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Iexplorer4 icon thumb iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Compatibility

As Apple prepares to announce the release of two new iPhones and its highly anticipated new mobile and desktop operating systems, we've been hard at work to ensure that all of our apps are compatible. We're happy to announce that we've now completed testing and updates of all our products with the latest betas for both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Keep an eye out for more updates following Apple's keynote event tomorrow, September 10th.Â

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer Updates

In addition to many minor improvements to the software itself, during the last few months we've been working hard here to improve the online content available for iExplorer. Our graphic and web design team created four new videos and feature pages highlighting the various features and capabilities of iExplorer. Checkout our Macroplant youtube channel or the links below.

We've updated all of our iExplorer tutorials which you can check out here and we've even updated the legal information which can be found here.

Sharepod icon icon thumb Sharepod Acquisition Completed

Sharepod was launched in 2005 and allowed Windows users to transfer music from their iPod to computer. A few short months ago we finalized negotiations with Sharepod LTD and acquired the Sharepod app. We're now happy to announce now that we've fully completed and launched Sharepod 4, the long over due major update to Sharepod. We created the all new front end of Sharepod from the ground-up and we based the backend functionality off of the tested and proven code we created for iExplorer. The end result is a beautiful new app that offers users the easiest way to transfer music and playlists from their iPhone, iPod or iPhone to their computer. The new Sharepod is available now for both Windows and Mac. Learn more by visiting

Dupeaway icon 512x512 icon thumb Introducing Dupe Away 3.0!

The all new Dupe Away has arrived for both Mac and PC. This tiny app packs some powerful tools for cleaning your iTunes library. Your duplicate files, tracks with invalid file references and playlists can be instantly analyzed and cleaned up with this app. Additionally, we've added in a brand new tool for detecting and cleaning abandoned tracks (music files in your music folder that aren't in iTunes). Within seconds the new Dupe Away can improve your iTunes listening experience and save you valuable gigabytes of disk space from your computer. Best of all, you can try it and analyze your iTunes library absolutely risk free.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer 3.2 for Mac and PC Released!

iExplorer 3.2 is the largest update to iExplorer since version 3.0! We added tons of new features and improvements including-

  • New and easier to use device home screen with category filters.
  • Updated and improved app icon.
  • A Documents folder which offers users a safe place to store their documents without having to worry about damaging device system files.
  • A home screen link to the Awesome Files documents directory to allow easy access for file storage on the device where those files can be viewed on the go.
  • Intelligent backup decoding, now does not bug you to make a new backup if the backup is less than 24 hours old. You can also now refresh the backup manually from its right-click menu.
  • Messages (SMS) viewing updates include new sorting columns such that you can now sort by contact name, most recent message date and even total messages in the conversation. Various message related back-end fixes, exporting fixes and other improvements and have been made as well.
  • Auto-Transfer (recover everything to iTunes) includes various UI updates and bug fixes.
  • A disk mounting bug that prevented certain devices with international or special characters in their name from being mounted has been resolved.
  • A Windows 8 disk mounting bug has been resolved.
  • Many other bug fixes and updates.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer (Mac) - 3.1 - Retina and iOS 6 ready!

iExplorer for Mac, version 3.1 has just been released. We've updated our graphics to take advantage of Apple's new Retina displays. We've also included support for iOS 6 databases and backups. Once that's released, iExplorer will already be good to go. We've also made performance, stability, and user-friendly improvements across the board, so be sure to grab the update!

Adapter icon 1500x1500 icon thumb Adapter (Mac) 1.4.3 - Removal of Downloader

We are sorry to say to all Adapter fans that due to recent Adobe Flash updates (11.4), the Downloader functionality has become too limited to continue supporting at this time. For now, if you would like to continue using Downloader functions (HD videos still work nicely), do not download the latest Adapter update. Rest assured, all conversion functionality remains unchanged.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer (Mac) 3.0.2 and (PC)

iExplorer (both Mac and PC) has been updated with various bug fixes.

Macroplant logo icon thumb OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - Gatekeeper Updates

All our Mac applications have been updated with Macroplant developer IDs to comply with Apple's 10.8 Mountain Lion Gatekeeper security features. Contact our support team if you encounter any issues.

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer 3 Has Arrived!

We combined and improved the most important features from all of our most popular apps to bring you the ultimate iPhone, iPod and iPad manager. Now with music library access, versatile disk mounting, app directory browsing, SMS archiving and much more, please welcome the all new iExplorer 3.

With the new iExplorer 3, you get all the features of Phone to PC/Phone to Mac ($25), Phone Disk ($20) plus a whole lot more for the low price of just $35. And, during the next two weeks only, you can get it for even less with our 10%-off discount for the product's 3.0 launch.

If you're upgrading from iExplorer 2, please don't be alarmed by the transition of the app to shareware. If you're just interested in just the basic file system browsing (the features from iExplorer 2), those features have been improved in the new iExplorer and can still be used for free in demo mode.

iExplorer 3 is compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iPods and even works with the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Windows 7.