DiskAid 6.7.2

An iPhone file transfer program that works on both PC and Mac

  • Category:

    Files

  • Version:

    6.7.2

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    6.8 (78)
DiskAid 6.7.2
DiskAid 4.63

Whether you have iPhone or the iPod touch, both of these tools are excellent choices to play your favorite songs and videos. You can take them on the go with you in this fast-paced world. What happens if you want to carry files or documents? Through the solution on DiskAid, you have a simple tool where you can manage the contents of your Apple devices like they were plugged into your computer.

No Special Hard Drive Required

Unlike some of the other software choices, you don't need a special drive with DiskAid. In fact, you don't need a special drive nor do you need a difficult configuration. All you have to do is connect your iPod Touch or iPhone to the PC, and it will know what to do from there. DiskAid has always been a brilliant software where you can browse through the contents of your device and look at the neatly organized folders and their structure. You can also drag and drop the contents from the PC. Through this system, you can also create new folders or rename folders or just perform some of the more basic file management tasks.

Not an Easy Folder Structure

On the downside, you will notice how you're not dealing with an easy folder structure. It isn't easy to recognize the folders and their file names. As a result, it can sometimes be hard to find the corresponding files and apps that you have for the device. Let's say that while checking on a music collection, you see a host of MP3 files. They were renamed with strange characters instead of with normal names. Through the software of DiskAid, you can check the iPod Touch or the iPhone to look at it as more of storage unit for your documents and files. You can also transfer these things over to the PC. Nevertheless, you will still have to guess the actual names.

Some of the Changes Made to DiskAid

Since the last installment, we have seen some new changes made to the software. For example, the "Remove Tracking Data" button has been removed. This is because it has largely been made irrelevant since the latest patch. Another one of the big changes is how you have the option to turn off your iTunes auto-backup feature, which some users complained was a waste and slowing down what they actually wanted it for. DiskAid will now also let you add your ability to perform automated backups whenever DiskAid detects a device through the system. These are all valuable things that will work in your favor with DiskAid. Overall, it's a great software to check out, and it doesn't cost you anything.

Pros

  • You don't need a special drive for DiskAid to work for you.
  • Browse through the contents of your devices in a neatly organized fashion.
  • New changes have been made to continue to make this software an excellent choice.

Cons

  • Sometimes it can be hard to make an easy folder structure.

Nowadays, it is common for each individual to have multiple devices for accessing and listening to music, including an iPad, iPod Touch and an iPhone. It is important to have a program that will easily allow people to transfer files from and to devices without any type of hassle. DiskAid offers users a means to do this.

The Software

DiskAid is an application that allows a user to access the iOS file system and transfer messages, notes, contacts, video and audio files along with their call history to their computer. The program can access a mobile device either through Wi-Fi if the computer and mobile device are on the same network or by plugging it into the computer’s USB port.

An added bonus is that it can access a person’s iCloud photo stream. Accessing music gives the user an iTunes screen with every soundtrack on their phone. It allows direct exports to ITunes or the capability to save a song to a folder on their computer. The user can double click a song to play it.

People can also press the space bar. DiskAid has a Quick Look feature that is similar to that in Finder. When a file of any kind is highlighted, the quick look window pops up to play or show the file. This is convenient for seeing a bigger image than the icon when users want to confirm it is actually the picture that they want to copy.

The program does not stop with the obvious. People can access contacts, text messages, music, their call history, videos and notes. Essentially, everything on their iPhone is accessible. Aside from that, each type of file has its unique export options. For instance, a person can export their text messages to text, CSV or PDF and even export attachments. They also have the capability to access the data that was saved in individual apps.

A Flaw

Although it has a number of useful features, the program is imperfect. When a user tries to access nested folders, it is easy to get into files by simply clicking the icon. However, some users complain that the only way that they can find to go back to the containing folder is by using a browser-like Back button or a Path drop-down.

Either a hot-key combination or an ‘Up’ icon would be a nice addition. This is true especially when this program is designed primarily to provide users with convenient access to their files. Fortunately, it is just a minor quibble.

A Huge Benefit

People can find other programs that do some of what DiskAid normally does. However, the convenience of having total access to their mobile device files all in a single place is a huge benefit. The fact that the interface is easy to use and understand is an added bonus.

People can also use it as a dirty and quick way to back up their phone files, as well as accessing their individual files for whatever reason. DiskAid supports iPhone 3GS, 3G, 5, 4S, iPod Touch and up. All should be running iOS 4 or newer. On the PC side, its supports, Vista, XP and Windows 7 and 8. OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard are supported. However, they should be running iTunes 10 or newer.

  • Pros
  • User Friendly Interface
  • Copies files from the computer to the device and vice versa
  • Search function
  • Cons
  • No multi-language interface
  • Hard to access nested folders

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