Help us improve CopyTrans Manager

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Would it be possible to allow modifying the colours of the application's screens.

The 'Whiteness' of CopyTransManager is sooooo white!

Many years ago I purchased the full suite of your apps and they had options in the advanced settings to customise the colours of various elements of the application interfaces (My versions date from 2009, placed onto a Windows XP machine.) which I greatly appreciated as I hate staring into what is effectively a white light bulb.

Earlier today I fired up CopyTransManager and it told me there was an update (10 years having elapsed, I kind thought there would be one. ;-) .) so I downloaded and installed it onto my iPod Classic, fired it up and... My eyes... What have you done? Windows 10 blandness abounds. Sorry but I feel that a graphical use interface that is almost totally white is defeating much of the underlying useability that colour brings to any application that is in any way more than the just simplest of apps, which CopyTransManager AND your other applications, in the main, certainly are not.

I have not used the apps for a great number of years, though I really like the added functionality they provide (I just didn't update my Apple devices at all. Did not have any need as I only had various iPods for music and I didn't have spare time to fully utilise them as I had too many work commitments and just listened to my home Hi-Fi for my music fix.). However I now also own a iPad and am considering purchasing the new iPod Touch and I would prefer to avoid the whiteness if at all possible while managing these devices.

I don't feel that there is a great need to once more allow specifying my own fonts, as that was an option that you used to provide as well and I understand that you may wish to simplify you applications, but the title bar and application's window colours should be user definable... to easily distinguish the program and also indicate (Via the title bar.) a safe place to click to bring the program to the front of the screen without clicking into the main work area and thereby losing any set cursor focus that I had left in the program (I have Windows 10 set to use a distinct title bar colour for all programs but CopyTransManager does not follow the rules on this issue. ;-( ).

I would like to be able to have Black text in the main. Grey is, in my humble opinion, just a tad silly as black is much more distinct and does not clash, if that is what you are trying to avoid by using grey to such a large extent, with any colour (White and Black do not clash with any other colour ~ Plain colour theory! {Sorry, I have a print background.}). I appreciated the alternating line colour scheme I used to have and also being able to have different elements of the program set to different colours to highlight when I am in a different part of the program. The highlight and selection bars would also fall into the area that a good colour combination would benefit from (2x distinct colours needed here.).

Though this request is made after just opening, and not even using, CopyTransManager, if this whiteness extends to your other applications also, then I request that all of them be updated to allow modifications to their colour schemes as well.

I used to be able to set in the advanced settings area, wether the programs opened full screen or not and this would also be useful.

One thing that I have noticed is that column sizings do not persist between sessions and this I feel is a flaw that definitely needs rectification as I almost always readjust my settings to the same widths so that I can read all displayable information in full.

Sorry for the long post but I feel that many other users would appreciate the changes that I have requested as there are many comments floating around the web regarding the blandness of Windows 10 and my suggestions would greatly aleviate many of this operating systems shortcoming in this regard without bloating or overly complicating your software, yet greatly increase it's user friendliness.

On a slightly tangential note, both versions of CopyTransManager that I ran today are installable onto the Apple devices I use them with and I am wondering if your application, CopyTransApps, is also able to be installed onto the devices that it would be used from. I looked around your website today and could not find this information for either program and it might assist new users to know this information before they evaluate your applications.

Thank you for your consideration and for your programs that allow me to totally bypass iTunes, as it has a major flaw in that it interupts whatever I am doing within it whever a song finishes (Just to tell me it's now playing... XYZ.) even while I am in the middle of doing some editing, thus losing all my work. Grrrrr! Apple is not a software company so what can you expect I suppose (OK they make software... But; As their major Windows offering, iTunes sucks! And this is not a good signpost for whatever may lurk within a Mac, nicely designed though their products are.).

Yours Sincerely [A very happy CopyTransControlCenter user ~ The 5th program I paid for, and worth every cent.],


P.S: Thank you SO much for a decent sized comment box (Come on Microsoft, lift your game ~ They provide a tiny box that is about 1/25th of my total screen real estate... It is the 21st Century after all. Their, and other sites also, annoyingly small comment box is agonising to use and is a pet peave of mine.).

