BackupLoupe
BackupLoupe
2.16.2

4.3

BackupLoupe free download for Mac

BackupLoupe

2.16.2
07 September 2019

Analyze, browse, and restore Time Machine backups.

Overview

BackupLoupe is your Swiss Army Knife for Time Machine. See which files have been backed up and which ones take up the most space. Quickly locate files and restore them via drag-and-drop. Never run out of space, because BackupLoupe will predict when your backup drive is likely to fill up.

Features:
  • Quickly identify the items which take up the most space
  • History: Show how many versions of an item are available and when they were saved; quick navigation between versions
  • Integration with other applications via system services: click on an item in Finder to find all its revisions
  • Drag-and-drop restore items to any location
  • Finder / Path Finder integration (Reveal, Info)
  • QuickLook support
  • Provides extensive statistics about backups
  • Instant identification of file type while browsing
  • Open files directly without restoring them first
  • Browse backups while the backup device is not connected
  • Exclude items from future backups on the fly (without opening TM preferences)
  • Handles multiple Time Machine disks

What's new in BackupLoupe

Version 2.16.2:

Bug fixes

  • Search would sometimes not return (Thanks, Marco!)

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29 BackupLoupe Reviews

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Conflict
01 May 2016

Most helpful

Just bought this app after looking at a competitor product, that was 3 times the cost and in the process discovered that they charged 2/3 of the purchase cost for an upgrade. When I received my purchase email, I was pleasantly surprised. I am glad to be able to support this app and any further development :)
Like (7)
Version 2.9.2
ISKOTB
02 July 2019
I recently switched Macbooks and I couldn't get all my data back from TM to the new laptop so I contacted Apple support and they said what I got is what it is there is nothing else that the tech can do. luckily I ran across BL and I loved how I could view my TM backups real "easy", select which data I want to restore back and off course nothing is easy these days, I had some issues and Robby handed it all for just $15!!!!
Thank You!!!!
Like (1)
Version 2.15
YHC
02 July 2018
I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Recently, I found the following: After Time Machine Backup was completed, my external hard drive was still running (the indicator light on my external hard drive was shining as well), and I cannot unmount my external hard drive. Finally, I found this app are working in the background WITHOUT LAUNCHING IT, so I told the developer that hope he can tell users about this when they are trying to unmount their hard drive, The following is his reply; you guys can judge it by yourself. --- By default BackupLoupe scans only with the GUI open. If desired the user can configure BackupLoupe to scan in the background without user intervention. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Please judge it by yourself.
Like (1)
Version 2.13.6
6 answer(s)
Soma-Zone
Soma-Zone
21 July 2018
YHC, You have explicitly enabled background indexing which—for obvious reasons—requires the backup drive to be mounted while indexes are created. When you enabled this option BackupLoupe told you that indexing of new snapshots would now be handled by a background task. After your complaint I added a paragraph stating that you cannot unmount your backup drive while indexing your backup. I've even sent you a screenshot of the new dialog. But even with this new paragraph in place: It is up to you to remember which software you install and run on your computer. There is no way around this simple fact.
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YHC
YHC
21 July 2018
Oh, I am very very very sorry, because users need to remember everything, especially one-time question. Why you don't want to make a new dialog when users are trying to unmount their hard drive.




Poor Developer.
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Soma-Zone
Soma-Zone
21 July 2018
In the nine years of BackupLoupe's existence you were the first user to complain about this issue. You told me that you had deleted the program and wanted to share your experience with soma-zone on public web sites and social networks. You did not reply to my last email. I did not feel that any more action was necessary from my side.
Like (7)
YHC
YHC
21 July 2018
I really really hate a developer telling me I am a first one to report this issue. It’s not a point, ok? The issue is true, and I gave you my suggestion, and you told me IT’S MY RESPONSIBILITY, so I shared this bad experience.

That’s all.
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Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
02 February 2019
I so wish users like you would stop infecting MacUpdate with this personal crap.

No one is ever going to please you. Period.

