iMsafe 1.0, a new Cocoa backup application for Mac OS X, is now available from Psoft of Leuven, Belgium.
iMsafe backs up data stored on any mounted Mac OS X volume (such as your hard drive) to any mounted Mac OS X volume, such as an external hard drive, Zip, network volume, iPod, etc. Backups can be run from within iMsafe or they can be scheduled to take place every day, on weekdays, or on specific days. And with the scheduling function, you don’t have to be logged in or running iMsafe in order to run backups, according to Peter Schols of Psoft.
With iMsafe you can also run incremental backups. File permissions and modification dates can be preserved. When scheduling a backup to another Mac on the network, iMsafe can automatically connect to that Mac before starting the backup. The Dock icon will inform you about your backup status.
“Real-world test have shown that iMsafe is very easy to use,” Schols told MacCentral. “Even novice users will be running backups within minutes.”
iMsafe is entirely written in Objective-C using Cocoa. It requires Mac OS X 10.1. To give it a try, go to the
product Web site. Registration is US$13.