Acertant Technologies has released
a public beta version of Versomatic, a real-time version control utility aimed at users who want to be able to archive files automatically. A special introductory price of $39.99 is available during the beta test period; after it’s released, Versomatic will cost $49.99.
Once installed, Versomatic enables you to apply version control to whatever files you want — restoring files you may have accidentally deleted, for example, or recovering an earlier version of a file you may have overwritten with a later edit.
You can specify directories and types of files, exclusion lists and more. It doesn’t use restore scripts or server software — everything is handled remotely and automatically. When you want to retrieve an earlier version of a file, you right-click on the file — Versomatic displays what versions are available by time and date.
Acertant also claims that Versomatic is compliant with automated “audit trail” capabilities mandated by accountability regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA. It can also be integrated with separate backup and archival systems.
The Mac beta is a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Some features are limited or have been disabled in this version of the public beta.