It claims a few unique features that help it stand out from the free backup app crowd.
Backing up files is free and easy these days. Mac or PC. There’s no excuse for losing files. This Mac app makes it easy to create scheduled, automatic backups of files and folders and send them where they’ll be safe.
Backup Files To A Zip In A Zip
What most of the Mac backup apps don’t do is zip up important files and store them away from your Mac.
That’s exactly what JaBack does (Mac or PC). It’s a free backup utility that zips up your files.
It can be set to operate on a particular schedule, and then the automation kicks into gear.
Once zipped up and ready, JaBack will send the files to a remote location using FTP or via email.
Using JaBack is an experience. It’s not that it’s difficult. It’s a Java app, so it won’t look, feel, or work like a standard Mac app. Think of what an app would look like if Fisher-Price developed it.
Everything you need is on one screen. There are no Preferences settings to fiddle with.
JaBack works using Tasks and Schedules. Create a task to backup specific files and folders. Name the Task. Select a Source folder of files. Then select a Target.
Set a Schedule for the Task to run. JaBack will archive (zip) all the files and folders at the scheduled time.
When completed, other options are available, including email and FTP so the archive of files is saved on a remote server.
Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. JaBack is not for the faint of heart. The interface is crude and rough and completely non-intuitive. There’s no drag and drop of files to backup.
JaBack works. It’s fast. It’s free. It does backup functions not common on other Mac backup apps. It’s Mac and PC (Windows or Linux). It’s Java.