CopyTrans Manager is a powerful, yet simple-to-use application that allows you to manage music and movies on your iPod, iPad or iPhone without the need to install iTunes, providing a very effective way to transfer data on the device, delete files and edit their properties.
Installation is not necessary, which makes CopyTrans Manager portable. It means that you can save it to a custom location on the disk and just click its executable to launch it, as well as copy it to a pen drive or other removable storage device, in order to run it on any PC directly. Plus, it does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, thus leaving the disk clean after removal.
However, the app requires a specific driver in order to run and it offers to download and install in case it's not already set up on the disk.
Clean and intuitive interface
The GUI consists of a simple window with an easy-to-navigate structure, where the media files from the iOS device are immediately shown at startup, enabling you to examine various information, including play count and rating for each item.
Preview, add, edit and delete media files
It is possible to preview audio and video tracks in a built-in player, edit their tags to fill in missing information or correct existing details, add or change cover art, assign lyrics, immediately identify and remove duplicates to free up space, use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data, as well as to remove tracks from the Apple device library. New files can be imported into the library via the tree view or drag-and-drop feature.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any issues in our tests, since CopyTrans Manager did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and copies files rapidly while remaining light on system resources. All in all, this piece of software comes in handy to all users looking for an iTunes alternative that sports only the essential features for managing media on iOS devices.