improving accessibility of programs available from macroplant

Accessibility Advocacy
Hi all, I am writing regarding programs available from macroplant, they offer a range of programs that allow people to copy information and files to and from an iPhone, ipad or ipod without the use of iTunes. However, most of there software is inaccessible, there PC version of iExplorer is certainly inaccessible I don't know if the mac version is or not. I use one of there now retired programs called phone disk to routinely copy files to and from various apps on my iPhone but would like to take advantage of features and bug fixes offered in iExplorer which has basically replaced phone disk. I wrote to them last year regarding accessibility and got a fairly positive response, but have heard nothing since then and scene no progress. So, I am writing to ask would people be able to test the mac version of iexploer, and if it is inaccessible let them know? Of course also let them know about the PC version of iExplorer being inaccessible as well. I am convinced all they need is a push to see there is a demand for app accessibility, I have just sent them a friendly email today reminding them that I was in touch last year, and commenting that because of there lack of accessibility I am stuck using an outdated program which could very well stop working at some point in the future and certainly won't be receiving any updates. I have told them about applevis so it will be interesting to see what sort of reply I get. The macroplant website can be found at there support email so you don't have to use the contact form is



Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Thursday, March 20, 2014

I've been using iExplorer for a while now to access the iOS filesystem over USB in combination with the jailbreak. I'm mostly using it with finder to mount it, but the interface does work on the mac. I can see the remote filesystem and if I wanted to, I could copy files with that instead of mounting it.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Thursday, March 20, 2014

I amI just tested iExplorer on the mac and when opening it all I see is a unlabeled button and then some thing that says not seeing you're device.

Submitted by alex wallis on Thursday, March 20, 2014

well you do have to have a device connected for the program to work, so try plugging it in over USB, still the fact there is an unlabelled button at this early stage isn't good. So what happens if you have a device connected?