BackupList+
BackupList+
8.8.0

4.5

BackupList+ free download for Mac

BackupList+

8.8.0
06 February 2019

File copy and backup application.

Overview

BackupList+ is a simple, accurate, and fast backup utility for OS X. It is a wrapper application for rsync 3.0.8, a powerful file transfer application that preserves all OSX metadata perfectly. It can make perfect full system clones as well as snapshot-style incremental backups. You can create lists of your important folders and files that you want to save to an external hard drive or other destination. Restoring iTunes, iPhoto, Mail and other apps, or transferring them to another computer, is easy with backuplist+. There are many other options for the beginner or expert and you can schedule backups hourly, daily or weekly. The elegant and intuitive interface makes it easy and fun to use. An excellent new version 8.0, is available for users of OS 10.6 at the Author's website.

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 BackupList+

Version 8.8.0:
  • Updated for OS 10.14 Mojave.
  • New feature: The source list now has checkboxes so users can uncheck items for a task.
  • New feature: Added checkboxes to the scheduling menu - Users can now turn scheduled backups on or off there.
  • New feature: Added badges to the task icons showing if the task is scheduled.
  • New feature: Added info popup on last backup when user right-clicks on a task in the task list.
  • New feature: Added check for Full Disk Access and implemented user setup window.
  • Fixed bug with incremental backups, eliminating old incremental number text box.
  • Made current backup in scheduler icon more apparent.
  • New scheduler menu bar icon with live updating.
  • BackupList+ app is now notarized via Apple Developer Account.
  • Latest custom build of rsync 3.1.1 optimized for OS X.
  • Several cosmetic changes

51 BackupList+ Reviews

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ylluminate
15 May 2011

Most helpful

I really want to like this application. The developer has the right idea and I think it's potentially the best backup option for Mac OS X, however it desperately needs to support ssh differential transfers / backups. If it could just allow a clear setup vs feeding it an advanced command line, it would be gold. Further, being able to interpret the backup state of this ssh transfer visually would be a plus. It can be done, but would require a little extra setup on probably an additional interface tab. Rob, can we have this added?
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Version 7.2.5
flavito81
31 December 2018
I just want to congratulate the developer of this great app. I've tried a few backup apps before backuplist+ and this is definitely the best so far. It's so easy to use and it does exactly what I need, scheduled backup of whatever folders I want. Thanks a lot Mr. Rob DuToit!
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Version 8.7.2
raphael-10
22 October 2018
Excellent program and excellent support. I had more questions than problems, but Rob took the time to answer all my questions and help me streamline the program for my needs. I've been using BackupList+ for years backing up my video and audio collections without ever a problem or delay in spite of numerous MacOS system upgrades. Outstanding program. Outstanding developer.
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Version 8.6.1
Lightning
29 August 2018
I am using BackupList+ on a 2015 iMac running HighSierra. In my opinion BackupList+ is almost as feature filled as Carbon Copy Cloner and with more features than SuperDuper. If in doubt give it a try. Also, Rob (the developer) just gave me great help for problems I have been having with backing up using the other 2 programs. I am now using BackupList+ since I like its looks, features and operation. I clone nightly to different destination drives and backup my documents folder dailey in the morning.
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Version 8.6.1
Stainless-Steel
02 July 2018
Between BackupList+ being able to do a Mirror/Clone of the entire HD for Local storage and then we have Arq as our "Hourly" backup for each machine, we are 100% covered for something serious. First, the local drives are backed up bi-weekly, they are stored under lock/key in a fire proof safe, this way we have all of the updates. With Arq backing up hourly, and we get 1tb per person on MS Office, we have their entire user folder backed up, so once we recover with a local HD we can download the latest data back to a new machine. There is one catch... You have to quit Arq Agent to get BackupList+ to perform the Clone/Mirror backup. So while minor, it a puts us in a situation that we know that we are covered and it's not costing us an arm and a leg! I recommend making a small donation to the dev for this lovely app!
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Version 8.6.1
johnnylv89
12 February 2018
Nice utility, more flexible than time machine in my opinion
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Version 8.6.1
Max-G
20 January 2018
Questions: Does BackupList+ make bootable clones? And does it make 'smart updates' like SuperDuper? Thus, only adjusting the recently changed files, while leaving the rest untouched?
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Version 8.6
2 answer(s)
Rob Dutoit Frames
Rob Dutoit Frames
11 February 2018
Yes it makes bootable clones and updates. You should contact me with questions as I don't use this forum to answer users.
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Max-G
Max-G
11 February 2018
Good to read your reply. Two remarks:
1. It was a question for the community here, not (only) for you.
2. Maybe you should reconsider your standpoint in this respect, as public questions and answers in a community are far more useful than individual ones done by email. Especially when they concern the very basics of a program.
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lazk
24 September 2017
I'm impressed with simplicity of this application. Does everything what the "big" guns do, including syncing. I'll surely donate.
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Version 8.5.7
Hal-Itosis
19 April 2017
version 8.5.6 fails /usr/bin/codesign -vvv -HI-
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Version 8.5.6
2 answer(s)
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
25 April 2017
version 8.5.7 fails /usr/bin/codesign -vvv
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Rob Dutoit Frames
Rob Dutoit Frames
25 April 2017
Yes that has been fixed in version 8.5.7!

Rob DuToit
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George6
31 January 2017
I really like it, its light weight but you can do all the stuff (backup non- and incremental, sync, etc). Sadly after doing 2 backups it hangs now on my system when i start a backup. There seems to be a bug somewhere.
Version 8.5.5 on Sierra 10.12.3
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Version 8.5.5
1 answer(s)
Rob Dutoit Frames
Rob Dutoit Frames
25 April 2017
You should email me with the details as there is almost always a reason for this and backupList+ can be adjusted to work with many situations.

Thanks, Rob DuToit
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Michael-Vilain
11 September 2016
8.5.4 is currently broken on my MacOS 10.8.5 system. rsync doesn't work showing "root helper not installed"; Tried rebooting but it still doesn't work; I went back to 8.4 which is stable and the interface is better for me.
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Version 8.5.4
1 answer(s)
Rob Dutoit Frames
Rob Dutoit Frames
17 October 2016
Hi Michael,

I will check this out again. I haven't tested the latest version on OS 8.5 but it was working fine when I released 8.5.4. Will do some back tracking.

On another note you really should contact me about these issues as this is not the venue for bug reporting and I can probably easily fix your problem.

Rob D
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.5 or later
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