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Editors' Review

by   / February 24, 2013

Advanced users often want to work with the root directories on their iPods, but this can't be done using iTunes. With iExplorer for Mac, you can manage your iPod media and work with root directories and other advanced features. Still, its price may be too high for most people.

Available as a free trial version with some limitations, the full program costs $35.00 as an upgrade. Exactly which features are limited in the free trial is not listed or apparent from use. The app was quick to install and load. iExplorer for Mac immediately determines if an iPod or iPhone is connected and prompts the user to connect one if not. As quickly as iTunes would, iExplorer reads the plugged-in device and gives an initial list of songs available. Surprisingly, it also appeared to sync with iTunes and listed other devices linked to the account that were not connected. While testing we noticed that the interface was well-designed and looked similar to the one native to iTunes. The basic media management features were also easy to use.

Access to root directories may be a good option for advanced users or those with jailbroken phones, but less experienced owners should be more careful due to the ability to delete necessary files.

In short, advanced users may find iExplorer's features worth the price, but for others a free program may be a better option.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2.8

Various bug fixes

General

Publisher Macroplant
Publisher web site http://www.macroplant.com
Release Date February 04, 2019
Date Added February 04, 2019
Version 4.2.8

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None

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File Name External File

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Total Downloads 152,185
Downloads Last Week 14

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License Model Free to try
Limitations Certain features are restricted.
Price $39.99
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