November 25, 2009 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - Dare to be Creative today announced the release of Parachute 1.0, a new backup application for Mac OS X. Designed by Apple Design Award Winner Dietmar Kerschner, Parachute allows users to run automated, scheduled backups to a wide range of destinations, including FTP/SFTP servers, external disks, and iDisk.
With Parachute users can setup multiple backup tasks, consisting of a list of files they would like to backup, and either a local or server destination to make the backups to. Possible local destinations include the hard disk, externals disks, and USB flash drives, while server destinations include FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers, as well as iDisk. Each backup tasks can be scheduled to run automatically in hourly, daily, weekly or monthly intervals.
A Time Machine Companion:
Philipp Mayerhofer, Chief Operational Officer at Dare to be Creative sees Parachute more as a Time Machine companion than a competitor, "Every backup application on the Mac will invariably be compared to Time Machine, but Parachute isn't intended to replace Time Machine but to complement it, offering multiple backups to a wide choice of destinations." The COO is confident users will benefit from Parachute's flexibility, "It puts users in full control of their backups."
* Schedule automated backups in hourly, daily, weekly and monthly intervals
* Local backups to external hard disks, USB flash drives, and network volumes
* Remote backups to FTP, SFTP and WebDAV servers, as well as to iDisk
* Incremental smart backups for large data
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and Availability:
Parachute 1.0 is $39 (USD), and available as a free download from the Parachute website. It runs initially in a 15-day trial mode with all features active.
Located in Vienna, Austria, Dare to be Creative Ltd. is a software company founded in 2006 by a group of Mac enthusiasts. The Dare to be Creative team focuses exclusively on developing utility applications for Mac OS X designed to save valuable time while being enjoyable and easy to use. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2009 Dare to be Creative Ltd. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone iPod and Time Machine are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.