Syphone
Syphone 0.99b11
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  • Syphone has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Micromat, Inc.
Syphone is a freeware Mac utility for use with the Apple's iPhone. The program installs on your Mac and does not alter the iPhone in any way. This application allows you to view, save, and back up your SMS messages. With Syphone you can now archive and view SMS conversations, including those that have been deleted from the iPhone.
What's New
Version 0.99b11:
  • Connecting and disconnecting a phone without syncing with iTunes no longer causes a crash.
  • iPhones with the same name but different serial numbers are now available in the UI and work as expected.
  • Resizing the Syphone window no longer causes odd splash screen behavior.
  • The helper application should no longer enter a CPU-intensive state when not syncing or otherwise doing work.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, iTunes 7.4 or later, iPhone.

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sarahthune reviewed on 25 May 2011
Since it looks like Syphone is no longer being supported, I looked around for some other software. Decipher TextMessage (deciphertools.com) was really easy to use and helped me get my messages fast. Hope this helps someone!
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David S reviewed on 10 Aug 2009
Syphone is outdated. It does not work with iPhoneOS3. Micromat does not intend to further development om this software.
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PWNed reviewed on 30 May 2009
Well, since iTunes 8.1, it no longer syncs properly.

I'm interested in developing a competing product that actually works, but I'd love feedback on features missing in Syphone that you'd like to see added to a new one.

Please post your suggestions here or on Versiontracker.com.

Thanks.
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Krioni commented on 28 Jan 2009
Working for me - Mac OS X 10.5.6, iPhone 2.2

Syphone is great, and it still works here. I wish it had a feature to export ALL messages, rather tahn one number at a time, but I'm glad we've got something.
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zofo reviewed on 09 Jun 2008
Works perfectly! Just remember to TURN OFF "launch helper application" in the Preferences.

If it wasn't for this hickup, it woulda been 5 stars
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MacRachel reviewed on 14 May 2008
Excellent! And free! I initially had the "No iPhones found" error that appears common. I followed the advice on the related forum on the Micromat site, including unchecking "Run helper app in the background" in the preferences. I had to quit and restart several times, and I'm not sure exactly which fiddling did the trick, but eventually I launched the app and saw all my conversations, including the ones my daughter had deleted since my last sync. Fabulous! It is a delight to be able to easily and quickly generate a PDF of a year's worth of text messages.
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Christianp commented on 12 Oct 2007
Syphone 0.99b9 was just posted at our website. This should resolve the crash on launch issue that you encountered. Enjoy! :)
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mcmack commented on 12 Oct 2007
Interesting idea, however it would be great if it worked! It bouces and... that's it :-(

Too bad.
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Micromat, Inc. (developer) replied on 12 Oct 2007
We should have a new beta posted later today (Friday) that should address the crash at launch. Look for 0.99b9. Thanks!
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akrobat had trouble on 25 Aug 2008
iTunes 7.7 + iPhone software 2.0.2 = now worky!
App bounces and does nothing.
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Mudflapper had trouble on 23 Oct 2007
Not that it's mentioned anywhere that it DOES work with Leopard beta 9A559, just letting you know that it doesn't.

The main screen shows my name and number, but under that it states "No iPhones found!"

Rats. Any tips?
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Mudflapper commented on 23 Oct 2007
Sorry, I spoke too soon. I tried one of the tips on the Micromat site and it works fine now.

Thanks!
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Danw8 replied on 30 May 2011
Mine is doing the same and can't find anything for syphone, how did you fix the problem?

Bberger rated on 19 Apr 2011

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Version Downloads:10,779
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:22 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Syphone is a freeware Mac utility for use with the Apple's iPhone. The program installs on your Mac and does not alter the iPhone in any way. This application allows you to view, save, and back up your SMS messages. With Syphone you can now archive and view SMS conversations, including those that have been deleted from the iPhone.


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