iDrive
iDrive
3.5.4.19

1.8

iDrive free download for Mac

iDrive

3.5.4.19
15 October 2019

Automatic online backup; free 5GB account.

Overview

IDrive is a user-friendly, secure, and reliable application that performs automated online backup of your files and folders.

Note: You must first sign up to use iDrive.

The application safeguards your critical data in case of a system crash. The graphical interface is coupled with powerful scheduling and logging features.

  • Incremental backups - only modified portions of files are backed up, thereby conserving bandwidth
  • Data compression during transmission for quick backups
  • Enhanced security with 128-bit SSL encryption on data transfers
  • Network or mapped-drive backup support
  • Automatic backup of critical data including the Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Music, Movies, and Pictures folders
  • Locate files and folders backed up to your account and restore the same to your Mac desktop
  • Snapshots allow you to retain changed data history over a period of time
  • Provision to regulate the Internet bandwidth usage with the Bandwidth Throttle feature more
  • Provision to perform interactive backups/restores or to schedule backups for a future date and time
  • 'Automatic Power off' option after a scheduled backup - the machine shuts down automatically once data is backed up

Note: subscription options can be viewed here.

What's new in iDrive

Version 3.5.4.19:
  • Fixed IDrive installation issue on macOS Catalina

40 iDrive Reviews

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Syzzygy
17 September 2009

Most helpful

I guess nothing beats a good, high quality fast external hard drive to back up one's data. hmmm? Personally, I wouldn't trust my valuable or sensitive data to some storage facility in God-knows-where. But, to each his/her own.
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Version 1.3.8
Billmccl
11 March 2019
I have used this app for about a year, and it is not inexpensive if you have any significant data. I found it easy enough to use, although I never needed to recover data, the usually least tried and most difficult part of backup programs. But I have finally uninstalled and cancelled the subscription for one major reason: it almost continuously applies nag alerts to your desktop which you cannot avoid in any configuration setting. These are not small nag alerts, and they become continuous clutter. So I am out of here, and will move to an application which is less intrusive, and does not covet my desktop quite so much.
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Version 3.5.4.4
genspanky
10 March 2019
I see most of the neg feedback is for older versions. I'm using 3.5.4.4. I have used Idrive for six months now and it works flawlessly. I have used 3 other companies and IDrive is the best so far. I orders a seed drive because I have a large amount of data. The disk arrived in 3 days. I backed up 3 computers to it and returned it to IDrive. Once they got it, it took 4 days and all my data was transferred to my account. All this at no extra charge! It would have taken months to upload all my data over the internet. The app is a little dated, but once you figure it out it's so easy to use.
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Version 3.5.4.4
The-Crow
18 September 2018
I've tried just about every online backup solution, and I have always loved iDrive. Even if you just wanted to use it as a cloud storage & sharing app, or a syncing solution for your local devices and/or cloud, it's excellent. I find it fast, invisible, and invaluable.
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Version 3.5.3.6
Rochade
14 March 2018
After crashplan has announced the discontinuation of their home product I was looking for a replacement. I tried out or informed me about many services and found iDrive is the one to choose for me. Here is why: - Backup multiple devices (Mac, NAS) - Privacy / Security (using my own encryption key) - Advanced selection for the backup set and fine tuning options - Restoration options (e.g. restore to custom folder) - Price I have found that even the mac app isn't very nice, I really don't care about it, as a backup tool is something you once set up and forget - of course after you tested the restoration process. I also can't confirm the slow upload speed others mentioned here. So for me iDrive is the perfect replacement of crashplan.
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Version 3.5.1.4
RogerKatz
17 November 2017
The current version, which MacUpdate installs, is 3.5.0.31
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Version 3.5.0.30
RogerKatz
28 February 2017
Th current version is 3.4.0.39
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Version 3.4.0.36
Evaluator
08 January 2017
First experience with cloud storage. I paid for the fee-based version. The initial upload of my 133GB SSD took over 48 hours. Vendor replied to emails, but would not address specific questions. Upload speed was nowhere near my available bandwidth. Interface is confusing and data reporting appears to be inaccurate. In less than a week, our storage in the cloud had reached twice the data level on the SSD being backed-up. I really have no confidence in this company or their software. I canceled my account and asked for a full refund.
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Version 3.4.0.35
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The-Crow
The-Crow
06 September 2017
Well, Evaluator...all I can say is that it works perfectly for me. None of your issues happened to me, which leads me to conclude that the nastiness was - I'm sorry - all on your end. You've burned the company with a terrible rating and scathing review when it's quite likely issues with your ISP, software conflicts, or plain ol' user error. I did not, as you say you did, find the interface confusing. At all. So I gotta say - I really have no confidence in your proficiency or your review.
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Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
15 February 2018
Crow, evidently you didn't read the other reviews below which detail the same poor user interface and speeds as Evaluator. In fact yours is the ONLY positive experience in the reviews below.
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darkakia
10 June 2016
Can't del all thing.
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Version 3.3.0.3
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WetNet
WetNet
31 October 2017
What?!
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jpdemers
08 December 2015
What a disaster. Can't get new version or old version to co-operate across old MacBook and newer iMac. Can't understand murky interface that shows folders I don't have; program deposits weirdly-named folders on the Mac, where they just sit forever unless you delete them (most have zero contents.) Finally gave up, uninstalled the software USING THEIR UNINSTALLER . . . and now there's some fricking iDrivesync daemon, still installed after a G-D system re-installation, using up all of my CPU while I try to track it down and kill it. WORST. SOFTWARE. EVER. Avoid it like the plague.
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Version 3.3.0.3
RogerKatz
14 August 2015
iDrive version 3.3.0.5 is available
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Version 3.3.0.3
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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