BackUp ToolKit is FWB's first Mac OS X product

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FWB Software, the folks who make storage software solutions for the Mac, have released their first (but not last) Mac OS X utility: BackUp ToolKit 3, developed by FWB's French partner Tri-Edre.

Besides Mac OS X compatibility, BackUp ToolKit sports a new user interface and other new features, including password encryption for compressed files, and a folder comparison function to ensure folders or volumes are identical. Also new is a streamlined configuration panel for programmed backups and a backup mode called Evolutive Mirror backup.

"Unlike other companies that carbonized their existing applications to be Mac OS X compatible, Tri-Edre went a lot further and incorporated many new features while keeping the ease-of-use in mind," FWB's CEO Stuart Saraquse said in a statement. "One particular feature I am enthused about is the Evolutive Mirror backup mode."

Synchronization keeps your laptop and desktop computers up-to-date. Mirror backup makes an exact copy of your drive. Evolutive mirror backup saves the entire content of the volume as well as the recent versions of each modified document. You can have multiple configurations for multiple backups. Compression saves backup storage space. The backup can be done on removable cartridge, a second drive, a drive on the network or even a designated backup folder on you hard drive.

The latest version of BackUp ToolKit has retained all the features of the previous version, such as drag and drop backup management, multiple backup configurations, mirror and incremental backup, folder synchronization, compression and programmable automated backup. BackUp ToolKit's incremental backup analyzes the content of your hard drives and makes a backup copy of each modified folder or file.

BackUp ToolKit 3 is now available at a suggested retail price of US$49.95. Since it's Carbonized, it can also run on Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x, with the appropriate CarbonLib extensions installed. It also requires 6MB of available RAM and a hard disk or removable drive for backup storage.

FWB also has a product called Partition Toolkit and more Mac OS X utilities in the works.

This story, "BackUp ToolKit is FWB's first Mac OS X product" was originally published by PCWorld.

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