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xPort for Mac

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If you are looking for a third-party application to back up your iPod music library to Mac OS X, xPort may be an option to consider. It detects your iPod as soon as you plug it in, and presents you with two powerful buttons aimed at saving your favorite music. The only downside is that it works only with the iPod, and not other Apple products.

When you launch xPort, you're greeted by a clean, easy-to-understand interface. As soon as you see the iPod's audio content, xPort gives you several ways for content backup: you can select the songs you wish to save by selecting them one by one, or (and this is what we liked) there is an option to see the whole music library organized by Title, Artist, and Album, just like you are used to in iTunes. When you have all these selected -- this can be achieved in no time -- the fun begins. Simply press the Export button and you'll have all the information you put into that library, such as ratings, play counts, and date last played, plus any artwork, saved onto your Mac computer.

During our testing, xPort worked very well. We were pleased with how easy, and fast, we sent 40GB of music to our desktop. You will have to make sure to put your iPod into disk-use mode for the application to recognize it, but this was an easy step to remember. We were a bit surprised that xPort isn't compatible with the iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone, but that was the only downside we found with this handy app.

Although we were surprised to discover its compatibility limits, xPort's easy-to-understand interface can help anyone quickly save data from an iPod to a Mac.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5.0 stars

    "My windows computer crashed - this and my mac saved me"

    October 29, 2013  |   By tiagovar

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    My iTunes music library is vast and after my Windows XP computer crashed completely without repair, I was left with my old Mac and an empty iTunes there.

    The only line of hope was my ipod which still contained my entire music collection. xPort transferred back all my ipod songs to my mac iTunes for free.

    Cons

    import of tracks is manually done after backing up ipod with xport

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't work on the latest Mountain Lion or Mavericks"

    October 28, 2013  |   By msaglam

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    none. Other than good reviews. I hope they fix it soon

    Cons

    I tried it on two different computers one on Mountain Lion and the other with Mavericks and it failed to start on both with the error " "xPort" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash.".

    Summary

    I tried it on two different computers one on Mountain Lion and the other with Mavericks and it failed to start on both with the error " "xPort" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash.".

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  • 5.0 stars

    "free and works - rare combination"

    August 29, 2013  |   By tokopaxi

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    ipod classic with 111 GB of songs - transferred perfectly to my Mac

    Cons

    n/a here to say

    Summary

    I am a longtime copytrans user but since copytrans is only available for PC, I contacted Support and they advised me to use this instead for Mac. I liked it as it is free and above all it works.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Amazing, it makes copying videos on ipad to Mac so easy"

    August 27, 2013  |   By RoizRy

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    Just can't believe it! it is so easy to transfer all videos i've downloaded on my ipad to my mac computer

    Cons

    it's good to transfer music and videos, but it can't delete photos from my iPhone camera roll because it doesn't support iOS 6 now. why? hope the you can fix this soon

    Summary

    it seems this mac version has less features than the windows version. i just ditched my pc for an imac, hoping the next version will be as powerful as the windows version. http://software.bigbigsoft.com/ipod-to-mac-transfer

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked like a charm"

    June 8, 2013  |   By ratterstinkle

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    1. Free
    2. Did exactly what it said it would

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    My wife and I searched for a free program to transfer her old iPod songs to her computer and ran into a lot of programs that either didn't work or were not free. This is a very basic program that allows you to save the music on your iPod (not iPhone or iPad: read the description of the program before you say it doesn't work). Will use it again if needed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Used it to copy my ipod songs to new mac after pc dead"

    March 14, 2013  |   By tim4o

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    free and does what it says - got my itunes library transferred from my ipod to my mac

    Cons

    not aplicable

    Summary

    i had my windows xp computer die "in my hands" and my ipod was the only place which contained my itunes music. after buying my new Macbook Pro, I used this to transfer the songs from my ipod to my new computer's itunes. easy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Cannot find iPod"

    March 13, 2013  |   By oraino

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    None, it did not work.

    Cons

    After instal, the program could not detect my iPod. My computer detected it, the program did not.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Got my large iPod music collection back to my Mac"

    July 5, 2012  |   By Gyrdo

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    Simple to use, didn't need to follow instructions just transferred my iPod songs (40GB) to my computer. Relatively quick for such a big load of data transferred.

    Cons

    Does not support my iPad 3

    Summary

    Overall, the program is good for what it does, indeed does what it says, and does it in a relatively quick amount of time. It would be a nice perk if program also supported the latest iPad.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Utter rubbish!"

    July 3, 2012  |   By Johnny_Rott

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    Don't know.

    Cons

    When I tried to use it with my iPod Classic, all my songs were deleted. I'm not all that great with computers but I can't help blame xport for this.

    Summary

    This program was supposed to help me get my music from my iPod to my new Mac. Instead, my iPod was wiped. Very sad :(

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good program for transfer of songs from ipod to mac"

    February 2, 2012  |   By bendiksK

    Version: xPort 1.10

    Pros

    my iPod was dying and xport backed it up to my Air mac

    Cons

    I wish it could also backup playlists but for a free program it is more than I expected

    Summary

    My old ipod video is nearly at the end of its life and I didn't touch it for some many months now. Most of the songs on the iPod are long gone with my previous laptop's iTunes. I was wondering how to get my songs back to my mac and this program came to the rescue. Generally pleased with its performance.

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