Created May 31, 2019

Would like to see the player open already on the main layout without having to open a box to see it.

Thank you.

Created May 26, 2019

As of now, you have to go to ITunes for that

Created May 26, 2019

can you look into the artwork search for ipod on windows 10 . all software using the latest up-dates

Created May 16, 2019

I have been given an iPad for work. Don't like them, don't need them and don't have an iTunes account or ANY desire to install their software. My understanding from what I read online is CopyTrans will allow me to connect and transfer some of my MP3's to this iPad. I have installed Apple Device Support drivers as well as CopyTrans Manager and connected to my USB. I select the "Trust Device" option when prompted but only get errors when connecting. Reconnecting or restarting the iPad OR CopyTrans software does nothing, same result... Just errors... Maybe the problem is iOS 12.3 but either way, the CopyTrans software does nothing...

Created May 14, 2019

What I mean is this: If I click on "Title" on top of a list, it sorts the songs alphabetically, kind of... For example, I now find a song that starts with "A" under "C", even though it was the first song on the list before sorting the list. Also, if after you had sorted the list, you add more songs, they appear on the bottom of the list and cannot be manually dragged to the correct place in the list. They just snapp back to the previouis position. There is definitely something not right with the list sorting procedure.

The ideal would be, that after you moved songs on a list, they either automatically 'assume' the correct alphabetucal position, or the list can reliably be sorted by clicking on "Title" on top of the list. Can you make this happen? We'd all appreciate it very much! :)

Created May 13, 2019

It would be super, that when we move songs over from the PC to the iPad, we would be warned, that this or that song already is on the list of songs there. As it is now, it just puts the transferred songs on the bottom of the list, regardless if some of these songs are already on that list.

Created May 13, 2019

The playlist is not saved. The music cover art seems to be randomly selected.

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Created May 11, 2019

Not searching or finding any covers for my ipod . used to work fine?

Created May 9, 2019

I'm trying to compare the song lists in multiple devices and I think it would be easier in Excel. Is there a way to get the list of songs out of the iThing into Excel?

Created May 4, 2019


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Created May 1, 2019

to liste my tracks on my iphone its has been stuck to 42% and has not mooved fix this please

Created April 25, 2019

When I open my songs on the app, they all show up with no problem. But when I disconnect my iPod nano, it says there are no songs. What should I do???

Created April 19, 2019

I have had to download drivers. Reinstall Copy Trans manager. I use multiple Apple devices and what I thought was a stable version of Copy Trans becomes inoperable when I switch to another Apple device. Right now I am looking at another Warning: At the moment iTunes must be install for IOS5 full support. [I have already uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes and still NOTHING!!]. Then it says Please update to the latest version of CopyTrans and Ive DONE that too. Your software is unstable. Maybe its because you're products are tethered to the awful iTunes.

Created April 10, 2019

If I click the "Add" button and select a directory with many tracks, the software seems to do a huge amount of work. I don't know what it is doing but it takes maybe 5 minutes to add about 200 tracks. It is an amount of slow work that I associate with, say, copying the files from one disk to another. However what is it actually doing during the "adding" stage? It is not clear. Really all the software should do is to inspect the file system and create a list of titles. I expect that to take a few seconds even if there are hundreds of files. OK so what is going on here. Perhaps if you explain to users what the software is doing and why it needs to take so long "adding" it will make sense.

Created April 7, 2019

when i add an album with more than one artist, it creates multiple albums. it is really tedious to go and edit each song that has two artists. this app is really great but it has some flaws. thanks for freeing me from apple

Created March 26, 2019

when i add an album with more than one artist, it creates multiple albums. it is really tedious to go and edit each song that has two artists. this app is really great but it has some flaws. thanks for freeing me from apple

Created March 26, 2019

After the update, there is an issue where the white part of the album cover looks different. Please modify it to the next update.

Created March 26, 2019

Please fix this bug. Before the update, I never had an issue like this. I love this app. I use it like everyday to update my iPod-- yes, I'm old school. I love the beauty of finding music on my own and putting it on my iPod, still.

Created March 26, 2019