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For the last 2 hours I have attempted to have your Copy Trans Manager software program add new playlists to my iPhone. I have followed your directions step by step to Install the iPhone drivers without installing iTunes by downloading then running the CopyTrans Drivers Installer. Then, once this process has been successfully completed and when I attempt to add new playlists to my iPhone, I receive the error message, "An error has occurred while managing your iPod library. Device update failed. Device is probably busy. Please try again in a minute." When I try again in a minute, I receive the same error message.

Created March 23, 2019

When desiring to delete letters in a Playlist's name, one is forced to use the backspace key, because the Delete key does not work in CopyTrans Editor.

No matter how many times one edits their Playlists, they always hit the Delete key on their keyboard when desiring to delete a character, only to find it is totally inoperative, dead, and won't do a danged thing. Sometimes, unsure as to whether they pressed it hard enough or not, they press the delete key repeatedly, only to find CopyTrans refuses to respond, no matter how many times they press the key. This is at first concerning, and then it becomes frustrating, and then it becomes angering, until one finally realizes that they must seek an alternative way to get CopyTrans to respond, and to get it to allow them to finally delete the character and continue on with their editing.

There are two ways that a user of CopyTrans has available to them that will eventually be thought of and found to work. The first is to take their hands off of the keyboard and to grab their mouse, and to manually highlight the letters they wish to delete. If this is a single character, it can be difficult to maneuver the mouse so precisely as to highlight one individual character, and may itself be a bit frustrating, but once they do, they can then press the desired letter to replace it, and then continue on, placing both hands once again on their keyboard to continue editing. This must be done every single time a letter is found to be mistyped or for some other reason needs to be changed.

The other way of deleting characters is to locate the "backspace" key on their keyboard. This is not a commonly used key, and can be difficult to locate for some users, especially if they are using their computer in a darkened room by the monitor light. But again, it does work, and once the cursor is moved AFTER the character, which is not where it normally needs to be to delete a character and requires and additional step and extra effort to be made, the backspace key can then be pressed to delete the character and then to finally be able to get on with editing.

Both of these methods which do work are tedious, and both require extra effort, and both are discovered to be necessary only AFTER the delete button is pressed, every single time it is pressed, when using CopyTrans Manager, and the resulting concern, frustration, worry, anger, etc. is experienced...

This, again, has been the case ever since the very first time I ever used CopyTrans Manager, which as been perhaps 10 years now, and something which has never been addressed or fixed, and is an item that makes using CopyTrans Manager difficult and frustrating to use when editing and maintaining ones Playlists.

So, getting the Delete button fixed so it can be used to edit characters would be a most welcomed improvement.

Thanks...! ;-)

Created March 21, 2019

I've been using CopyTrans Manager for perhaps 10 years now, and have always been frustrated that I cannot manage my Playlists properly using it because there is no way to get the lists to show up on my iPhone the same way they show up in the playlist editor.

While playlists with names that begin with numbers show up at the top of the playlist and automatically organize themselves in ascending order, names starting with number start AFTER names that are alphabetical. So, although names prefixed with numbers (01. - <name>, 02 - <name> ., 03. - <name>, etc.) show up at the top of the list in order in CopyTrans Manager, they are not found at the top of the list on the iPhone, but below any playlist names that start with letters.

Equally as frustrating, if one begins prefixing their playlist names with letters (a <name>, a <name>, a <name>, b <name> b<name>, c <name>, etc.) if any additional characters are used for sorting purposes (aa <name>, aa <name>, b <name> ba <name>, bb <name>, etc.) one begins to lose valuable character space simply attempting to sort their playlists and keep them in the desired order.

There is no easily available reference to know the heirarchy of symbols, to know where they might show up in CopyTrans Manager, or any way of knowing if that order will be what actually shows up on the iPhone, which makes this aspect of CopyTrans Manager, the sorting and maintaining of the order of ones playlists very difficult and somewhat frustrating.

So, it would be nice if someone would finally address this problem which has existed with the application for so long and make the way the playlist order shows up in CopyTrans Manager the same as it shows up when one views their playlists on their iPhone.


Created March 21, 2019

This may seem trivial, but you really should delete media before adding any new media during an update. This isn't normally important, however, if you copy new files to the device before deleting old ones, you could end up running out of space on the device before the update is finished. This breaks the entire process, it's not pretty.

Created March 18, 2019

When I Change Artist Info It Updates Half Of My Music

Created March 16, 2019

When choosing "Delete" it asks to permanently remove the song. It is unclear if this means from the list to be updated or from the harddrive.

Created March 13, 2019

I'm talking about the fact, that your program, when fully open, won't allow to scroll down to get the base line menu to come up, so you can click on another open file (ie. Windows Explorer). You have to diminish your program window to do that.

Created March 1, 2019

I loaded my iPhone with several videos using CopyTrans. Those videos were deleted from my computer. Now, I would like to get copies from the phone but cannot find a way to do that using the software. Thanks!

Created February 14, 2019

Hey there, for some reason there are certain MP3's that I can drag in to copytrans, but when I update the iphone they do not show up on the iphone..Help?

Created February 13, 2019

I can not...repeat. can NOT add a 6 second clip to my iPhone using copytrans....first it won't recognize an .aac file 2nd, the program simply will NOT import my clip nor can I drag & drop...this is totally frustrating & I'm ready to set fire to this machine!

Created February 12, 2019

Copy Trans Manager doesn't detect connected iPad Air 1 and later models , but does detect iPad 2?

Created February 11, 2019

when we have a song open, it would be ice to have an option to hit next to make changes to as many songs we want to in a row, instead of hitting apply then opening up the next song, waiting for the edit to open up, apply then refresh. It would surely be less time consuming!

Created February 11, 2019

I have an older iPod Touch running iOS 4.5 and use the Manager to listen to music through my bedside radio going to sleep as well as listening to Spanish dialog courses in the car when I'm alone.

Some time ago Apple on an iOS update removed the ability to access the Manager and after I emailed Tim Cook replaced it within 2-4 weeks. Without the Manager, I'd never be able to use this device. I now depend on it and CopyTrans so much. Thanks.

Created February 9, 2019

btw your app is very good alternative to iTunes, thank you for your hard work

Created January 26, 2019

One of the most useful programs!

The absolutely best way to add and remove music and playlists from the iPhone! Thanks! Has already saved me many hours.

Created January 20, 2019