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Packrat
Packrat
2.2
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Packrat free download for Mac

Packrat for Mac2.2

16 September 2012

Client for 37signals Backpack Web application.

What is Packrat for Mac

Packrat is a desktop client for 37signals Backpack Web application. You can download your Backpack data and use it offline. View it, make changes, create new pages, etc. When you're online PackRat automatically sends your changes up to Backpack keeping everything in sync.

What's new in Packrat

Version 2.1.3:
  • Fixed crash restoring open documents caused by sandboxing
  • Now requires Lion due to sandboxing issues
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Jun 19 2011
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Jun 19 2011
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Version: 2.0.5
Thanks for the update. I like the idea mentioned in your blog ( http://www.infinitenil.com/blog/category/macosx/packrat/ ) for an Archiver and/or Page Saver, but think these functions would be better as additions to PackRat, rather than as a separate program. Since PackRat emphasises ease of use, keeping it simple would be great: you could have a pop-up for archiving every n days and the page saver could simply copy to an archive file when an entire page is deleted.
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Jan 18 2011
2.0.1
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Jan 18 2011
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
Version 2 handles multiple Backpack accounts - excellent!
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Aug 26 2008
1.6.2
5.0
Aug 26 2008
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Backpack is easy to use and PackRat makes it even better: a superb job of replicating the features on your Mac so you save time. And the developer is very quick to reply to emails. Highly recommended.
paulsrandall
paulsrandall
Jul 19 2008
1.6.2
0.0
Jul 19 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
PackRat appears to be for Intel, only. I have version 1.6 on OS X 10.4.11 on a PowerPC and it works fine. This version (1.6.2) crashes because the Growl-WithInstaller Framework is found, but for the wrong architecture. This is according to CrashReporter.
Greg-Terry
Greg-Terry
Aug 8 2007
1.3
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Aug 8 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This looks like an application I could use for gathering research data for my studies. In addition, it appears I could use it to aid my selection of books by gathering reviews for me. It would be nice!
Techslacker
Techslacker
Aug 8 2007
1.3
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Aug 8 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I've heard of it but never tried it.
Gabnxe
Gabnxe
Aug 8 2007
1.3
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Aug 8 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This is an interesting concept for a PIM. My only worry is how much time it could take keeping track, rather than doing. But, that's always my problem with PIMs. The sync is a definite plus. How about voice integration?
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Your comment did not get deleted. You jumped to conclusions.
Buzzyman
Buzzyman
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Another great App at another great deal! Keep them coming!
Bettix
Bettix
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Seems like a cool app! The BackPack way of keeping track of things may be just what I've been looking for, but then again, maybe not... Ask me in a week or two..!
Troy-Johnson
Troy-Johnson
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
My biggest problem with keeping organized has always been keeping all my to-do lists in one place. PackRat gives me access to my Backpack lists and projects on my laptop even when I am not connected to the net. Now I can work all day on my laptop, and and all the action items I capture with PackRat are available on my desktop at home with a click of a botton!
Michele3
Michele3
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Recently, I've been using it a lot more, but couldn't really convince myself completely because of the offline-issue. PackRat seems to be what I was waiting for. Great deal!
Multimago
Multimago
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Very cool app! simple but ok...
Coronaminer
Coronaminer
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Looks like a good app!
Boris-A
Boris-A
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
So what does it do anyway?
Umijin
Umijin
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
paid or not, BackPack is interesting. PackRat just may make it useful enough to justify.
Tannit
Tannit
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This only seems worth it if you have a paid Backpack account.
Wak47
Wak47
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Very cool app
Skritter
Skritter
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
The app looks simple, but effective. This might be the nudge I need to start using my Backpack account.
Jeff-boldt
Jeff-boldt
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Time to go check out Backpack again!
Iwparker
Iwparker
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I purchased Packrat when it was originally released and have been using it ever since. With the new Backpack upgrades, it only took the developer a couple days to update the software to leverage the new API. In any case, it is an excellent application, and well worth the price. I recommend it if you use Backpack on a regular basis.
Fwph
Fwph
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I'm always looking for better ways to organize information for all the different projects I have underway at any given time. Today's promo for PackRat had me go back and look at Backpack with revewed interest.
Mretzak
Mretzak
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Hmm, this sounds like it could be helpful
Win2mac
Win2mac
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Backpack, packrat, Backrat, packpack. Appears to be the mobile application solution. Great idea!
Britonius
Britonius
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
sounds interesting
Goodaschocolate
Goodaschocolate
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Much easier to use than the web interface!
Fred-M-
Fred-M-
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This is pretty cool -- hope it works as easily as the description suggests.
gerbercj
gerbercj
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
The app looks simple, but effective. This might be the nudge I need to start using my Backpack account.
Mjchagnon
