Phone to Mac
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Copy media from an iOS device to your Mac.   Shareware ($24.95)
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Phone to Mac lets you easily copy, transfer or rip the music, videos and playlists from any iPod, iPhone, iPad directly into iTunes on any Mac. By decoding the iOS binary database, Phone to Mac rapidly reveals the contents of your device and then lets you choose what to do with the tracks. Play counts, ratings and the other track details are all recovered for every song transferred. The program's features also include audio and video track previews, sortable columns and more!
What's New
Version 4.4.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later



MacUpdate - Phone to Mac




  • PhoneView
    +16

  • iExplorer
    +7

  • PhoneDisk
    +4

  • iPod.iTunes
    +2

  • TouchCopy
    +2

  • Cefipx
    +2
Phone to Mac User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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MarshallJones6384 reviewed on 22 Jun 2013
This product is great and easy to use. More than that, the customer service is fantastic. Very helpful and timely. Would recommend this product to anyone!
[Version 4.4.3]


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ularula reviewed on 19 Feb 2013
Phone to Mac had no problems importing my 120 Gb older iPod withouth problems. The import did take a long time, but I had calculated that, and let it run over night.

And I didn't get any duplicates either!
[Version 4.4.3]


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nyynyj reviewed on 10 Jul 2012
Purchased an iMac and left the Windows world, hoping the transfer of my iTunes, photos, etc, would be easy. And at first the utility to do the transfer, which was a start-ip option on the iMac, seemed to be working out fine ,,, then it hung. I tried two more times and realized I was going to need to go "commando".

I searched and found the Macroplant "Phone to Mac" product and the documentation was straight forward and seemed like the right tool. It was. It worked exactly as advertised and for the cost, the value was exceptional.

I had my music library and all of my playlists on the Mac in minutes. And their customer service was wonderful. I had errantly purchased another product and they issued a credit within two days no questions asked.

When the CEO sent an email asking about my experience, I was more than happy to support the cause and write a positive note.
[Version 4.4.3]


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mispour reviewed on 20 Jun 2012
Bought it to recover 15,807 photos from iPod Classic (1.1.2 Mac) to my new Macbook Pro (10.7.4) after my Macbook died and I found Time Machine had only been pretending to back up my photos.

Seemed to find the photos, which was better than TouchCopy11 which didn't find any of them.

Annoying that photos not organised into events, so you either scroll through all of them or just browse your albums, but I recognise and sort by events rather than albums. To make sure I wasn't going to miss any photos or spend hours manually sorting which ones I already had, I selected "Export all albums and images"

Transferred around 500 photos then crashed every time, despite restarting my Macbook Pro and trying again. Helpful offer to report my problem each time, but would rather just be able to recover my photos.

Tried something different by selecting all then clicking "Export selection to a folder". Seized up again at about the same spot, no crash but just got stuck and I had quit the programme. Managed to find out where it had got to and get the next 400 photos before it crashed again.

Will probably have to try doing them in batches of 400 but it's going to be a pain and a half.
[Version 4.4.3]


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Robster21 reviewed on 21 May 2012
Nowhere on the website does it mention that this license is only for one year. WE AWARE. Contacted them for assistance moving to a new machine to be told I need to repurchase this software as my year is up.
RIP OFF.
[Version 4.4.3]

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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 25 May 2012
Hi Robster,

It seems there's been a miscommunication of sorts here. Your registration key does not expire and will work forever. After a year, if we release a big update, you don't get that big updated version for free anymore. But that hasn't happened yet so you should be fine to unlock Phone to Mac on your other computer. Please contact me directly if you need further assistance.

chrisdevor@macroplant.com
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John Hillestad reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
Liked phone view better , this one relies on itunes... I could not easily see how to save voice mails even though the app says it can...
[Version 4.4]


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Georges_42ab84a7 reviewed on 17 Mar 2012
Except browsing in the backup databases (for iPad and iPhone) Phone to Mac doesn't detect my two products... I've tried everything suggested on the developer site but it simply doesn't see anything
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Fortunately, I've bought this application in a bundle and it was not the main tool I was looking for so, it's not that important...
[Version 4.4]

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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 20 Mar 2012
Hi Georges,

Thanks for the feedback. Phone to Mac should work fine for both your iPad and iPhone. My best guess as to what's happening is that Apple's pushed out a minor change to its database structure on your device which is preventing Phone to Mac from parsing it correctly. If this is the case, the bug shouldn't be hard to fix, but we'll need a copy of your device's media databases. Could you please send us a copy of the file(s) Media/iTunes_Control/iTunes/MediaLibrary.sqlitedb, MediaLibrary.sqlitedb-wal and MediaLibrary.sqlitedb-shm? You can access those files on your device using our freeware program iExplorer. Then either email them directly to me, or if they are large files you can upload them to www.mediafire.com first and send me the link. My e-mail is chrisdevor@macroplant.com.

