SocialSafe – Social Network Backup Tool



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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 backup their data not only from personal Facebook accounts but also Facebook Pages, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr and Viadeo accounts.

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.

Screenshots:
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Although I’ve had SocialSafe since its launch, I havent’ 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 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 on 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.

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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.

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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.

Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

9 Comments

  1. Victor Ordu

    October 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    This is very useful information. I’m hearing about this for the very first time. Thanks for posting.

  2. Lily

    October 6, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    I think the idea is awesome. If they would add the Zurker site, that would just be icing on the cake!

    • JP Habaradas

      October 6, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      SocialSafe is indeed an awesome tool and I’m sure a lot of users would find it useful and handy. We’ll try to have Zurker added to it. :)

  3. Debi-Jene

    October 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Great review, thanks.

    Have not see this before. Would definitely make me feel better about using Social Sites that I am connected to. Any plans for Zurker? It’s charging right along and would love a tool like this that includes them, as I am on there daily. :)

    • JP Habaradas

      October 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      You’re welcome, glad you liked the review.

      Yes, not a lot of users know about SocialSafe while some don’t feel like they need for something like it. But if you have lots of photos, links and other important stuff all hosted on your social network accounts you would want to have a copy of those data in case something happens to your account.

      I’ll try to talk to the developers of SocialSafe and suggest to include Zurker as one of the supported social networks. I think it’ll depend on the demand and the Zurker API.

  4. Jehzeel Laurente

    October 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Uy nice to ah! I haven’t tried this yet, but I definitely want to try this as an additional backup option for my blog. R1Soft, +weekly automated backups, +monthy local backups, +wordpress to e-mail backup, + this one will definitely make my blog more secure. :D

    I would also like to backup my G+ account here, in case Google will suddenly close like Multiply. Hahaha :D

    • JP Habaradas

      October 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Hey Jehz, long time no see. Yup, SocialSafe is a very useful tool and gives us users additional option for keeping copies or backups of our data in case something goes wrong or as like you mentioned, if one of the social networks closed.

      Btw, what do you use to make your automated backups and WordPress to email backups?

  5. Ana Guerrero

    October 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Good luck to everyone! I would def use it for Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest. For me the most important is Instagram. I value my pictures so much. I’ve posted so many pictures and videos of my daughter that I’ve never printed. I would love to have a way to back them all up. To print later. :)

    • JP Habaradas

      October 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      Hi Ana! Thanks for joining. If I took photos as beautiful as you do, I’d also wanna make sure that I backup all of them. :D

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