Apple’s aging Frankenstein monster of an app not only stores music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books, but it’s also the best option to backup your entire iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Once you’ve created a backup, then what? Use iBackupBot to view, browse, export those iTunes backup files.
Connect your Apple iDevice to your Mac (either USB or Wi-Fi) and iTunes gives you an option to backup files. What’s the advantage of the backup? If you lose your iPad or your iPhone is stolen, get a new one, attach it to your Mac and iTunes, and you can be back up and running in minutes.
All those backups stay on your Mac but you can view, browse, export, and, if you’re sufficiently geeky, edit files.
That’s what iBackupBot does.
This is one of those apps that first found life on Windows, and recently came to the Mac. It gives you options to find and sort through all the critical backup files made by iTunes– iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
It comes with a built-in pList Editor, a Text Editor, a Hex Editor, an image viewer, SMS text message viewer, a Notes viewer, a Call History viewer, a Contacts viewer, as well as a database Viewer.
The default iTunes backup means all files from the last backup are installed back to your iDevice. iBackupBot gives you options to select, view, or even modify files before they’re copied back to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (it’s much easier to type iDevice).
iBackupBot comes with plenty of additional features, most of which are not for average Mac users, but aimed specifically at those who really want to dig into backup files, see what’s their, extract only specific files, and keep multiple backups.