Developer: Tool Force Software
Current Version: 2.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 1.5 MB - Download
+++ What does ForeverSave 2 do? +++
ForeverSave 2 auto-saves all documents you’re working on while simultaneously doing backup versioning in the background. Lost data can be quickly restored at any time.
+++ No more data loss. +++
Losing data, caused by application crashes or unintentional overwriting is exasperating and unnecessary. ForeverSave 2 is your new lifesaver that protects you from all kinds of disasters.
Define your preferred time interval and ForeverSave 2 automatically saves and backs up all documents you’re currently working on. Add as many applications to ForeverSave's library as you want and you’ll no longer need to manually save any of your documents.
+++ Restore your documents. +++
Each time documents are saved - either manually by yourself or automatically by ForeverSave 2 - a version of the document is created which allows you to browse through a complete version history of the documents you have been working on. Just pick the version you desire and ForeverSave 2 shows you a Quick Look preview of the file. Besides restoring your documents to a destination of your choice or by drag & drop, ForeverSave 2 lets you automatically replace a faulty original document by an earlier working version from the backups.
+++ Configure ForeverSave 2 to fit your workflow. +++
No matter what kind of documents you’re a dealing with, a wide range of settings allow ForeverSave 2 to perfectly adapt to your personal workflow. Save disk space by excluding documents with large file sizes, limit the number of maximum versions of a document or restrict backup creation to certain file extensions, such as .txt or .psd. Every individual case can be set up in ForeverSave 2.
+++ What’s new in version 2.0 +++
ForeverSave 2 has been completely re-written from the ground up and now features universal auto-save and backup versioning for all document-based applications.
Enjoy an all new user interface that benefits from all advantages of a one-window layout. Don't forget to check out the entirely new designed configuration center. Adjusting the auto-save timer and all versioning settings takes you only a few seconds.
+++ Decide for the better. +++
Since Apple introduced auto save and versions in OS 10.7 Lion, the question to be answered is obvious: Is ForeverSave 2 better than Lion’s built-in auto save/versions? Yes, it is and the following top three reasons show you why.
1. Because applications have to implement the required Lion auto save APIs before they are ready to work with the system, Lion is currently supporting only a handful of applications. Among many other applications, even big players like Microsoft Office 2011 and Adobe Creative Suite CS5 are still incompatible with Lion's auto save, whereas ForeverSave 2 is working perfectly with all of them.
2. To view and restore versions of your documents in Lion, you need to have the file open in the application first. What if there is no restore button because the file itself can no longer be opened because it was accidentally deleted or overwritten? ForeverSave 2 does its job where Lion keeps failing.
3. Lion lets you view versions of just one document at once. There is no way to browse through version histories of different documents of different applications. In contrast to ForeverSave 2, Lion's auto save and version features aren't any helpful when working on several projects at once.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO APPLE'S STRICT SANDBOXING POLICY THIS VERSION OF FOREVERSAVE 2 IS SLIGHTLY OLDER THAN THE NEWEST VERSION AVAILABLE. TO GET THE LATEST VERSION PLEASE VISIT tool-forcesw.com/foreversave. IN ORDER TO CONVERT YOUR MAC APP STORE LICENSE FOR FREE, PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR RECEIPT.
- 10.7 Lion compatibility
- Minor bugs fixed
Most Helpful Reviews
Easy to Use, Saves the Day - I know I need to save frequently. You'd think after all the times I've lost my work that this would be top of mind but sadly I get so caught up in Creating that I forget about Saving. ForeverSave 2 to the rescue. Its easy to use and set up then I just forget out it. I've been using a Trial version that expired and I just purchased the full version. Already ForeverSave 2 has prompted me to save a Photoshop file I've been working on for 30 minutes but hadn't yet saved. Thank you!
NOT a good first impression - This application (or its predecessor, "Eversave") used to be free. I decided to pony up and pay the $9.99 since I found the original quite useful. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it working. It wasn't saving during the set interval, and it's now crashing/beach balling constantly. I hate to make a snap judgment, but if first impressions are the most imporatnt, this App fails miserably. Your experience may differ, but if it's anything like mine, you best save your dough.
More Reviews for Current Version
IT DOESN'T WORK - I got this app to help ensure that the many documents I had working on would be saved with my low power. I set everything perfectly and it still did not save my pages documents. I have everything up to date and even tested it a couple times later to see if it worked then…… nothing. The support page is very vague and unhelpful. Complete waste. Avoid this app.
2.1 won’t work in Mavericks, 2.1.1 not in App Store - After upgrading to Mavericks, ForeverSave 2.1 stopped working. The webstie says there is a version 2.1.1 dated November of 2013 (which I they say is compatible with Mavericks), but the date on this version in the store is November 2011. If you haven’t bought it, buy it through their other method. When it worked, it was very good, saving as I was working with a large amount of control over what is kept. If they ever update this to 2.1.1, then I definitely recommend it if you like keeping older versions of non-Apple products which don’t have Autosave or Versions.
Works perfectly for me - I use this to do auto save for Native Instruments Maschine. I set it to 3 minute increments and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. I have no idea why people are saying it doesn't work. Perhaps they haven't set it up correctly. Regardless, they have a demo version at their site you can try first. I did, and it worked perfectly.