iBackup Viewer
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iBackup Viewer manages to extract information from iPhone / iPad backups, including contacts, call history, SMS messages, Web visits, website bookmarks, photos, and iPhone Apps.

How does it work? iTunes backs up iPhone and iPad contents into unreadable database and files. This makes it difficult to get necessary information for the backed up files. iBackup Viewer loads and parses the iPhone backups, extracts those useful data, and converts them to a readable format for viewing.

What can iBackup Viewer do? With iBackup
What's New
Version 2.70:
  • Add new feature to transfer App data to iOS devices, the corresponding App must be installed on the iOS device otherwise it will fail to copy. (Pro version only).
  • Add support of quick preview photos and videos in photos section. Double click a photo or video to open the preview window.
  • Fixes problem of loading backups when the app startup.
  • Fixes problem of displaying messages, as well as printing out and saving pdf files while changing display options in Preferences and printing settings.
  • Fixes bug of loading messages. The problem was, regarding iMessage and SMS messages from one person as separate conversations by mistake. Which has been fixed with this update.
  • Fixes problem of displaying photo and movie thumbnails on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Improve performance to view large data as HEX in iOS app section.
  • Various bug fixes on performance improvement.
Version 2.70:
  • Add new feature to transfer App data to iOS devices, the corresponding App must be installed on the iOS device otherwise it will fail to copy. (Pro version only).
  • Add support of quick preview photos and videos in photos section. Double click a photo or video to open the preview window.
  • Fixes problem of loading backups when the app startup.
  • Fixes more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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iBackup Viewer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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kenk1336 reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
omg this totally saved me, I was like thinking all my contacts would be lost forever and now I have them yay! not into tech stuff so don't really know how "perfect" it is but gets the job done!
[Version 2.60]


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Curtlewis reviewed on 01 Jan 2014
SMS messages are often attributed to the wrong sender. i.e. reversed in a two person convo.

Crashes attempting to save sms msgs to a file.

user list in SMS is mostly just numbers, very few have the name associated with it that displays on the phone.
[Version 2.42]

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iMacTools (developer) replied on 09 Jan 2014
The crash occurs on Mavericks, but unfortunately we did not have luck to replicate the problem here on local mac computers. We're trying to solve the problem. Please contact us via support@imactools.com for a solution.
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Curtlewis replied on 11 Jan 2014
MacBook Air, 10.7.5
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Mac Os X 4ever reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
Crashes constantly. Unusable.
[Version 2.41]


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LexxieS7160 reviewed on 03 Oct 2013
wrong list in Messages in iBackupviewer: not all, not correct (wrong sender).
iPhone 5, iOS7.0.2, 10.8.5, iTunes 11.1.
[Version 2.21]

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iMacTools (developer) replied on 04 Oct 2013
Thanks for being a registered user especially to post this comment here. But your profile shows "Downloads: 0", if you really have any problem with the app, please contact us directly by sending email to support@imactools.com
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Macvet22 replied on 10 Nov 2013
@ ImacTools>> But your profile shows "Downloads: 0", if you really have any problem with the app, please contact us directly by sending email to support@imactools.com

Attacking persons and users and not addressing issue is a poor tactic for company. Nothing to say he hasn't d/l from any other site and this is only place to comment. There should be a facet here that states that 'upgrade' to features Pro costs a whopping $30 or more if you want full backup access facility, like others, but lets compare like with like.

Note your site isn't perfect, with broken url's and missing pages >>
Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at new.imactools.com.

etc.
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Zo219 reviewed on 25 Sep 2013
I have never understood why well-designed, just-works software like this is free!
[Version 2.20]

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D9 replied on 03 Dec 2013
$50 if your backup is encrypted and/or you don't mind messages asking you to purchase every time the app opens.
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Apple-Boy reviewed on 08 Sep 2013
Great backup tool which works as advertised.
[Version 2.11]


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Applefreak29 reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
This app is very useful and a great alternative for the costly versions on the market. The only problem I did find is that if you click applications it has to analyze each application that is stored in the back-up. It wasn't a real issue for me as I carry very few apps on my phone, but I see how that can be problematic for someone who has a great amount of applications. It is still a GREAT app tho!
[Version 2.01]


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bbitg reviewed on 15 Dec 2012
Nice App, works fine. I had to reset-to-Factory my new iPhone 5 without restore the Backup because of problems with 3G connections. With this program I saved all my thousands of SMS to PDF and Textfile from the old backup. Great!
[Version 1.50]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
GreatApp! Easy to use!
[Version 1.40]


