I'm wanting to know how I should go about backing up my wife's iPad 2 before I install iOS 5 GM? The reason I ask is that I recently did a clean install of my iMac and this would be the first time I've plugged/synced it since the clean install, so iTunes want's to erase and delete everything. I've got PhoneView so I can manually backup her photos and books. However the applications are being a little tricky. I don't see a way to get a copy/backup her applications. I'm going to be in the same situation on her iPad 2 also so I want to address this. I don't have to worry about her Contacts and email because we use MobileMe for syncing those. Ideas?