Friday, March 29, 2013

SMS Log 2.0.1 - Now Sorts by Recent Activity


Earlier this month we released the 2.0 version of SMS Log, adding support for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the ability to display and save multimedia messages (MMS). Today we have released a minor update which fixes some reported bugs, and adds a very nifty new feature -- the ability to sort the list of contacts based on how recently you have exchanged messages.

List of Changes

  • New feature - Sort contacts display by last message date (contacts messaged recently sort to the top)
  • Now check for and display a useful message for iOS devices that are using encrypted backups (which are not supported)
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

Try this new sorting option in Preferences!

Sorting by last message date is very handy -- it means the people that you have messaged recently will appear at the top of the contacts list. Give it a try!

Getting the Update

As usual, get this update via the "Check for Updates" feature in the application, or by visiting our downloads page.

Important Note if Upgrading from 2.0 to 2.0.1:

If you are upgrading from 2.0, and have already purchased the premium feature, please sign in again via preferences after updating to this new release. Sorry for this inconvenience, but it is a required due to a change we made in where we securely store the account credentials in the OS X keychain.

Call Log 2.0 - Gets Integrated iPhone Support



A major update to Mark/Space Call Log has just been released.

As we promised back in February when we posted the 1.3 update, we have done some major work under the hood.  Similar to the update we did earlier in the month for SMS Log, we now support collecting iPhone call data from inside the app directly (previous versions required Missing Sync for iPhone to get the call data).

The new premium feature:

Other changes include:

  • Now unbundled from our Missing Sync products - purchase by itself with iOS support
  • Switch from using registration codes, to our new premium accounts model
  • New "Delete Duplicates" menu item. This scan the archive and then will only remove 100% exact match duplicates.
  • Performance enhancements related to search, sorting, and displaying large databases
This new release works with our existing Missing Sync products, including Missing Sync for iPhone. However for those that use an iOS device, it is now possible to purchase this product by itself, rather than in the full bundle.

Existing Missing Sync for iPhone Customers:

  • You can continue to use Missing Sync for iPhone with this release, although to get support for direct import of iPhone call data, you will need to unlock the new features via purchase at our store.
  • If you purchased the Mac version of Missing Sync for iPhone on or after September 1, 2012, and would like a complimentary upgrade to this new feature, just contact support to upgrade your account.

Existing Missing Sync for Android, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry Customers:

  • Just download this new version and enjoy the performance improvements, non iOS related enhancements, and bug fixes.
  • If you happen to own an iOS device in addition to the one you had previously purchased Missing Sync for, consider upgrading to a premium account to get the new iOS support.

Those with an iOS device that do not already own Missing Sync for iPhone:


Friday, March 22, 2013

BlackBerry 10 Hits the US - Fliq Notes and Tasks Ready!


The new BlackBerry Z10 has started shipping today in the US. This is the first device to ship in the US with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, and there are more to follow, including a BlackBerry Q10 device sporting a full keyboard.

We have been working with these devices for some time, and as we had done previously for the BlackBerry Playbook, we're ready for these new devices with Fliq Notes and Fliq Tasks!

Check out the official BlackBerry blog post for the launch dates on each of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.

If you have your Z10 or PlayBook, then visit BlackBerry App World to download Fliq Notes and Fliq Tasks.

Fliq Tasks on a red (developer edition) Z10

Fliq Notes looking lively on a limited edition red Z10

Friday, March 15, 2013

Checking out MMS in the New SMS Log 2.0 Update

Multimedia Messages and Mark/Space SMS Log



If you are like many people, you receive pictures, movies and other files via text message from time to time. Baby pictures. Movies of family and friends. Business Cards.

Viewing Multimedia Messages

New with version 2 of SMS Log is the ability to both display and save off these messages.

When viewing a conversation, you'll now see that messages with a MMS (multimedia message) attachment will have an icon representing the type of attachment, and a "View MMS" button above the message.


