One of the all time great benefits of using a Mac is the ability to look into Mac OS X’s file system. Files are everywhere and with the right tools you can dig into almost any file on the Mac.
What about your iPhone or iPad?
Apple takes a different approach with iOS, the mobile operating system based on OS X. For the most part, users don’t have access to the iOS file system, relegating that responsibility to apps, yet keeping each one squarely within a sandbox of sorts.
What if you want to see those iPhone and iPad files?
That’s what PhoneView does. It’s the Mac app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch which gives you quick access to the files in each device. It’s all there. Your iMessage and texting history, all your captured photos, App Store app information, Notes, iTunes music, TV shows, and videos.
Click through each section of iOS pretty much the same way your would by using the Finder on your Mac. Each section is listed in the PhoneView sidebar. Click on any item to view what’s inside.
The goodies inside your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch are remarkably similar to those inside your Mac.
Contacts, Notes, Call Log, iMessages, Web, Voicemail, and Apps are all a click away.
Not only can you see your text message history, and your browser history, but clicking Voicemail gives you the audio clips of all your voicemail messages (Voice Memos, too).
A few more clicks will reveal all the music, videos, books, photos, and much more stored on your iPhone (or, iPad or iPod touch).
Even better, you can archive files for backup, search throughout the iPhone file hierarchy, even dig into third-party app information.
And, PhoneView gives you the option to use your iPhone or iPad as a portable USB disk. All these extra benefits from using PhoneView comes without having to jailbreak iOS and risk creating a digital brick.