Developer: DiskAid
Price: $30 (about £19)

OS: OS X 10.6 or later
Requires: 40MB of disk space, iTunes 10, Intel processor

DiskAid is a simple little tool designed to help you browse your iOS devices from your Mac. Naturally, you can do that through iTunes, but DiskAid offers a further level of control that gives you access to things that iTunes will not.

Plug your iOS devices into your Mac and through DiskAid you can access music and video directly as well as transfer images. Not only that, you can get to the iOS file system to give you more control over your documents. All you have to do is plug your iOS device into your Mac and DiskAid displays the contents by section in a well-designed, simple Finder-like window. As a result, DiskAid is incredibly simple to set up and use.

If you’re looking for another way to back up your iPhone or iPad then DiskAid is a handy tool and there’s even a free version that gives you plenty of features. You can choose to pay $30 (approx £19) to unlock more options such as: copy SMS, contacts, voicemail and more.

Seeing your iPhone pop up on the desktop so that you can manage the contents is very useful. However, the price does seem a little steep for what’s essentially a simple utility. That said, DiskAid is a good little app; the only real problem is that, ultimately, we still prefer PhoneView or the newly updated iExplorer – of which there’s a review below – for browsing the files on your iOS device.


A nifty utility that helps you manage the files on your iOS device more easily. It’s a touch expensive though.