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MacX MediaTrans – The iTunes Alternative

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The iTunes Alternative

Have you ever wanted an alternative to iTunes for transferring data to and from your iOS device to your Mac or PC?  Like IOTransfer 4, MediaTrans, etc. Backing up your iPhone data is critical and should not be taken lightly. After all, once data is gone, it’s gone forever, unless it is backed up regularly.

iTunes has been the go-to choice for iPhone users to transfer media files, but it has a number of drawbacks. By comparison, iTunes is slow. MacX MediaTrans takes only 8 seconds to transfer 100 4K photos. MacX MediaTrans quickly connects to your iOS device and no Apple ID is required. No device recognition failures. 

Let’s run through the installation and operation of MacX MediaTrans.

Download iTunes alternative for Mac. Check your Downloads folder for a folder named “mediatrans-giveaway”. It will contain the installer DMG file. Click on it to begin the installation.

Next, Drag the MediaTrans app to your Applications folder.

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Locate the app in your Applications folder and launch it.

Click Open in the dialog box.

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Connect your iOS device to your computer.

Click on Trust when you see this dialog box.

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Click Continue to give permission to the computer to connect to your iOS device.

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From the Home screen, you have a number of options for managing your data.

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MacX MediaTrans can sync your photos, videos, music,  iBooks, voice memos and ringtones stored in your iOS device to your Mac. You can also encrypt or decrypt individual files under Data Security. You also have an option to drag and drop files using the USB Disk option to utilize your device like a Flash Drive.

Let’s take a look at Photo Transfer.

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From here you can sync your photos with those on your computer. You can select individual photos and export.  You can even export with encryption. You also have multiple grouping options.

The more you look at MacX MediaTrans as an alternative to iTunes, the more its benefits become clear. MacX MediaTrans is the best iTunes alternative. I found it to be straight forward, and easy to use and understand. It performed as advertised.

The tables below give a side by side comparison of the Sync features in MacX MediaTrans compared to iTunes.

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Check out these links for more helpful information on MacX MediaTrans

iTunes sync error

Sync iPhone to Mac

Sync music to iPhone


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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of Cupertinotimes.com.