I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?
November 25, 2011 9:32 PM Subscribe
Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!!
posted by Chipmazing to technology (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, one of my favorite features on the iPhone is that it keeps a record of all my text conversations, now stretching back years. Sometimes when I'm sad or nostalgic I'll re-read these mini-letters and threads of conversation. I think its wonderful. With a few people in particular, the growth of our relationship is amazing and plotted perfectly almost week by week. I really want to save these. If they were letters and this was 1910 and I was a young and well off Oxford gent headed for greater things I would wrap them in a ribbon and keep them in a box. But they're little bytes on my phone. How do I store these conversation in some sort of separate document that I can save and keep for the long-term?
Is there a way to export texts from my iPhone or to create an updating backup? Other suggestions for preservation of these, in earnest, sacred memories?
There is a previous thread
from a little over a year ago on this topic, but I'd like to know if there is a free
program by now that can do this on a Mac. I'm sure I could find $20, but it seems a little indulgent to forgo ~3 meals for.