It’s a well known fact that files from iPod/iPad/iPhone cannot be transferred to/from computer without using iTunes, but there are many tools for copying media files from iPhone/iPod/iPad to/from computer, which let your iPod/iPhone/iPad act as an external storage.
Here we have rounded-up some of the best tools to transfer files from your iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer.
1. ImTOO: ImTOO computer transfer for Mac, is a smart software for transferring music and videos from iPod to Mac and iPod to iTunes smoothly. It is also Mac iPhone computer transfer tool for transferring files from iPhone to Mac and iPhone to iTunes.
It also serves as interface for transferring files from Mac to iPod and Mac to iPhone. The best thing about ImTOO is that it also let you share files between several iPods simultaneously with a simple drag-and-drop interface. With all these features, ImTOO computer transfer for Mac will let you connect your iPod/iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 to Mac so easily.
2. DiskAid: It is a well know fact that iPhone cannot be used as an external storage to transfer files from computer. Thanks to DiskAid, you can now transfer files using USB cable. With DiskAid you can connect your iPhone, iPod, iPad via USB cable to a computer and use it as external storage.
Call it iPhone USB drive! You can browse and read the transferred files using FileApp, a file manager for iPhone. DiskAid is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
3. Aimersoft iTransfer: Aimersoft iTransfer, is one of the best tools that provides users with solution to transfer music, videos, TV shows, audio books between iPod/iPhones/iPad and computer. It transfers files in similar way, just like iTunes does. It is also helpful to backup files from iPhone/iPod/iPad to computer.
With Aimersoft iTransfer you can connect more than one devices and transfer files between them. It is can also be used as multimedia to play music and videos of iPhone/iPod/iPad.
4.Daniusoft iTransfer: Daniusoft iTransfer is a tool built specially to backup iPod/iPhone/iPad media files on local computer, transfer music, video, audio books, photos to iPod/iPhone/iPad without needing iTunes.
Daniusoft iTransfer helps you to convert AVL, WMV, FLV to iPod/iPhone/iPad supported format with just a simple click. With good user interface Daniusoft iTransfer promises to easily manage iPod/iPhone/iPad files.
5. Xilisoft iPhone Transfer: Xilisoft iPhone transfer is a smart tool that treats your iPhone as a portable disk. It’s a tool specially built to manage iPhone files without iTunes. It’s an ideal tool to backup media files to your computer, match iPhone contents to iTunes and copy files from computer to iPhone.
With Xilisoft you can import and export computer files to iPhone for viewing and playing.
6. Cucusoft: Cucusoft is an easy to use software designed to backup all data from iPod/iPhone. It supports all iPod models including iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. It lets you to play music or video directly with out third party player.
The best thing about Cucusoft is that it recover lost or missing music and restore all data including music, videos, images, movies and even playlists. Its a must have utility when the safety of your iPhone/iPod is concerned.