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iBackup for Mac

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iBackup for Mac allows you to back up and restore various system preferences and system applications in no time. It also lets you back up files and folders of your choice just like any other traditional backup/restore app does, as well as schedule automatic backups. It's a useful app with an accessible interface and impressive performance.

iBackup for Mac's streamlined interface makes selecting system preferences and files to back up a snap. Files and preferences that appear in the main application window are categorized for easy navigation, making the app easy to use. We also liked the backup speed; it took the app only about a minute to back up 5.3GB worth of data. iBackup for Mac also gets a thumbs up for displaying detailed backup information while at work, including file size and time to completion, and for allowing you to schedule folder and system preference backups in advance and actually carrying them out.

If you are looking for a convenient way to back up your data, you'll like iBackup for Mac. Its fast backup speed, scheduling options, and elegant interface make it one of the better apps of its kind available. Grab this app and you won't have to worry about forgetting to back up your data anymore.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bad Company & Software, a please don't."

    November 15, 2012  |   By icegabriel

    Version: iBackup 7.4

    Pros

    It does what it says it does.

    Cons

    Don't ever use Ibackup, besides supper slow software that will use tons of resources, small tech support group, they will get you this way:

    You sign up for a contract let's say of 100 G. for 10.00 Dollars; The next plan is 20.00 dollars for 250 Gigs. So you are not there at the time.

    After 3 months your business grows, and you need now to backup 150 G.

    You get an email your out of quota, I mean don't panic, you know you will have to upgrade your plan to the next level of $20.00

    No problem correct?

    Wrong!

    You will be charged insanely instead of going to a new contract.

    Sorry Ibackup two thumbs down.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not even close to what time machine can do!"

    December 19, 2010  |   By ilgaar

    Version: iBackup 7.1

    Pros

    It says what it does, but that's all nothing to brag about compared to time machine.

    Cons

    don't bother, time machine does a much better job.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best in its kind, it for more than 3 years."

    September 15, 2010  |   By Cattus Thraex

    Version: iBackup 6.7.3.4

    Pros

    Simple to use, simple to customize, limpid clear what you can do with it without reading any manual.

    Cons

    A false error message is displayed when modifying files, and then they are considered as mismatched. In fact, they are OK.

    Summary

    Even if 5 stars is perhaps too high, as there is no perfect human product on earth, I find iBackup best of its kind. I have tried Apple?s Backup and TM, Martin Jahn?s iBackup remains the best. Its creator has always been responsive to any suggestion and criticism.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "LINK IS DEAD!!"

    May 1, 2009  |   By shoup_erick

    Version: iBackup 6.6.2

    Pros

    NO pros to speak of

    Cons

    Link doesn't work, vendor website is apparently down too. Looks like domain isn't even FOR software!

    Summary

    Um... in a word, NO

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recommended"

    March 19, 2009  |   By dsphelps

    Version: iBackup 6.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I find this to be a very stable, reliable and easy-to-use backup program, with good documentation. While it doesn't do clones (duplicates of your hard drive) it is very useful for User folders and/or system and application preferences, Mail, etc, and is therefore an excellent value for someone who is looking for a basic backup. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent Product w/ Unlimited Customization"

    January 12, 2008  |   By Gary_Dailey_560

    Version: iBackup 6.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    iBackup is the first of the simple backup apps to actually work well with Microsoft servers. It live log feature is welcome. The use of normal Unix calls is comfortable.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Too confusing."

    December 2, 2007  |   By iGreg

    Version: iBackup 6.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Setting up backups too confusing. It's faster for me just to copy over the files I want saved to an external drive. Also, I ended up somehow with two Documents folders on the left column.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does a good job"

    October 3, 2007  |   By dsphelps

    Version: iBackup 6.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I use this program as an adjunct to my regular backup program because it has an easy format for saving specific system and application preferences. That way I don't have to root around in my old user Library for the preferences I need when it comes time to do a restore. It takes a while for the program to start up for some reason, but maybe it's just collecting information, I don't know. Seems quite reliable and everything is logged and plain to see.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best of its kind"

    February 25, 2007  |   By Cattus Thraex

    Version: iBackup 5.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Best of its kind. Users of Panther should NOT use these newer versions though, they are designed for ppc / intel compatibility of the current Tiger, and forthcoming Leopard. Older versions, even if somewhat limited, will do the same in Panther, there is no reason for panic.
    Perhaps the author should post a clearer warning on this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "5.1.7 works w/Tiger"

    February 25, 2007  |   By MacTavish

    Version: iBackup 5.1.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    if you know what you're doing and can decide exactly what files folders you want to back up, this is a hard to beat app.
    It's fast and hasn't messed me yet. I've been using it for a year or so.

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