PhoneStick Review: Forget iTunes! The Best iPhone File Manager for Windows

You know that on an Android phone, you can add anything as easily as copy-paste into folders. That's why we hate iTunes because that’s the only way to add anything to the iPhone/iPad/iPod. And that's why we choose PhoneStick. It is enormously versatile.

PhoneStick doesn’t just let you access the iPhone filesystem as a file manager but it actually mounts the iPhone in multi-part drives. It really brings seamless experience - plug USB cord to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your device appears in Explorer. Transfer files both ways like you do it with local folders explorer. It’s like your iPhone shows up as four different drives. Each drive targets one specific aspect. One of the mounted drives has folders labeled, Music, Videos, Music-videos, etc. You just copy-paste your songs/tracks into the folder and it gets automatically cross-synced to the Music app on your iPhone! All you need to do is just copy-paste.

PhoneStick Review


  • Free for 1GB Transfer
  • Use iPhone/iPad/iPod as USB device


  • Keeps crashing
  • No Mac version
  • No Application Management
  • No Photo Management

PhoneStick also lets you access to iOS’s filesystem so if you’re able to play around with system files, here’s one for you. And PhoneStick is also for the normal Windows user who’s happy to see that the iPhone can also work like an Android phone when it comes to copying files and pasting them around. Just the way you’ve always wished it would be. Just copy-paste.

Syncios iOS Transfer

Syncios is also an easy-to-use yet powerful iOS device manager, which is well-designed for users who want to manage media contents between iOS devices and PC. Syncios enables you to synchronize your iPod, iPhone or iPad with the local Windows pc. You can see the content of your iOS device and pick the products that you need to copy to your pc or import to your device, when you connect Syncios and your device.

Syncios is quite different from PhoneStick. To be honest, PhoneStick is easier to operate. Just copy and paste as a storage device. Connect your iPad/iPhone/iPod to computer, and import or export files between your device and PC through Syncios. And then your would find the files imported in your iPad/iPhone/iPod or the files exported in your computer.

Syncios Device Information


  • Free
  • Nice layout
  • Easy to use


  • No mac version
  • Still need iTunes to be installed.

What Users Say About Syncios:

Like this freeware. It helps do almost everything I want for my iPod Touch 5. It even supports converting and syncing videos for my iPod Touch 5. Easy to use. Great product!
--- echochen

It provides the ultimate transfer solution between iOS devices and PC for users. Syncios allows you to transfer and manage your apps, photos, music, ringtone, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, MV, playlist, eBooks and more between iPod/iPhone/iPad and PC freely and easily.

Much better than iTunes and other software!!! Easy to install and use. Nice Appearance and organized well. Please keep on improving this software continuously. People will love it!!!
--- jblue0056

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3. Differenc between PhoneStick & Syncios iOS Manager

  Syncios iOS Manager PhoneStick
Audio Converter yes no
Video Converter yes no
Ringtone Maker yes no
Audio Management yes yes
Video Management yes yes
Playlist Management yes no
Photos Management yes no
Ebooks Management yes yes
Apps Management yes no
Contacts Management yes no
Notes Management yes no
Bookmarks Management yes no
SMS Management yes no
iOS System Management yes yes
Mac Version ios supported no
Multiple Devices Supported yes yes
Price when rated: Totally Free Free for 1GB Transfer

Phone Stick® is a registered trademark of Softorino Inc.

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