xTwin
xTwin
2.0.7

3.0

xTwin free download for Mac

xTwin2.0.7

15 April 2013

Online storage solution.

Overview

xTwin (was Twin) is the most flexible online backup solution for OS X, compatible with most Internet servers: FTP, FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3. It even supports offline backups to external drives.

xTwin is a true Mac product that preserves Finder info, resource forks, ACLs, and privileges, and comes with an elegant user interface and a powerful assistant. It also provides numerous high-end features like AES-256 encryption, efficient bz2 compression, powerful exclusion rules and scheduler, support for splitting large files during network transfers, network-error recovery, individual digital signature for backed-up files, multi-core machine optimization and much more!

xTwin is the best backup solution for OS X users who already have access to online storage (Web hosting, work servers, etc.) or who want to buy their own dedicated online storage, or even users who simply want more control and advanced features than other backup products afford.

What's new in xTwin

Version 2.0.7:
  • New online services supported
  • Improved reliability

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17 Reviews of xTwin

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R1000m
11 August 2010
Version: 1.2.4

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The price is now euro 99 ($130 as of today). This is much too steep in my opinion because you also have to pay for the storage space. You could get almost three years of BackBlaze with unlimited data instead, and buy something else with the money you were going to spend on the storage. That said, this app works pretty well with one significant major limitation: It only keeps one version of the data (even the MobileMe Apple Backup program will keep 30 days or so). I don't understand why this limit is built into Twin, because it's my storage space, so I should be allowed to clutter it up with old versions. This seems to be the only application that can back up to MobileMe using encryption and incremental uploads. It's easy to use too (unlike Super Flexible File Sync) and is pretty stable (again, unlike Super Flexible File Sync). However, it's much, much too expensive for what it does.
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RogerKatz
24 September 2014
Version: 2.0.7
Their website says "Since January 2012, ADNX is our new name" and that xTwin is "discontinued and no longer supported".
(0)
Mrchips
08 August 2012
Version: 2.0.3
xTwin isn't $19. On the adnX website and on the App Store it's listed at $99.06, quite a bit more (and a deal breaker for me...).
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2.5
appleHQ
13 October 2011
Version: 1.5
Have to change my review today: 1.5 crashes. Asked the developer to send me an old version: They told me they "do not keep old versions". Well, well. This does not help if you end up with a non-functioning 1.5.1...
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appleHQ
12 October 2011
Version: 1.5
1.5 crashes. Please fix.
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1
Frenzy
05 December 2010
Version: 1.2.7
Probably the worst application i ever bought. Ever since first version it randomly shuts down and doesnt backup anymore. I had to keep an eye on the menu to see if it was still there. Kept posting my issues on the developers forum but they kept deleting my posts, saying "there are currently no issues with current realease". Every single negative post, they deleted after a couple of minutes. I couldnt get any support at all. Tried getting my money back to no use. Bad software, even worse developer. Stay away!
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5
Cloudsafe
03 November 2010
Version: 1.2.6
Great. Version 1.2.6 fixed a small bug with our service. Now you can use Twin to Backup all your data to our servers via WebDAV at http://www.cloudsafe.com/
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mistacabbage
21 August 2010
Version: 1.2.4
I tried this out for the Amazon S3 backup. It just doesn't work. It fails after a few seconds. I manually retry and it works for another few seconds. I was hoping to switch from Interarchy 9 to this but it looks like I'm upgrading to Interarchy 10.
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R1000m
11 August 2010
Version: 1.2.4
The price is now euro 99 ($130 as of today). This is much too steep in my opinion because you also have to pay for the storage space. You could get almost three years of BackBlaze with unlimited data instead, and buy something else with the money you were going to spend on the storage. That said, this app works pretty well with one significant major limitation: It only keeps one version of the data (even the MobileMe Apple Backup program will keep 30 days or so). I don't understand why this limit is built into Twin, because it's my storage space, so I should be allowed to clutter it up with old versions. This seems to be the only application that can back up to MobileMe using encryption and incremental uploads. It's easy to use too (unlike Super Flexible File Sync) and is pretty stable (again, unlike Super Flexible File Sync). However, it's much, much too expensive for what it does.
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4
Manicula
03 January 2010
Version: 1.2.1
I'm running the latest version of Twin 1.2.1 and a lot of the old issues present in the older reviews appear to be resolved. Its quite stable and can cope with occasional loss of network connection, continuing where it left off (very useful for backups over 40 Gb). The reports are quite verbose if there are errors and it usually just requires a click of a button to redo failures. Twin has a very good, very intuitive interface that offers AES-256 encryption on the fly. On Restoration its handy to have a listing to restore just individual files. The developers seem to be actively improving the software regularly over the last few months.
