Of the many amazing and useful features of Apple’s iPad tablet, one of the best is the way it allows users to consume a variety of content in a convenient, go-anywhere format. Getting that content onto the iPad, however, has occasionally proven to be a tricky process. While videos purchased from the iTunes Store can be put on the iPad quickly and easily, getting your own content onto the device has always required a few extra steps – ripping DVDs, converting file formats to something iTunes will play nicely with, and so on. And that’s just for videos. Plenty of other processes for getting non-iTunes Store content onto your iDevice can be pretty tricky, as well. Putting your own ringtones on your iPhone, for example, is a process of several steps and usually at least two software programs, unless you want to lay out $.99 for a 30-second sound file in the iTunes Store.
Now, a new software package from 4Media Software Studio aims to streamline the process of getting your own content onto your iDevice. The company announced this morning that they had released iPad Max Platinum. The software, which is available in both Windows and Mac versions, promises to be an all-in-one content solution for your iOS device. Features include iPhone ringtone creation, DVD ripping, downloading YouTube videos, and a host of other features. What’s more, it appears to work on copy-protected DVDs (screencaps on the DVD ripping How-To show demonstrate ripping and converting Pixar’s The Incredibles).
iPad Max Platinum is free to download, or you can buy a license for $62.99 (normally $69.99). The descriptions on the site are a little vague as to what buying a license gets you, apart from discounts on future purchases and a few customer service perks. Considering that it’s free, it’s definitely worth a shot. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments.