Legal Text Collector APK

Version 2.1.1 - com.legaltextcollector
Last updated: 2020-05-23

Save text messages as PDF

Legal Text Collector apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.1.1 (2005200)
Apk Size758.39 KB
App DeveloperLegal Text Collector
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.legaltextcollector.apk

Download Legal Text Collector 2.1.1 APK

App Description

Legal Text Collector is legaltextcollector,communication,legal,text,collector, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Legal Text Collector website who developed it. com.legaltextcollector.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.1.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 20+ times on store. You can also download com.legaltextcollector APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Legal Text Collector converts text messages to court-friendly PDF.

Preview the results for free. A one-time in-app purchase is required to unlock the share feature.

• Collects SMS and MMS 
• Collects some types of Advanced Messaging (details below) 
• Includes images 
• Includes attachments that are not images 
• Organizes messages by conversation 
• Collects all messages or filters by date 

Export text messages as a zip file with one PDF per conversation and share them by email, Dropbox, or any other app.

Use the printable text messages for ediscovery in your lawsuit or if you just like to print text messages. This can be used as an archive, but Text Collector is not a backup & restore program; it cannot transfer messages to a new phone.

Advanced or "Chat" messages are supported on AT&T, Metro PCS and T-Mobile, when using Samsung, LG, or Alcatel phones, but may be quirky. See

Verizon Messages+ is not supported: messages might be missing or show incorrect recipients on Verizon phones. See for alternatives.

Please also note:

• Emoji and non-European scripts are not displayed 
• Individual conversations can be exported after making a collection 
• Google Drive does not allow opening files within the collection zip, so the entire zip file must be downloaded to view and print messages 

Questions? Write to or check what's frequently asked at

More information at

App ChangeLog

  • Handle error stopping collection on some Samsung messages

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your own contact card
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Perfect. It only cost $2 USD in order to save all messages with this app. I needed from a specific date up til today and this accomplished that in less than 1 minute! I recommend it 100%. Come on guys, 2 bucks is not anything compared to the headache of making screenshots over months or years of texts. Worth every cent.

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    Doesn't capture emoticons and that is very disappointing. Emoticons are critical to understanding the intent and mood of messages. Unfortunately, I already spent the $2. Nearly a perfect app. Wish there was an app that just screenshotted everything.

  3. guest-avatar

    Had already accepted that I would never be able to print AT&T advanced messages... So when I installed and performed my first collection and noticed the more than nine thousand messages no other application had been able to retrieve.... instant smile on my face. THANK YOU!!!

  4. guest-avatar

    I needed an app like this for legal discovery for a case. This saved me countless hours of manually typing texts in an excel sheet. I'll definitely be using it again soon. I'm recommending this to my lawyer as well! I think a package discount would be nice though.

  5. guest-avatar

    I bought it. Worked great except that I couldn't find an app to open attachments... would have been 5 star.

  6. guest-avatar

    Exactly what I needed. Don't bother with the free version, just spend the $2 and get what you need. Its quick, its easy, its perfect! Great app

  7. guest-avatar

    Looks like a great app, but it only wants to connect to the installed text app (that is disabled). I use signal. Is there a way I can retrieve the messages from signal?

  8. guest-avatar

    Installs with no problems, easy to use and does exactly what it is supposed to do.

  9. guest-avatar

    Able to open text messages through zip file extractor.

  10. guest-avatar

    This app is well-designed, and is very useful if you need to present text messages to a court or attorney. Yes, there are other apps out there that will back up SMS, but they won't organize/label the information the way this one does, or they leave out device info. With this app, things are automatically categorized and labeled to be more easily used in a legal situation. ASIAN CHARACTERS and EMOTICONS are NOT supported. If you need support, the developer is very helpful and responds quickly.

  11. guest-avatar

    A fantastic app that does exactly what it says it will do.

  12. guest-avatar

    Wow, for $2 this app is AWESOME!!! I had been searching on-&-off for over a year to find either a free or relatively inexpensive app that does all this can do, just as described on his website!! Eventually perhaps Mr Ulfers can allow a download of data in csv format so programs like Excel or Libre Office spreadsheet can organize & sort data per user's preference. But overall, this app was awesome for ability to save my texts (incudings pics & files sent thru them) to view/print from my pc!!

