to app:
Below File Sharing, select the app you want to transfer to, and click Add.
In the window that appears, select the file and click Open. The file is transferred.
I should say, after I installed DiskAid on my 64-bit Windows 7 desktop, I had lots of system crashes. After I uninstalled it and restored the system to an earlier state things got back to normal. This may have been a coincidence and it did not happen on my 32-bit Windows 7 laptop.
Updated on Jan 23, 2014
"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