Back in July 2007 I linked to a Python script by Pádraig Kennedy called iPhone Backup Decoder; it could parse the backup files iTunes stores when you sync your iPhone (or iPod Touch, although the Touch wasn’t even out yet at that time).
Kennedy has now created iPhone/iPod Touch Backup Extractor, a proper Mac application that converts these backup files into user-accessible files on your Mac. It works with the data from any application, including those installed from the App Store. Craig Hockenberry is already using it to debug hard-to-reproduce bugs.
Free, but donations are encouraged. I kicked in €20.
★ Tuesday, 11 November 2008