(1)
1
Lexe
19 December 2009
Version: 1.2.1
I thought this program looked very promising and I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work on my Mac to backup on a server over the internet. Despite multiple attempts of contacting the support team via support forum and emails I wasn't able to get a single helpful response within the last 6 weeks (!). So I paid good money for this program, haven't managed to back up a single file yet and am getting more and more annoyed with them. I tried to get my money refunded - also unsuccessfully. Bottom line: Unfortunately this is not a program on which you can rely on for backups and the service and support they offer is absolutely appalling. Nice idea but nothing for serious use!
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Frenzy
15 December 2009
Version: 1.2.1
In theory, this is a great app. In reality, not so much. With each new upgrade something breaks (all updates made me forced to delete all backups and start over from scratch). Developers does not listen to feedback and keeps deleting threads about issues, stating "theres no issues what so ever" and "no users are having problems". Clearly they do not want any relations with the people buying their software. Theres no real added features in new versions and the software works almost exactly the way it did when THEY bought it. Its all really a shame, because this could have been SO good, its a backup app that does its job great in the background, until it breaks/hangs and youre left out in the cold. For 49€, the very least you could expect is a friendly developer.
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4
Borlox
07 October 2009
Version: 1.1.2
I use Twin to back up about 40 GB of data to Amazon Web Services. Pros: Data persistence. Amazon won't go out of business suddenly, taking your data with it. You don't need Twin to retrieve the data. If the developer disappears or the app stops working, you can still get to your backups with third-party tools. Data privacy. Data is encrypted with the standard AES algorithm before being transmitted. You can decrypt the archives with open-source tools. Stability. No crashes in several months of using this app. Flexible scheduling. You can set Twin to back up periodically and/or when the network becomes available -- useful for portables that aren't always connected. Cons: Inefficient use of bandwidth. Data is packaged in archives of fixed size, which is decided at setup and can't afterwards be changed. The default is 1 MB. So if you change a single byte in a small file, at least that amount of data has to be sent. If you change a single byte in a large file, the whole file has to be sent. It would be better if Twin used something like librsync to back up only the parts of files that have changed. Mirror backups only. The backup contains the most recent version of each file you've selected. There's no option for incremental backup. No obvious warning of failure. The interface is normally hidden. The only indication of a failed or incomplete backup is in the interface. If you don't look for it, you won't see it. Suggestion: Offsite backup is a last resort in case of total destruction of your primary site, including your local backups. Put all the data you need to recover your backups on a small USB flash drive (encrypted, of course) and keep it with you at all times. That would include, at a minimum, your AWS public and secret access codes, your backup encryption keys, and your Twin registration data.
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5
Stephen495
25 June 2009
Version: 1.1
Fine backup solution. Works unobtrusively and with low CPU usage. Easy to configure for both local and remote backups. I like the exclusion system in particular; its files excluded preview is very fast, along with the rest of the program.
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Anonymous
07 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Version 1.0.1 only solve the issue with the Restore function. Version 1.1 planned for end of June will add many improvements (all updates/upgrades are always free)
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3
Mac Downgrade
26 May 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Looks promising, but: 1) Twin is not able to use custom ports (e.g. sftp on port 54000, etc.). According to developers, version 1.0.1 was supposed to add this feature... I still see no indication in the release notes. 2) No support for incremental backups, by design. This makes some sense with remote backups, but not with mass media backup (where Twin is rather a complement to Time Machine) 3) no bit-wise comparison of files, which is vital for large files backups (images, video, vmware images,...). Every time the new file gets deleted then replaced. This is a real time, bandwidth (and money?) waste with remote backups. Dropbox and Qrecall both deal with bit-wise comparison. Unfortunately Twin developers don't seem interested in such feature. A real pity... :-(
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Rob-h
17 May 2009
Version: 1.0
Agree, it looks promising but the would have preferred at least a time-limited fully functional 'demo'. Also, I couldn't get the restore function to work at all, not even for the single file the demo allows.
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Spectral7
13 May 2009
Version: 1.0b2
looks cool to me.....will test for a bit and report back
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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