  13. guest-avatar

    Works exactly as it says, as I expected.

  14. guest-avatar

    Just what i needed. I had been searching for a computer program to accomplish this, but i had no idea that this app existed until i stumbled upon it somehow. $2 is more than reasonable for this app. For those of you complaining that it should be free, well, you should move back to Pluto. App developers should be compensated for their work.

  15. guest-avatar

    Great app. The pdf output is clean and organised. One big improvement that may be easy to pull off is the ability to output collectons on to my memory card the pdfs can be huge depending on the amount of texts and my files are now at 1.8 gigs.

  16. guest-avatar

    This is about the best $2 I've spent on my phone. With all the restrictions AT&T puts on accurately backing up text messages, this is a great tool (and the only one I could find) that saves ALL your messages (including "Advanced Messaging") and MMS photos into an easy-to-read pdf file that you can view and/or print. And that's good enough for me! The pdf files are stored in a folder on your phone which I used to directly transfer them onto my computer via a USB cord. Larger text message files may not be able to be e-mailed. And one more thing...a developer who is engaged and responsive to any issues that may arise. THANK YOU!!

  17. guest-avatar

    Great functionality in the paid app version. Ignore the complainer reviews from cheapskates who won't pay for an app. Good apps cost $ and this one is a step ahead anything you could get for free and well worth it. Would be great to be able to select a specific sender in the collection criteria. Right now you can only sort by by date range and then have to sift through multiple separate threads from all the senders in that date range.

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    Rodyna L Zabbit


    Free Trial would avoid following issues: *Cannot choose one individual message or just messages with one person/conversation. The only way to pull messages is by Date or All, and then extract from the extraction! *Second, is that it specifies that if you use Verizon Messages+, there are issues, but in fact, we use the basic free messaging app, and it appears that NO Verizon messaging works with this app! *You don't discover this until After you pay them the $1.99 to unlock the Share feature!

  19. guest-avatar

    Excellent program!!! Best one out there!! Thanks Joe!!!!!!!!!

  20. guest-avatar

    It works exactly as described. Using a T-Mobile Galaxy S7, this app captures ALL messages including RCS-style "advanced" messages that other text backup/save systems will skip. It's totally worth the price! My only complaints... emoji are NOT supported, ditto Chinese characters. Nevertheless, this app does the job, and I'm satisfied.

  21. guest-avatar

    If I'd had this before my last case it would have saved me about $400 in printing screenshots. I'd give it 5 starts if it gave me the option to only collect from one contact at a time & I could easily remove the text I don't want in the final file. This legal fight has been going on for almost a year & there is text that aren't needed. However this may make it more creditable.

  22. guest-avatar

    This app would be perfect if they allowed you to specify collecting texts from specific sources instead of everything AND if you could actually use it without paying. I downloaded because it was free, but all you can do is preview. This app should be removed from downloaded as it doesn't allow use without paying. Developer is putting out a free app so you should be able to use it - not just preview it.

  23. guest-avatar

    Annie Candelaria


    this is exactly what you need if you're trying to print your texts out and not screenshot them they come out in full Pages. This is unbelievable I've been looking for something like this for over three years and ran across this one. It only cost me something like a 1.90 or something like that well worth it. I'm definitely going to pass this on.

  24. guest-avatar

    i don't want all of my sms (from all recipients/senders) in one collection. i want to be able to email one CONVO at a time. This app is WAY too busy visually. i previously had Text to Email (have a new phone now and can't find that app anymore :( ). And before that BB 7 OS and 10 OS, i could email a text thread directly to myself. it was so simple: "Me (mm/dd/yy hh:mm) (message)" "[Contact Name] (mm/dd/yy hh:mm) (message)" I'm deleting this app.

  25. guest-avatar

    Exactly what I was looking for. So simple, fast and it organizes by contact. Amazing! I spent hours trying to do this with other apps and it was awful. This took literally seconds and the output was easy to read. Perfect. And excellent customer service. Thanks!

