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

Friday October 28, 2016 3:01 PM PDT by Juli Clover

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.

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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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45 months ago
"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...
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45 months ago

My mac does not support AirDrop

your comment and your avatar.....LOL
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45 months ago
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?
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45 months ago

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.

WALTR 2 is all about just being that "one drop-zone to eat it all give you the result".

You only have to use this one app. Instead of having a combination of VLC, Handbrake, Playxtreme, flac player, iTunes or more.

There's no quality loss, what you drop into W2 is what you get. For example, FLAC turns into ALAC on the fly and keeps all 100% quality. MKV turns in an M4V on the fly.

It's faster because it does the conversion/transcoding part on the fly, whereas every other solution will make you first convert it and then use iTunes to put on the device. Plus, you never worry about choosing proper settings for the conversion or "how do I make this format work". That's the whole idea of W2, it's supposed to be a user-friendly drop zone that magically eats anything you throw at it and puts it into the proper place. No need to do anything extra.

As a result, everything I wrote above allows WALTR 2 to save time. And if you want the fastest and easiest solution, then sure you can pay for it ;)
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45 months ago
That dude should be behind the camera, not a hype man. *shudder*
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45 months ago
That video, don't try to be Apple when you're not.. #cringe, sorry... was hard to watch.
Oh well, it's magic i guess.
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