When it comes to iOS-to-PC communication, iTunes is an absolute must-have because your iOS device won't allow you access from a PC without iTunes installed. However, users often simply want to keep their device's data backed up on their PC and they often need an app that will enable them to transfer literally everything from their mobile devices.
TouchCopy is a Windows/Mac app mostly used to back up your iPhone's content on your computer. It can be tried out for free with limited options or you can buy a 12-month/lifetime license for $30 and $40 respectively. It has a rich set of features and it can be used similar to iTunes, to a degree. However, you'll still need to have iTunes installed for TouchCopy to work.
TouchCopy manages file copying and backup and it offers more options than iTunes. Besides media files like music, videos, and photos, you can also copy Notes, Reminders, voicemails, contacts, messages, books, and much more. It also offers a useful file explorer for your iPhone where you can locate, delete, and even add files to your iPhone.
Your iPhone's content is loaded as soon as you launch TouchCopy and connect your device for the first time, and it might take a while. You can easily transfer important content from your device rather than just its media files. You can also transfer files over Wi-Fi, which is a very useful option. The Internet tab in TouchCopy also offers the chance of viewing your browser history and opening the pages in a web browser.
You can visit the Options menu and set up many useful settings where you can customize TouchCopy to your liking, unlike iTunes where you are pretty much stuck with limited options. If you want to have a deeper, but at the same time simpler access to your iOS device, you should definitely check out TouchCopy. While you might run into some issues during the initial setup, things should go smoothly from that point on. It can also feel slow at certain times but, overall, it's a useful app packed with features.
Reviewed by Vedin Klovo (editor rating 4.5 out of 5 stars)