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Monday March 5, 2012 2:14 pm

Using iExplorer to search your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Apple, Software

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The iPhone has been a game changer from the beginning, but many nay-sayers complain about the lack of user control that iOS devices suffer from. With many phones

Normally when you connect a storage device to a computer, you’re given the option of managing its files. You’re able to locate individual files for exporting and editing purposes. However, trying to attempt this with an Apple iOS device is a different story, since they aren't recognized as a mass storage device over USB. There are roundabout ways of bypassing this, but who really wants to mess around with that? We’d rather connect the iPhone and search our files through a Finder- or Explorer-like UI. Thanks to the guys over at Macroplant, you can now search your files on an iPhone.

For those that use a music-based service, such as Rhapsody or MusicBox (found on Cydia), music is stored on your device as MP3 files. Using Macroplant’s iExplorer you can browse your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to locate and export all those stored files (see our iExplore tutorial.) Of course, you’re not limited just to exporting music. iExplore lets you export anything from notes, contacts, and any other files stored on your device. IExplorer is a great tool for any iPhone user, and has a pretty slick interface. The only issue that we’ve found with the software is that you can’t export multiple files at once. However, this is a small price to pay for freeware, which you can download here.

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