Txtract for Android G1 Phones – Text (SMS) Message Extractor

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Txtract in business...

Txtract in business...

When I got my TMobile G1 Android phone, I was really enthusiastic about what it has to offer, and it has not failed me yet. Knock on the wood!

As a user of the device, the only thing I can say is, it is fabulous. The application market place is not that rich yet, as the “other” device. However, it looks like getting there. I am not much of a person who would download everything and clog my computational devices, but more of a minimalist who would have only what he needs. Same thing for my G1 phone. I have the Twitroid (frequent user), imeem (once in a while I check what’s tuning), Wertago (i like the idea, but the recommendations around my area are not too accurate), Bank of America’s Mobile Banking app came in handy a few times (had to show my ginormous balance to my friends, j/k) and a few others.

After starting to exchange more SMS messages with my friends, I realized that, those messages accumulate and slows things down a wee bit. Deleting the entire threads of messages was an option, or deleting the entire Message database another option. Deleting the messages one by one was NOT an option. I would rather pull a few all nighters, deprive myself of sleep for a week, and write a programs to do things, such as extracting those messages, instead of doing a manual deletion.That’s how the “Txtractproject started.

Readable link: http://wiki.brilaps.com/wikka.php?wakka=Txtract

This is a textbook description of what Txtract does. 1.1 release does not support HTML output.

Txtract generates a device-independent (XML, CSV, HTML) backup of your Text Messages (SMS) off your Android G1 Phone.


Txtract 1.3 SMS Backup for G1 Released

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Brilaps released an update for the Txtract – SMS Backup for G1 today.

The new version is Txtract 1.3, code name cloudcat.

You can find the release notes here.

*This screenshot needs an update !

For support on Txtract, please visit http://forum.brilaps.com