The default application that Apple wants users to use to interact with their iPhones and iPad is iTunes. However, while iTunes is working, it does not have some features that users can find useful, such as the ability to export media from their iPhones to their computers. iTunes also doesn't work very well on Windows, for unknown reasons, but it sure gets annoying. iTunes on Windows can be very slow, and that is not characteristic of software that someone would want to use to interact with their devices.
WinX MediaTrans tries to solve these problems with iTunes, trying to be a complete iTunes replacement, in regards to media and file synchronization between your iPhone and computer. It has a set of very specific characteristics and is destined to comply only with those characteristics. Unlike iTunes, which tries too much to be many things at once, WinX MediaTrans simply takes the media transfer function and executes it, with the aim of surpassing iTunes as the access application for most iPhone users . But how well does all these things do? We use WinX MediaTrans software and test all its features. This review is a look at how WinX MediaTrans works.
Note: You can download the free 30-day trial version of WinX MediaTrans, or enjoy a 50% discount on the fully licensed version.
WinX begins with a message asking the user to connect their iPhone. If your iPhone is plugged in, you may need to unplug it and reconnect it. The software is compatible with iOS versions up to iOS 9.3.2, and the application does not take long to detect a device connected to the computer. Once the device has been detected, the software goes to the home screen.
The application opens in a small window, which does not fill the entire screen, and offers no way to switch to full screen mode; Not that you need it. The features offered by the application are presented in a grid layout, with a large title that says "WinX MediaTrans", below which to find some basic details about the device connected to the computer. In general, the interface is not very attractive, but it is definitely not a bad interface. The options are very clearly established, and the names of the features are very self-explanatory.
The features offered by the software are:
1. Transfer of photos
2. Music Manager
4. Flash Drive
Clicking on the Photo Transfer tile opens the photos on the device, organized correctly by the names of your albums. The photo transfer function allows users to export photos from their iPhones to their computer. By default, on a Windows PC, the export path for the images is located in the "My images" folder. The path to the export folders can be changed from the Configuration, which can be accessed by clicking on the Configuration tile on the home screen.
Photos can be exported one by one, or can be exported by selecting several images at once. There are two ways in which the user can select several images:
- Select all: Select all the images in the album.
- Click and drag: users can also select multiple images by clicking and dragging the mouse to select several images and export them using the software.
Music Manager is a very useful feature in the application, especially if iTunes constantly bothers you that iTunes does not allow you to copy music from your iPhone to your computer. The feature may not be considered "very important," but it is a very useful feature. Fortunately, WinX MediaTrans allows songs from your iPhone to be exported to your computer. This function can be a lifesaver in case you lose your music and need to recover it from your iPhone. Many thanks to WinX for this feature.
Music Manager offers many other functions, such as editing music file details directly within the application, such as iTunes. It also allows users to create, edit or delete playlists on their devices and add music directly from the application.
Editing the name of a playlist can be done simply by placing the cursor over the name of the playlist and clicking on the edit button.
Adding music to a playlist can also be done easily. Simply select the music files you want to add to the playlist and drag them to the name of the new playlist. In addition, to add individual songs, you can even hover over the name of the music file, click on the "Add to playlist" icon (the first in the list) and select the playlist where you want to add the song.
The video function is fine. There really isn't much to do in the Videos option. It allows users to export videos to their computers. The default folder for saving exported videos is "My Videos" and, like the default Photo Transfer, this can also be changed in the settings panel. The process to export videos is really simple and it only takes a couple of clicks to export a quantity of videos. The transfer speed is also quite fast, and you won't have to wait too long, even for high-resolution videos.
Another interesting feature that WinX MediaTrans offers is the ability to use your iPhone / iPad as a flash drive. This means that you can use your iPhone to store files and folders, such as a flash drive. The only problem with this is that iPhones do not offer a file manager interface, so you cannot access the folders stored on your iPhone. But you can use the iPhone as a flash drive on any other computer that has WinX MediaTrans software installed. Desperate times, I suppose, are when this feature may prove useful, but it is definitely a good idea. Devices with jailbreak can probably make better use of this function than devices without jailbreak.
WinX MediaTrans: software to improve your iOS experience
While iTunes is definitely the way to go for seamless and seamless integration with your iOS device, WinX MediaTrans offers features that are not available on iTunes, making it an essential part of the software to make the most of your iOS device. Features such as exporting images, videos and music files are extremely useful, although only in a few situations. But, when these situations arise, it is good to have on hand a software like WinX MediaTrans. In addition to exporting multimedia files, WinX also allows you to import music and video files, but unfortunately, those features did not work in our application tests.
We would like to know your opinions about WinX MediaTrans and any problems you may have faced when using the software. Also, be sure to inform us about any situation in which you need software that allows you to export media from your iPhone and how, if you did, you managed to overcome that situation. Give us a note about all this and anything else you want to share with us in the comments section below.