'WALTR 2' for Mac Lets You Quickly Transfer Any Content to Any iOS Device

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Softorino today announced the launch of its next-generation WALTR app, introducing WALTR 2 for Mac. WALTR 2 builds on the features introduced with the original WALTR app, making it easier than ever to transfer any file from a Mac to an iOS device.

With WALTR 2, you can transfer all kinds of media file types to an iPhone or iPad, even if they're not in a format that's normally compatible with iOS. It supports music, ringtones, videos, PDFs, ePubs, and more, converting files when necessary. If you transfer an MKV or AVI, for example, WALTR 2 will convert it to a usable format and put it directly in the built-in iOS video app.

The same goes for music -- upload any music file and it'll be transferred to the Music app with no loss of quality. Uploaded music is even properly recognized in Apple Music.


Using WALTR 2 is simple. You open the WALTR 2 app, plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac (or use the new Wi-Fi feature) and then simply drag and drop the file you want to transfer to an iOS device into WALTR 2. WALTR 2 works with all iPods, iPads, and iPhones, starting with the iPod Classic from 2001.

With Automatic Content Recognition for music, movies, and TV shows, WALTR 2 can fill in metadata information, and a new Wi-Fi detection feature allows WALTR 2 to automatically find nearby iOS devices so transferring content can be done without a USB cable if desired. File transfers go much quicker with a cable though, with Softorino promising average transfer speeds of 2GB per minute.

New to WALTR 2 is support for ePUBs, PDFs, and audiobooks, which are automatically uploaded to the iBooks app. WALTR 2 can also be used to upload full-length ringtones to the iPhone and it supports subtitle files. Supported audio formats include MP3, FLAC, APE, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, WMA, OGG, OGA, WV, TTA, and DFF, while supported video formats include MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, m2ts, 3GP, WMV, H264, and H265.


WALTR 2 is available for download from the Softorino website for $39.95. Existing WALTR users can upgrade for $19.95. Downloading the app offers users with a 24-hour free trial to try it out.

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heeloliver

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Can someone explain to me why I should stop using AirDrop to transfer my files wirelessly from my Mac to my iPhone and instead pay $39,95 for an app which does the same?
You can't airdrop songs and movies onto your iOS device without it going to the camera roll. WALTR takes any file and puts it in the native app without any compression or messing with iTunes. Super useful and even changes file formats which is pretty awesome.
 
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JawnVawka

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Can someone explain to me why I should stop using AirDrop to transfer my files wirelessly from my Mac to my iPhone and instead pay $39,95 for an app which does the same?
It's able to transfer files that the iPhone doesn't support into the native apps. I preordered my copy for about $25
 
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heeloliver

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"Using WALTR 2 is simple. You open the WALTR 2 app, plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac"

Not so simple with the new macbook pros...
It still is. Apple sells a USB C to lightning cable. Not a big deal. Most people would be pissed if apple shipped a USB C to lightning with the iPhone. I'm guessing less than 5% of iPhone buyers have a device with USB C, much less ever plug it into a computer.
 

BeyondtheTech

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WALTR was pretty awesome, not sure if I'd have the need to upgrade, as I only cared for the instant movie conversion. Wish the Wi-Fi transfer feature wasn't exclusive to the new version, though.
 

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This seems like something that would have been much more useful to me about 5 years ago, if iOS APIs allowed it. I just don't mess around with ripping and importing things anymore. And how would I do it? I haven't had a computer in ages with a disc drive. Seems impressive for those who need it.

Here's a tip: You can buy iTunes digital codes online for 50-95% off.
 
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ColdShadow

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And where does it store the transfered files?

will there be any drop in quality when it converts files during transfer?

$40 is so expensive.
 

Kovalskyi

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And where does it store the transfered files?

will there be any drop in quality when it converts files during transfer?

$40 is so expensive.
They go to the default music/video player or iBooks. This means that all the files, even those that were in unsupported formats previously, are available for native playback.

I've been using WALTR for a while now, no quality loss so far! Really happy with it.
 
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RayMac

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I doesn't support image file formats! How can I easily transfer image files to my iPhone?
 

BenTrovato

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I find it hilarious that as far as I can tell many people use iMessage to transfer images to their iPhone as many people are not able to use Airdrop for a variety of reasons.
Haha I do it too. Sometimes it's just faster to drag a desktop file to iMessage than to turn on bluetooth and open a finder tab.
 
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katbel

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Can someone explain to me why I should stop using AirDrop to transfer my files wirelessly from my Mac to my iPhone and instead pay $39,95 for an app which does the same?
I would add , why should I buy a 40$ app and connect my iPhone or iPad to the computer (still lucky with my old MacBook Pro 2015: yes I can:p) when I can move any file I need through iTunes?!
 
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blipmusic

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AirDrop does fine here.

CBZ file? Comic Zeal is available as a receiver in the pop-up.
MKV? VLC takes the file gladly and is, again, available as receiver app in the pop-up on my iOS devices.

Note: I absolutely do *not* want to use the default app over e.g. VLC for longer videos... Also, what's with the auto-conversion? Converting video takes time if done well and I'd really like to pick the parameters. Doing it quickly means bad quality.

Apps are available for most of the file formats mentioned and iOS has so far been able to pick out apps as possible receivers in the pop-up - usually several to pick from for common formats.

Only plus I see is transfer speed? That's only for larger files though (though did transfer a 2+GB file over AirDrop once and 200+MB ones on a regular basis).

I guess I'm not in their demographic.

Edit: To be fair, removing the need for a wireless network might be reason enough for someone to get this app.
 
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