Get your head out of the clouds. CloudPull seamlessly backs up your Google accounts to your Mac.
Weeks ago I wrote about how Backupify does simple, automated backups of your Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn and other online accounts.
It’s a great service but the free option only backs up 3 of the Google properties listed below:
- Google Drive
- Google Sites
- Google Calendar
- Google Contacts
And on top of that, it only backs these sites up weekly. If you upgrade to their MyCloud 100 at $5 /mo then you could do daily back ups of the 5 Google sites listed above but that would cost you $60 /yr.
But if Google services are what you primarily need to have backed up in the Cloud, you may want to check out CloudPull.
CloudPull seamlessly backs up your Google account to your Mac. It supports Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Drive (formerly Google Docs), and Google Reader. By default, the app performs backups every hour, and maintains old point-in-time snapshots of your accounts for 90 days.
Again, if you don’t care so much about backing up your Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts – only your Google accounts, then CloudPull could be an easy solution for you.
- CloudPull costs $25 but it’s yours forever. $25 would only get you 5 months of the Backupify My Cloud 100.
- You could put a copy of your CloudPull backup folder in your DropBox. This way your data is getting backed up to the Cloud and not just to your local hard drive.
- CloudPull provides a Mac native interface for working with your backups
- And, oh yeah - CloudPull supports up to 10 Google accounts.
However, for those folks that like to change their own oil, Google actually provides a way for you to get your data out:
The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.
Google Takeout is their Data Liberation platform that makes escaping from Google products as easy as possible.