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iExplorer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 182 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    366,099
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Certain features are limited); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Brilliant product - the best of them!"

August 20, 2015  |  By WayneSurreyUK

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.8.1

Pros

Great User Interface, very intuitive to use, some good features like the auto function. Doesn't need iTunes! Price!

Cons

Can't fault it!

Summary

This software is one I've used for a long time starting with iPhoneDisk back in the day. iExplorer is the new version and does not disappoint. Does everything you need from exporting music to a shed load of other features. Pretty much everything on your iPhone can be exported and backed up.

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5 stars

"I was able to get my music back!"

August 01, 2015

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.8.0

Pros

The product was easy to use and worked as described, I was able to rebuild my music library of about 9800 songs.. To me, very worth the money!

Cons

The product started transferring files quickly, but slowed significantly after a period of time. Restarting the computer sped up the process and did not harm the transfer. In my experience , no cons noteworthy enough to prevent me from recommending this product.

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3 stars

"Works well but very slow"

July 12, 2015  |  By jef257

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.7.0

Pros

Restored almost all of my music
Easy to use

Cons

Too costly
Very slow

Summary

I used iExplorer to recover my songs and playlists from my iPod Classic.
It only missed 14 songs but it took 18 hours to fully restore all of my music.
I would have restored my music from my external backup and rebuilt my playlists myself (which I have done before) if I had known iExplorer would take so long (it only took 7 hours to restore from an external hard drive and rebuild playlists manually).

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5 stars

"Unlocks the iPhone file structure allowing simple use"

July 10, 2015  |  By tonywit

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.7.0

Pros

Fast, intuitive low cost solution to getting data from an iPhone or iPod. Able to transfer items to iTunes OR Windows files. Nice user front end. No issues so far.

Cons

Well if any complaint it would be to more faithfully show a Windows style file layout. Skipping into and backing out of backups was a "back to square one each time" event.

Summary

Just buy it and unlock YOUR data in a way that Apple won't let you.

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1 stars

"Demoware is limited to 10 tracks at a time"

July 09, 2015  |  By Blazingnoob

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.7.0

Pros

The features look fantastic.

Cons

They hide the fact that the demo program is very limited - pretty much useless. Almost all useful features are disabled. Here is a list on their site (found after much head scratching and digging) of what the demo does: https://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/ie-free-vs-paid

Summary

The program looks like it could be very good. I will never know because the demo version is limited to 10 tracks at a time with a minute wait between each download. I am not laying out $35 for a program i can't even test - especially when I will likely only need it one time.

I am particularly annoyed the extreme limitations of the program were not laid out clearly in advance before installation. Even after installation it's not really explained, it just gives popups, greyed out items, and appears to not work when selecting more than 10 tracks (after making you wait the one minute).

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5 stars

"This does what Apple won't"

July 06, 2015  |  By lovefromangela

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.6.0

Pros

It works pretty quickly. I had 733 songs which I thought would take at least an hour, but at most iExplorer took 20 minutes to transfer.

This product is a life-saver for any music lover with a huge collection, and the price really isn't that bad if you think about how much money you've spent on the songs that you need so badly to transfer into iTunes.

Cons

I don't have any cons for my experience with iExplorer.

Summary

I will definitely recommend this product to everyone. It's great for music lovers who desperately need to save their music. I feel more secure knowing my music has a home on one central computer.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

June 09, 2015  |  By samuelsadler

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.5.1

Pros

Easy to use, just let it work. Saved my music collection

Cons

I can't think of any. The product does work great.

Summary

Great communication with Josh at Macroplant and my question was not even about their product.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and extremely helpful!"

June 07, 2015

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.5.1

Pros

Easy to use.
Efficient.
Can pick specific files from apps if the whole app is not wanted.
Can view specific files.
Can transfer nearly any data (the only reason I do not say all data is not because I have encountered any limitations on the transferral of data (I haven't) but because I'm sure someone, somewhere has experienced a limitation and I don't want to make any promises).

Cons

No cons at all! At least, I haven't experienced any.

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5 stars

"Best product to connect computer with iphone, or ipad"

May 20, 2015  |  By Jelena Dragojlovi

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.5.1

Pros

Easy to use, fast, cans sync wit iTunes, not very expensive....

Cons

Did not find any cons

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5 stars

"Saved my music!!!"

April 19, 2015  |  By oilwell1946

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.7.3.0

Pros

This product did what nothing else seemed to ba able to do. I searched the Internet to find out what had happened to my songs on iTunes. They were listed but I couldn't get anything to play, computer said it couldn't find them. Did I want to search? Hell yes, but it still couldn't find anything. Went to the Apple Store with my iPhone,iPad, & my non Apple computer. They cleaned things up some but told me due to copy right they couldn't do anything to restore songs I had downloaded from my own collection.

Cons

It's a little expensive, but saved me hours of time.

Summary

The product works just as advertised. I now have all my music on my iPhone 6+, my iPad mini & my Lenovo computer. Thanks guys have making a simple product that works.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.2
Version 3.8.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date August 26, 2015
Date Added August 26, 2015
Version 3.8.2
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 9.84MB
File Name iExplorer_Setup_3820a.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 366,099
Downloads Last Week 1,179
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Certain features are limited
Price $34.99

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