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PhoneView for Mac

By Ecamm Network Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 10, 2013

PhoneView for Mac gives you instant access to your iOS device, enabling you to back up and explore any type of content stored on it, including media files, call logs, text messages, contacts, and more. Since it features iTunes-like backup functionality, it's capable of completely replacing iTunes as a device manager. You'll like its streamlined design and drag-and-drop functions.

PhoneView for Mac installs quickly and sports a bland but intuitive interface. Both the trial and full versions of the app can display the contents of iOS devices, but the trial version limits the number of items shown. Out of the box, the program displays a Media folder where you can store files. If checked in Preferences, the "Advanced Disk Mode" will show the entire file system on a jail-broken device, allowing complete access to all system files. You can drag and drop files between the app and the Finder or the Desktop with ease, but you cannot drag multiple items. In terms of transfer speeds, the program averages around 10MB/s. In addition to letting you explore and back up media files stored on your iOS device, this app also lets you extract data such as contacts, call logs, notes, bookmarks, and Web browsing history. A really nice touch is the ability to save conversations from Messages.app as text or PDF files for desktop viewing and backup. One feature which we think some Mac users may miss is the ability to Quick Look items by pressing the space bar.

PhoneView for Mac is feature-rich, lightweight, and well worth the price. This useful utility is all you'll ever need if you're looking for an easy way to back up and manage media files and data stored on your iOS device.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PhoneView for Mac 2.9.5.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.14

Adds compatibility with mac 10.15 Catalina.

General

Release August 26, 2019
Date Added August 26, 2019
Version 2.14

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Popularity

Total Downloads 88,431
Downloads Last Week 7
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Developer's Description

PhoneView is a Mac app for accessing your iPhone and iPad file storage SMS/MMS, notes, voicemail, bookmarks, voice memos, contacts and call history data. It features drag and drop, making it fast and easy to move files back and forth between the Mac and iPhone. Additionally, PhoneView provides easy access to your devices's music, movies and photos.