How to Transfer Media From iOS to a Computer Without Using iTunes

When Apple originally launched iTunes it revolutionized device-to-computer media sync software. But after years of leaving the app largely unchanged, users have started calling for a revamp. In this day in age, iTunes feels antiquated.

Luckily, there are a couple of ways around using iTunes to transfer media from your iOS device to your computer, and vice versa. Using file transfer software, you can move virtually anything from your iDevice to your Windows PC or Mac and back again.

DigiDNA’s DiskAid 5 has received an update that enables iOS to Mac OS X or Windows transfers. The app comes in both a free and paid version, and it could keep you from needing to use iTunes ever again.

The free version allows unlimited file transfers from any iOS device to any computer and gives you access to the iOS file system and Camera Roll. You can also use the free version to turn your device into a portable USB storage drive.

The paid version of the app is definitely more capable. It allows you to transfer music, videos, contacts, call history, and even text messages to your computer. It doesn’t come cheap, though. It’ll cost you a cool $25 to license the software.

If you want to give DiskAid 5 a shot, you can download it from DigiDNA’s website.

What’s your favorite iOS file transfer app?

[Hat tip to iClarified]