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free your iDevices

I’ve written about the excellent 3rd-party iDevice manager iTools previously (see my post fkn iTunes!)  While always useful, development has drifted over the years since this so-handy-it’s-essential utility was released.

Updates have been pretty much limited to minor enhancements & constant updates to cope with Apple’s spiteful attempts at blocking iTools functions most times we get an iOS update. (Apple change the on-iDevice file access protocols – unnecessarily really.)

This is not a complaint – I’m a dedicated iTools-using veteran, what iTools provides us is much mo’ betta functionality than the bloated, overbearing & authoritarian iTunes mothership. (That you no longer need installed, iTools will download & install the required supporting iTunes components.)

I didn’t expect program development to sit still forever – iTools is too good a concept for that. The authors have actually launched a few more powerful versions over the years – Chinese language only though. Stink. From today though, there is no more cultural delineation – an extended iTools Pro in English has just been released, yes! Branded iTools 3, I’m playing testing it connected to the 1024kb iPad Air 2 as I write this post.
iTools1.8Version 1.8.4.9 iTools GUI compared to Version 3.1.8.0 iTools3
You, if you cannot wait til you’ve read my review (which is bound to be highly informative if maybe somewhat opinionated) can get download it here. Continue reading free your iDevices