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CrashPlan
CrashPlan
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CrashPlan free download for Mac

CrashPlan

Version 4.8.4

Online backup service; free for personal use.

3.6
Based on 61 user ratesRead reviews & comments

CrashPlan overview

CrashPlan offers local and online backup that's automatic, secure, and cross-platform. Even if you need to back up as many as 10 computers at home, CrashPlan delivers multi-destination protection that maximizes convenience, flexibility, and rapid restores. It's free to back up locally and to friends and family, and it's just a few dollars a month for unlimited online personal backup with a CrashPlan subscription.

CrashPlan runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Note: CrashPlan is available in both free and paid versions. Individual, Family, and Business subscriptions are available, and their pricing schedules can be found here.

What’s new in version 4.8.4

Updated on Jan 30 2018

Version 4.8.4:
  • Corrects an issue in which text was missing from the bottom of the Restore screen on Mac devices using macOS High Sierra 10.13. This fix introduces minor changes to the restore interface for all devices.
  • Corrects an issue on Mac devices using macOS High Sierra 10.13 in which the CrashPlan menu bar app closed unexpectedly under certain circumstances.
  • Corrects an issue on Mac devices using macOS High Sierra 10.13 in which some text was missing from the status messages at the top of the CrashPlan app.

Information

License

Free

Size

106.4 MB

Downloads

73692

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
  • For OS X 10.5, see Related Links
  • Java
  • For OS X 10.5-10.7.2: Java version 6, 7
  • For OS X 10.7.3-10.10: Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
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Tomq
Tomq
May 20 2019
4.8.4
1.5
May 20 2019
1.5
Version: 4.8.4
I have used CrashPlan for many years. It has had a lot of annoying problems, but the latest notification that backing up my system files will soon no longer be allowed is the final straw. Fortunately there are several other good alternatives, including BackBlaze that I like a whole lot better. I have stopped my CrashPlan service.
RunTime
RunTime
May 2 2018
4.8.4
0.5
May 2 2018
0.5
Version: 4.8.4
'Beginning on August 31, 2018, CrashPlan for Small Business will no longer provide support for the CrashPlan application on either OS X Mavericks 10.9 or OS X Yosemite 10.10.' Goodbye. Closing all accounts. Bad indications of never uppdating homepage (regarding Home ver.) and dysfunctional user site (just try to get info on charges!). Will try out old good Retrospect on our CoLoc. (Also, its NOT Free).
Mikeymike
Mikeymike
Feb 26 2018
4.8.4
1.0
Feb 26 2018
1.0
Version: 4.8.4
Since the forced change from Home to Small Business plan and the new (unannounced) app interface revamp a few weeks back, the app and the service sucks. I have been stuck on cache maintenance for NINE days. I've had multiple chats with their tech support reps. Oh, NOW, I know what the problem is, and it's mine, of course. They never inform you about it up front: you're not supposed to back up your whole drive (i.e., root folder), you're only supposed to back up your user folder. I've used CrashPlan for years to back up whole drives, and this was never a problem until this latest upgrade. I think they're trying to kill off all the small user base and cater only to the Business level clients. I bet CrashPlan doesn't tell THEM what files they can and can't back up. Bottom line is my internal drive hasn't been backed up in 9 days. Backing up my hard drive and externals is why I use a backup service. Unfortunately for CrashPlan (as if) and fortunately for me, I'm looking into going back to something like Retrospect and a cold storage/cloud storage service, even though this will be spendier. I don't care, as CrashPlan doesn't meet my needs any more. I didn't change anything; THEY did. Caveat emptor! #endrant
jehpo
jehpo
Jan 30 2018
4.8.4
0.0
Jan 30 2018
0.0
Version: 4.8.4
The version on my computer is 4.9.0 !!!
Gilby101mu
Gilby101mu
Aug 23 2017
4.8.3
0.5
Aug 23 2017
0.5
Version: 4.8.3
Crashplan for Home is officially dead. https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/consumer/nextsteps/
Septimus
Septimus
Feb 4 2017
4.7.0
3.5
Feb 4 2017
3.5
Version: 4.7.0
Just tried Crashplan. It backs up at around 24 Mbps on my 200/200 Mbit/s connection, so pretty fast. While doing that it uses 12-13% CPU (Mac Pro 2009 @ 2,93Ghz Quad). To me that doesn't seem that bad at all. Also comes with a handy uninstaller... So I do not quite get all the negative reviews.
Ofir-Gal
Ofir-Gal
Jan 26 2017
4.7.0
0.5
Jan 26 2017
0.5
Version: 4.7.0
Poor software, buggy, slow, caused major disruption of my internet service, slowed computers down and wasted a lot of my time. Don't touch this!.
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Dec 29 2016
4.7.0
0.0
Dec 29 2016
0.0
Version: 4.7.0
Upload is unbelievably slow. And I do NOT upload to the Crashplan servers but backing up to a friend. My upload speed is 40 Mbit but Crashplan hardly uploads with 1-3 MBit. Changing preferences seems to do nothing.
PsiFi
PsiFi
Nov 30 2016
4.7.0
0.0
Nov 30 2016
0.0
Version: 4.7.0
The developer has confirmed that this app is compatible with Sierra.
Jeremyan
Jeremyan
Apr 7 2016
4.4.1
2.0
Apr 7 2016
2.0
Version: 4.4.1
The latest 4.6.0 consistently use close to 1GB or over 1GB of memory on my computers. This is insane and unacceptable.
Navigare-necesse-est-
Navigare-necesse-est-
Dec 6 2015
4.4.1
5.0
Dec 6 2015
5.0
Version: 4.4.1
My most important backup system since several years, backing up roughly 2 TB and 3 computers in my home to 3 different servers including one off-site. Has a rather unique and solid capacity to do data deduplication and compression conserving space and bandwidth once the initial upload has been done. Complaints on slow upload speed are just ridiculous since this is a most often a bottleneck due to the user's network speed, not to software....! I guess that, by nature, data deduplication and compression are resource intensive, but the benefits should be obvious to most people..... :-)
anonymous-swordtail-5987
anonymous-swordtail-5987
Dec 6 2015
4.4.1
0.5
Dec 6 2015
0.5
Version: 4.4.1
Almost impossible to delete this application,beware
cevatkerim
cevatkerim
Dec 5 2015
4.4.1
0.5
Dec 5 2015
0.5
Version: 4.4.1
I have a top of the line macbook and similar resource issues many have mentioned. It uses too much ram and cpu and also often gets stuck "synchronizing data." I ultimately gave up since it couldn't back up the initial 290GB I tried as a test.
Ward
Ward
Oct 1 2015
4.3.0
0.0
Oct 1 2015
0.0
Version: 4.3.0
The CrashPlan app, like Dropbox, updates itself from time to time with no notice to the user. Adobe's Flash Player likes to do this, but it at least offers the option to notify me when it wants to update. I can then check MacUpdate for alerts from pioneering users. I just noticed the CrashPlan icon had moved to become the leftmost menu extra, a subtle indication of a "stealth" update. Indeed, CrashPlan had updated itself from 4.3.0 to 4.4.1. I may have missed other stealth updates in the interim.
Strider72
Strider72
Jul 29 2015
4.3.0
2.5
Jul 29 2015
2.5
Version: 4.3.0
It's a good service, but only an okay app. For starters, it's a monster resource hog. The background app also needs more granular control, such as an option to NOT backup while on battery power. I do appreciate the pause feature, that allows you to pause it for a particular amount of time -- from 1 hour to 1 day. But ultimately the amount of memory and such that this eats up is a problem -- especially on my wife's older computer.
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
Jun 5 2015
4.2.0
4.0
Jun 5 2015
4.0
Version: 4.2.0
I have used the CrashPlan service for two years, and I have a paid subscription for another two years. I like it, and I would recommend it. You can not only backup your data to their Cloud, but you can also backup locally to another computer or hard drive (for free) or to a friend's computer.

