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MobileGo for iOS goes where iTunes won't

Liane Cassavoy | March 1, 2013
iTunes is an excellent tool for managing the content on your iOS device from your Windows PC. Unless you'd like to sync contacts, or de-dupe them. Unless you'd like to convert audio and video files to an iOS-compatible format. Unless you'd like to extract music from a video and upload it to your device in a compatible format.

The video conversion was handled quickly and seamlessly, but it seemed odd that an option to accomplish this task wasn't included in the Toolkit as it is with music.

The Toolkit also contains a Contact Manager, which allows you to backup contacts, find duplicates, and import or export contacts to and from Outlook or Windows Mail. Business users--or anyone who has lamented iTunes' lack of a robust contact manager--will appreciate this feature in particular.And users with more than one iOS device will appreciate how easily MobileGo allows you to transfer contents between them.

The software recognizes multiple iOS devices at a time, and allows you to export content from one to the other easily.Even with its $40 price tag, MobileGo for iOS is an excellent application for managing the content on your iOS device. Its contact manager and file conversion tools, plus its ability to transfer content between two iOS devices will make it worth its hefty price for many users.

Still, it's expensive and it can't do everything that iTunes can. It lacks an option for purchasing and downloading content, and includes no tools for managing iOS apps on your device. That's why it makes a good companion to iTunes, rather than a complete replacement.

Note: The Download button on the Product Information page takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.


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