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iDrive free download for Mac

iDrive

Version 3.5.10.17

Automatic online backup; free 5GB account.

iDrive 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 version 3.5.10.17

Updated on Apr 15 2022

  • Minor bug fixes

Information

License

Free

Size

30.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.idrive.com/

Downloads

29289

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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iDrive qualities

Value
1.7
Ease of use
1.7
Features
1.0
Reliability
1.0
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omuirithe
omuirithe
Aug 24 2021
3.5.9.27
0.0
Aug 24 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.9.27
My experience with these guys has been pretty awful. I paid for their service two months ago. Since then it's managed to upload approx 10,000 of my 90,000+ files. I've spent numerous hours reading their FAQ, watching videos, tweaking my computer parameters, etc and it's been massively frustrating and mostly a waste of time. They offer iDrive Express service, where you load your data onto a hard drive, but the postage charge for this - if you're in Europe, as I am - is $40+ ONE WAY, so we're looking at 80 bucks postage alone, and, based on the rubbish service I've received so far, it didn't seem wise to throw more money away. I've chatted with customer service many times and at the end they'll assure me, "No, everything's fine now, it'll all sync no problem". I go to bed and when I check the next morning nothing's changed. When the sync eventually starts working, it operates at speeds so slow that it'll take about 6 more weeks, operating 24/7, for less than 400gb to upload. Avoid this terrible service.
bigjohhnson1
bigjohhnson1
May 20 2021
3.5.9.26
0.0
May 20 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.9.26
Rubbish program and support (India). I keep asking for a refund but they just send me a link to chat to go through the same fixes that don't work. I'm using a new Mac (25 years pro mac and pc user). They sent me PC instructions last week to fix it despite it being logged on previous support calls that its a Mac! Just makes me think they really don't know what they are doing. Indeed its probably a ruse, as all I see buttons on the app to increase my allowance, yet I paid for 5T for 2 years, and only use 2T. Annoying begware. I have followed their advice but nothing changes. I have spent many hours with them and trying to fix it myself. They use v12 Teamviewer as their normal remote control software doesn't work on my Mac. But the Mac wont let me install v12 as it must run v14 for this OS (which I have). All the backups for past 2 months say failed. Yet the files seem to be on the server. Cannot trust it for a backup. They now want me to stop my firewall and antivirus, remove then reinstall their program and see if that works! Stopping my firewall and antivirus is a bit risky don't you think? PCs are pinged continually in order to be hacked. I know my firewall and antivirus do not block their connections. Otherwise it would not upload any files. Slow upload - took 3 weeks to upload 1.5 TB. I think they ported if from the PC but did it badly, and did not update it for latest Mac OS.
ddifranco1
ddifranco1
May 18 2021
3.5.9.26
0.0
May 18 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.9.26
When I try to upload individual files to idrive (by going into the backup folders and selecting 'upload file') it fails every time. I'm on a mac (if that makes a difference). What am I doing wrong? Why can't I add a file to a backup folder off of my desktop?
ChristineVans
ChristineVans
Mar 23 2021
3.5.9.26
2.0
Mar 23 2021
2.0
Version: 3.5.9.26
This is ridiculous! Won't work without TM + webpage unavailable. 90% seems to be abandon
markdelira
markdelira
Mar 16 2021
3.5.9.25
0.0
Mar 16 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.9.25
CRITICAL TO KNOW! IDrive MUST be used in conjunction with Time Machine. It does NOT have full (OS) Restore capability. If you had a catastrophic hard drive crash on your computer, and only have IDrive, it will NOT do a full/complete restore to bring you back to original state. Without backing up the MacOS files, can you truly call this a backup solution? Just learned that today after spending an hour on the phone with their tech support.
cmeuniermail
cmeuniermail
Jan 12 2021
3.5.9.24
1.0
Jan 12 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5.9.24
Slow transfers, many files disappear from cloud storage, unable now to backup and the technical assistance is not helpful, interface is weird. I gave up using it and do not recommend.
Tim27
Tim27
Aug 18 2020
3.5.9.17
0.0
Aug 18 2020
0.0
Version: 3.5.9.17
I'm confused by the icon. Why is it an e in a lock when the service is called iDrive? What does the e stand for?
saulo-2
saulo-2
Jul 2 2020
3.5.9.13
1.0
Jul 2 2020
1.0
Version: 3.5.9.13
NEVER USE THIS! Lost a LOOOOT of files using this service. They don't backup hidden files if you don't select the "SHOW hidden files" options. I'm trying to restore files they did manage to backup and some folders are simply not being restored.
Xipper
Xipper
Feb 12 2020
3.5.8.0
1.0
Feb 12 2020
1.0
Version: 3.5.8.0
AVOID! This service is unreliable and will just set false expectations for your data to be protected, and then one day you will notice it stopped backing up for no reason and hasn't backed up anything in a long time. You will then configure it again and it will just backup everything again, further consuming any metered Internet service you have. Contacting support is pointless, I spent many hours with them remotely accessing my system or collecting files for them or troubleshooting...only to have a dysfunctional service that will not refund the charges. It worked fine for the first month or 2, and then stopped...and they refuse to refund after 30-days, oh so convenient for them that it worked for 5-6 weeks before failing.
Stefan1942
Stefan1942
Jan 24 2020
3.5.6.4
5.0
Jan 24 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.6.4
I have used Idrive for a year now. I have the 2TB plan. I have it on 4 computers and 2 phones. I am very pleased! It works great. Their server speeds are lightning fast. I have tested restoring files with no problems. Idrive is well worth the price compared to other companies I've used.
Billmccl
Billmccl
Mar 11 2019
3.5.4.4
2.0
Mar 11 2019
2.0
Version: 3.5.4.4
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.
genspanky
genspanky
Mar 10 2019
3.5.4.4
5.0
Mar 10 2019
5.0
Version: 3.5.4.4
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.
The-Crow
The-Crow
Sep 18 2018
3.5.3.6
5.0
Sep 18 2018
5.0
Version: 3.5.3.6
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.
Rochade
Rochade
Mar 14 2018
3.5.1.4
4.0
Mar 14 2018
4.0
Version: 3.5.1.4
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.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 17 2017
3.5.0.30
0.0
Nov 17 2017
0.0
Version: 3.5.0.30
The current version, which MacUpdate installs, is 3.5.0.31
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Feb 28 2017
3.4.0.36
0.0
Feb 28 2017
0.0
Version: 3.4.0.36
Th current version is 3.4.0.39
Evaluator
Evaluator
Jan 8 2017
3.4.0.35
1.0
Jan 8 2017
1.0
Version: 3.4.0.35
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.
darkakia
darkakia
Jun 10 2016
3.3.0.3
1.0
Jun 10 2016
1.0
Version: 3.3.0.3
Can't del all thing.
jpdemers
jpdemers
Dec 8 2015
3.3.0.3
0.5
Dec 8 2015
0.5
Version: 3.3.0.3
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.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Aug 14 2015
3.3.0.3
0.0
Aug 14 2015
0.0
Version: 3.3.0.3
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