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    Ahmed Fikry Attaallah


    Nice app..having 2 suggestions; 1. Can the user backup text history with one person rather than all text backup? 2. Option to "share" backup file by saving it to phone memory or SD memory card

  27. guest-avatar

    hands down the most wonderful app. I have a legal situation going on and I have a ton of evidence and it was all on text. Instead of doing screen shots and sending each picture individually to my lawyer and then printing them off, it comes in a nice and neat format in page form. huge time saver thanks again

  28. guest-avatar

    OK, may work, but USELESS unless you pay for it. And, this is NOT specified in the description. Wasted my time by pretending to be free, but not working if you don't pay for it.

  29. guest-avatar

    I downloaded and paid , then found the messages I was looking for, the problem is that only the first half of these sms ever appeared . I printed what I had found but am in NO WAY able to find the rest of the conversation. I think I must resort to screen shots.

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    Michelle Prince-Bowen


    The best so far. No app is perfect but this is the only one I've been able to find that pulls ALL of my messages. Even though I can't restore them in original form to a new phone, I can at least have the peace of mind of knowing that the messages are not lost and can be downloaded, printed and reviewed when needed.

  31. guest-avatar

    Once you figure out how to download and save the messages, this app is awesome. I love that I am able to keep texts that are very special to me. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wants to keep their messages for personal or legal reasons to pay the $2 for an app that you get to keep forever!

  32. guest-avatar

    Wish I could pick who I wanted the app to download and port messages from at the very beggining rather then all my contacts. Also wish we could adjust the font size to fit more on one page. BUT I LOVE THAT I CAN FINALLY PRINT MY TEXT MESSAGES!!! THANK YOU!

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    Scott Valentine


    Great app for what it does. Would be nice if there was a way to pre-selected which conversation to back up, instead of a range, but easy enough to select the conversation to ZIP file after the fact. Well worth the $1.99.

  34. guest-avatar

    Worked as advertised, converted text to pdf and easily transferred and saved to my computer, breaks down texts into seperate files. So you can find the texts by the person that you had texted. Saved the photos that were attached to the texts. Great App.

  35. guest-avatar

    exactly what I needed! Pricing was extremely reasonable, a whopping 2 bucks, I am so happy I found this app! A big thank you to the creator!

  36. guest-avatar

    An excellent tool for anyone. This service type app is priced well and easy to sort to send only wanted data to print or email. Time stamped log that can be recalled in seconds and is readable on my cell phone.

  37. guest-avatar

    Rhiannon Schiller


    What I needed! All other apps cost 5x as much. I accidentally deleted after buying sharing for $2 and it kept it. Easy to read format and easy sharing options! SO THANKFUL

  38. guest-avatar

    OMG this is what i needed for legal stuff. Works great, captured both side conversation as all my message was advance messaging. Some of the other app ONLY capture one side conversation. Thank you!

  39. guest-avatar

    Did exactly what I needed it to, and was quick and easy to use. This app was invaluable when I went to court to get a restraining order. In many ways, this app literally saved my life. Thank you!

  40. guest-avatar

    It's only $2 ... You can only pull by date range but it served for the purpose I needed it for ... timestamped the messages and pictures .... perfect if using for court.

  41. guest-avatar



    Worked great for me. Easy to use.

  42. guest-avatar

    Not free to use. You will have to pay once you are ready to convert your texts.

  43. guest-avatar

    I can't save individual persons text transcription. it's either all conversations or nothing. Stupid.

  44. guest-avatar

    I'm impressed! How to purchase & T.O.S if I do? Have to navigate all over the place to buy? No link purchase link under "help" Or Settings? Please advise. Nice App!

  45. guest-avatar

    Installed this app on my Samsung phone in seconds. A few minutes later I had converted an important text to a PDF. Emailed to myself, and now I have my evidence for upcoming legal battle. I couldn't be more pleased with this app.

  46. guest-avatar

    Doesn't even work! When I try to share, it just says it stopped working and then closes the app.

  47. guest-avatar

    This app is not doing it's job correctly. I met txt from one contact only & it did all of my contacts txt. Uninstalling

  48. guest-avatar

    Working great , does what it surpose too, but my number downst come up just says to or from unknown , the other persons number is there , just not mine , so not sure wheather it would be usable in a court , 4 stars

  49. guest-avatar

    Dmytro Petrushchak


    Did not purchase yet but it would make much more sense to be able to pick a name and collect . Formating of massage s are great

  50. guest-avatar

    Hannah Scribner


    Will not work for what you need. Preview does not result in download. Waste of my time. Very disappointed!