But the uploading process is very slow, which is probably due to the slowness of uploading any data, as well as due to the slowness of the application. You can always send them a hard drive, but few people will do that. If you do it yourself from home, then you should expect to have your computer engaged for several days (in the background) sending your files to their remote site. Obviously, the more data you want to send, the longer it will take.

What I don't like about CrashPlan is the application is ALWAYS working. I can't seem to stop it! I constantly hear it accessing my internal hard drive and my external hard drives, even after I have achieved a 100% complete backup status. The Energizer bunny rabbit has got nothing on this engine: it just keeps chugging away, and I find it irritating that I cannot stop it, for it slows down my access to other things I want to do on my computer. The engine is either backing up files, or it is "synchronizing" the files which have already been sent to the remote site with some kind of index it keeps on my computer.

I play with the settings, but they don't seem to have much effect. I use the command provided to terminate access to the service, but the engine of the application still keeps chugging away. It's totally out of my control, and I don't like that. I am waiting for some tech support to see if I can get a hold of this monster and take control back into my own hands. I don't even know if that is possible, but I am tied of hearing it accessing my hard drives all the time. Please stop, CrashPlan! Please, give it a rest!
Jancakv
Jancakv
Jan 26 2015
3.7
4.0
Jan 26 2015
4.0
Version: 3.7
Realy great app for backup, big space for data, OK price. But Java app is tragedy. I hate Java. Javy is slow and hungry for RAM. Please make native app for OS X. It would be amazing. I am three years user your service.
Jeremyan
Jeremyan
Dec 4 2014
3.6.4
2.0
Dec 4 2014
2.0
Version: 3.6.4
Works. Fairly easy to use. The client is a major pain. The client is not native, it is Java. They promised a native client but never released. And the CrashPlan Services process on my Macs constantly use over 400MB of RAM. Although my Macs have a lot of memory and this doesn't really affect the performance much, it is still a poor design. I hope they address this.
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
Nov 30 2014
3.6.4
0.0
Nov 30 2014
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
No chance to get connected with a friend. He can not get connected with me. Any ideas? Thanks.
bumper314
bumper314
Nov 5 2014
3.6.4
0.0
Nov 5 2014
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
I still use CrashPlan, but I'm aching for a native client. The amount of CPU and RAM used by this Java version is unacceptable.
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