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SmartBackup for Mac

Daily backups with Spotlight integration.

Free
In English
Version 4.4.1
4.3
Based on 25 user rates

SmartBackup overview

SmartBackup is an alternative lightweight backup application for OS X.

  • Backup multiple source items to a destination folder on an external harddrive, flashdrive or network share, or create a bootable clone of your system.
  • SmartBackup only copies what has changed after the initial run and is very fast in updating your backup or system clone.
  • Archive deleted or changed files in an archive folder during the backup and easily browse available versions of a file and restore them with one click.
  • Use Spotlight Saved Searches to define what you want to backup or what you want to exclude.
  • Automate your backup using iCal, Automator or launch it in commandline mode and include it in launchd items or scripts.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 4.4.1

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

SmartBackup for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.4.1
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4.3

(48 Reviews of SmartBackup)

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  • User Ratings

customsoft
customsoft
Feb 18 2023
4.3
4.0
Feb 18 2023
4.0
Version: 4.3
Great little program. Basic functionality. Get's the job done. Good work!
mjohnson0728
mjohnson0728
Feb 14 2023
4.3
0.0
Feb 14 2023
0.0
Version: 4.3
It's a very simple backup app and it suitable for me. There is something I noticed, I set up a scheduled backup for every Monday at a certain time but the backup is being executed on Sundays. Has anyone had this issue?
jmacimages
jmacimages
Mar 18 2022
4.3
0.0
Mar 18 2022
0.0
Version: 4.3
I have recently installed SmartBackup on my iMac and it works when I click the Start button, but the schedule will not run. Is there something I need to do in order for the daily backups to run?
nodinewajr
nodinewajr
Oct 28 2021
4.3
0.0
Oct 28 2021
0.0
Version: 4.3
Question: I want both a local backup and a cloud backup on my MacBook Pro. I have already installed JustCloud, and it's working fine for the cloud backup. Can I install SmartBackup as well, for the local backup? Will these two programs interfere with each other?
customsoft
customsoft
Oct 2 2020
4.2.1
4.0
Oct 2 2020
4.0
Version: 4.2.1
This is a very nice little app. I have been looking for a backup software application for what seems like forever, and I think this is it. It has all of the basic functionality that you want with none of the complexity. This program is well designed and extremely intuitive and it's free. Would definitely recommend. P.S. I would be more than happy to make a one-time donation to the developer, just to keep the software up-to-date.
abdalla.rabie
abdalla.rabie
Feb 10 2024
4.3
5.0
Feb 10 2024
5.0
Version: 4.3
hobowankenobi-1
hobowankenobi-1
Aug 11 2023
4.3
5.0
Aug 11 2023
5.0
Version: 4.3
customsoft
customsoft
Oct 2 2020
4.0
Oct 2 2020
4.0
Version: null
Wnoguchi
Wnoguchi
Feb 9 2017
4.0
Feb 9 2017
4.0
Version: null
PixeleyesLtd
PixeleyesLtd
Sep 12 2016
5.0
Sep 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
Fariborz
Fariborz
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
Xplicit
Xplicit
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Jun 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
Diefis
Diefis
Mar 26 2014
5.0
Mar 26 2014
5.0
Version: null
appleHQ
appleHQ
Jun 22 2012
0.5
Jun 22 2012
0.5
Version: null
Dufrasgne
Dufrasgne
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Version: null
benoit311080
benoit311080
Nov 13 2011
5.0
Nov 13 2011
5.0
Version: null
A-ep
A-ep
Nov 2 2011
5.0
Nov 2 2011
5.0
Version: null
espacioami
espacioami
Oct 20 2011
5.0
Oct 20 2011
5.0
Version: null
Ibendahl
Ibendahl
Jul 7 2011
5.0
Jul 7 2011
5.0
Version: null
tim-dehring
tim-dehring
May 17 2011
5.0
May 17 2011
5.0
Version: null
Zephyris
Zephyris
Mar 11 2011
1.0
Mar 11 2011
1.0
Version: null
Aepp
Aepp
Aug 26 2009
5.0
Aug 26 2009
5.0
Version: null
Cerebrl
Cerebrl
Jun 25 2009
1.0
Jun 25 2009
1.0
Version: null
Macsterdam
Macsterdam
Feb 12 2008
5.0
Feb 12 2008
5.0
Version: null
onamac
onamac
Feb 26 2007
5.0
Feb 26 2007
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Dec 19 2006
5.0
Dec 19 2006
5.0
Version: null
Lonniehb
Lonniehb
Jul 24 2006
5.0
Jul 24 2006
5.0
Version: null
//idn
//idn
Apr 4 2006
4.5
Apr 4 2006
4.5
Version: null
Someonenew
Someonenew
Feb 22 2006
2.0
Feb 22 2006
2.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 15 2005
4.8
Apr 15 2005
4.8
Version: null