“Macworld Expo was a great success and a lot of fun for Power On, but our engineers were back in the office hard at work and have produced a terrific new version of Rewind,” Robert Leeds, Power On’s VP of Public Relations, told MacCentral.
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. Plus, its Emergency Startup Mode lets users reboot from their hard disk even if they have deleted or damaged the entire System Folder.
Besides being 9.1 compatible, Rewind 1.1 adds interface enhancements and addresses a number of usability and performance issues. It adds the ability to display specific types of events in the Rewind Disks window with a new filter popup menu. An updated user interface offers a more familiar and modern look. The update has been modified to “significantly” reduce situations where Internet Explorer would report it was out of memory and could not open new windows, Leeds said. The program has also been updated to address situations where it didn’t remove outdated files to ensure user space preferences were maintained.
“Rewind is a critical product for protecting a user’s data and system,” said John Wallace, president of Power On. “It is unique and essential, and we are working hard to make certain that Rewind releases follow Apple System software releases in close proximity. Rewind for Mac OS X is our next major milestone.”
Rewind Version 1.1 has a suggested retail price of US$99.95. Registered owners of earlier versions of Rewind may download an update to the newest version free of charge. Power On’s new network installer will automatically update the software to the newest version.