I love this program and have used it for years. The only issue I have is when it updates, if you don't catch that it has, It will stop backing up your messages till you open the app and allow it access to your gmail again. The last time this happened to me I was looking for an address I forgot to write down and realized that my messages hadn't been stored for over 6 months. Other than that the app performs exactly as states.
Don't "skip"!!! 1. install 2. open 3. connect google account 4.hit backup 5. DON'T SELECT SKIP!!!! SELECT BACKUP OR YOU NEED TO REINSTALL FOR FIRST TIME BACKUP!! That said...it brilliantly saves your sms/mms to a separate SMS folder in your google mail, and each message with attachement is saved as an e-mail style thread. So nicely done!....But i recommend starting it from a WIFI network since it can take a LOOOONG time for first synch!
Best program ever! Does all its work in the background. Never bothers you and it's indispensable! But now I unfortunately hesitantly need to. Take away the five star rating. When restoring sms an option should be given to how many or which sms to restore. Most people have tens of thousands of sms saved. It's takes for ever to restore them all and most people won't need all. Keep up the good work!
Can't restore MMS messages! What good is it to have the option to backup mms if you can't restore them? It constantly says that feature isn't available yet. Will it ever be available!?! I've been seeing that message there for a long time with no sign that it'll actually ever be made available. So why even have that? I thought I had backed up everything but when I went to restore, some very important pictures were missing from my messages because the mms restore feature doesn't work!
I used to love this app for its relative simplicity and flexibility, but as others have mentioned the automatic backup hasn't worked well for quite some time now. New entries in the call log never trigger an automatic backup nor does sending or receiving a text message. I've also noticed that MMS messages I send get backed up with my email address being in both the From and To fields, losing the actual recipient's name/number.
Great concept, but slow The way that this app backs up texts is quite a bit different than the other apps, requiring a special mailbox to be set up inside your Gmail for the text files to be backed up to, which is slower than just compiling everything into one spreadsheet that the app usually reads back from... But at the same time, it makes cloud integration easy and painless.
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