Parachute free download for Mac


05 May 2010

Flexible scheduled backup tool.


Parachute is a flexible, powerful backup tool that allows you make automated backups of your files. With Parachute you can select files individually, set your own schedule and backup to both local disks and remote servers.

What's new in Parachute

Version 1.1.0:
  • This is a major update that improves the stability and provides important bug fixes.
  • The update also adds some popularly requested features, including backups over FTP/SSL and full 64-bit support.
  • New: Full 64-bit support
  • New: Backup with FTP over SSL
  • New: Fast snapshot engine
  • Fixed: Crashes during backup
  • Fixed: Canceling a remote task takes a long time
  • Fixed: Progress bars displayed too quickly
  • Fixed: Crashes during SFTP backup
  • Fixed: Server and port confusing in MobileMe setup
  • Fixed: Backup fails with "Failed to rename file" error
  • Fixed: Crashes randomly during backups
  • Fixed: Can't remove backup with locked file
  • Fixed: Hangs after iDisk backup
  • Fixed: Smart backups fail to delete files on second run
  • Fixed: Crashes when testing connection
  • Fixed: Test connection shows successful connection for invalid host

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How would you rate Parachute app?

4 Reviews of Parachute

27 November 2009
Version: 1.0

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This is a much better design than other larger backup apps, but why the price tag? This size program shouldn't be more than $10.
08 September 2010
Version: 1.1.0
Absolute trash. Doesn't save preferences properly manually or automatically. With two programmers we fought with Parachute for forty minutes before moving onto the automatic scheduling in YummyFTP. I'd really like our money back.
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24 May 2010
Version: 1.1.0
I have mixed feeling about this program. Because I bought another product from the developer, they kindly offered this second application a few months later - for free. So that was fantastic. The backup function works well and in certain backups it performs exactly what I would want. But there is very little ability to tweak the configuration. You nominate a source directory and a destination, and a schedule. It is impossible to stop it using a data-like sub-folder in the destination directory - YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS. In certain situations I like this functionality and it works well. On other occasions I just want to back one directory to another rather than to a sub-directory. Ideally I would like to be able to synchronise 2 directories. So maybe I should be using something else, but to me a backup tool should also be able to synchronise. At the moment I am using backuplist+ for this syncing purpose.
17 May 2010
Version: 1.1.0
I think this software has great potential, but for me, I can't use it until I can get it to launch and complete my schedule backups in the background. As of right now, it launches to complete the scheduled backup, but doesn't back anything up. I get no error message, no warning or any note that says the backup did not complete. The only way it does automated backups is if I have the scheduled backup highlighted in the app, and then I just hide Parachute. Is this just my setup that is causing this, or are there any others that are having problems with automated backups. Man, I really want this app to work! [Cerebrl]
27 November 2009
Version: 1.0
This is a much better design than other larger backup apps, but why the price tag? This size program shouldn't be more than $10.