Want to transfer photos, videos, music and so on between your iPhone and computer without iTunes? Here is the right place for you.
Takecopter is an iPhone application, which is designed to help transfer photos, music, videos, PDF files, TXT or any other files between your iDevice and computer only through wifi. All you need to do is put all the devices and computers under the same wifi, and run Takecopter on iPhone/ iPad to let it help you do the transfer job. THere is no need to connect your iPhone and computer using USB cable or run iTunes.
Besides the transfer function, it is also a music player, video player and PDF reader, and the built-in “open in” function can help open files using other third-party apps on your iPhone.
To use Takecopter, first download it to your iPhone or iPad, and connect the iPhone/ iPad and computer to the same wifi network (please notice that Takecopter copter will not work properly under 3G network).
Run Takecopter on iPhone and get the screenshot as below:
Browser of your computer refers to IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome etc, here you can input the address you got into the address bar of your browser to get the Takecopter page on your computer.
If you got the page as above, it means that you have got iPhone and computer connected through Takecopter. If not, please first check your wifi connection, or whether you have input the address properly, or whether Takecopter is still running on iPhone, and try again.
Next let’s see what we can do by using Takecopter:
1. Send photos, music, videos or any kinds of files you saved on computer to iPhone through wifi, and enjoy photos, music, videos or PDF files directly on Takecopter after transfer.
1.1 Send various files from computer to iPhone;
Click the “+Add” button which appears below the four tabs to select files from computer, be sure to keep Takecopter running on iPhone so the transfer process can be done successfully.
You can select photos, music, videos at the same time, those files will be allocated to right tab automatically after transfer.
To batch upload all the files, you can click “Start upload” button, to upload files one by one, you can click the button which appears next to the thumbnail of file.
1.2 Play photos, music, videos and PDF files directly on Takecopter.
Now back to Takecopter on iPhone.
Because we have batch uploaded photos, music, videos and some other files, here we got four red notifications in the four tabs.
1.2.1 Tap “Picture” to show all the albums saved in Camera Roll/ Photo Library. Select one album then you can tap the thumbnail to view the photos directly. And photos uploaded will also be saved to Camera Roll automatically, so you can also enjoy the photos in “Photos” app.
1.2.2 Tap “Video” to show videos transferred. Tap one to play it using the built-in video player.
1.2.3 Tap “Music” to show music transferred. Tap one to play it using the built-in music player.
1.2.4 Tap “Other” to show all other files transferred. For now only PDF file can be opened directly using the built-in PDF reader.
1.3 Open files using other third-party apps.
Photos transferred will be automatically saved to Camera Roll, so if you want to use those files on other apps, you can select them directly from Camera Roll;
Music files and PDF files which can be played on Takecopter can also be opened by third-party apps;
If you tap on other files (including part of the music/ videos and other kinds of files) which can not be played directly on Takecopter, a dialogue will pop up with a list of third-party apps.
2. Takecopter can also help to send iPhone files to computer.
2.1 you can use Takecopter to transfer iPhone photos and videos saved in Camera Roll/ Photo Library to computer for backup.
On the Takecopter page of your computer, here you have a list of albums under the “Albums” box, click on one to open it.
Next we can see all the photos and videos saved in this album, and click “Select” button to go into select mode.
Then we can click on photos to get them selected, or you can click the “Select All” button to select all the photos once, finally, click “Download” button to download the selected photos.
2.1 you can use Takecopter as an U-disk, files can be transferred from one computer to the other only through wifi.
Under the “Music, Video, Other” tab, only files transferred from computer earlier will be saved, so it means that videos, music files which you downloaded from website or other apps will not be read by Takecopter.
But you can use Takecopter as an U-disk to transfer files between computers only through wifi.