BackupLoupe

Licence: Shareware (5 USD)
Version 2.5.4 | Release Date: 2014-03-03 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Some sizes would be displayed in MB instead if GB (Thanks, Cüneyt)
  • Artefacts in browser view when displaying files with long names (Thanks again, Cüneyt!)
Version 2.5.3 | Release Date: 2014-02-24 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing did sometimes not honor the 'Record deleted items' preferences setting (Thanks, Sean!)
  • Visual glitch with very narrow columns, long file names and large number of deleted files (Thanks again, Sean!)
  • Columns in Find window are now sortable (Thanks, Bernd!)
  • Display file size of deleted files in proper units (not bytes only)
Version 2.5.2 | Release Date: 2014-01-27 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Improved handling of snapshots containing multiple volumes
  • Dead-lock when device is mounted/unmounted while BL is initializing
Version 2.5.1 | Release Date: 2013-12-04 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Properly mark deleted folders (not only files)
  • Adjusted font size of folders containing deleted items
Version 2.5 | Release Date: 2013-11-20 | Download

New features

  • Track deleted items

Bug fixes

  • Don't use discrete gfx card on dual GPU MBPs
Version 2.4.2 | Release Date: 2013-10-29 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing now works for OSX Mavericks as well
  • File type information would be truncated when file could not be read due to insufficient permissions

Miscellaneous

  • Updated documentation
Version 2.4.1 | Release Date: 2013-08-12 | Download

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue where BackupLoupe would remove valid cache files, forcing the user to re-index
Version 2.4 | Release Date: 2013-07-29 | Download

New features

  • Added config option to order by name (instead of size)

Bug fixes

  • When changing the cache folder location, don't complain when old folder does not exist
  • Stability improvements

Changes

  • Make it clear that changing the location of the cache folder will move the the cache files from the old location to the new one
Version 2.3.6 | Release Date: 2013-06-18 | Download

Fixes

  • Rare crash when mounting a new volume while BL initializes
  • Avoid endless indexing when encountering directories with zero-length names (Thank you, Markus!)
Version 2.3.5 | Release Date: 2013-04-24 | Download

Fix

  • Rare crash when BL fails to determine configured Time Machine devices
Version 2.3.4 | Release Date: 2013-04-10 | Download

Fix

  • Proper handling of backups of machines w/ non-ASCII characters in their name
Version 2.3.3 | Release Date: 2013-04-02 | Download

New

  • Scanner rewritten to reduce memory consumption

Misc

  • Does not traverse AFS file systems when looking for backup devices
Version 2.3.2 | Release Date: 2013-01-27 | Download

Bug fixes

  • History panel: 'Show differences' and 'Goto snapshot' would sometimes not work
  • Removed cause of CoreAnimation warning 'deleted thread with uncommitted CATransaction'
Version 2.3.1 | Release Date: 2013-01-25 | Download

Bug fixes

  • History panel: 'Show differences' and 'Goto snapshot' would sometimes not work
  • Removed cause of CoreAnimation warning 'deleted thread with uncommitted CATransaction'
Version 2.3 | Release Date: 2013-01-16 | Download

New features

  • Fully functional from OSX 10.5 - 10.8
  • Display absolute date when backup drive will probably fill up
  • Interface change: Turned history/excluded items drawers into regular views
  • BL now offers to move an item to the trash in case the item to be restored already exists

Bug fixes

  • Symbolic links were not properly handled when the preceding snapshot contained a directory with the same name (#DNJDVZJUJY)
  • Auto-update works again
  • Menu item 'File>Show Finder Info' did not work
Version 2.2 | Release Date: 2012-02-20 | Download

New features

  • Added in-place restore
  • Added support for MobileBackup (Lion)

Bug fixes

  • Issue w/ snapshots which appeared as 'Not scanned yet' after scanning
  • Should TimeMachine create/remove snapshots BL is running, BL will update its list of snapshots accordingly (Lion)
  • "Show/Hide History" menu item did not reflect state of history drawer
  • Resolved issue where multiple instances of BackupLoupeScanner were started
  • Restored support for PPC
Version 2.1.5 | Release Date: 2011-03-20 | Download

New features

  • Added support for diff via FileMerge.app (#DA1U448QD1); See included help file for details.

Bug fixes

  • Stability issues when handling indexes of multiple computers
Version 2.1.4 | Release Date: 2011-02-07 | Download

Bug fixes

  • crash when switching between info- and browser view
  • crash during program start (#PMEY521H9N)
  • crash when searching for items w/ names including quotes or brackets
Version 2.1.3 | Release Date: 2010-11-22 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Background indexing did not work under OSX 10.6.5; OSX 10.6.5 stores information about the configured Time Machine disk in a different way
  • Some menu items would be enabled only when a file was selected (not a directory)
  • Crash when searching an item "in currently selected snapshot" while no snapshot is selected
Version 2.1.2 | Release Date: 2010-11-19 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Addresses an issue where indexing of some snapshots would fail (#19A1D3YQ18, #P4JX6TQH6S, #83NR5LV29Y, #89B31YAR9X, #GD45UZ28VY)
Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2010-11-16 | Download
Version 2.1 uses a modified cache file format. Rescanning required!

