DiskAid wants to be iPhoneBrowser

After SSH, I believe that iPhoneBrowser is the best way to manage your iPhone files. It is easy and quick to use, especially if you want to play around with your themes or fonts. This being said, it’s gonna be hard for a new software to make me stop my relationship with iPhoneBrowser.

Now comes DiskAid, a free software which does most of what iPhoneBrowser does, but “most of” is not enough… I want DiskAid to do more than that. Let’s see what Digi DNA, the company behind DiskAid says about it:

DiskAid is a tool for PC and Mac which enables to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as external Disk.
With DiskAid you can transfer files and folders between your iPhone or iPod Touch and your Computer.

* DiskAid is a Freeware, 100% free of charge
* PC Windows & Mac OSX compatibility
* Supports iPhone 1, 3G and all iPod Touch
* Auto detection feature, just plugin it in !
* Copy Files & Folders between your iPhone or iPod Touch and your Computer
* Files & Folders Browser
* Drag & Drop
* Features rich file organization including folder creation, renaming… etc.
* No jailbreak needed
* Supported firmware versions : 1.1.1 to 2.1

Looks pretty good. One big benefit of using iPhoneBrowser over DiskAid is that iPhoneBrowser provides a file preview which is very helpful when editing themes or icons. Like iPhoneBrowser, DiskAid does NOT allow you to change file permission.

DiskAid also pretends to transfer music files from your iPhone to your computer. That’s true, you can do that. What they don’t tell you though is that you will not be able to know what files you’re moving as music files are encoded and look like something like this F0012-0848463. So unless you know that F0012-0848463 is the song “Lounge Act” by Nirvana from the album Nevermind, you’d never find out by yourself. I say: useless!

I’ll stick with iPhoneBrowser…