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blomcode commented on 08 Oct 2012
When I'm viewing the text messages, I note that there are big gaps in the displayed messages. For example, I might see a gap from May XX until September XX for a text conversation with a certain person, but on my phone there are a number of messages between that iBackupViewer is not seeing. I suspect this is an iOS6 thing... One hint iOS6 is not correctly supported is that dates on messages all say 1981, making them off by 30 years, which is also the difference between Mac Asolute Time and unix epoch time, and iOS6 started using Mac time for all messages. More info on this here: http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-texting-ios6-smsdb.html
[Version 1.30]

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iMacTools (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2012
Thanks for your information, we've fixed the time bug in new version.
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bertrum had trouble on 03 Apr 2013
I've just downloaded the App and it finds everything I was looking for EXCEPT, in the Photos element where I would like to copy or save the videos made with my iPhone. Photos are shown as thumbnails but images for videos shown as blank rectangles!

Is this something that I'm doing wrong, or a limitation with the App? If the latter, anything in the pipeline?

Many thanks, in anticipation...
[Version 1.50]


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blomcode had trouble on 08 Oct 2012
When I'm viewing the text messages, I note that there are big gaps in the displayed messages. For example, I might see a gap from May XX until September XX for a text conversation with a certain person, but on my phone there are a number of messages between that iBackupViewer is not seeing. I suspect this is an iOS6 thing... One hint iOS6 is not correctly supported is that dates on messages all say 1981, making them off by 30 years, which is also the difference between Mac Asolute Time and unix epoch time, and iOS6 started using Mac time for all messages. More info on this here: http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-texting-ios6-smsdb.html
[Version 1.30]


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blomcode had trouble on 08 Oct 2012
Sorry, this should have gone in "troubleshooting" -- I accidentally posted it in reviews. The problem is with viewing messages for an iOS6 iphone backup:

When I'm viewing the text messages, I note that there are big gaps in the displayed messages. For example, I might see a gap from May XX until September XX for a text conversation with a certain person, but on my phone there are a number of messages between that iBackupViewer is not seeing. I suspect this is an iOS6 thing... One hint iOS6 is not correctly supported is that dates on messages all say 1981, making them off by 30 years, which is also the difference between Mac Asolute Time and unix epoch time, and iOS6 started using Mac time for all messages. More info on this here: http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-texting-ios6-smsdb.html
[Version 1.30]


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blomcode had trouble on 08 Oct 2012
Sorry, this should have gone in "troubleshooting" -- I accidentally posted it in reviews. The problem is with viewing messages for an iOS6 iphone backup:

When I'm viewing the text messages, I note that there are big gaps in the displayed messages. For example, I might see a gap from May XX until September XX for a text conversation with a certain person, but on my phone there are a number of messages between that iBackupViewer is not seeing. I suspect this is an iOS6 thing... One hint iOS6 is not correctly supported is that dates on messages all say 1981, making them off by 30 years, which is also the difference between Mac Asolute Time and unix epoch time, and iOS6 started using Mac time for all messages. More info on this here: http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-texting-ios6-smsdb.html
[Version 1.30]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 2.70]



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Oliv!er rated on 05 Nov 2013

[Version 2.32]



foxhole99 rated on 30 Jul 2013

[Version 2.01]



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lemon-kun rated on 19 Apr 2013

[Version 2.01]



macnewbee rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 1.23]



Hypnopixel rated on 04 Apr 2012

[Version 1.162]



+17

Hal Itosis rated on 31 Mar 2012

[Version 1.100]



+51

Stephen_Fry rated on 30 Mar 2012

[Version 1.100]


Downloads:58,435
Version Downloads:1,546
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:01 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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iBackup Viewer manages to extract information from iPhone / iPad backups, including contacts, call history, SMS messages, Web visits, website bookmarks, photos, and iPhone Apps.

How does it work? iTunes backs up iPhone and iPad contents into unreadable database and files. This makes it difficult to get necessary information for the backed up files. iBackup Viewer loads and parses the iPhone backups, extracts those useful data, and converts them to a readable format for viewing.

What can iBackup Viewer do? With iBackup Viewer, you can get most of the important and useful data from iOS backups, including:
  • Add contact people and groups to Apple Address Book.
  • Show call history and save to a well formatted text file.
  • Show SMS messages conversation, and save to text file.
  • Convert SMS messages to a PDF file with the form of the conversation.
  • Manage voice memos / recordings.
  • Manage notes.
  • Manage Web history and URL bookmarks, sync bookmarks to Desktop and Safari.
  • Browse photos in thumbnails, export photos to chosen location.
  • List iPhone / iPad apps and data.
  • Preview apps' data, and export to specified file.


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