iExplorer for Mac

iExplorer for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    127,502
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Certain features are restricted.); $35.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Note: The product offers support for the public release of Mac OS X 10.11 public beta and is not guaranteed to work with the final release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Download.com cannot completely ensure the compatibility or security of beta software.

Editors' Review

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Advanced users often want to work with the root directories on their iPods, but this can't be done using iTunes. With iExplorer for Mac, you can manage your iPod media and work with root directories and other advanced features. Still, its price may be too high for most people.

Available as a free trial version with some limitations, the full program costs $35.00 as an upgrade. Exactly which features are limited in the free trial is not listed or apparent from use. The app was quick to install and load. iExplorer for Mac immediately determines if an iPod or iPhone is connected and prompts the user to connect one if not. As quickly as iTunes would, iExplorer reads the plugged-in device and gives an initial list of songs available. Surprisingly, it also appeared to sync with iTunes and listed other devices linked to the account that were not connected. While testing we noticed that the interface was well-designed and looked similar to the one native to iTunes. The basic media management features were also easy to use.

Access to root directories may be a good option for advanced users or those with jailbroken phones, but less experienced owners should be more careful due to the ability to delete necessary files.

In short, advanced users may find iExplorer's features worth the price, but for others a free program may be a better option.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"totally works"

July 30, 2015  |  By Tamir Aisic

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.7

Pros

I deleted all my music on my mac accidentally and it brought it back from my iPhone

Cons

While downloading it is hard to know when it is gonna finish

Summary

great great great
saved all my hard work

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4 stars

"Great App, Highly Recommend"

July 05, 2015

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.6

Pros

Simply to use and easy to understand

Cons

Will not transfer everything from iPhone

Summary

This is a great app to use especially since my music on my iPhone randomly deletes. The app basically does everything for you, just select transfer and go. But i have had problems trying to transfer everything from my library. It stops half way through but other than that great app.

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5 stars

"Fantastic product"

May 27, 2015  |  By protofiatlux

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.4

Pros

Very fast transfer of music files from original iPod Classic, iPods 4 & 5, iPads 2 & 3, so far. I'd been wondering what the solution would be for me when the hard drive on my Classic gives up the ghost & I couldn't recover all that music. Problem solved for $35!!

Cons

While music transfer is reasonably fast, building more than a dozen or so playlists is very slow, to the point you might suspect the program has frozen. This seems a minor trade-off for the tremendous benefits of this software.

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5 stars

"works great!"

April 09, 2015

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.6.8

Pros

works like a charm no problems so far.

Cons

pricy but still worth it if you are in to music as much as i am.

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5 stars

"Amazing app!"

February 14, 2015  |  By lennon.wiser.3

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.6.4

Pros

It's like jailbreaking and SSH'ing into your iPhone without any of the hassle in a really easy to use interface!

Cons

None, at all!

Summary

If you are looking to transfer files and media from your iPhone or an old iPod, it's by far the only way to go!!

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1 stars

"malicious program"

January 17, 2015  |  By stepon2

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.6

Pros

none. malicious program.

Cons

difficult to use.
installs Spigit
changes search engine and home page to Yahoo
reconfigures iTunes to not recognize iPhone

Summary

I installed iExplorer from download.com.
It installed Spigit, which is a malicious adware program that is difficult to remove, changed the search engine and home page to Yahoo, and configured iTunes so it did not recognize my iPhone. All of this for a free trial.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

January 04, 2015  |  By dwstclair

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.6

Pros

Did everything I needed when I first got it several years ago. I'm still finding useful new things it did that I didn't know about.

Cons

Help is weak.

Summary

Good app. I found I needed to play with it a fair amount to find ways to get it to do what I wanted.

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5 stars

"It saved the bacon Windows 7 would have ruined"

November 23, 2014  |  By VintageMacUser

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.5.1.5

Pros

It did what is normally impossible-getting files from an iOS 5 iPad to the Intel iMac after I had to lose my backed up copies due to Windows 7 torpedoing them.

Cons

There are none, seeing how it took the impossible and made it happen! It's like a scene out of Halt and Catch Fire, except with 2011 vintage mobile and desktop software.

Summary

If you're in danger of losing what you needed as regards music, you have to suck it up and get it. Hopefully in the future it will be like insurance, where you would need it but you don't want to have to need it. A security blanket, if you will.

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5 stars

"Easy and awesome."

November 01, 2014  |  By Earthmother73

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.5.1.1

Pros

easy. clear. transfers information I needed.

Cons

Reviews are time consuming.

Summary

Excellent . Buy it!!

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4 stars

"Overall, good and useful app."

October 25, 2014  |  By jetnole

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.5.1.1

Pros

User friendly interface, steady, seamless integration between devices.

Cons

Haven't experienced any.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7.7
OS X El Capitan compatibility Fixes an issue that could cause iExplorer to freeze when selecting messages on OS X El Capitan
General
Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date July 24, 2015
Date Added July 24, 2015
Version 3.7.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements An iPhone, iPad or iPod with a USB transfer cable and iTunes
Download Information
File Size 19.69MB
File Name iExplorer-3.7.7.0.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 127,502
Downloads Last Week 257
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Certain features are restricted.
Price $35

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