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    We trialled iExplorer on our macs to transfer across videos that the kids make on the iPads to the macs works great but now the trial has run out and one licenese is $35. Does any body know of an alternative that is either free or cheap to license across 40 machines.

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    The 'FileBrowser' app? I haven't used it myself but it might do what you're wanting and is a lot cheaper at £2.99

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    Looking for an application to use on the macs to be able to browse the file system on the ipads

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    Picasa picks up any photos or videos when you attach the ipad, ImageCapture works for photographs but I haven't tried it for Videos.

    both are free.

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    I had problems with doing this yesterday as apple configurator won't let you take the videos off. I found that SimplTransfer worked pretty well. Install the app, browse to the ip shown and can download up to 50 videos/images per device on the free version. Unlimited on full. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrobinson View Post
    I had problems with doing this yesterday as apple configurator won't let you take the videos off. I found that SimplTransfer worked pretty well. Install the app, browse to the ip shown and can download up to 50 videos/images per device on the free version. Unlimited on full. Hope that helps.
    Thanks for this. I hadn't come across that app and I'm in exactly the same situation as you. Just setup some iPads with Configurator and needing a way to get the photos/videos off. Is this better than using Dropbox or similar?

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    Dropbox is brilliant don't get me wrong but the time it took to upload the videos to dropbox and then sync to the computer/download from the website takes a while on our network, and our dropbox is limited to 2.5gb. Also i find that this way the members of staff or students can do the downloading and download the specific videos that they want. Plus to bypass the 50 video/image download, download the first 50 then delete them off the ipad and it will allow you to download the rest. Hopefully configurator will release an update which includes this feature and also to disable passcode lock. Cheers

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    Thanks. That's really helpful information. Even buying the full version at 1.49 isn't going to break the bank, but thanks for the tip!

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    we ended up using i-Funbox for mac and pc so that the kids could transfer their imovie and garage band content off the ipads

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