Phone Journal
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Syncs SMS/MMS messages from Palm-based Treo smartphones to Mac.   Shareware ($24.99)
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Phone Journal... The Treo and Centro silently and automatically deletes your older SMS messages - don't lose your life's story forever. Back up the messages on your phone with just one touch.

Know how many messages you're using each month - before the next phone bill arrives. Let Phone Journal show you how many SMS/MMS you're using with its elegantly designed chart to take out all the guesswork.

Phone Journal's powerful threaded message view lets you keep track of your conversation effortlessly. Unicode support means non-English SMS are not a problem.

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What's New
Version 1.2.1:
  • NEW - SMS backup support for Verizon Treo 650, Treo 600, and earlier Palm models running version 1 of the SMS application.
  • Much improved the installation experience for users not used to DMG-based installs.
  • Fixed issue where large attachments may sometimes not get processed properly.
  • Fixed issue where messages may not appear properly if smooth-scrolling is enabled.
  • Fixed issue where the messages may appear momentarily without being properly formatted when the application is first started.
  • Fixed issue where the printouts sometimes defaulted to printing the contact list of the messages.
  • Fixed issues with syncing under Mac OS X Tiger.
  • Improved data file migration.
  • New application icon (for sizes smaller than 256x256).
Version 1.2.1:
  • NEW - SMS backup support for Verizon Treo 650, Treo 600, and earlier Palm models running version 1 of the SMS application.
  • Much improved the installation experience for users not used to DMG-based installs.
  • Fixed issue where large attachments may sometimes not get processed properly.
  • Fixed issue where messages may not appear properly if smooth-scrolling is more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Treo 650/680/700p/755p or Centro, Palm Desktop, or Missing Sync.



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Shegelu reviewed on 18 Apr 2009
I bought this product as an update to Funkeestory, the previous backup software for Palm Treos. It worked perfectly on the first installation, all my messages from Funkeestory were imported and I was happy. However, the program has not updated any SMS since my initial sync with my Treo. I have emailed the help emails at FunkeeMonk Technology three times with absolutely no response to my enquiries.

My advice would be DONT BUY!

Either the software authors are dead or they have decided the product does not generate enough sales to be worth providing support to users.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Shegelu replied on 18 Apr 2009
Ok, after much twiddling & tweaking (reinstalling the program & conduit a few times, fiddling with conduit settings) I finally got Phone Journal working again. No thanks to Funkee Monk tho! Good product, but rubbish support!
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2pac commented on 04 Mar 2007
Liked the app. Keep up the good work and hope to see more features in your next release
[Version 1.0.5]


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Funkee Monk Technology (developer) commented on 09 Jan 2007
Hi RC,

Export functions for FunkeeStory is currently being worked on and should be released in an update in a few weeks.

You can safely delete the messages on your Treo. FunkeeStory only downloads the new messages that you have sent/received since the last sync, and previous messages that are already on your Mac, stay safely on your Mac regardless of what happens on your Treo.

However, there is a single caveat at the moment: Do NOT switch between the threaded Chat view and the "normal" message view on your Treo's Messaging app using Preferences. Thankfully, I don't know of anyone who does this... except for myself for the purpose of testing. :-)

Technical explanation:
This is due to a bug in the Messaging application on the Treo (at least on my Treo 650) that causes all previous messages on the Treo to be marked as "new" when you switch between the Chat view and the normal view. Thus when you sync using the FunkeeStory conduit, these messages will also be sync'ed to the Mac, causing duplicates to appear.
[Version 1.0.4]


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RC reviewed on 08 Jan 2007
As the first (and only that I know of) application of this kind for the Mac, it does it pretty well.

The demo version allows 10 hotsyncs and I'm almost finished with them and so far, no crashes. The app is also pretty fast (Macbook Core2Duo, 2 Ghz, 1 GB RAM). The layout is simple, easy to read. Installation is also simple as it consists of just the app and a conduit.

The only thing missing for me is a way to export the data out of the application to a text file, database.

One of the features that the Ad for this app points out is that you can delete messages on your Treo to free up memory; however, if you do this and accumulate new messages and re-sync, won't you just re-sync the old messages into the Treo again....or worse case, the old backed up messages in your mac be overwritten by the new ones?

If this is not the case someone please let meknow as I am still hesitant to delete any messages on my treo.

As it is though it is highly recommended.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:30 May 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Phone Journal... The Treo and Centro silently and automatically deletes your older SMS messages - don't lose your life's story forever. Back up the messages on your phone with just one touch.

Know how many messages you're using each month - before the next phone bill arrives. Let Phone Journal show you how many SMS/MMS you're using with its elegantly designed chart to take out all the guesswork.

Phone Journal's powerful threaded message view lets you keep track of your conversation effortlessly. Unicode support means non-English SMS are not a problem.

Full support for MMS means you can view and save your photos, audio and video clips.


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