New features

  • Added option to index snapshots in background
  • Added Growl notification support. When background indexing is enabled, BackupLoupe can notify the user about unusually big/small snapshots

Bug fixes

  • The devices and machines popups now remember their last selection
  • Resource forks were sometimes ignored when calculating the size of a file (#JXZHQXP776)
Version 2.0.6 | Release Date: 2010-10-21 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Find window would sometimes report negative item sizes (#W55YE3HYXQ)
  • Crash when acquiring the history of items contained in directories with restricted permissions (#89EJA8ZWEJ)
  • Issue when selecting a snapshot after scrolling
Version 2.0.5 | Release Date: 2010-09-14 | Download

Bug fixes

  • BackupLoupe would sometimes refuse to index snapshots
Version 2.0.4 | Release Date: 2010-09-13 | Download

New features

  • added support menu
  • Made location of cache directory configurable

Bug fixes

  • improved stability

Miscellaneous

  • enabled close button in main window
  • Actions may be performed via menu (in addition to the toolbar)
Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-07-19 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Switched from Clang LLVM 1.0.2 to LLVM GCC 4.2, which solves various crashing issues under OSX 10.5
Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2010-07-13 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Indexing directories with enabled read- and disabled execute permission would fail.
  • Alignment issue in statistics view
  • Application did hang when quit while Time Machine finished its work
Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2010-07-11 | Download

Bug fixes

  • The program was started whenever a folder w/ folder actions applied to it was modified
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2010-07-09 | Download

New features

  • Scanning backups does no longer block the user interface; scanning and browsing may finally be done at the same time
  • Added search functionality; This feature is also available via system service from any system services enabled file manager
  • Browsing and searching indexed snapshots is possible w/o the backup device being connected
  • Scans may optionally be performed as superuser; This allows to monitor changes to directories the user doesn't have execute permission to
  • History view now displays size of directories as well
  • BackupLoupe detects snapshots made while the program is running and updates its window accordingly
  • Display type of change in history: new, modified, removed
  • Added statistics view for backup devices / machines
  • Info/Reveal supports CocoaTechs Path Finder
  • Added 'Request a feature…' and 'Report a problem…' to Help menu
  • User may configure, how much backup data is unusual. This setting is considered when visualizing the relative size of a snapshot or its deviation from the average size of snapshots
  • Extended documentation
  • Added auto index feature; New (unindexed) snapshots may optionally be indexed automatically, as soon as they appear

Bug fixes

  • Icons in path control where not displayed correctly
  • Reduced memory usage
  • QuickLook now working for Snow Leopard as well
Version 1.8.4 | Release Date: 2009-11-29 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Excluding items from backup did not work, when no items have been excluded using TimeMachine System Preferences before
Version 1.8.3 | Release Date: 2009-11-19 | Download

Bug fixes

  • Handle empty snapshots in a sensible way
  • Adding/Removing non-standard backups now updates the list of devices
Version 1.8.2 | Release Date: 2009-10-28 | Download

Bug fixes

  • fixed a bug which could crash BackupLoupe while looking for backup devices
Version 1.8.1 | Release Date: 2009-10-24 | Download

New features

  • added preference option: support for file sizes as calculated by Snow Leopard (base 10)
Version 1.8 | Release Date: 2009-10-05 | Download

New Features
- drag&drop copying (restoring) of items directly from the browser view

Version 1.7.1 | Release Date: 2009-09-27 | Download

Bug fixes:
- Excluding files or folders from backups did not work for items in a users home directory

Version 1.7 | Release Date: 2009-08-28 | Download

- color coded sizes of snapshots
- the auto-purge option is now split to distinguish between snapshots which cannot be found because they have been purged and snapshots which cannot be found because the backup device is not mounted

Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2009-07-21 | Download

- Provide information (type of file) about currently selected item in status bar
- Display how many times a file has been backed up and how much space this file occupies in all backups
- log level now configurable via defaults write com.soma-zone.BackupLoupe logLevel -integer [0..7], where 0 == emergence and 7 is debug; defaults to 4 (warning)

Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2009-07-10 | Download

Added toolbar for improved usability
Added 'Reveal in Finder' button

Version 1.4 | Release Date: 2009-07-07 | Download

- files/folders to exclude from TimeMachine backups can be specified in BackupLoupe
- remove outdated caches upon exit

Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2009-06-20 | Download

What’s new:
- drastically reduced memory usage
- instant load/save of cached results
- QuickLook panel will be updated if selection changes
- file/directory sizes are colored according to their magnitude

Bugfixes:
- crash when saving scan results of large snapshots
- crash when switching between snapshots

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2009-06-13 | Download

New features
- BackupLoupe notices device mount/unmount events
- the PathControl at the bottom is interactive now

Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-05-26 | Download
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