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Nero Move It

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Nero Move It

With technology that was formerly a part of Nero's burning suite, Move It is an audio/video file manger and converter designed to create files of a type and size appropriate for mobile devices such as MP3 players, iPods, iPhone and the like. It's great at the conversion and the actual moving, but it needs some interface work.

Move It's dual, side-by-side paned interface concept would be well-suited to the task if it were better implemented. Use one side for your PC and one side for the mobile device to which you want to transfer files. What could be simpler? However, although you can easily tell what the file names and details are with one file pane open (occupying the space of both), these become harder to read when both panes are open. There's too much information squeezed into too little space. Auto-scrolling the info in each non-adjustable cell is cute, but it's a time-waster when you're dealing with a lot of files.

Where Move It redeems itself is in converting and transferring files. The program connected seamlessly with both my Cowon U3 and my Samsung Blackjack Smartphone (after I installed Microsoft's Activesync) and handled all the file transfers with aplomb.

Aside from the interface problems, Move It is a nice little utility. It does a good job converting and transferring AV files to sites such as YouTube, MySpace, and the company's own MyNero Web community. If you can't manage all that with the available free stuff (such as Windows Media Player and iTunes), it's worth checking out.

Note: This link takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.

--Jon L. Jacobi

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Nero Move It

  
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