This space is for "reviews", not personal complaints. Tell the developer what ails you on your dime and through email

Or, if all else fails ––▶︎ grow up.
Like (8)
Ssj152
Ssj152
29 May 2019
This is a useful program. If I need to remember stuff like this I Use notepad as a persistent store for one place to look for such programs under one heading.
Like (2)
Mecanique
21 November 2017
Had problems indexing at first. Got an immediate response from the developer and followup. Now works well.
Like (5)
Version 2.13.1
nevneale
20 May 2017
Excellent product - Easy to use and extremely useful - well worth the money.
Like (6)
Version 2.9.4
Conflict
01 May 2016
Just bought this app after looking at a competitor product, that was 3 times the cost and in the process discovered that they charged 2/3 of the purchase cost for an upgrade. When I received my purchase email, I was pleasantly surprised. I am glad to be able to support this app and any further development :)
Like (7)
Version 2.9.2
Cortig
25 April 2016
Very convenient tool! After indexing the backups, it made monitoring what was taking place in the background a breeze.
Like (5)
Version 2.9.2
MichaelHaeusler
01 November 2015
El Capitan 10.11.1: when indexing all your Time Machine backups at the beginning, the app tends to crash often. When finished, it seems stable. (The documentation could be better: e.g. some indexed TM backup states are in italics, and I couldn't find out, why that is the case.) All in all, it works, whereas restoring apps isn't too intuitive, but it's still great.
Like (1)
Version 2.8.3
3 answer(s)
soma-zone
soma-zone
02 November 2015
Dear Michael, Thanks for taking the time to review BackupLoupe. We'd greatly appreciate if you could send us the crash report (http://www.soma-zone.com/support) so we can fix this issue. The backup states are described in "Understanding the interface">"The main window">"Snapshot list".
Like (2)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
11 November 2015
Sorry, but I can replicate the error. As soon as I switched to "Index snapshots in background", these crashes mid-indexing stopped. At first I had manually triggered indexing of snapshots, and that might have been a factor. Auto-indexing works fine. The only crashes I am currently experiencing are when switching from standard to mobile backups (and vice versa) via the pop-up menu. Will send you two crash reports later.
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soma-zone
soma-zone
11 November 2015
Michael, there is a development preview available which addresses this problem. Please contact me at support@soma-zone.com and I'll provide a link.
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xvi
16 April 2015
Great support! BackupLoupe 2.7 crashed on my Mac. Albeit an unsupported configuration, in less than 24 hours I received a 2.7.1DP2 preview that corrected this issue and worked flawlessly. Few customer supports react as fast as they did.
Like (4)
Version 2.7
1 answer(s)
mele113
mele113
25 April 2015
Agree fully, Support is without a doubt The BEST
Like (5)
Tomq
23 December 2014
Excellent. I use BackupLoupe mainly to search for files that Time Machine backed up that take up too much space and that I do not need backed up. This helps prevent my backup drive from filling up too quickly unnecessarily. Program well maintained with updates. Have used it for many years. Great!
Like (4)
Version 2.6
3 answer(s)
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
27 January 2015
You do realize that in TM preferences you can add volumes and folders to the "ignore" list, right? In my case I have a separate backup scheme for my huge "Pictures" folder and I exclude that from TM.

That's not to say that this app isn't otherwise helpful.
Like (2)
Tomq
Tomq
30 January 2015
Yip. I am aware of the ignore list, and I use it. Thanks. BackupLoupe helps me decide which files and folders to put into the TM ignore list.
Like (1)
Niku1000
Niku1000
14 February 2015
Have you ever asked them for help? I have and never received a reply. Well, I've only waited one day for them to answer my last question, but I asked them the first one several days ago. Fortunately, I was able to get the answer from Apple Support Forums. However, it does seem to me that the company that sells the product should be the one to answer questions about it. Apparently, they don't feel the same way.
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June8
26 May 2013
I use this utility since approx. 3 years. It was always very helpful for me. My decision not changed: Much better that its high priced competitor. Developer is very sensitive and helpful.
Like (5)
Version 2.3.5