QRecall
QRecall
2.1.13.2

5.0

QRecall free download for Mac

QRecall

2.1.13.2
19 February 2019

Backup and document archiving software.

Overview

QRecall is like Time Machine on steroids. Wickedly efficient and super flexible, it takes backup technology to a whole new level. See a complete list of features.

What's new in QRecall

Version 2.1.13.2:
  • Latest macOS Technology - compatible with APFS & High Sierra
  • Redesigned Archive Window - say "Hello" to your new sidebars
  • Rewind - jump to different versions of an item like you were riding a zip line Preview!
  • Exclude Patterns - exclude items by name, glob, or regular expressions
  • New Event Schedules and Conditions - for even more control over your schedules
  • And over a hundred more features and improvements

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10 QRecall Reviews

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Hamdi
05 December 2008

Most helpful

Top-Class Software, I've been using QRecall for two months and am extremely glad with it. It does everything I asked and scheduled it to do in a wonderfully efficient way -besides, a rarity among backup/sync applications, in a highly stylised way. I am backing up and archiving my writing work on an hourly basis and returning back to see what I've done all along. (Though I haven't tried large-scale things like system backup etc -SuperDuper seems to be reigning there). Once I had to contact the developer for a small clarification and received a quick, detailed and kind response with encouragement for more. All these things seldom come together nowadays. Well, one of the finest of all Mac applications, I believe -in league with such greats as Quicksilver, Pathfinder, Default Folder X, Ulysses and such. Highly recommended.
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Version 1.1
Stevie24
25 April 2019
I run QR on all of my Macs plus recommended it to all of my customers. Never had any problem. It's fast and the deltas are very small. I use it instead of time machine since these backups run seemingly forever and copy huge amounts of data. In addition to QR I run CCC for bootable alternative device and managing local filesystem snapshots as they are possible in APFS. The most important data is saved additionally to the cloud via Arq. This triumvirate is my favourite combination to save my data.
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Version 2.1.13.2
Mac Downgrade
02 January 2019
Version 2.1.10 is out
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Version 2.0.2.3
Mac Downgrade
02 October 2017
Version 2.0.8 is out since Apr 28, 2017.
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Version 2.0.2.3
Odysseus
14 May 2016
This is odd. Version 2 has been available for quite some time, but macupdate states that version 1.2.3 is the latest version.
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Version 1.2.3
r-owen
13 November 2015
I tried it and gave up because I found the user interface confusing. What I wanted to do was say "back up my disk, except for the following few folders" and I could find no simple way to do that. When I added something it appeared to immediately start backing it up, with no way to edit anything. It has a feature that supports Time Machine exclusions, but it's not well documented and the forums says the program ignores user-selected Time Machine exclusions. I also tried the 2.0 beta and it seemed the same. I hope I'm just missing something, but non-forum support is apparently nonexistent and I wasn't going to create a forum account for trying out software. Technically it sounds great, but I think the user interface and manual could use some work.
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Version 1.2.3
1 answer(s)
r-owen
r-owen
17 November 2015
I submitted a bug report 11/13 and got the following helpful reply today. So major points for QRecall tech support (and if only MacUpdate let me edit or delete my original comment, I would do that):

In QRecall 2.0, you can exclude items using per-item capture preferences you can choose right in the Finder, or you can add individual items to the archive's settings.

Start by setting up your capture action to capture your top-level folder(s), like your home folder.

To use per-item capture preferences, make sure the "Exclude: Individually Excluded Items" option in your archive settings is checked (it should be checked by default).

Now go the the Finder. Select on an item to exclude and choose "Finder > Services > QRecall Capture Preferences...". (If you don't see this option in your Services menu, turn it on in Finder > Services > Services Preferences.)

In the capture preferences choose "Do Not Capture". Close the window.

