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iExplorer

$34.99
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    398,187
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Certain features are limited); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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Editors' Review

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iExplorer facilitates the transfer of files from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your computer selectively to create backups. Whether it's music, voice memos, photos, SMS, or anything else, you can get it off your device and onto your computer without having to sync the whole thing each time.

Pros

Comprehensive detection: When you connect your device to the computer, the app recognizes it right away. It quickly loads all files as well, not just certain categories, so you can manage your entire data set through this single app.

Clear interface: Data detected on your device is clearly displayed in the app's interface. For instance, you can see previews of all photos, along with the date and time modified, file type, file size, and resolution. You can also export selected music tracks to iTunes or play them in the preview pane, and navigating from one file type to another is straightforward, thanks to the category list on the left-hand side of the screen.

Cons

Frequent pop-ups: Almost as soon as you open the demo version of this app, you'll be greeted with a pop-up asking you to purchase the full version. These pop-ups continue to show up quite frequently as you experiment with the app, and they are so persistent that it actually makes it hard to evaluate the program.

Crashing: We did encounter some crashing issues as well while we were testing this app. Each time, the app started right back up again fine, however.

Bottom Line

iExplorer is a complete tool for backing up data from your iOS device to your computer. While we did have a bit of trouble with crashing during testing, the other features make it at least worth trying out.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iExplorer 3.4.0.1.

 
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5 stars

"Works perfectly as intended"

January 29, 2016  |  By Mivdyr

2016-01-29 14:59:00  |  By Mivdyr

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9.0

Pros

it copied everything from my ipod as was claimed
every song, every rating, every playlist (songs in the right order too)
amazing support/customer service

Cons

i have yet to see any cons.
it was slightly slow to transfer the playlists, but it is understandable, hundreds if not thousand songs, having to organize them, locate them in the folders and such.
so its permissable in my books

Summary

i had a minor issue with another of their applications intended to copy from ipod to pc, as it didnt save playlist songs in the right order,, and when i notified the support team, i was automaticly upgraded to this product free of charge, and it works perfectly.
A worthwhile product, no doubt about it, it will be money well spent.

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5 stars

"The BEST iPhone/iPod management software"

January 03, 2016  |  By robinmcneelyIowa

2016-01-03 14:43:48  |  By robinmcneelyIowa

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.8

Pros

Excellent, clear interface, I'm using the Basic version which is a steal at $35. Other software is hard to use or limited in function. iExplore lets you download and backup voicemail and text in a format you can see or hear on your computer without iTunes. It will let me consolidate my music from 4 different devices although I have not done that process yet.

Cons

None so far, I think it is expertly programmed and very comprehensive.

Summary

I've tried to get other software to work and some are ok but limited in features. iExplore Basic is wonderful and has done exactly what I need - save my voicemails and texts. I will use it to organize my music and photos too. It is an excellent value at $35 for one license which can be used with many devices on one computer.

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5 stars

"Great product, though the free version is useless."

December 29, 2015  |  By dankmemebeast

2015-12-29 11:47:58  |  By dankmemebeast

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.8

Pros

Very easy to use, and solves one of the most glaring faults of iTunes by allowing the transfer of media from an iPod to a PC (whilst iTunes still only offers the reverse).

Cons

The free demo version has so many restrictions that it's basically useless, so you need to buy the full version to get any use out of the software.

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5 stars

"Exactly what i needed!"

December 16, 2015

2015-12-16 12:40:23

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.8

Pros

Easily and quickly transferred all of my music. Some of it was my own PC's speed, but i moved 3 GB of music and podcasts from my iPhone 5 to my PC in 30 seconds, with one button. This program doesn't lie, it does exactly what you need as well as they say.

Cons

Can be hard to find a working registration code.
Can be slightly expensive to buy a code.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Did exactly what I needed"

December 12, 2015  |  By dowling_mark

2015-12-12 05:18:33  |  By dowling_mark

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.8

Pros

Recovered my iPods into a new iTunes library after a hard drive failure in an easy way

Cons

Did crash once when two iDevices were connected at the same time

Summary

Hopefully it's a product I'll never need again, but if you even need it once it's probably worth the $

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4 stars

"Did What I Needed"

December 10, 2015  |  By CherryBl0550m

2015-12-10 16:52:32  |  By CherryBl0550m

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.8

Pros

-Worked with my 2nd gen iPod when nothing else would
-Easy to understand and operate
-No spam or fishing so far
-Allows you to play the music even before deciding to restore it

Cons

-Requires an activation to use the full service
-The recovered tracks were poor quality. I'm not sure if that is a result of the program or if the original tracks were poor to begin with.
-Couldn't access many of my 2nd gen iPod's other features such as photos. But nothing else can access them either so I am not surprised or deterred.

