Review: Save important data in the cloud with IDrive

Back up and restore important information using 5GB of free storage space offered by IDrive for Mac.

IDrive for Mac performs well and offers advanced features that would make it a useful option for anyone who needs help backing up important data. The application's installer easily guides users through the setup process.

IDrive for Mac comes in three versions. Its basic version, tested here, is free and includes the use of up to 5GB of storage space. After starting, the program requests the user to enter sign-in information, or create a new account through the developer's Web site. The main computer menu is easy to decipher, with good graphics and labels. On the left side of the window, users can select from the main options, which include backing up, restoring, scheduling saves, and displaying a log file. When selecting the backup option, the main window displays a finder menu where all the computer's files are displayed. Folders can then be added to a backup list, which is shown at the bottom. Similar menus for other options are also easy to read and intuitive. Large buttons can be used to immediately start backups, as well as to schedule backups for different automatic intervals. The program operated well and performed backups properly during testing, creating the necessary files in the cloud.

IDrive for Mac performs well and is a good option for users looking for a backup utility that includes good cloud storage space and an easy-to-use interface.

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