Power On Software has a new version of Rewind, its disaster protection software — the update offers a number of improvements that “will greatly add to the product’s effectiveness,” Robert Leeds of Power On told MacCentral.
The new version, 1.2, makes a number of improvements to the application’s compatibility and operation, he said. Rewind “remembers” all the data that has been modified on a user’s disks, letting you return to previous versions of documents, applications or entire disks with a single click on the Rewind button. A simple calendar interface displays a list of files and events and pointing and clicking on the desired time or file brings the user back from the brink of disaster.
Plus, its Emergency Startup Mode lets users reboot from the hard disk even if the entire System Folder has been deleted or damaged. Version 1.2, available today, has implemented controls to limit the size of the Rewind archive. There’s improved compatibility that provides greater stability with applications that handle memory in nonstandard manners
Rewind now has the ability to use the Finder’s “Put Away” command for files restored to the trash or the desktop. A problem has been fixed where Rewind would sometimes fail to remove its archive from a volume when protection was turned off for that volume. Rewind now removes its archives correctly. Version 1.2 has modified the Rewind application so that it will not launch unless the Rewind extension is running
It’s added the file signatures for Virtual PC 4 disk images to Rewind’s database, so that it can correctly handle all versions of VPC volumes. And it’s also added the ability for Rewind to restore files even if a version of the file was open during a Rewind operation
Rewind Version 1.2 has a suggested retail price of US$99.95. Registered owners of earlier versions of Rewind may download an update to the newest version for free. Power On’s new network installer will automatically update the software to the newest version.