  51. guest-avatar

    Beautiful Mystery


    Amazing! Came thru for me & wasn't difficult to use! Highly recommended!

  52. guest-avatar

    does not allow me to separate out the texts I need. just a long string of every message received. BOO!

  53. guest-avatar

    Simple to use, worth $2, can save Advanced Messaging texts

  54. guest-avatar

    So simple and works perfectly. Sensational!

  55. guest-avatar

    I am in a court case now where I need all my texts and it was able to take it off my Galaxy Note 8 but it is unable to package the texts in my Galaxy Note 3 which are the ones that are vital for my case is there anything that anyone can do to help me with this'?

  56. guest-avatar

    Amanda Gonzales


    finally an app that collects ALL text messaging including advanced messaging with AT&T

  57. guest-avatar

    TeamJustice Davenport


    Love this app!! You kick ass, guy who made this! Thanks for making a great, worthy app!

  58. guest-avatar

    would love to be able to usb transfer files brilliant app sorts by name for easy save to crm thank you would recommend this app

  59. guest-avatar

    ?s:. 1) is it able to restore messages? 2) can it convert advanced messages to mutlimedia or regular messages? considering buying but i want to be able to save and restore all my messages and preferrably be rid of advanced messaging altogether

  60. guest-avatar

    Cannot select by Text Sender

  61. guest-avatar

    App does not create icon and cannot be found in listed apps.

  62. guest-avatar

    Just what I needed. Easy to use.

  63. guest-avatar

    Practicing attorney here, it does what it is supposed to do. Paid for itself in 2 minutes. Thanks.

  64. guest-avatar

    Avoid. Should be called Useless Text Collector.

  65. guest-avatar

    I'm trying to download but it says "pending".

  66. guest-avatar

    very easy to use

  67. guest-avatar

    I have a custody battle n this is so helpful

  68. guest-avatar

    Bunch of crooks. They charges me and the files are in zip form and when I download it, the file is blank

  69. guest-avatar

    I love the program.

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    Vincent macaluso


    Does exactly what it is supposed to do.

  71. guest-avatar

    Trash... Separate... The... Messages....

  72. guest-avatar

    It wouldn't work

  73. guest-avatar

    eill not let yiu test it

  74. guest-avatar

    Awesome app!!!

  75. guest-avatar

    Samarra Robinson


    dfgh on

  76. guest-avatar

    johnie Henderson


    I'm not a geek and I don't have time to learn new systems (sure wish Microsoft would realize it). This is point and shoot. Very easy. Thanks

  77. guest-avatar

    I loved this app! Downloads all text messages and saved any attachment from messages into separate file folders by contact name. This is just what I needed!

  78. guest-avatar

    There is a warning that it may be missing messages with Verizon. It missed a lot of them, such that it's not a useful app to demonstrate a full conversation. Do not spend the money if you have Verizon

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    Cupcakes36 Rainge


    Stopped working every time I hit the share button would not even bring up pay screen . I was so disappointed

  80. guest-avatar

    Exactly what I needed to print out text messages to take to court. Well worth the $2

  81. guest-avatar

    Candice Yamaguchi-Webb


    I lost my brother nearly a month ago and needed a way to preserve our text conversations. For $2, this app has allowed me to save our conversations to Google Drive and my hard drive as well as print them. The app is exactly what I needed - thank you to the devs.

  82. guest-avatar

    WOW!!🎉 ★★★★★!! Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap!, Clap! Seriously, WELL DONE!! The *LOGIC* & *THOUGHT* that this Developer displays in this program is UNMATCHED by anything I've ever used previously, and I've already purchased quite a number of these text backup apps. *THIS* ladies & gentleman, is HOW YOU PROGRAM AN APP!! ** I WISH THIS GUY WROTE *ALL* OF MY PHONE'S SOFTWARE! **

  83. guest-avatar

    It does not allow you to collect messages from only one contact. They must be collected from ALL contacts and the you can print which contacts messages you want.

  84. guest-avatar

    Works great. It does exactly what it says it will. Defiantly worth $2.