Mjchagnon
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Backpack is great, I wonder how this works with the new version.
Wavenumber
Wavenumber
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Cute icon :-)
Jayphotos
Jayphotos
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
As a backpack user this app sounds like an A on the useful scale.
Skritter
Skritter
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Starting to look at backpack. the big downside for something like that is the need for connectivity ever time i want to access my data. this looks like a good solution.
Texinick
Texinick
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
As a person that uses 4 different machines through the course of a week, I'm a big fan of apps that store information centrally. It's the reason I'm a huge google user!!
Stu1015
Stu1015
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
nice and useful application!
Vvarp
Vvarp
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
nice one!
Chigley
Chigley
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Yeah another useful promo - worth it! :)
Seminarian
Seminarian
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
useful... good promo!
Daoyee
Daoyee
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I currently us Backpack and idea of a utility allowing me work offline is cool.
Markus-Schaller
Markus-Schaller
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Sounds quite nice.
Bsulliv2
Bsulliv2
Aug 7 2007
1.3
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Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
this looks somewhat interesting...
Petty-Evil
Petty-Evil
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
i'm just starting to look at backpack. the big downside for something like that is the need for connectivity ever time i want to access my data. this looks like a good solution.
Picon
Picon
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This is something I definitely wanted to check out. I guess there is no time like the present.
chrismessina
chrismessina
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This is really tempting, but is a WebKit app really worth $15 let alone $25? I guess I just don't use Backpack enough...
Clemenz
Clemenz
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
What should this be for?
Ggo
Ggo
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I'd forgotten all about BackPack. Now I have to get back to it again, and learn to need PackRat!
Quasimodo
Quasimodo
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Backpack rocks. This is a great idea!
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Have just started with Backpack so might have to check this out.
George-The-Flea
George-The-Flea
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
To respond to an earlier poster: Backpack has a free version, but it's not free. There's a monthly charge if you want any sort of storage or a web calendar.
Brandonsarkis
Brandonsarkis
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
i have been a backpack user for quite a while and this is exactly what i needed.
Folie
Folie
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Love all of the 37Signals products. I haven't tried packrat yet, but it is a great option to use your backpack offline.
anonymous-tern-1712
anonymous-tern-1712
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Hook it up!
Dfed
Dfed
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Interesting, does apple have something like this already?
Yvav
Yvav
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
37signals has this great free listkeeper, tadalist.com. That makes me very intrigued by the Backpack-PackRat combination.
Dan-tinianow
Dan-tinianow
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I have to admit I hadn't heard of Backpack...
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
What is Backpack?
Erichd
Erichd
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
oh, oh, what is this hiking reference doing here in my geekdom? yes, I'll check it out -- especially if it comes from 37 signals!'
Madcran
Madcran
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I like backpacks, used them as a kid all the time. Oh wait....not that kind of backpack.
Loki-Chan
Loki-Chan
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Great for all Backpack user~!
Plexihosting
Plexihosting
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
heard good things about this but havent tried it. Price is pretty good, I s'pose I should give it a whirl
Ronnie-Kwok
Ronnie-Kwok
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I use Backpack and the idea of the application is interesting but the price is a bit steep for this purpose, concerning Backpack itself is a free service.
Jdmiller
Jdmiller
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Awesome. Will have to check this out.
iGaucho
iGaucho
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Backpack is supposed to be really good. Haven't tried it yet.
Kagaminoko
Kagaminoko
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
very useful application.
Daguibear
Daguibear
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
looks interesting, not for me though.
Cramey-13
Cramey-13
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I'll buy this one.
thec13
thec13
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
I already have this and highly recommend.
Hockeymac
Hockeymac
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Very cool.
Nightrunner
Nightrunner
Aug 7 2007
1.3
0.0
Aug 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Cool looking app! Might give it a try.
Chartier
Chartier
Jun 23 2007
1.1.2
5.0
Jun 23 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
At first PackRat seemed to be a strange app, because it's an *app* made for working with Backpack, a web service. But once I tinkered with it, got used to how much faster it is than waiting for the web and how it brings a few features to the table that even Backpack itself doesn't have, and I saw the light. Toss in the ability to keep all my vital Backpack stuff offline and accessible at all times, and I was in love. No matter how you use Backpack, even if you have just a couple pages of information, PackRat is a killer tool for working even faster with your account. If you're like me and you have nearly 18 pages, PackRat could very well become a mandatory tool for working with all that stuff. I highly recommend it.
Rodney-Sanches
Rodney-Sanches
Feb 2 2007
1.0
0.0
Feb 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0
Great app - would like to have "Writeboards" integrated too if possible
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Backpack account

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