"Manage iPod, iPhone without iTunes"
Ever wanted to replace iTunes, at least partially? Well, CopyTrans Manager is being marketed as exactly this: an iTunes replacement. Keep in mind though that CopyTrans Manager doesn't replace iTunes completely, as it is really only used to manage the media that is stored on the devices, such as the music, videos and books. As far as compatibility goes, it is compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iTouch. Let's analyze its features and find out more about this useful utility in this quick review!
CopyTrans Manager is a small and compact tool with a setup kit that only measures 4MB in size. As a result, the downloading and installation process should be a breeze. The CopyTrans Control center will be installed and you should be happy to find out that this is the only program that will be installed on your computer, no bundled adware/spyware, toolbars or third-party tools. In terms of system requirements, CopyTrans Manager offers support for all of Windows versions starting from XP.
The interface of CopyTrans Manager isn't the tool's main strength, as it looks a bit outdated and doesn't have lots of usable themes and skins. Apart from this minor annoyance, the utility is user-friendly and makes major use of keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can delete one song from your list but for deleting multiple songs, you just have to press the SHIFT key and then proceed to your selection. As soon as you open CopyTrans, the tool offers you the option to manage multiple devices at once, which is really neat.
Users who are fed up with iTunes will certainly enjoy what CopyTrans Manager has to offer. Basically, CopyTrans Manager is a faster and lighter alternative to iTunes that is able to handle the contents of your iPhone, iPod and iTouch easily. Playlists can be easily created, music and videos added, and you get to see the contents of your device. The best thing about it is the little details that when performed by iTunes were sluggish but with CopyTrans, they become a piece of cake. For example, editing the file tags such as the album artwork is really simple! A built-in player is also included in CopyTrans Manager in order to play your video files and music. CopyTrans Manager is an excellent backup and recovery utility for the contents of your devices.
It doesn't pack the same amount of features as iTunes. For instance, lyrics aren't displayed and iPod apps aren't recognized. Correction: in the latest versions, CopyTrans added apps support for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad so you can now backup your apps as well.
There are many similar tools to CopyTrans Manager on the market. Let's have a look at some of them. The following software products fall into this category:Sharepod, TuneUp Media, Aiseesoft iPod + iPhone PC Suite, YamiPod, SYNCiTunes and many more.
All in all, CopyTrans Manager represents a good alternative to iTunes. It is faster, lighter and best of all, a freeware program! Music and videos on your iPod and iPhone can be easily managed so give it a shot! With its additions in the latest versions, this is one product we highly recommend!
What's new in this version: Apps support without jailbreak for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Improved iOS 5 support
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