It is a good thing that Apple iTunes can backup your iPhone or iPod to protect the data inside, but the bad news is that the backup can only be restored with iTunes. It would be much more convenient if iTunes provides a way for us to interact with the data using devices other than iTunes. This is where this iPhone/iPod Touch Backup Extractor comes to rescue.
iPhone/iPod Touch Backup Extractor is a free program that isn’t only designed specifically to extract iPhone/iPod Touch backup data, but also to modify the content should you feel need to. In other words, this program allows you to interact with the backup data just like when you work with it using iTunes. If you want to extract backup data like Call History, SMS Messages and Notes without iTunes, then you can try to use it.
Still, the limitation of iPhone/iPod Touch Backup Extractor is that it runs only under Mac OS X Leopard. It already supports iTunes 8.1 now. You can download and use it for free.