There’s nothing more frustrating that not being able to simply transfer files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your PC or Mac or vice versa. AnyTrans is a simple solution that makes it easy to transfer any kind of data stored on your iOS device to your PC or Mac.
Very easy to install and transfer files
AnyTrans is simple to install and get going. The nice thing is there’s nothing to install on your iOS device – the client only needs to be installed on your PC or Mac. In fact, the only thing you have to do on your iPhone or iPad is confirm that the device is a Trusted Connection when you first connect it.
As soon as you connect your iOS device to your machine, AnyTrans automatically detects the type of device and gives you a variety of options. At a glance, it instantly displays all of the media files available on your device. From there, it’s simply a case of selecting the files you want to transfer, and clicking “Import” in the bottom right corner. Alternatively, you can just select “Import All” and it will import all media to your computer or iTunes library.
Quick transfers and automatic encoding
Transfers are really quick whether you’re moving across photos or videos, although obviously those using a Thunderbolt connection on Mac will enjoy faster transfer speeds. What AnyTrans is really useful for is transferring large video files that you want to watch on your iOS device which is particularly useful if you want to quickly transfer a film or TV show for watching on the move.
AnyTrans automatically optimizes the resolution for iOS devices so that playback is smooth and in the highest resolution possible for your device. However, you can also manually select conversion formats, transcoding quality and other settings if you find the results are not what you expected.
Unfortunately, AnyTrans doesn’t work if your device is associated with iCloud. If you try to sync Contacts or iTunes for example, it automatically requests you to cancel the association with iCloud in order to continue. This is obviously quite annoying for iCloud users but if you’re not intending to use AnyTrans to sync files, it’s not a major problem. AnyTrans is more suited to those that just want to transfer files individually – something it does very quickly and efficiently.
You do have the option to connect AnyTrans to your iCloud account but this is obviously something that most users should be very cautious about. Once connected, AnyTrans can access and download all of your iCloud data if you want it to.
A good iOS file utility for households with Mac and PC
The overall user experience of AnyTrans is very good. The interface is uncluttered and looks particularly good on OS X. All of the main options are clearly laid out, and even those with little computer experience will have no problem manually importing and exporting files. Especially for families in households with both Macs and PCs, AnyTrans provides an easy and stress-free way of transferring data between iOS devices and your computers.