Xilisoft iPad Magic Review
Overall Rating : 9.4
- Easy to Use : 8/10
- Quality of Conversion : 9/10
- Speed of Conversion : 9/10
- Formats Converted : 10/10
- Help/Support : 8/10
The iPad tablet are the media consumption device. Listening to music is lovely, game-playing is grand and the device handles video viewing with valor. After extolling the virtues of the iPad and its multitude of media capabilities, the question becomes how to maximize and manage the media maintained on your magical device? Enter Xilisoft iPad Magic at a price of $45.95.
Xilisoft iPad Magic is an all-in-one application for Apple iPad /iPad 2 owners (Xilisoft iPad Magic supports all iPad models along with the iPod touch, iPhone 4,and iPhone 3GS) to backup iPad apps, books, messages, contacts, movies, music and photos(support from Photo Stream as well) to one’s PC (a Mac version is forthcoming), export media files from one’s PC to an iPad, and facilitate media transfer from the iPad to iTunes.
iPad Magic can also convert CDs, DVDs, images, IFO folders, other types of video and audio files contained on your PC to your iPad. Using the iPad management software one can organize and edit iPad media files, edit file information, and preview DVDs and other forms of video with a simple to use interface.
If you’re using Mac OS, you can get iPad to Mac Transfer review here.
Our Review of Xilisoft iPad Magic
The Xilisoft iPad Magic is billed as a 3-in-1 device management app: iPad Video Converter(DVD and video to iPad) + iPad Transfer + iPad Manager. Xilisoft iPad Magic lets you rip DVD and video from your iPad to your PC, copy files from iPad to iTunes, and transfer files from your PC to your iPad. The software even lets you convert non-iPad file formats on the fly, before transferring them to your device.
Overall, Xilisoft iPad Magic is a 3-in-1 iPad solution: transfer media files between iPad and PC; convert Videos/DVDs to iPad; plus organize and manage your iPad without iTunes.
Thanks to a clear, well-designed interface, Xilisoft iPad Magic makes it easy to manage files on your iPad or iPhone. The contents of your Apple device are displayed in the main window (sectioned into audio, video, podcasts and photo). There are three large buttons underneath to add files to your iPad from your PC, export files from your device to the PC and for exporting to iTunes. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop multimedia to and from Xilisoft iPad Magic. The app even supports batch transfers.
Ripping a DVD to your iPad/iPhone is very easy with Xilisoft iPad Magic. Just load the disk, hit the icon and the movie will be transferred to your device, or to iTunes, in the correct iPad format. In fact, any (well, almost any) video or audio that you transfer using Xilisoft iPad Magic will automatically be converted to the correct format. And quickly, at that. The program comes with a a neat preview window so you can see the video as its transferring.
App transfer is nice new feature improved in recent update. Not surprisingly you could transfer your apps more conveniently between computer and iPad/iPhone/iPod. App documents management is a plus point in this function. Check and manage the app documents by Xilisoft iPad Magic after or before transferring apps.
Another feature is about playlist management. It is hard for iTunes to snyc changes for the playlist which is operated or created on the device. However, iPad Magic is easy to get the updated playlist with any changes on PC or Mac the same with the playlist on their devices, no matter how the playlist created.
On the negative side, I found the preview display is a little small, but that’s not why you own this baby. Putting these glitches aside, Xilisoft iPad Magic makes for a useful way to move music and video between your iPad and your PC. I can simply drag and drop songs and movies between my iPad and PC. Better than iTunes!. Through all the conversions we did, we were always pleased with the final output – great color, full sound, flawless digital conversion. Your conversions will always look fantastic as long as you start with a good source.
Overall, the Xilisoft iPad Magic is a top-notch choice to transfer, backup and manage iPad/iPod/iPhone.
Pro’s and Con’s of Xilisoft iPad Magic
- All-in-one iPad solution
- Supports all varieties of iPad including all iPod and iPhone models
- App transfer and App document management
- Convert and transfer videos and audios to iPad
- Convert CD/DVD/ISO images/IFO folder to iPad
- Organize, Manage, Transfer and Convert for iPad
- All multimedia files supported – video, audio, CD, DVD, ISO images, IFO folders
- Support iPad 4. iPad mini, iPhone 5, iOS 5.1, iTunes 11
- The preview display is a little small
Key Features of Xilisoft iPad Magic
- A must-have tool for iPad / iPad 2 users
- Xilisoft iPad Magic =3 Programs: iPad Video Converter(DVD and Video to iPad) + iPad Transfer + iPad Manager
- Transfer music, movies, photos, books(PDF and EPUB formats) between iPad/iPod/iPhone and PC, easy and fast.
- Rip CD and DVD movies to iPad, and convert ISO images/IFO folder to iPad supported formats
- Preview DVD movies, videos and audios with the built-in player
- Convert various videos and music to iPad supported files
- Transfer application between computer and your device, and even manage document for some applications which support this operation. Now you can drag and drop the apps.
- High compatible with all iPad models and other Apple portable devices.
- Manage iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Simultaneously
- Create photo albums from pictures shot by iPhone, copy photos from photostream to computer; import PDF/EPUB books to devices, build playlists for multimedia files freely.
- Make comments on your music files and rate them
- Find your files with quick search or according to Genre, Artist and album
- Take a snapshot of your favorite movie images and save them as JPG, PNG and BMP files
- Multilingual languages are supported, including English, German, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese
Format Compatibility for Xilisoft iPad Magic
- Input Formats:
CD, DVD-Video, DVD folder, ISO file
3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DV, DIF, VOB, FLV, M2TS, MTS, M4V, SWF, MKV, DVR-MS, MJPG, CDA, MJPEG, MOD, MPG, MPEG, MPA, DAT, TS, MPV, NSV, MOV, QT, H261, H264, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, XWMV
AAC, AIF, AIFF, AC3, APE, CUE, AU, FLAC, MPA, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, WAV, WMA, CDA, M4A, MP4
- Video Output Formats: MP4/H.264
- Audio Output Formats: MP3, WAV,M4A,AIFF
- Output Devices:
iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi+3G, iPad 16GB, iPad 32GB, iPad 64GB, iPad2, New iPad, iPad 4, iPad mini
iPod, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod Mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, CDMA iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
Tech Requirements for Xilisoft iPad Magic
- Microsoft® Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, and Windows 7
- 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above
- 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)
- 50MB space for installation
- Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher
- iTunes 9.1 or above, DVD-ROM drive