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xTwin (was Twin) is the most flexible online backup solution for OS X, compatible with most Internet servers: FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3. It even supports offline backups to external drives.

xTwin is a true Mac product that preserves Finder info, resource forks, ACLs, and privileges, and comes with an elegant user interface and a powerful assistant. It also provides numerous high-end features like AES-256 encryption, efficient bz2 compression, powerful exclusion rules and scheduler, support for splitting large files during network transfers, network-error recovery, individual digital signature for backed-up more...

What's New

Version 2.0.7:
  • New online services supported
  • Improved reliability

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Mrchips Member IconComment+137
Mrchips
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xTwin isn't $19. On the adnX website and on the App Store it's listed at $99.06, quite a bit more (and a deal breaker for me...).

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Version 2.0.3
Regular-Warren
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Thanks for the heads-up! I've corrected the price; as of today, I'm seeing $98.67 USD (converted from Euros) on their website.

Mrchips
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Hi Warren,
You're welcome! :)
Maybe they'd be interested in a MUPromo??? ;-)

MacUpdate---Ryan
+1

Mrchips - If you haven't bought xTwin yet, there's a big sale on the App Store right now through the end of December :)

Mrchips
+0

Hi Ryan,
Thank you!!! I can definitely afford $1.99! :)
Just bought it.
Thanks again,
John

appleHQ Member IconReview+146
appleHQ
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Have to change my review today: 1.5 crashes. Asked the developer to send me an old version: They told me they "do not keep old versions". Well, well. This does not help if you end up with a non-functioning 1.5.1...

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Version 1.5
appleHQ
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Easy solution: Deleted my preferences. Now everything works again.

appleHQ
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...as long as you do not try to enter your license details :( Now its crashing while trying to register the software.

appleHQ Member IconComment+146
appleHQ
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1.5 crashes. Please fix.

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Version 1.5
Frenzy Member IconReview+2
Frenzy
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Probably the worst application i ever bought. Ever since first version it randomly shuts down and doesnt backup anymore. I had to keep an eye on the menu to see if it was still there.

Kept posting my issues on the developers forum but they kept deleting my posts, saying "there are currently no issues with current realease". Every single negative post, they deleted after a couple of minutes. I couldnt get any support at all. Tried getting my money back to no use.

Bad software, even worse developer. Stay away!

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Version 1.2.7
App4mac (Developer)
+1

Issues cannot be posted to the forums, only to the technical support website. Sorry but it's not true that we do not solve issues reported by customers. See other customers comments. We care about all feedback.

appleHQ
+1

Frenzy, sounds a little weird. I use the software since months with no problems. Even with local encryption and incremential backups to WebDAV servers. Do you ever consider your machine being the culprit? Did you ever try the application with another computer?

And no, I do not work for app4mac. Still, I like the product - even more if it would be $30 instead of $60 :)

Cloudsafe Member IconReview+7
Cloudsafe
+2

Great. Version 1.2.6 fixed a small bug with our service. Now you can use Twin to Backup all your data to our servers via WebDAV at http://www.cloudsafe.com/

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Version 1.2.6
Cabbage Member IconComment+10
Cabbage
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I tried this out for the Amazon S3 backup. It just doesn't work. It fails after a few seconds. I manually retry and it works for another few seconds. I was hoping to switch from Interarchy 9 to this but it looks like I'm upgrading to Interarchy 10.

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Version 1.2.4
Dev4mac (Developer)
+2

Strange as most customers are using it with Amazon S3. Send your feedback to the support team instead of complaining here. We always fix all issues.

R1000m Member IconReview+109
R1000m
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The price is now euro 99 ($130 as of today). This is much too steep in my opinion because you also have to pay for the storage space. You could get almost three years of BackBlaze with unlimited data instead, and buy something else with the money you were going to spend on the storage.

That said, this app works pretty well with one significant major limitation: It only keeps one version of the data (even the MobileMe Apple Backup program will keep 30 days or so). I don't understand why this limit is built into Twin, because it's my storage space, so I should be allowed to clutter it up with old versions.

This seems to be the only application that can back up to MobileMe using encryption and incremental uploads. It's easy to use too (unlike Super Flexible File Sync) and is pretty stable (again, unlike Super Flexible File Sync). However, it's much, much too expensive for what it does.

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Version 1.2.4
Dev4mac (Developer)
+3

All updates are free for lifetime. Divide the price by the numbers of years you will use it with free updates and you will understand the price.

Manicula Member IconReview+1
Manicula
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I'm running the latest version of Twin 1.2.1 and a lot of the old issues present in the older reviews appear to be resolved. Its quite stable and can cope with occasional loss of network connection, continuing where it left off (very useful for backups over 40 Gb). The reports are quite verbose if there are errors and it usually just requires a click of a button to redo failures.

Twin has a very good, very intuitive interface that offers AES-256 encryption on the fly. On Restoration its handy to have a listing to restore just individual files. The developers seem to be actively improving the software regularly over the last few months.

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Version 1.2.1
Lexe Member IconReview+2
Lexe
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I thought this program looked very promising and I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work on my Mac to backup on a server over the internet. Despite multiple attempts of contacting the support team via support forum and emails I wasn't able to get a single helpful response within the last 6 weeks (!). So I paid good money for this program, haven't managed to back up a single file yet and am getting more and more annoyed with them. I tried to get my money refunded - also unsuccessfully.
Bottom line: Unfortunately this is not a program on which you can rely on for backups and the service and support they offer is absolutely appalling. Nice idea but nothing for serious use!

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Version 1.2.1
Dev4mac (Developer)
+1

You should try the latest version, you will change your mind

Frenzy Member IconReview+2
Frenzy
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In theory, this is a great app. In reality, not so much. With each new upgrade something breaks (all updates made me forced to delete all backups and start over from scratch). Developers does not listen to feedback and keeps deleting threads about issues, stating "theres no issues what so ever" and "no users are having problems". Clearly they do not want any relations with the people buying their software. Theres no real added features in new versions and the software works almost exactly the way it did when THEY bought it.
Its all really a shame, because this could have been SO good, its a backup app that does its job great in the background, until it breaks/hangs and youre left out in the cold. For 49€, the very least you could expect is a friendly developer.

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Version 1.2.1
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Mindplay
Version 2.0.3
user icon+146
appleHQ
Version 1.5
user icon+0
RodolphoT
Version 1.2.8
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Downloads 13,312
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Date 15 Apr 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $39.25
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