: AnyTrans


csonni
Sep 27th, 2016, 07:35 PM
Was checking out AnyTrans today as a alternative to iTunes for working with files and whatnot on my iPhone. Can get it for $20 US right now. The reveiws out there seem to be favorable. Anyone here ever use it and what could you comment on?

https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/

Strange that it's not even mentioned here:

10 Best iTunes Alternatives (2016) (http://beebom.com/best-itunes-alternatives/)

hexdiy
Sep 27th, 2016, 08:34 PM
Haven't tried it, for my internet Mac is still on Snow Leopard. But it sure looks like Senuti on steroids!
If this works with a non- jailbroken iPhone, I'd say I'm pretty interested. My iPhone is just a 3GS model, and I don't want to spend any money on a newer model.

System requirements are:

Windows OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (64bit & 32bit)
Mac OS: macOS Sierra, OS X 10.11, 10.10,
10.9, 10.8
iOS: iOS 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
Resolution: 1024x768 display or above
CPU: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or above
RAM: 512MB system memory
Display Card: Accelerated 3D graphics - 64MB RAM
Sound Card: Windows-compatible sound card
Hard Disk: 100 MB hard drive space
Others: iTunes 9.0 or above; iTunesMobileDevice driver installed
Supported Device Type

iPhone Series: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
iPad Series: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, etc.
iPod shuffle Series: iPod shuffle 1, iPod shuffle 2, iPod shuffle 3, iPod shuffle 4, etc.
iPod mini Series: iPod mini 1, iPod mini 2, etc.
iPod nano Series: iPod nano 1, iPod nano 2, iPod nano 3, iPod nano 4, iPod nano 5, iPod nano 6, iPod nano 7, etc.
iPod classic Series: iPod classic 4, iPod classic 5, iPod classic 6, etc.
iPod touch Series: iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6, etc.
Supported Media Types

Movie: MP4, M4A, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc.
Music: MP3, M4A, MP4B, WMA, WAV, etc.
Music Video: MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc.
PodCast: MP3, M4A, M4V, etc.
Ringtone: MP3, M4A, M4R, WMA, WAV, etc.
TV Show: MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc.
Audiobook: MP3, M4B, MP4A, WMA, WAV, etc.
Voice Memo: MP3, M4A, etc.
iTunes U: MP3, MP4, M4V, WMA, WAV, etc.
iBook: PDF, EPUB.
Photo: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc.
Source:
https://www.imobie.com/anytrans/specs.html

Note that all of the above are media file types, so synching your Calendar or Address Book with Anytrans will be out of the question.
I use Eltima Syncmate for that, an awesome multi-platform powerhouse:

Synchronize Mac: sync Mac with multiple devices | Mac synchronization (http://mac.eltima.com/sync-mac.html)



The company seems UK/ Wales based:
http://site2corp.com/uk/any-trans-limited

csonni
Sep 27th, 2016, 08:39 PM
Here's some info on syncing AddressBook:

https://www.imobie.com/support/sync-contacts-from-iphone-to-mac.htm

and Calendar:

https://www.imobie.com/support/how-to-sync-iphone-calendar-to-computer.htm

hexdiy
Sep 27th, 2016, 08:53 PM
Thanx a lot csonni!

But alas, my iPhone 3GS seems to be too old.

Well, I'll keep your links for future reference ( when somebody donates me an iPhone 4 haha - I'm a 2nd hand rose...)

Anyhow, Anytrans seems to get iDevices out of that all-in-one, prisonlike iTunes sync-all-or sync-nought inflexibility without the dangers of jailbreaking.

So: very good tip!

csonni
Sep 28th, 2016, 08:12 AM
Testing it out last evening. One thing I don't cre for is having to turn off iCloud in order to access AddressBook, Calendar, etc.

JAMG
Sep 28th, 2016, 01:53 PM
Let us know, My home MAC is staying Snow Leopard until it is replaced. iOS9 was an unpleasant incompatibility...

hexdiy
Sep 29th, 2016, 07:13 PM
Testing it out last evening. One thing I don't cre for is having to turn off iCloud in order to access AddressBook, Calendar, etc.

That, of course, is the downside of using an alternative synching solution.

For that matter, I don't usually use iCloud.

csonni
Sep 29th, 2016, 11:46 PM
For that matter, I don't usually use iCloud.

If you're using just a Mac, I can understand. If you're using a Mac plus an iPhone or iPad, I can't see why you wouldn't use iCloud, unless you rely on iTunes syncing. I prefer to keep all in sync without having to connect to iTunes.

hexdiy
Sep 30th, 2016, 01:08 AM
I try to sync only what I wanna sync.

Address book is all I've ever used from iCloud. So iCloud is almost never switched on here.

I prefer to keep it local, and also have Android devices to mind.

JAMG
Sep 30th, 2016, 02:33 PM
My iTunes library is too large to sync... I like manual control...

Apple's decision to cut off support for people who do not have to have the latest OS has always been short sighted.

JAMG
Sep 30th, 2016, 02:35 PM
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Seems I am not alone in this... LOL

hexdiy
Sep 30th, 2016, 08:22 PM
My iTunes library is too large to sync... I like manual control...

Apple's decision to cut off support for people who do not have to have the latest OS has always been short sighted.

Indeed, but I've always (been) used (to) antiquated soft & gear.

Have you looked into the capabilities of Eltima Syncmate?

Synchronize Mac: sync Mac with multiple devices | Mac synchronization (http://mac.eltima.com/sync-mac.html)

Or considered putting your iTunes collection on a NAS?

Your Polish commodore link was sent to me the day before yesterday by a Dutch correspondent; makes me feel good really!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!