SocialSafe – Facebook Backup ToolBy JP Habaradas on October 19, 2009 @jaypee
For most of us, Facebook has evolved from an ordinary social networking site into something that’s meshed into our lifestyle, a part of our daily routine. We use it to connect with family and friends, send each other messages, share photos and videos and tons of other stuff. What if Facebook suddenly shutdown or its servers crashed or got hacked and all of those data – photos, videos, messages, friends list, etc were lost or destroyed? I’m sure Facebook isn’t shutting down anytime soon, but the threats of its servers crashing or being hacked are imminent.
Anyways, if you’re worried about all your Facebook photos, videos, messages and other stuff, don’t worry because the folks from SocialSafe has you covered. SocialSafe is an Adobe AIR-powered desktop client that lets you download and backup all your Facebook content (photos, videos, wall posts, profile information, etc.) straight into your computer, which you can later on view offline from your computer.
SocialSafe also backups up photos uploaded by your friends or other people that have you tagged on it.
Here’s a short video explaining how SocialSafe works.
One thing though, SocialSafe is NOT free. However, for the meantime it’s on a special introductory price of $2.99 so if you think that this might come in handy, I suggest that you grab it now while you can. Since it runs on Adobe AIR, it means that it is cross platform, you can install it on any operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux). You also don’t have to worry about privacy because the backup are all stored on your computer and not on any external web server.
When you’ve purchased a license key, all you need to do is download the desktop client and install on your computer. Once setup is done, just provide the license key and connect to Facebook. In order to backup your wall posts, you’ll have to grant access to SocialSafe to access your Facebook profile. Btw, if you don’t want to backup everything you can select what stuff you want to download.
So what do you guys think of SocialSafe? For $2.99, would you consider purchasing a license so you can download and backup all of your content on Facebook? Please share your thoughts.
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