iRip for Mac

iRip for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    43,983
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $19.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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iRip is a program that lets you transfer songs, photos, and other media from your iOS device to your computer and save it wherever you choose. Through this program, you can save photos, organize your music, and connect to iTunes, if you choose.

Pros

Quick readings: When you connect your iOS device to this app, it quickly completes a scan of the contents and displays it in the main interface window. Transfers are speedy as well, so you don't have to worry about blocking out a lot of time to finish what you start in this app.

Good organization: Files are organized into categories including Music, Photos, and People, and clicking on one of these allows you to view all of the included details. Photos are displayed as thumbnails, so you can easily see which ones you want to save, and Playlists are shown separately below the main categories, making them easy to navigate as well.

Cons

Incomplete recognition: Although a People category was created when we connected an iPhone through the app, no Contacts were imported. Music was also not present at all the first time the device was connected, and we had to disconnect and reconnect before it showed up. There is no way to refresh a connection while a device remains plugged in.

Inadequate Help: The Help link only takes you to a FAQs page with about nine general entries. If you're looking for something along the lines of a Quick Start Guide, or if the problem you're having doesn't fit into one of the included categories, you're out of luck.

Bottom Line

iRip is a handy little program for managing the transfer of media between your computer and your iOS devices. It's not the most efficient at reading all of the data on your device, but what it does display is well organized.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iRip for Mac 2.1.7.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great program that every IPhone / IPod user should own"

January 16, 2015  |  By Franccio

 |  Version: iRip 2.1.7

Pros

This product easily and quickly transfers music, movies, and files from your device to your Mac, without having to sync.

Cons

haven't found yet.

Summary

I've used it for some time, and to be honest the talented folks behind that and iRip deserve some cash. They've made a solid piece of software here, that in my opinion should be part of the iTunes package. You won't be disappointed.
Good stuff! Highly recommend by me!
http://tr.im/iRipforMac

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5 stars

"Get my iTunes Music Library Back!!!"

January 03, 2015  |  By Chandrawalnch

 |  Version: iRip 2.1.7

Pros

My Mac had suddenly died and lost my iTunes music. So I thought i'll lost the songs forever until a search found it. It worked flawlessly to copy music from my ipod touch to my iTunes music Library on Mac

Cons

Can't transferall songs on iPod nano to My new Macbook Pro.

Summary

I usually like enjoying music with my lovely iPod touch. Last Sunday, I got a new computer. I did it. But I can't transfer all songs on iPod touch to my MacBook Pro. Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named TunesGo Retro and it lived up to my expectations. The only thing missing is that it (iPod Message Transfer) does not transfer SMS to computer in ANTS file format. But still would recommend it!

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PS I'm not advertising this program. I just found it useful and thought of sharing with others. I would also advise you to try before you buy.

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4 stars

"iRip Works Perfectly Fine"

December 31, 2014  |  By Rylore

 |  Version: iRip 2.1.7

Pros

Under the "Manual Import" option, for playlists, and the songs contained in them, it works precisely as advertised. Select your playlist on the left and on the right side at the bottom click "Import" and away it goes. I found the best way for it to work is to have your device unlocked and iTunes closed (it will open iTunes itself). Otherwise it gives you a "iTunes Not Responding" message claiming a "dialog may be open."

Cons

It isn't very organized. On the left, you have all your playlists. On the right, you have all songs, movies, audiobooks, etc., combined. You have to manually search for the titles of your movies, audiobooks, etc. if you want to copy them over. It should separate your files into appropriate categories, such as music, movies, audiobooks, etc.
Does have some buggyness to it from time to time, but when I had my device unlocked and iTunes closed before starting the program, it did precisely what I needed it to do.

Summary

I had a hard drive die on me and after buying another and reinstalling everything, iTunes would not sync because it said my iPhone was already synced to another library (even though they were both titled the same). Plus, syncing is a one-way operation, from computer to device. Not the other way around. This program allowed me to copy all my lost data from my iPhone back onto my computer and into my library, allowing me to sync once again (although it had to erase all music and movies and reinstall them). If I were to have tried syncing without this program, all my music and movies would have been completely lost.

Updated on Dec 31, 2014

The only major issue I noticed is that, while every site I download the program from, including the parent site, says the version is 2.1, once you install it and go to "About iRip," it says it's version 1.2.0.0. You'd think they'd know how to update that when the program is updated.

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1 stars

"Not working"

March 10, 2014  |  By andytorrance

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

Don't know

Cons

Won't automatically take tracks off my iPhone as it's supposed to. When you save files to a folder (the alternative solution), iTunes won't recognise them. Tried to send a trouble ticket but this doesn't work either. Really wish I'd waited with the trial version instead of dropping $30 on a program that doesn't work and has no support apparently.

Summary

Not impressed, CNET. I rely on you not to sell unworthy downloads!

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1 stars

"Terrible support"

September 14, 2012  |  By willjl0

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

none. Can't get it to work

Cons

App crashes on startup (2.1). No tech support number. No one has responded to my requests on their contact form. Does this company even exisist. I paid for the license.. but no support.

Summary

Try the 100s of other applications that do the job better.

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4 stars

"Expense worth time saved"

January 02, 2012  |  By scienceandpoetry

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

20 bucks seems like a lot to me to do what Doug's AppleScripts will do for free (http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts08.php). However, Doug says the scripts are not recommended for large-scale operations. I needed to back up my failing iPod, which has a number of issues when copying. iRip adds songs to a playlist as they are copied to iTunes and does not create extra copies of tracks outside iTunes' library. Because of this, iRip's process was the best of the apps I tried for all the manual error-checking I needed to do.

Cons

Sometimes would not create a playlist when using "Copy selected playlist to iTunes."

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1 stars

"Unreliable with external drives"

October 16, 2011  |  By Doc_Sarvis

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

Excellent interface
Fast
Retireved several hundred lost songs

Cons

Buggy
Unreliable if your music is on an external drive
Tech support seems unconcerned about this bug

Summary

The developer's web site has very little troubleshooting info, and the software often does not work with external drives. If you music collection is on an internal drive you should be OK, but if, like me, your music is on an external dive you'll want to look elsewhere. Automatic iTune downloading did not work. Tech support acknowledged the issue and said to just import the song manually. After doing so for several hundred songs the software simply quit working.

This would be excellent software if the developed would fix that flaw. They should at least acknowledge it on their web site so people can make an informed decision before paying for the software.

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5 stars

"Works great, I like it."

October 07, 2011  |  By dudemanla

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

I haven't tried the latest version but it helped me out when I needed it about 6 months ago

Cons

None that I can see.

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1 stars

"Have been ripped off by this company if it exits"

July 17, 2011  |  By brigydills

 |  Version: iRip 2.1

Pros

BEWARE of this application

Cons

dont get sucked in by this

Summary

Ripped off

Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Havent been ripped off, a support person corrected the problem and the application has been installed so things are looking good! Happy customer....

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5 stars

"Saved my day"

August 13, 2010  |  By anileze

 |  Version: iRip 1.5.3

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

Cannot select songs to download easily

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher The Little App Factory
Publisher web site http://www.thelittleappfactory.com
Release Date September 23, 2014
Date Added September 23, 2014
Version 2.1.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.01MB
File Name iRip.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,983
Downloads Last Week 39
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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