When it comes to making backups, the simpler and more intelligent the better in my book. SmartBackup therefore impresses as a surprisingly simple and clever tool to make automatic backups of files on your Mac.
SmartBackup offers a clear interface from which you can schedule and launch bootable backups of your drive. Alternatively, you can backup specific files and folders manually at any time. You can choose your target whether it be an external hard drive, USB stick, iPod, iPhone or even send files via Airport. For auto-backups, SmartBackup integrates with Automator, iCal and Keychain making it easy to schedule and protect backups.
The most outstanding feature of SmartBackup is the way it uses Spotlight to perform backups. You can for example specify SmartBackup to backup only iPhoto when new photos are added. It automatically kick into actions when Spotlight indexes new images that are added. You can even make SmartBackup save all of your deleted files so that if you realize you deleted something by accident a while back, you can still recover it.
SmartBackup is an intelligent and effective way to ensure that your files and folders are backed-up at all times.
- Lion support
- Improves persistence of backup settings
- Fixes an issue with modification date on exotic filesystems
- Fixes an issue with size evaluation and smart excludes