Summary

Overall, got the job done! All I needed was my 1000+ songs and that is what I got.

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1 stars

"NEED BU PASSWORD to access messages & contacts."

November 27, 2015  |  By J0HNLA

2015-11-27 13:35:57  |  By J0HNLA

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.7

Pros

This software does everything it says it does. I bought the paid version and I'm very happy with it. The interface is clear and intuitive. It will satisfy most 99% of most users needs, unless you do not have your iTunes backup password.

It is worth the money to upgrade to the pro version. I like how you can use your PC to access everything on your phone. I like how you can copy your music from your phone to another computer to access your iTunes music at home and at work.

The Con, listed below is not an error in the software, but rather a limitation imposed by Apple's extraordinary security measures. I just think its important to know that NO 3rd party software can access texts, call logs, contacts, etc. if you used a password on your iTunes backup forgot the password. (possible exception: if your iPhone is jail-broken, which opens up other potential problems)

Read the "con" below to see the reason for the 1 star review.

Cons

I have my iPhone password and I'm able to access all my text, iMessage, contacts and notes on my iPhone, but I lost my iTunes backup password.

Since the description said this software would allow access to iMessage and text on my iPhone, I downloaded it. This is the only reason I needed the software. When I tried to get access with the trial software I got a notice saying that that feature was only available on the paid version, so I upgraded to the paid version. When I tried to do it with the paid version, only then did it tell me that I would need the iTunes backup password.

I understand that in marketing you don't lead with your product's weakness, but the warning advising that the feature would only work on the paid version should ALSO advise that the iTunes backup password would be needed.

The reason for my 1 star review is that I believe that the omission was intentionally misleading.

Summary

This software does everything it says it does. I recommend it. The interface is clear and intuitive. It will satisfy most users needs, unless you do not have your iTunes backup password.

I've done months of research and trials and I have not been able to find any way to access text, iMessage, contacts, notes and call logs on my computer without the iTunes backup password. My research has suggested that it may be possible to do so if your phone is jail-broken, but I doubt it. I don't know for sure though.

It is also impossible make an un-encrypted back up of the iPhone on a different computer because the password used to encrypt the backup also prevents access to that data on the phone unless you have the password.

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, but if you made an encrypted password protected backup and lost that password, you are out of luck in terms of accessing text, iMessage, contacts, notes, call logs, contacts, etc.

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3 stars

"Works well but very slow"

October 26, 2015

2015-10-26 12:11:12

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.7

Pros

The features look fantastic.

Cons

took 48 hours to transfer 5054 song from my old ipod touch 3g...

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5 stars

"Life saver! Totally worth it!"

October 04, 2015  |  By rocknrobert07

2015-10-04 12:35:19  |  By rocknrobert07

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.4

Pros

I didn't want to spend $39 but I am glad I did.
After I tried to downgrade iTunes, I lost all my music and playlists.
Playlists are VERY important to me, especially because I spent hours creating them. I still had all my music and playlists on my iPhone 4 though, So iExplorer helped me get everything back onto iTunes including the playlists. WITHOUT creating duplicates.
...that's very important not getting duplicates, because duplicates hog up hard drive space.

Cons

For some reason I wasn't able to get iExplorer to work on my main account right away. I had to put it on a new account. Worst case scenario is that I have to use my new second account for iTunes and IPhone. but getting all my playlists back was FAR worth it. I was afraid that my playlist were gone forever. Now I can sigh in relief.
As far as getting it working on my main account, its a work in progress. I am sure I can find away to get it to work on my main account.

Summary

If your looking into a software that can recover you iTunes purchases and playlists from onto your computer from your iPhone or iPod, then this is the software to get. Once you get it, your music is forever safe. It is necessary in my opinion.

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5 stars

"Excellent product well worth the price"

September 29, 2015

2015-09-29 07:59:18

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.4

Pros

I have a lot of music on my computer so when my hard drive crashed and I lost all of my files this program was a lifesaver. I was able to recover all of my music from my iPod which makes the loss of my hard drive much more bearable. It about 24 hours to fully recover it all but considering the task it was completing I didn't mind waiting at all.

Cons

I didn't really find any cons with this program.

Summary

This is a great program. It is effective, does what it is supposed to do, is efficient, easy to use and not too expensive. I am very pleased with iExplorer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.0
Version 3.9.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date January 29, 2016
Date Added January 29, 2016
Version 3.9.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements iTunes 10
Download Information
File Size 10.04MB
File Name iExplorer_Setup_3900.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 398,187
Downloads Last Week 1,524
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Certain features are limited
Price $34.99

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