AppTrans is a very simple-to-use application for users who want to transfer apps between iOS devices, namely iPhone and iPad. For example, they can move all their favorite apps from an old iPhone to a new one, without worrying about data loss.
The installation procedure takes little time to finish and does not require special attention from the user. Some third-party components are necessary for setup, though, as described in the “Requirements” section below.
The interface is clean and comfortable to work with. After plugging in the two iOS devices into the computer unit, AppTrans displays a list of all identified apps and their version.
The principle is quite simple. After making a selection of one, more or all items in the list, initializing the transfer procedure (from left to right, or vice versa) is done with the click of a button.
The purchased edition of AppTrans offers two additional transfer methods: App data (e.g. game progress, user files and settings), and entire App programs and data, while the unregistered version allows just copies of App programs.
Some people might consider a flaw in the tool’s design that it requires to plug in two iOS devices in the computer at once. The option to create temporary file copies on the computer until the secondary iPhone/iPad is connected would have been welcomed, in case the user has only one data cable at hand.
All in all, AppTrans delivers a simple solution to quickly transferring apps between two iOS devices, while remaining light on CPU and RAM.