That's all there is to it.
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Stevie24
19 December 2013
I run QR for over two years now. Only had a problem once that was solved very quickly by the developer. It's the fastest and most advanced backup software I ever used, especially if you backup to remote volumes with small bandwidth. Automation or recovery is a piece of cake.
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Version 1.2.2
Mikett
15 December 2012
Finally found an alternative to TimeMachine (which only gives me troubles since Lion/MountainLion). Thanks! It's very fast and does not produce the thousands and thousands of hardlinks like TM, which to my experience isn't such a good idea on a filesystem like HFS+ (caveat: I'm no expert). Verify/Compact functions: very good. The restore GUI is good but takes more time to learn compared to TimeMachine, and it's less polished. Also: no restore directly from programs (lik Mail), but since this didn't always work reliably on my machines with TM it's no big deal for me. I relied on Retrospect for a long time and always wanted to have two different backup systems. Now it's TimeMachine and QRecall (plus SpiderOak for the few extremely important pieces), Retrospect is too complicated for me (single user).
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Version 1.2.2
Adrian-Chapman
28 August 2010
My network comprises a Mac Pro, my wife's Macbook and a Mac Mini which I use as a small server for e-mail etc. all networked through an Airport Extreme base station. I also have an external Firewire drive attached to the mini for backing up all three machines. I have tried many of the reasonably priced backup solutions on offer and have found cause for dissatisfaction with many of them. A week or so ago I came across QRecall, downloaded and installed the latest release version and within 24 hours I had bought a license. I had a few questions which, if the answer was not to be found in the support forums, were quickly, patiently and comprehensively answered by the developer. At James' suggestion I updated to the latest beta and the performance difference was incredible. QRecall has to be the most versatile backup solution for the home/soho user at a bargain price. I run automatic periodic backups on all three machines then periodically overnight when the Macbook and Mac Pro are unlikely to be in use, the Mac Mini runs merge, compact and verify actions on all three backups. The choices available on when and how to backup are phenomenal and QRecall can be fine tuned to your precise requirements. I still use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to make a weekly bootable backup but everything else is now handled by QRecall. I am one very satisfied customer.
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Version 1.2.0.8
Hamdi
05 December 2008
Top-Class Software, I've been using QRecall for two months and am extremely glad with it. It does everything I asked and scheduled it to do in a wonderfully efficient way -besides, a rarity among backup/sync applications, in a highly stylised way. I am backing up and archiving my writing work on an hourly basis and returning back to see what I've done all along. (Though I haven't tried large-scale things like system backup etc -SuperDuper seems to be reigning there). Once I had to contact the developer for a small clarification and received a quick, detailed and kind response with encouragement for more. All these things seldom come together nowadays. Well, one of the finest of all Mac applications, I believe -in league with such greats as Quicksilver, Pathfinder, Default Folder X, Ulysses and such. Highly recommended.
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Version 1.1
The Mac Therapist
28 October 2007
It's a little soon to offer a complete review and rating, but so far, it's pretty terrific. I'm backing up a boot drive with 83GB and another 10 GB of miscellaneous data from a couple of external drives. It was very intuitive to set up and configure, much more so than Retrospect, despite my long experience using that software. So far, it also appears much easier than Retrospect to modify and to retrieve items from. I haven't yet attempted to retrieve an entire bootable drive, but I'll be surprised if that isn't just as easy. One nitpick: I'd like to see a better, more comprehensive Help file - for example, a search on "add a folder," meaning I wanted to know how to add a folder to the current backup scheme, yielded no clearly useful step by step answers. It's fine for a program to have its own terminology, but backup software, because it's usually configured when people may not be paying the most intense concentration, and restoration - when they may be panicked and not thinking clearly - all need to have clear translations in the glossary/index so that one can look them up (and the procedures associated with them) using BOTH the developer's lingo AND the likely common words inexperienced and upset users might employ from ordinary language and/or from similarly-functioning products. Nonetheless, this is a great beginning and I'm hoping it will make backing up so easy to set up, monitor, and utilize to restore files that far more people will do so. Even the $40 price the developers anticipate once it's out of Beta is very attractive, given that it may save an enormous amount of grief whether for restoration of one critical file, or a whole drive's contents.
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Version 1.0b47