Coming from the iPhone, I am used to iTunes automatically backing up the phone, so if I damage or lose the phone, or need to do a full reset, it can reload all of my apps and settings on the phone. Is there anything I can do in (preferably in OSX, but I have Win 7 and Vista computers available as well) that can perform a similar function on the Android (HTC Amaze 2.3.5)? What can I do to back-up the device? I have all the contacts synced with GMail, but I more concerned with the apps. Will I just have to redownload all the apps I had and start over?
I have tried to search but there is so much info out there that it is hard to get a clear answer, so thanks for any assistance.