CrashPlan for Mac

CrashPlan for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    8,176
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Instead of mucking around with removable media, Crashplan offers up a distinct alternative. Banking on ubiquitous high-speed Internet access and more than one computer per household, this service allows you to back up your entire computer to as many discreet locations as you can manage. This includes Crashplan's servers, a second PC of yours, or even your friend's computer.

Designed for PCs and Macs, Crashplan's backups are encrypted before they're sent out. The backup process runs effortlessly in the background over a high-speed network, but we wouldn't recommend it to anyone still on a dial-up modem. The simple and intuitive interface makes preference changes easy, whether you're adding or dropping files from the backup process or choosing a new backup location.

The benefit of off-site safety and security could potentially save you thousands of dollars, as anyone who has had to salvage a fire-damaged hard drive knows. Crashplan charges 10 cents per gigabyte per month to use their servers, but the company discourages this option. Given the ever-dropping cost of memory and storage drives, Crashplan may not be the wave of the future, but it's nice to have a choice for backing up essential files other than shelling out for yet another hard drive.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Set it and forget it for Mac Backup"

January 05, 2011  |  By staney

 |  Version: CrashPlan 3.0

Pros

Easy to set up & it works

Cons

None. Works without issue

Summary

Beats mozy on a Mac!

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3 stars

"Installed easily and did what it was supposed to do."

December 23, 2010  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: CrashPlan 3.0

Pros

Ease of use,

Cons

I could find none in the short time that I used it.

Summary

Good if you need something like this software for backing up files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
  • Free for backups to local computers, local drives and/or friend's computers
  • The paid version, CrashPlan+, now includes online backup and flexible Backup Sets
  • Monthly, yearly and multi-year plans available with 10GB or unlimited online storage
  • CrashPlan detects new computers / drives on your account and allows you to avoid restarting backup
  • New scheduling options allow you to choose the day(s) of the week you want backups to take place.
  • We've made it easier to switch and upgrade plans from your account online
  • You can now transfer licenses between computers and users (great for giving away CrashPlan+ as a gift)
  • Desktop changes (adding backup sets required that we move around some items on the Settings tab)
  • New release naming
General
Publisher Code 42 Software
Publisher web site http://www.crashplan.com/
Release Date December 06, 2010
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 3.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.29MB
File Name CrashPlan_3.6.4_Mac.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,176
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations The free version allows backup to local drives, other computers on your network, or friend's computers (with their permission). The full version (CrashPlan+) adds Backup Sets and online backup to CrashPlan Central.
Price Free

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