If for some reason iExplorer is unable to access your devices, then the issue is not related to the databases, but rather the connection to your device. To trouble shoot this type of issue, I'd recommend making sure your iTunes version and device firmware is all up to date.

Hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any further questions.

Sincerely,
Chris
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Gregory_cb4fa255 replied on 30 Mar 2012
I also bought the bundle and also am unable to connect to/see my iPhone 4S using Phone to Mac. Both Phone to Mac and iTunes are latest versions, iPhone is up to date too. Using OS X 10.6.8, restarts are no help. iTunes sees and syncs w/ the iPhone w/no prob. Has a fix been found for this problem?
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Hypoluxa reviewed on 22 Feb 2012
This latest update still does not fix the photo section. I can only see one photo on my iPhone, which is odd. However the rest of the sections are working properly, A&V and iTunes Archives.

I am on 10.6.8 and the iOS 5.0.1
[Version 4.3.4]


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dprBreck reviewed on 15 Feb 2012
I bought this at 4.1.x and upgraded to 4.3.3.8

This program does not work. I've tried over the past several weeks to get the program to work, and while support team is very responsive, they continue to just put me in a loop. Delete program. Delete backups. Reinstall. Restart. Redownload. One after another, now they've asked me to download the 4.1.14 version, saying it's the most stable. Even worse.

All I want is the ability to backup my SMS messages. But I can't see them. While all the other things work such as downloading/extracting photos or mP3's, this program is NOT stable.
[Version 4.3.3.4]

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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 06 Mar 2012
Hi Bully28,

Macroplant CEO here. I'm not sure what's going on in your specific situation, but please e-mail me at chrisdevor@macroplant.com and I'll do my best to work with you to resolve the bugs you're running into and send you a refund if needed.

Sincerely,

Chris
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dprBreck replied on 06 Mar 2012
Hi Chris,
Pretty sure it was you who offered me a refund via the regular support channel because my SMS messages were not appearing.

I now have the latest version, which in fact in the upgrade you mentioned that the reason for the update was to address my exact SMS issue.

It actually *does* now show the SMS messages. However, they're disorgranized, not by phone number, and some threads have messages stuck with other phone numbers!

What's more, photos are not archived.

I love the potential of this product but I am leaving this at 1 star--it does not function properly yet.
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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 09 Mar 2012
Thanks again for the feedback.

We've been cranking away on a pretty decent update to the SMSs and some other misc issues. The update will be available on Monday and should resolve your issue and then some. I think you're be fairly happy with the result, and I'll keep you posted about the release.
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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 20 Mar 2012
The SMSs should work fine for you now in version 4.4. Please let me know what you think about the updated feature and if there's anything else I can help with.

Sincerely,
chris
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Hypoluxa commented on 13 Dec 2011
It is still not showing my photos in the photo browser section, or the address book contacts. However if i go into the backup explorer i can navigate to contents like the photos and export them out. But I should not have to. It is still not 100% working properly on iOS5.
[Version 4.3.3.1]

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Macroplant, Llc (developer) replied on 06 Mar 2012
Hi Hypoluxa,

I think we should have resolved the issues that you're running into by now, but if not please contact me at chrisdevor@macroplant.com and I'll be happy to help further.

Sincerely,
chris
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Wutup3344 had trouble on 04 Aug 2010
Needs work, does not get the job done. Gets slower and slower, eventually becoming an unresponsive program. same problem on two comps (imac, mac mini) one of which was just out of the box. Gives error message saying itunes is taking too long to respond.
[Version 3.303]


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P3squid had trouble on 30 Dec 2009
When I auto transfer, the app will xfer about 5 songs and crash on my macbook. Using Leopard. 10.5.8
[Version 3.061]



zamazoom rated on 17 Nov 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



sequephonic rated on 15 Nov 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



yehoshua.lamar rated on 24 Oct 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



Ivan_633678f4 rated on 17 Oct 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



Pospos rated on 10 Oct 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



pguibord rated on 09 Oct 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



Daniel_Lapointe-zetu rated on 08 Sep 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



JeppeEbbesen rated on 25 Aug 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



Stevelum rated on 16 Aug 2012

[Version 4.4.3]



Matt_dceff1e5 rated on 15 Aug 2012

[Version 4.4.3]


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Version Downloads:14,244
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:16 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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Phone to Mac lets you easily copy, transfer or rip the music, videos and playlists from any iPod, iPhone, iPad directly into iTunes on any Mac. By decoding the iOS binary database, Phone to Mac rapidly reveals the contents of your device and then lets you choose what to do with the tracks. Play counts, ratings and the other track details are all recovered for every song transferred. The program's features also include audio and video track previews, sortable columns and more!


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