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IDrive Online Backup

By IDrive Inc. Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 30, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.4.0.2

General

Release July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 6.4.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 13,343
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

IDrive Online Backup is a leading online backup and sync service for consumers and small businesses. Features include:. Automatic task scheduling and data selection. Multiple device backup at no additional cost. Cross-platform capabilities. True archiving with the ability to restore up to the last 30 versions of all files backed up to an account without utilizing storage space. 256 bit AES encryption with the option for a private key. Award winning mobile backup/sync apps for iOS, Android and Windows Users can share files/folders using a single link via email, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the following features are available through IDrive's web portal: backed up files can be accessed on the go from all connected devices and mobile data remains secure with apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. Web based remote management, anytime anywhere access. Facebook backup makes it easy to backup Facebook photos and videos. Activity and status reports also keep users updated on the status of backups. IDrive Express is a free featured service for business and personal users that provides faster upload, restore, and sync with the use of physical data shipment to avoid bandwidth usage. IDrive is easy to use and great for novices, while also providing advanced features desired by experts. Advanced database options are also available for SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint and Oracle, and business sub-accounts can be monitored from a single administrator console.