UPDATE #1: Edited the part regarding syncing options and themes.
UPDATE #2: Winners of the SocialSafe licenses will be picked randomly and notified via email.
I first blogged about SocialSafe almost 4 years ago. Back then, it was solely a backup tool for Facebook (profile, photos, status updates, etc.). Fast forward several years later and it’s grown into a full-fledged social network backup tool that lets users back up their data not only from personal Facebook accounts but also Facebook Pages, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr and Viadeo accounts.
Do you think that’s all? Nope. SocialSafe also allows users to backup your blog! Yes, this app can download and backup posts, photos/images and readers’ comments so you can have peace of mind even if something unfortunate happens to your hosting service or blog database.
Last week, the SocialSafe team released version 6.5.9 which includes the following changes/updates:
- New top bar user interface for easier navigation through time and around the SocialSafe app
- Improved Search and Filtering functionality
- Sort functionality added to Journal View
- New Theme colour options for paid users
- Historic Popup User Interface improvements
- German, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish Language implementation
- Bug Fixes & UI Enhancements
Below is a short video that walks you through the new user interface.
Although I’ve had SocialSafe since its launch, I haven’t’ really used it until about a couple weeks ago. I realized that my social network profiles contained a lot of data that are important and which I don’t have a backup of – photos were taken with an old mobile device, tagged photos that were uploaded by friends, etc. so I decided to start using it to backup all those stuff. Who knows, it just might come in handy in the future.
SocialSafe is a very useful and handy tool especially if you have a lot of photos and stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, etc. It isn’t free but the value that it provides exceeds the price tag. SocialSafe licenses are good for 12 months and start at $6.99 for 4 social network accounts, $16.99 for 10 accounts and $27.99 for 20 accounts. I’m fortunate to have been provided a lifetime license by the developer so I don’t have to pay for it but even if I didn’t have the license, I wouldn’t mind paying for it because I believe it’s worth it and more.
If you don’t want to specify which social network or data you want to sync, just click on Accounts then select an account and click on the gear icon. From there you can specify which data you want to backup. If you only want to sync 1 or 2 accounts instead of all accounts, just make sure that the Sync Options for the account you want to backup are all checked and those you don’t want to backup are all unchecked.
Btw, I almost forgot to mention about Themes. If the default theme isn’t your style, you can change it to a different theme or color scheme. Just click on the gear icon on lower left part of the app and select Themes and choose Front Cover or Change Colour Scheme.
For those who are concerned about sharing their usernames and passwords, you don’t have to worry because your information is safe. It never gets stored in a server somewhere and is not seen by the developers. All your data are stored locally on your computer.
If you’re interested in using SocialSafe but hesitant about or can’t afford the price, I’m giving away 3 – $6.99 licenses which are each good for 12 months & lets you backup 4 social networks. Just leave a comment below and share what social network or networks you’ll be using it for and which particular data you consider the most important that needs backing up. I’ll randomly pick 3 winners on October 20th.
Anyone else tried or are currently using SocialSafe? What do you like or dislike about it? What other features would you like to see added in future updates? Please share your thoughts.