  85. guest-avatar

    Harris121 Channel


    👎👎👎👎👎👎UPDATE: YOUR SUGGESTIONS YOU WROTE BELOW MAKES NO SENSE...BUT THANKS FOR TRYING. I DON'T WANT TO INSTALL ANY ADDITIONAL APPS OR FILE MANAGERS OR DO "WORK AROUNDS". JUST UPDATE YOUR APP! AGAIN, PLZ REVIEW SUGGESTIONS HERE AND FROM OTHER FOLKS! 👉👉👉👉👉SCROLL BUTTON PLEASE!!!!! Pretty good program but it crashed when it got to around 2,500 text. Needs ability to scroll Pages! This is needed badly for people have numerous messages! You can break your finger clicking that arrow for 30 minutes! 》》Needs a save as PDF instead of or in addition to share. 》》 People today are very nervous about unzipping a zip file if it is emailed or sent to them. This program badly needs PDF export!!! Like the ones for the iPhone. After all this program is called Legal text collector! 》》Also needs ability to delete collections instead of cancel. I know it means the same thing but in order to delete multiple collections it needs a checkbox and option to delete. 》》Would be nice if it had ability to intercept incoming text messages and save them automatically to collections separated by the folks who sent the text. 》》 The program could have told us there was a purchase required before we waited for the damn zip file to be created. Sucks. Just tell us at the beginning. 》》 Again, the share option is fine but get some more options such as save or export to [DIRECT TO PDF... Individual or Multiple conversations!] Nobody wants zip unless it is a large collection which makes sense but PDF for a viable option. People don't like zip files especially when sending email or to professional services. THX. LASTLY.... the app needs ability to sort latest messages first or earliest messages first. Instead of having to scroll through multiple pages Just to get to latest messages. Thanks again.

  86. guest-avatar

    I LOVE THIS APP........if I could, I'd give it 10 stars

  87. guest-avatar

    Peter Spyers-Duran


    Doesn't capture every text.

  88. guest-avatar

    Liora Farkovitz


    Fast and Easy

  89. guest-avatar

    Joshua Woerheide


    This app is awesome! The video link on how to use it is great. It's easy to use and most importantly it works! Love it! I'm in the middle of a divorce and needed to document hundreds of text messages for court. This app saved me from paying a lawyer to do it. Thank you so much for making this app. In future versions I would allow for individual thread selection but still the best app out there by far.

  90. guest-avatar

    James Baysinger


    Worked perfectly. I tried numerous other apps that promised to save/print both SMS and MMS messages in order, but this is the only app I found that actually worked. Uninstalled all the other useless apps, and I'll keep this one. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is there is no option to select a conversation with one person, you have to select by date range or just select all text messages. Luckily it does save the PDF files by conversation, so that is very helpful. Overall I am very happy with the purchase.

  91. guest-avatar

    Jennifer Plemons


    Works perfectly. You can even select specific date ranges to export into different collections. Inline images are low quality, but still good enough to get the gist of what's going on. WAY better than the other apps that I tried!

  92. guest-avatar

    Awesome! Each conversation is saved as a separate pdf. The cost is actually $2, but, get this, you don't have to pay anything until you try it, see how it works, and you are ready to share a file. Great work devs! I love it!

  93. guest-avatar

    Spent the $1.99 so I could share to my cloud and drive and still won't allow me to print. I'm working with a note 5 but it keeps saying cannot open file.

  94. guest-avatar

    Kristen Nicoletti


    This was the only app I found that let me back yo the advanced messages so I got the complete conversation from when my dad died. Thank you so much!!

  95. guest-avatar

    This app is awesome, it can grab messages from any app, including FB messenger! The developer is also really helpful and responsive.

  96. guest-avatar

    Paid to get messages between dates from one contact. About two thirds missing.

  97. guest-avatar

    Lavonne Richardson


    I just paid to be able to share a file to my Google drive and the file is not there!

  98. guest-avatar

    Dr. Michael Ackerman


    It is not free to use!

  99. guest-avatar

    Worked great. It did exactly what it said it would.

  100. guest-avatar

    This is the ONLY app that shared the entire conversation. I tried all the others, over 10 different popular apps, but they only exported the incoming messages. This app is awesome. The $2 fee to export should be the actual price, not free as you cannot share if using the free version. But maybe not everyone needs that feature, Idk. Thank you for creating this. Worked perfectly.