August 25, 2008, 4:09 PM — Reader Terry Rister is interested in moving iPhone SMS messages from here to there. As in:
I'm wondering if it's possible to print a text message from my iPhone? Perhaps forward it somehow to the MacBook Pro and print from there?
You can do this with Ecamm Networks' $20 PhoneView. Among PhoneView's many talents (including using your iPhone as a storage device when connected to your Mac, copying the iPhone's music, videos, and photos to your computer; and viewing and editing the iPhone's notes) you can export the phone's SMS messages as text files, which you can then print.
It's easy to use. Install it, plug in your iPhone, and PhoneView launches. To access the phone's SMS messages, just click the SMS entry on the left side of the PhoneView window. You can copy individual messages, Command-click to copy several messages (helpful when you want to copy just those messages that are part of a particular conversation), or copy all messages by selecting one message, pressing Command-A to select them all, and clicking the Copy From iPhone button at the top of the window.