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Memeo LifeAgent updates for Leopard

updated 11:25 am EST, Tue November 6, 2007

LifeAgent Leopard update

Memeo has released an update for LifeAgent, its Mac backup software. The program promises to detect and mark various important documents for protection, without having to first connect any destination drives. Once a drive is connected, LifeAgent can then copy over any updates, with the option of preserving multiple versions of the same file. The software is now compatible with Mac OS X Leopard, and claimed to be a superior alternative to Time Machine, with more options and a simpler interface.

Users can now also select their iDisk account as a destination, and create backup plans for older AFP network drives. Also, to save time during the purchase and download process, the installer for LifeAgent has been made 40 percent smaller. The software costs $30 and requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher.

by MacNN Staff




  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Time Machine currently doesn't seem to let me pick the frequency and duration of backups, and it's a bit dickish about the format of the external drive it allows (no Fat32, which would have been convenient).. Also, for Tiger, something that operates like Time Machine could be handy.

    OTOH, Time Machine is free and it actually works in a very interesting way (with unix hardlinks), and it's _luscious_...

  1. TylerDurdenesk

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Trying out Life Agent after I realized it's what Western Digital was rebranding as Backup Anywhere. Decent software, definitely feels unfinished and a little wonky at times, but it's a great option to have and so far worth at least a trial run.

  1. themacjedicali

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good program

    This program is excellent as it lets me customize exactly what I wnat backed up, and not forced into backing up everything as with Time Machine. You can do encrypted backups, specific backups of folders etc and that helps when all i want is secure documents and my school folders. WHat is bad though is that changing the folder hierarchy is not taken into account. If you change the name of a folder, it will copy that folder over, even if that folder is hundreds of GB and is exactly the same as the folder previously backup (accept for its name)

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