CloudPull - Backs Up Your Google Account to Your Mac
Developer: Golden Hill Software
Current Version: 2.5.4
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 7.1 MB - Download
Google provides great cloud-based services, but it is important to keep a local copy of your data. This ensures that you have your data even if your account is compromised, the service has an outage, or data goes missing from your account.
CloudPull seamlessly backs up your Google account to your Mac. It supports Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. By default, the app backs up your account every hour and maintains old point-in-time snapshots of your account for 90 days.
CloudPull creates backups in standard file formats:
• Email messages can be imported into Apple Mail individually.
• Entire email labels can be imported into Apple Mail as mailboxes.
• Contacts can be imported into Apple Contacts.
• Calendars can be imported into Apple Calendar.
• Google Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets can be opened with Microsoft Office, and can also be imported into Pages, Keynote, or Numbers. Other files from Google Drive are backed up in their native formats.
CloudPull provides a Mac native interface for working with your backups:
• You can browse current backups and backups from old snapshots.
• You can preview backed up items via Quick Look.
• You can restore items by dragging them to the Finder.
Whether you need backups because of a problem with your Google account or because you are offline, your backups are available to you on your Mac.
CloudPull supports up to ten Google accounts. If you keep separate Google accounts for your company, your clients, and your personal life, you can back them all up with CloudPull.
• The Google Calendar API recently changed in a way that rendered CloudPull unable to back up calendars. This update incorporates fixes which restore CloudPull's ability to back up calendars.
• This update fixes a bug that, under certain circumstances, caused CloudPull to crash during its first backup cycle.
• This update adds the ability to control the HTTP timeout length and the number of simultaneous downloads per account when backing up Google Drive files. The new settings are available under the “Advanced” pane of the preferences window. I do not anticipate many customers changing these settings, but they helped one customer circumvent some Google Drive backup issues.
• This update fixes a display bug in the History popover.
• This update fixes a crash that could occur under certain conditions when retrieving an updated list of mail messages from Gmail.
Most Helpful Reviews
Does what it does and does it well - CloudPull works so well that I sometimes forget it's running. I'm impressed that it not only backs up my documents, but it also backs up documents that others have shared with me. And I especially like the quick view feature to look at older versions without having to restore them, though I wish I could scroll through a document in quick view. I had previously avoided using Google Docs for fear I might lose data, but that has changed now that I use CloudPull. And the price is well worth it to me since having a local backup is very important to me.
Beware Yosemite Users - This app worked flawlessly, pre-Yosemite - a solid 5-star app. I’ve dropped that to one-star, to ensure folks are forewarned and to get the dev’s attention. After upgrading to Yosemite, every morning, I noticed my 16 gigs of RAM memory nonetheless saw my iMac slow to a crawl— with a scant 15mb free. Ultimately, using Activity Monitor, I traced the problem to this app— each time, using in excess of “98%” of the CPU. Since I deleted this app, all is good. I’ll reinstall once it’s upgraded for the latest OS X version.