TransMac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.1
  • Total Downloads:
    660,289
  • Date Added:
    August 10, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    764
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Win is Win and Mac is Mac, and never the twain shall meet: is that what you've heard? Well, maybe there's some truth to it, especially when it comes to device compatibility. While Mac users are probably justified in claiming their OS and machines are better at handling the other side's stuff, there's certainly room for improvement at both ends. TransMac from Acute Systems is Windows software that can copy and manage files and folders on Apple drives and devices, including Mac-formatted hard drives, flash drives, and other storage devices, as well as open and burn disc images and .dmg and .sparseimage files. It's shareware that you can try for free for 15 days. Recent updates include an improved open file dialog, speed enhancements, and Windows 8 compatibility.

You can install TransMac as a ZIP file or an executable file; the installed program is identical in either case. The program's installer offers several setup options, too, such as file associations. TransMac's user interface is plain but easy to use, thanks in part to what is possibly the most common and efficient design ever, the classic Explorer-style toolbar/sidebar/main window layout. TransMac offers its subtle variations on the theme, with toolbar icons that stay hidden but outlined until needed, a tree-view disk menu in the left-hand sidebar, and draggable column headings in the main file list. The Options menu includes separate PC and Mac settings, plus General Settings that include selections for one of TransMac's extras, the ability to burn discs. We always expect a decent Help file with shareware, and TransMac has one, including a Quick Start guide with plenty of screenshots and, especially useful, a Troubleshooting Guide.

We ran TransMac on a Windows 7 PC, and then attached a Mac-formatted removable hard drive as our second device. Basically, TransMac works like File Explorer. We could cut, copy, paste, drag and drop, delete, and zip or unzip Mac files and folders to and from our PC, and vice versa. There are some quirks, which is only to be expected when Mac and Win get together. But TransMac makes them play nicely for a change.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of TransMac 10.4.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Very Useful"

    April 29, 2013   |   By moya_bob

    Version: TransMac 10.5

    Pros

    Access all types of Mac drives.
    Access Mac dmg files.
    No restart required after install

    Cons

    CNET repackages with other software. I just downloaded from authors site.

    Summary

    Only needed to access backup Mac USB drives so I did not test dmg feature. This is the best quick solution.

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work for me :("

    April 18, 2013   |   By farleyd--2008

    Version: TransMac 10.4

    Pros

    Free to try.

    Cons

    Came from a CNET download with all sorts of spammy adware crap, which I was at least able to uninstall.. but really, are we still doing that?

    BUT the program didn't work. I was able to see the drive in My Computer, but couldn't access any of the files. So a total wast of time and data.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great tool for quick access to Mac disks and dmg files."

    February 22, 2013   |   By rvasser

    Version: TransMac 10.4

    Pros

    Works on Windows 8!
    Can create and write to dmg files.
    Could open old zip disks I had.
    Installs quickly and does not require a reboot.

    Cons

    Can only open files that the Windows machine recognizes.

    Summary

    Was able to get some photos off old Mac disks I had.

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  • 1 stars

    "Have a good working system restore ready..."

    February 17, 2013   |   By go4th

    Version: TransMac 10.4

    Pros

    None found.

    Cons

    Rebooted during install & corrupted user profile to an unusable state that system restore was unable to correct.

    Summary

    Windows XP x64 sp2

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  • 5 stars

    "Did exactly what I needed"

    February 24, 2012   |   By Alexm_81

    Version: TransMac 10.2

    Pros

    Install was easy with a small download.
    As soon as I connected the external hard drive configured for a Mac, it launched TransMac and read the files..
    Simple interface like a windows explorer screen to navigate & copy files.

    Cons

    Would love it if it were freeware! But 15 day trial will suffice :-)

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  • 4 stars

    "The best utility for the job I could find for free"

    April 08, 2011   |   By lukesbobr

    Version: TransMac 10.0

    Pros

    Free for 15 days, easy to work with

    Cons

    Cant directly transfer from one external drive to another (both mac). You have to transfer to your PC first, and than to the external drive... Doubles the time!

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  • 4 stars

    "Opened a .dmg file on a windows 7 x64 system"

    March 12, 2011   |   By FunmakerRecords

    Version: TransMac 10.0

    Pros

    Easy and straightforward. Opens Mac files on Windows!

    Cons

    None to speak of

    Summary

    Worth it

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  • 4 stars

    "Does precisely what is claims"

    February 09, 2011   |   By KOComputer

    Version: TransMac 10.0

    Pros

    Burns dmg files for Mac, including some that other programs have a hard time with. Dual Layer not a problem.

    Cons

    Cost. While the software is good, $48.00 is a bit steep.

    Summary

    I have seen programs that *recognize* and burn dmg files, but they sometimes hang up or fail to burn in such a way that properly works with OSX. TransMac has not failed once in the time I have tested the trial version.

    All dual layer dmg burns worked as well, which is specifically where some others had failed for me.

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  • 3 stars

    "Used it a long time ago."

    January 21, 2011   |   By jas-matt

    Version: TransMac 10.0

    Pros

    It worked like it's supposed to.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

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  • 1 stars

    "does not perform the required task"

    October 06, 2010   |   By PeterT11

    Version: TransMac 9.2

    Pros

    Having not been able to open the required files therefore there are no "pros"

    Cons

    The sole purpose for requiring this program was to open clarisworks(CWK) files established on a previous version of windows(32 bit xp) in order to open these files in windows7(64 bit) which I cannot seem to achieve

    Summary

    I would like the product if it woulds perform the required task

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 11.1
    • Option to allow long paths on PC.
    • UI enhancements.
    • Fixes.
    General
    Publisher Acute Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.acutesystems.com
    Release Date August 07, 2014
    Date Added August 10, 2014
    Version 11.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.21MB
    File Name tmsetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 660,289
    Downloads Last Week 764
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 15-day trial
    Price $48

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