(Now known as iDevice Manager)
Extend the functionality of your iDevices such as iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices with iPhone explorer, a freeware program by German developer Marx Softwareentwicklung.
With iPhone Explorer, you're able to upload files with a USB connection, regardless of the format and regardless of whether Apple wants you to use your device the way *you* want. iPhone Explorer essentially turns your iPod/iPad/iPhone in to an external hard drive and gives you access to all of the files on the device.
The program also supports full acess to photos, emails, text messages and videos. With that said, this tool allows you to backup your precious files and can also back up your iTunes and ringtone collection.
iPhone Explorer also includes a free ringtone creator for your iPhone, giving you the free ability to create and customize your iPhone just the way you like it. The ringtone editor is able to make razor-thin modifications to your ringtones within the millisecond. As a restriction of the iPhone itself, ringtones are limited to only 32 seconds.
Since this is a free application, there's no reason not to try it if you want to back up your iDevice. The iPhone Explorer supports the iPhone 3G, 3G and iPod Touch with the Apple firmware version 4 and now with support for the iPad2.
From Marx Softwareentwicklung:With the iPhone Explorer download can you look into the file system of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and down- and upload files by USB connection, regardless of whether file format. Within this function can use your iPhone/iPad/iPod as "external disk". The program supports also a direct access to the photos, emails, SMS, videos directories of the iPhone. Herewith can you photos, emails, SMS, videos and all other files easily and simple copy to the PC. The same function is also...iPhone Explorer 126.96.36.199
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. iPhone Explorer is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
iPhone Explorer Virus and Malware Tests:
For security reasons, you should also check out the iPhone Explorer virus and malware test
that has been uploaded; additional iPhone Explorer screenshots may be available, too.