iTools For Windows

Free independent app from MIcrosoft used to manage and backup iOS-based handheld devices

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    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 2003 / Windows Vista / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
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iTools For Windows
iTools For Windows 2014 Build 0520

If you have an iPhone or iPad, iTools for Windows gives you all the functionality of iTunes that you need to manage your device. You're probably aware that iTunes is an integral part of using an Apple mobile device, but many people don't like being forced to use the software in order to use an iOS device.

iTools for Windows offers a number of features that you won't find in iTunes, and it also contains all the most vital functions that you would find in iTunes. Best of all, it's entirely free to download and use.

Users who don't take advantage of iTunes for music or media playback but still have an iOS device generally become frustrated with the fact that they are bound to iTunes, which some of them find bulky and overly complex for managing a simple mobile device. This software isn't notable for what it does, but more for what it doesn't do. It only includes functions that can help you optimize your mobile device.

The UI for this software is straightforward and forgoes the typical flash that goes with Apple software. With iTools, you can easily manage the apps on your device without the annoying dragging and shivering, and you can monitor the amount of free space on your device. The software allows you to import photos from your iOS device into your Windows system, and it does much more.

One feature that iTools for Windows includes that isn't found in iTunes is the Ringtone Maker. With this function, you can create a ringtone from a song. Android users have been able to do this for some time, but Apple's native software doesn't allow for this. The software will also search your system for backup data files created by iTunes, which limits the amount of time you must spend in iTunes.

You can tell just by using the software that the designers wanted to improve the basic design of Apple's iTunes without affecting the core processes. In the app management section, you'll see buttons beside each app that allow you to see the app's info, uninstall it completely, or create a backup of the app. This sort of user-friendly addition makes the software much more accessible than iTunes for the common user.

The App Manager feature of the software can be a bit slow from time to time, especially if the connected device has a lot of installed apps. It also has a hard time syncing with devices on occasion. The software is designed closely enough to iTunes that it has no real learning curve, but it improves upon some of the minor issues with Apple's software. When transferring files between the connected device and the PC, MP3s are automatically converted to M4Rs for your convenience.


  • Features Phone-Related iTunes Functions
  • New Features Not Found in iTunes
  • Intuitive Utility
  • Manage, Backup, and Restore


  • Slow Loading
  • Can't Access iTunes Store

If you’re having a hard time managing your iPhone or iPad through iTunes, then iTools for Windows might be able to help. This program is able to communicate with your Apple device like iTunes, but the interface is much easier for users to grasp. This is especially true with recent versions of iTunes. While iTools isn’t grand, it provides a service that’s perfect for those who prefer simplicity.

Simple Interface

One of the major problems with iTunes is that the program is always changing. Upgrades are necessary, but Apple seems to completely change the interface with each new edition. This can make it difficult for users to manage their devices. The iTools interface is incredibly simply. All of the major buttons are found on the left. This allows you to select what type of file you want to work with.

The main menu will then change to reflect those files. For example, you can easily select movies, songs or apps. The menu will then show all of the applicable files and the available options.

Transforms Files

Apple devices are designed to accept specific file types. For example, if you want to add a movie file to your device, then it has to be an MP4. The iTunes program offers very little assistance if your file isn’t the right format. This means that you’ll have to look for another application to change the format, which can be tedious.

This application is made to change files into the appropriate format for Apple devices. If you drop a MOV or AVI file into iTools, then it will instantly be changed into an MP4. The same is true of music and ebook files. This process can be a little slow with larger files, but it’s better than downloading and installing a separate file converter.

Restore and Backup

You have a lot of important information on your Apple device that you don’t want to lose. While the device has some limited backup capabilities, it’s best to create an external backup file so that you can easily restore the data if the device is damaged. This application allows you to instantly create a backup file whenever you want. You can also restore the data if anything is erased.

Supported Devices

The iTools application currently supports all of the Apple devices. You can use this program to work with your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It’s also been upgraded to work with the newest versions of these devices.


  • Simplifies the process of modifying, adding and extracting files from your Apple device.
  • Instantly transforms any imported files into the right format.
  • Works with all of the Apple devices and iOS versions.
  • This program is truly free. There are no ads, plugins or hidden costs.


  • Upgrades are somewhat slow. The program may not instantly support new iOS versions.
  • Importing can be slow at times. This is usually because the program is trying to maximize data storage, which can take a few minutes for larger files.
  • You need iTunes installed on the computer. This application cannot function without iTunes.

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