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    How can I easily transfer files, photos, videos from iPad to laptop and vice versa? It is so difficult with iTunes. Any easy way?

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    With a stock iPad there really aren't any alternatives to using iTunes in order to manage all of your media.

    If you choose to jailbreak your device, there are some additional possibilities, which can break the ties with iTunes and the desktop PC.

    Once such product is pwnTunes, which is $6.99 from Cydia (the jailbreak app store). This allows you to connect your iPad to any PC (without the need to have any special software installed) and drag / drop media on the iPad, which will be exposed to the OS as a USB storage drive.
    pwnTunes then handles the necessary tasks to put the media files into the Music, Video, and Photos apps as necessary. In the spirit of full disclosure, I don't use this solution myself (I am actually a fan of iTunes!), but folks that have tried it seem to like it. If you are really dead against iTunes and are willing to jailbreak your device it is worth investigating further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4780y
    With a stock iPad there really aren't any alternatives to using iTunes in order to manage all of your media.

    If you choose to jailbreak your device, there are some additional possibilities, which can break the ties with iTunes and the desktop PC.

    Once such product is pwnTunes, which is $6.99 from Cydia (the jailbreak app store). This allows you to connect your iPad to any PC (without the need to have any special software installed) and drag / drop media on the iPad, which will be exposed to the OS as a USB storage drive.
    pwnTunes then handles the necessary tasks to put the media files into the Music, Video, and Photos apps as necessary. In the spirit of full disclosure, I don't use this solution myself (I am actually a fan of iTunes!), but folks that have tried it seem to like it. If you are really dead against iTunes and are willing to jailbreak your device it is worth investigating further.
    Your forgetting photosync, you can transfer photos and videos from all ios devices to and from a pc
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    Quote Originally Posted by addiosamigo View Post
    Your forgetting photosync, you can transfer photos and videos from all ios devices to and from a pc
    Yes, that's a good solution, it's just the inclusion of the word "files" in the OP's question led me to consider it was a wider requirement, hence pwnTunes as one option. Depending on what the other "files" are it could be that photosync is sufficient as another option
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4780y

    Yes, that's a good solution, it's just the inclusion of the word "files" in the OP's question led me to consider it was a wider requirement, hence pwnTunes as one option. Depending on what the other "files" are it could be that photosync is sufficient as another option
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