Basic Premise

View text messages saved from your phone!

This application allows you to take XML files produced by Android applications such as SMS Backup & Restore or Super Backup and display them in an easy to understand manner on your computer.

Other applications that create text message stores in the form of XML documents may also work, but currently I have only tested for the aforementioned Android applications. Further, only SMS messages can be displayed, MMS messages will not.

How To Use

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Click the 'Choose SMS File' button and navigate to the XML text message filestore
2. Click okay and marvel as your contacts appear on the left hand side of the application.
3. Click the contact buttons on the left hand side of the screen to view that contact's messages!


You can scroll through the messages and relive great conversations with your friends!

Oh, and finally ...

Searching messages is easy!

Using the search bar conveniently located at the top of the applciation, you can search the message store (that you have already loaded of course) for any phrases that you would like! Once you have entered the phrase, simply press the 'Search' key or hit 'Enter' on your keyboard to search. Clicking on a search result will take you to the message chain that the search result is from.
Note: search can be slow for common keywords, such as single letters or words like 'the'.


v2.0    1-13-2015
    Searching works more properly
    Clicking searched terms takes you to the correct place in its respective message chain
    Bug fix: Clicking 'Choose SMS file' and canceling doesn't affect the current model now
    Group messages should now be sorted into the correct message chain.

v1.5    12-27-2014
    Added basic search functionality
    Added a jar file to Github
    HTML entities successfully being parsed from XML

v1.1    12-23-2014
    XML parsing works much better and more reliably
    Slight GUI changes
    README and other documentation added on Github

v1.0      12-21-2014
    Basic GUI set up
    XML parsing is passable