IDrive Online Backup

IDrive Online Backup


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 59 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.1.0.12
File Size:
17.56MB
Date Added:
July 04, 2014
Price:
Free; $49.50 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
10,409
Downloads Last Week:
11
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

IDrive is a universal online backup tool that lets you sync your files across Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android devices.

Pros

Storage: 1TB is a lot of storage, perfect for computer backup.

Familiar interface: IDrive's main shell looks like a modern antivirus program or utility app. Tabs run along the left column, and a main window lets you interact with your saved backups or schedule new ones.

Sharing: IDrive enables you to send files via email. It opens up a Web app where you can browse shared directories, from which you can then directly download files. It's a common approach that's similar to many other file-sharing services.

Multiplatform: IDrive has a consistent experience across Windows and Mac clients, making it easy to jump between operating systems and keep your files.

Cons

Ease of use: IDrive has a lot of power set features but still doesn't match the ease of use of similar apps, like Dropbox. Though it's definitely not as complex as more advanced backup applications, like Acronis, IDrive does require exploration if you want to take full advantage of features like syncing.

Offset guides: Certain elements seem out of place and unpolished, such as uncentered descriptions and the occasional visual help description that doesn't point where it should.

Sync: The app offers unclear direction on how to add syncing on multiple devices. There are no breadcrumbs or links to the App Store.

Bottom Line

IDrive provides ample storage for most common needs. It may not be the prettiest or most flashy storage option on the block, but IDrive's multiplatform compatibility and generous storage space outweigh the minor design quirks.

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  • All Versions:

    2.5

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 26
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Product on the Mac is a fraud, basically"

    August 05, 2014   |   By SteveMatthewsCNET

    Version: IDrive Online Backup 6.1.0.12

    Pros

    1) CHEAP! $37/yr
    2) Mac runs fine as soon as I uninstalled

    Cons

    1) Trashed my Macintosh workstation, apps crash, runs super sluggish, etc.
    2) Wouldn't refund money on Day 18 (I uninstalled on day 15, but it was Friday)
    3) Doesn't Uninstall properly!!!
    4) Didn't even backup..backed up 643 files out of 42,000 over 14 days

    I am furious at myself for getting suckered but the ultra-cheap deal iDrive offers: $37 for a year of hard drive backup, compared to $60 for most everyone else was so tempting. Sadly though, their product on the Mac is a fraud. I started having all kinds of problems. Everything was crashing, etc etc.
    Apple store workers just shook their heads (implying "Yes, we know").
    Doh!

    Summary

    Never Even Consider iDrive for anything. Pay the extra money.
    iDrive A Horrible Frustrating Experience, took 15 days to figure it out
    I still need to hand uninstall stuff left behind
    ---- read the OTHER review sites

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