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iExplorer

$39.99
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 202 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    411,903
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 06, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $39.99 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

"Super Easy To Use"

March 23, 2016  |  By alock12

2016-03-23 10:27:40  |  By alock12

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9.2

Pros

Works very nice and did everything I needed it to do.

Cons

It does take some time but I had over 1000 songs.

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5 stars

"It delivers on its promise!"

March 21, 2016  |  By alistairbrown50

2016-03-21 12:39:10  |  By alistairbrown50

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

Could not be easier to use, even for a non-techy like me.

Cons

Some patience needed while it transfers from Ipod to Itunes (but my USB connection isn't fast at any time.)

Summary

I've restored so many podcasts, it's hard to be certain I've got them all. But it certainly looks right. Quite a relief! Very easy program to use which does what it says it will do.

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2 stars

"For the $, I expected a better, more versatile product"

March 20, 2016  |  By beverlyemellis

2016-03-20 18:32:38  |  By beverlyemellis

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

If you keep all your media on your C drive, this would probably work fine

Cons

If, like me, you have a small, solid state C drive, this program is a real pain. There's no way to operate it without enough space on your C drive to accommodate your entire library. Well, there's a work around but it's not easy and the instructions provided wouldn't be very helpful to anyone intimidated by computer problems.
How could you charge this much for a product that won't even let you customize the functions? It made for a very frustrating afternoon.

Summary

Overpriced and disappointing

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5 stars

"Life Saver!"

March 17, 2016  |  By matt swinburne

2016-03-17 21:59:30  |  By matt swinburne

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

Will restore lost music and photos that you have stored on a device back to your computer and rebuilds your playlists too! Its definatly not gimmicky and the support team are helpful. Having paid for the service I have been able to re-download app on a crashed computer and use my code to get the full version again.

Cons

It's not the most intuitive and can take several attempts to get all songs and playlists built

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5 stars

"Amazingly quick!"

March 11, 2016

2016-03-11 07:35:52

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

Got the job in very little time. Very user friendly.

Cons

Have'nt found any so far.

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5 stars

"Phenomenal"

March 10, 2016

2016-03-10 22:28:09

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

It's so easy and works perfectly!

Cons

There are none.

Summary

I forgot my login information for my old iTunes account and had no way of obtaining it since I was also using a new email address. I downloaded this program and it transferred all 600-something of my files within a minute or two. Saved me so much money!!

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5 stars

"Actually easy to use... for real and oh so powerful"

March 07, 2016  |  By delitzsch

2016-03-07 18:41:22  |  By delitzsch

 |  Version: iExplorer 3.9

Pros

The menu bar includes View Mode allowing you to view files in one of three formats similar to Finder. A menu on the left includes all backups with easily expandable or collapsable tabs that allow you to quickly see what information is stored where. There is a master search that pulls up results in a format that is easy to access. The main menu layout is a group of buttons with basic and advanced commands organized into three categories: Media, Data, Files. Additionally you can hover the cursor over a button and a sentence long description appears at the bottom explaining what it does. One of the few reliable applications that will allow you to export full iMessage conversations to .pdf and save them. It's an amazing tool especially if you have a semi-unresponsive device. It's a fantastically thorough last ditch effort to save data.

Cons

Can't think of any cons. I only wish that this would come built in to my Mac. Not iExplorer's fault.

Summary

This helped me recover songs off of an iPod from 2006. The iPod wouldn't even play the songs, but the data was there and iExplorer extracted it effortlessly into my iTunes and re-added old playlists in addition to creating a playlist that included everything it transferred. It also helped me recover iMessages that were deleted off of my Time Machine backup but still preserved in my iPhone backups in iTunes. It's extremely easy to navigate and organizes intuitively without any effort on your part. Love it.

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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

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.4
Version 3.9.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date April 06, 2016
Date Added April 06, 2016
Version 3.9.4
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 11.16MB
File Name iExplorer_Setup_3940.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 411,903
Downloads Last Week 1,110
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $39.99

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