MacX MediaTrans - Best iTunes alternative for Mac

Are you looking for an alternative to iTunes to back up photos, videos, music on your iPhone/iPad? If yes, do not look any further, MacX MediaTrans has everything you need to solve all the issues you face with iTunes while seamlessly transferring data from your iPhone to your Mac.


I love Apple products!

Over the years, I have created an Apple eco-system for myself in my home. I currently use:

  • An iPhone 7 (32GB)
  • An iPad 9.7" (32GB)
  • And a MacBook Pro - 2016

Since my job entails me to travel all over the world, I mostly travel with my iPhone and iPad. I take a lot of photos when I travel to new countries. I also listen to songs saved on my iPhone and occasionally read e-books saved on my iPad during long boring flights.

Even though these devices are not the latest models available in 2019, they have been working seamlessly for me over these years. However, once the limited storage space on both my iPhone and iPad started running out, I realized the need to transfer all my photos, videos, music from my iPhone and iPad to my Macbook Pro.

iTunes Issues

I have been using the default iTunes program for my backup needs all these years. Even though it does the job, but it limits the user and comes with a few disadvantages like:

  • Does not backup PDFs or e-books downloaded directly from the Internet.
  • Does not backup MP3s or songs downloaded directly from the Internet.
  • Does not backup movies I've saved on my iPad


After trying various alternatives available in the market for my backup needs, I finally switched to MacX MediaTrans. This software is the best alternative to iTunes for Mac that can back up and sync photos, videos, music, ringtones, ebooks, podcast, etc between iPhone/iPad and Mac.

If you are in a similar predicament like me, take my advice and download the MacX MediaTrans software for your Mac NOW!
MacX MediaTrans software

MacX backup options
This is how the software greets you when you connect your iPhone to your MacBook running the MacX MediaTrans. Apart from your phone's OS info, battery levels among other details, it offers you all the available features in a clean and simple to understand interface. Once you enter the required icon, its as easy as drag and drop.


Transfer Music: This software freely allows me to sync/backup or transfer all the music files I have on my iPhone to the Macbook. I have a lot of music files that were directly downloaded from the Internet in MP3 format. MacX MediaTrans allows me to transfer them with a click of a button and does not limit me like iTunes. I can easily create/edit/delete playlists and manage tracks, albums and genres.

Transfer Photos: This software is rated to transfer a hundred 4K photos in under 8 seconds. Even though my iPhone 7 does not take 4K photos, it certainly has a lot of live photos that take up a lot of space on its tiny 32GB memory. If you are a photography enthusiast who likes to take bulky RAW photos using your iPhone, this software would seamlessly transfer all those images onto your Mac in seconds.
photos sync

Videos: This is one of the best options I've had for my Apple devices. I can easily transfer large movies and other videos from the iPad/iPhone to my Macbook and vice-versa. This software allows a two-way transfer without any issues whatsoever.
video transfer

Moreover, it auto converts videos to MP4 and compresses video size to 50% with no quality loss while transferring from Macbook to iPad or iPhone. It automatically detects the best display option for the recipient device and makes necessary changes all by itself.

PDFs & E-books: I have a lot of PDFs and e-books saved in iBooks and this software easily allows me to pick the ones I would like to transfer between the Macbook and the iPhone and vice-versa. Simply select the ones you'd like to sync or transfer and hit the Sync button. This software automatically checks for duplicates and makes life easier for you.

Voice & Ringtones: This is one feature that I don't personally use but may be useful for some of you. It allows you to create a personalized ringtone for your iPhone and lets you transfer it from the MacBook to your iPhone. If you like to create voice notes, you can sync them using this option too.

Flash Drive: A bonus feature that this software offers you is the ability to use your iPhone/iPad as a flash drive to carry personalised documents or files. It lets you turn your iPhone as a USB to save Word, Excel, PDF, dmg, apps, ibooks, etc. that would normally not be easily possible.


If you have private photos and videos that you'd like to encrypt and save on your MacBook, this software lets you do that too. Once you enter the encryption settings, you can enter a password and all the photos/videos that you transfer will not be able to open without providing that password.
data encryption

P.S. Make sure you remember this password if you would like to recover these files. Without this password, it would be virtually impossible to recover these encrypted photos/videos.


Installing the Macx MediaTrans on the MacBook is a piece of cake. After downloading the dmg file, simply install it by dragging the installer to the Applications folder and it should be visible in the MacBook's Launchpad.


Comparison with iTunes

Here's a graphic comparison of all the extra features offered by MacX MediaTrans with iTunes.

sync features comparison itunes

comparison itunes

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Having tried a lot of software available online, I feel the MacX MediaTrans is one of the best alternatives to iTunes. It is easier to use, simple and comes with a lot of extra features.

I hope you liked this review, please feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below if you have one. I will try my best to answer them as soon as possible.


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