iRip for Mac

iRip for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    43,706
  • 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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Results 1–10 of 11

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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5 stars

"iRip works fine."

December 14, 2009  |  By hearududes

 |  Version: iRip 1.4.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Its a shame that they had to change the name.
Apple is becoming the Engulf and Devour of the 21st century.
Keep up the good work

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5 stars

"Says what it does, does what it says"

October 27, 2009  |  By astoller

 |  Version: iPodRip 1.3.3

Pros

Inexpensive, and functional

Cons

None that I've noticed (or recall)

Summary

When you need to pull your collection off your ipod, this is the tool to use.

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5 stars

"Great product"

April 05, 2009  |  By heosat

 |  Version: iPodRip 1.2.5

Pros

Very simple to use with painless setup and installation.

Cons

Didn't make me coffee in the morning!

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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 43,706
Downloads Last Week 32
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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