my_manzana
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my_manzana rated on 27 Feb 2012
[Version 2.6]




my_manzana rated on 21 Feb 2012
[Version 2.5.1]



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my_manzana reviewed on 03 Feb 2012
I did a very thorough investigation of all the online backup options available and settled on Arq.

Here's why (in no particular order):
1. Value - One time purchase of a $29 license, no recurring subscription.
2. Lightweight - not bloated or buggy and works well.
3. Security - Arq is just a nice GUI app to get your stuff on S3, the developer has no access to your data
4. Reliability - After reading about issues with other popular online backup services (Carbonite, Crashplan), and knowing the stability of Amazon S3, it was easy to chose Arq.
5. It has almost everything I want, and one of the options I would like to see, the developer is already looking to add (optional backup to external HDD)

In regards to anyone questioning the S3 pricing and how its not a flat rate like other backup providers -
My current S3 costs are comparable to other online backup providers, but if I add more data and wind up paying more, I don't care, my data is worth more than $60-$70 a year. Isn't your data worth it as well?

P.S. Thanks MacUpdate, Arq went on sale right when I started testing it....$19.00? I couldn't buy it fast enough.
[Version 2.4.3]



burypromote
+4

my_manzana reviewed on 11 Nov 2011
Compared this with other FTP apps, both commercial and free apps. This was the stand out app of all of them.

Reasons:
- Dual pane
- Clean interface
- Multitude of configuration options
- Stable, easy to use
- Price (it was 64% off when I bought it)

Other FTP software I compared with YummyFTP and why I didn't choose them:

Cyberduck (single pane - I prefer dual pane)
Transmit (too expensive, wouldn't connect to my sample FTP site)
Forklift (didn't like the interface)
CrossFTP (didn't like the interface, not as intuitive/easy to use)
Filezilla (didn't like the interface, wouldn't connect to my sample FTP site)

The only thing I would probably change on YummyFTP is to have the app just open like Filezilla did and not bring up a New Connection window.
[Version 1.8.7]



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