I think it’s been made pretty clear that most people don’t like iTunes. But what if you still need to transfer things from your computer to your iOS device? Syncios is a handy iTunes alternative for Windows. It’s completely free and but is just one downside. Unfortunately most of the software tools like this require that iTunes still be installed and Syncios is no exception. The good news is once it is installed you won’t ever have to deal with iTunes interface again.
So what does Syncios do exactly? This:
- Transfer & Backup of:
- Manages playlists and apps.
- Display device information
- Convert sounds to ringtone
- Convert video formats
- Unfortunately this doesn’t handle .avi which is kind of a deal breaker.
- Convert audio formats
Overall Syncios a decent desktop software application. It is not the best iTunes replacement that I’ve ever seen, but it is still a big step up from iTunes itself. Plus, it’s completely free.
If Syncios is not the best iTunes replacement, what do you consider is? Thx.
Nice freeware! Syncios takes over iTunes. Considering it is free, I give Syncios Five Stars.
I have used this program for a few days. It helps transfer all files from my iphone and ipad to my PC a one click easy process. Great product.
Simple and beautiful interface, support converting and syncing videos for my iPod Touch 5. Much better than iTunes. Like it so much!
Good. But how transfer ms office files to iPhone ?
Be VERY careful with this and do multiple backups from different vendors if I were you. I paid for this app so I expect a certain level of quality. I lost ALLOT of very personal data, some apps didn’t even copy, I lost ALL my app data. Apps like CityMapper that has had months and months of data being entered into it, gone. My WhatsApp history which I rely heavily on to stay in contact with family, 95% gone and/or all jumbled up. Some WhatsApp groups were lost, I have so many I cannot identify just how bad the damage is. I also lost a number of my contacts but again no idea just how many. I have accumulated many years of contacts.
The worst thing, my entire photo collection had the dates wiped. I lost all temporal metadata from the birth of my child. Very precious, personal information which as a parent you hold onto. All dates and location info, gone :( …everything is now the same date. Makes me really sad I won’t have this to share with my daughter when she gets older.
I wouldn’t rely on the stability of this application until it has gone through more testing. For most people, the mobile is a very personal extension of themselves so you should think very hard about just who you are placing your trust in when allowing them to restore your world. At least with iOS, when you backed up with iTunes, I knew absolutely that I was getting a really tight backup and the integrity would be maintained.
Just to clarify, I wasn’t doing anything unusual… a simple backup of the s6 prior to phone being replaced. I don’t run anything strange or taxing that alters the phone setup in anyway. My phone is default with loads of photos, default email app, default msg app, WhatsApp, and then a bunch of utility apps. When the backup was running, everything was normal, got no errors and it completed with everything looking fine. Once I got my replacement phone (exact same model), loaded backup and then got the bad news. Major fragmentation throughout my data :(