Here is a message that has a photo attached...

Viewing and Saving Message Attachments

For any message that has photos, videos, or files attached, just click the "View MMS" button next to the message, and you will be able to view the attachments in the message panel. To save the messages off, use the "Save Attachments" popup and select the individual attachment you would like to save, or you can save all of the attachments at the same time to a folder of your choice.


Getting Mark/Space SMS Log

The Mark/Space SMS Log update can be downloaded from our downloads page, and also comes with The Missing Sync (available for Android and other platforms).

To enable the ability to work with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch multimedia messages, you can purchase this premium feature at our online store.

Enabling iOS Support in the New 2.0 SMS Log



Mark/Space SMS Log is a great way to archive all of your text messages, even across multiple phones!

We have been supporting this across a number of platforms and phones over the years via our Missing Sync product line, including Android and Apple iPhone.

One of the most requested features we added in our 2.0 update to Mark/Space SMS log is support for the latest Apple iOS device running iOS6, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Not only have we added support for iOS6, but we have integrated this right into the SMS Log application, and also support older devices running iOS3 on up.

Enabling the new feature

If you are long time Mark/Space customer, one thing you will notice with this upgrade is that we are no longer using registration codes. Starting with this application, all of our premium features will be unlocked by adding them to an account that will be shared across all of the Mark/Space applications.

If it is the first time you run the app, or have not yet signed in to your account, you will get a reminder with some handy links to sign in or learn more:


Just click "sign in" to get a chance to enter your account information, or to create a new account:


If you have not already done so, you can upgrade your account to add SMS Log premium features at our online store.

Doing your first import

Once you have signed in to your account, and have upgraded your account for this new feature,  you can then "Configure iOS devices" from the SMS Log menu, and choose which of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices that you would like to import messages from:


Once this is configured, the rest is automatic -- SMS Log will periodically check your backup files for new messages, and bring them into the archive. It is that simple!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SMS Log 2.0 Upgrade - MMS and iOS6 Support



We have just released a major update to Mark/Space SMS Log!

There are a number of new features related to supporting iPhone and iPad, which are now available as a premium feature you can unlock via a purchase at our online store.

The new premium features include:

  • Support for iOS6 (in addition to supporting iOS4 and iOS5)
  • Direct integrated support for iPhone and iPad - no longer do you need to have Missing Sync for iPhone
  • Ability to display and save multimedia messages. These are MMS messages that contain a photo, video, or other attachment. They will show an icon for the attachment, which you can click to view or save.
  • Support for proper display of "Group" messages (messages sent to more than one person)
iPhone Messages with Pictures, Videos and other files now supported

View and Save multimedia attachments with the new Message panel

Other changes include:

  • Ability to show/hide the contacts pane (single pane view is then a timeline)
  • Now unbundled from our Missing Sync products - purchase by itself with iOS support
  • Switch from using registration codes, to our new premium accounts model
  • New "Delete Duplicates" menu item. This scan the archive and then will only remove 100% exact match duplicates.
  • Performance enhancements related to search, sorting, and displaying large databases
This new release works with our existing Missing Sync products, including Missing Sync for iPhone. However for those that use an iOS device, it is now possible to purchase this product by itself, rather than in the full bundle.

Existing Missing Sync for iPhone Customers:

  • You can continue to use Missing Sync for iPhone with this release, although to get support for iOS6, MMS and group message features, you will need to unlock the new features via purchase at our store.
  • If you purchased the Mac version of Missing Sync for iPhone on or after September 1, 2012, and would like a complimentary upgrade to this new feature, just contact support to upgrade your account.

Existing Missing Sync for Android, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry Customers:

  • Just download this new version and enjoy the performance improvements, non iOS related enhancements, and bug fixes.
  • If you happen to own an iOS device in addition to the one you had previously purchased Missing Sync for, consider upgrading to a premium account to get the new iOS support.

Those with an iOS device that do not already own Missing Sync for iPhone: