We know all our stuff is there but we just don’t know where. How can you find out?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s yet another iApp for our iDevices and this one is called iBrowse. It’s a free app that lets you see what’s on your iPhone or iPad from your Mac.
I’m rather certain that Apple doesn’t make easy access to the iPhone and iPad’s file system because they don’t want users to muck up the insides. Most of us are content Apple’s oversight but if you’ve ever wondered what’s going on inside your iDevices, iBrowse gives you a look.
Think Mac Finder meet iOS files.
To get a look at what’s inside iOS you’ll need to connect your iDevice to the Mac. Once you do, the iBrowse displays what’s inside. That means a raw look at photos, recordings, downloads, purchases, books and even lets you view iTunes backups.
iBrowse also means you can use drag and drop to move files back and forth between iOS and your Mac. I’m not into the geekier side of my iPhone, but jailbroken iOS devices also means iBrowse gives you root access.
The two basic issues I see with iBrowse have to do with the price and usability. It’s free. I don’t claim to understand the business model but I worry about third party apps with no visible means of support. And, secondly, other than satisfying my gender’s curiosity gene, I don’t see much that’s pragmatically useful in iBrowse for the average Mac user.
Otherwise, there’s no easier, faster, or less expensive way to dig into your iPhone or iPad’s inner workings.