CrashPlan
CrashPlan
4.8.4

2.0

CrashPlan free download for Mac

CrashPlan

4.8.4
30 January 2018

Online backup service; free for personal use.

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 CrashPlan

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.

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79 CrashPlan Reviews

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Orytek
06 November 2009

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It may be free for personal use but that just means you can use the software to back up to local drives or a friends remote drive. If you expect to be able to use Crashplan's offsite server's, forget it. That is only for paying customers. Media is cheap and I am not willing to rent disk space in minnesota. I'll stick with Time Machine, SuperDuper, and the free 12 gigs of offsite space offered by iDrive. If I'm wrong I will humbly change my opinion and review but if right, I sure feel like there's some deceptive implications offering free personal use with only the need to tolerate advertisements.
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Version 11.05.2009
Tomq
20 May 2019
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.
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Version 4.8.4
RunTime
02 May 2018
'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).
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Version 4.8.4
Mikeymike
26 February 2018
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
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Version 4.8.4
jehpo
30 January 2018
The version on my computer is 4.9.0 !!!
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Version 4.8.4
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jehpo
jehpo
02 February 2018
And this morning, new icon, new interface, version 6.7.0 and 388 Mo !!!
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Gilby101mu
23 August 2017
Crashplan for Home is officially dead. https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/consumer/nextsteps/
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Version 4.8.3
3 answer(s)
jreffner
jreffner
24 August 2017
So what would you suggest to replace it? I have used CP for years and it has never failed to restore my files when I've needed them. I saw they are trying to lure us over to Carbonite, but last I checked, Carbonite was limited data. I'd like unlimited data and a plan like CP had where I could use it on several computers. I first thought of BackBlaze, but reviews seem very iffy. They are either great or terrible. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
08 February 2018
And the Crash Plan Enterprise server is no longer supported on a Mac, just Windoze and Linux.

Looks like a once great technology company is now being run by a bunch of MBAs who will eventually drive it into the ground.
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paulv-2
paulv-2
11 March 2018
This is for version 6.7.0.4503

It sucks. Buggy, not ready for prime time, does not appear to know where most of my data is, horrible interface and difficult to find things. If I restart the computer, the backup rescans and, if you have terabytes of data, this can take crazy amounts of time. The tech support used to be good, but it has been abysmal this week. Maybe they are overwhelmed. I used to love CP. Ever since the forced migration from Personal to Small Business and now this unannounced update to the app, I find them arrogant and heavy-handed. Looking like I'll take my business to Backblaze and give up on the last six months of uploading. It sickens and disgusts me how they have wasted my time and money.
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Septimus
04 February 2017
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.
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Version 4.7.0
Ofir-Gal
26 January 2017
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!.
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Version 4.7.0
Macs-Pain
29 December 2016
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.
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Version 4.7.0
Psifi
30 November 2016
The developer has confirmed that this app is compatible with Sierra.
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Version 4.7.0
Jeremyan
07 April 2016
The latest 4.6.0 consistently use close to 1GB or over 1GB of memory on my computers. This is insane and unacceptable.
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Version 4.4.1
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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