Here’s a good question with a very good answer. How do you save the photos that come to Messages? The old-fashioned way is simple and easy. Click on a photo or movie in Messages. Right-click and select Add To Photos Library (OS X Yosemite with Photos). That works. It’s free. But there’s a better way.
Click, Scan, Browse, Save
PhotoBee scans the photos and movie clips in Messages on your Mac so you can browse through them, decide which ones to keep, and then store them in Photos.
This is a situation where out of sight, out of mind comes into play. The photos and movie clips we receive in Messages are saved. In Messages. They’re easy enough to copy and save from Messages to Photos, but it’s a manual process.
Worse, most of the messages we pay attention to are the most recent, so it’s likely that Messages on your Mac is full of old photos and movies you’ve completely forgotten about. PhotoBee finds all the photos and movies, lets you choose where to save them. There’s nothing else like this for the Mac, and I’d love to have a version that could (but it can’t) do the same deed on my iPhone.