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DiskAid offers file transfers from iOS to OS X without iTunes

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DigiDNA has announced DiskAid 5 ( for OS X and Windows, an update of their utility that enables the transfer of files between any iOS device and any Mac OS X or Windows computer.

Designed to complementiTunes sync, the free version of the app allows unlimited file copying from mobile device to computer, and access to Camera Roll and iOS-based USB external memory. The paid version adds transfer of SMS text messages, call history log, voicemail, voice memo, notes, contacts list, music, videos and podcasts.

DiskAid transfers files to apps on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Users can browse the contents of iOS apps and transfer files to or from another iOS device. DiskAid automatically discovers all apps and enables the copying of files, folders, or even complete file trees.

The app permits the user to copy music and videos from any iOS device and transfer it back into iTunes. DiskAid 5 replaces DigiDNA’s previous app, TuneAid, and includes a new music and videos transfer wizard to copy media from any iPod, iPhone and iPad to a computer.

Users can transfer music, movies, podcasts (audio and video), iTunes U, audiobooks, any playlist, or any specific selection or mix of these. The copy will include iTunes meta data: ratings, play counts, etc. DiskAid accesses the contents of any iPhone or iPad Camera Roll and permits the copying of all stills and videos shot with the device or synced with iTunes to an iOS 5 device.

Accessing the iOS file system is a free core feature of DiskAid; no license or registration is necessary to enjoy file transfer to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. DiskAid also provides a reliable, fast, and secure alternative to SSH without jailbreaking, third-party installers, or any other hack, says Victor Broido of DigiDNA.

On the Mac, DiskAid 5 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and iTunes 10.5 or higher. It’s a free download that includes unlimited file transfer, and is available directly from DigiDNA. A single license registration for US$24.90, valid for Mac and PC, is required to unlock music, video, and data copy (SMS, contacts, etc.). The single license allows an unlimited number of connections to an unlimited number of devices.

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