Tipard iPad 2 Software Pack for Mac combines four different iPad utilities. The applications included are DVD to iPad 2 Converter for Mac, iPad 2 Video Converter for Mac, iPad 2 Transfer for Mac and Mac iPad 2 Transfer for ePub. You can get them all for only $49, which is a great value, considering that most converters are sold for 20 dollars. The first application of the pack is a DVD ripper. It can be used to convert your DVD movies into video files that you can play on your iPad 2. Then, the suite also includes a video converter. This one lets you open pretty much any modern file and convert it into a small number of formats that are compatible with the iPad 2, such as H.264, MPEG-4, MOV, and a few others. The other two apps are iPad management tools. iPad 2 Transfer for Mac lets you transfer content from and to your device. It can be used to back up your entire device or simply put some music on it, or download music and movies from it. The app is very complete and it works well. The last tool lets you transfer your books from your Mac to the iPad without having to sync with iTunes.
It should be noted that in the case of the DVD ripper and the video converter, the files that they produce can probably be used with any other devices that support the formats I mentioned above. This includes the iPhone, iPod Touch, AppleTV, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and many smartphones. The iPad management apps also support other iOS devices.
In conclusion, this software pack by Tipard includes very good applications at a great price. All the apps work well and are very simple.