Lacking in features all around This is a good base for what needs to be a more feature rich application. We've got a file browser and an indicator of how far a backup has gotten but nothing else. I would like to see future updates add the ability to manage backups, perhaps going as far as to allow the controlling of bandwidth usage from the application.
Does the job, but very little functionality You're able to download and keep files up to date, but that's it. There's no preview of images (like the iDrive app) and you can only download one file at a time. I don't know how they've got that screenshot with the dog on it as it simply doesn't do that in its current (up to date) form. Even so if it did do that I'd still like to see thumbnails
Keeps crashes .. Galaxy S5 This app has not worked in over a year on this build. I have submitted a bunch of tickets and never got a response. It crashes when you try to login and then periodically keeps showing an error message until I restart the phone. Very annoying considering that i pay for this service and can't use it. Hopefully these comments make a difference.... FIX IT!!!!!
Based on recent reviews, I wasn't expecting much, but it's actually worse than anticipated. I can't pull up much of anything. It just sits there grinding most of the time and keeps giving me the message that it can't connect with the server. I can see a list of what's there but out of the things I've tested, only one document has been able to load. No music, videos, or photos have loaded and only random documents. The only reason I'm keeping the app at all is to have another way to view what files have supposedly been backed up, though I'd feel more confident that they were successfully backed up if I could get randomly selected files to actually load for viewing or download. Without being able to do this kind of check, it doesn't give me the kind of confidence I'd like to have in the software itself.
Will only open over WiFi connection. Crashes instantly when opening when using phone data plan not connected to WiFi
Three reasons why you should NOT use CrashPlan 1. The software to keep track of back ups are finicky and often slow when backing up or downloading 2. You could have 2 tera worth of data backed up and if you do not extend your subscription within about a week they will delete ALL of your data with no way of getting it back 3. Because of the download speed, the fastest way to get your data is have them send you a hard drive to "borrow" at the same price it would cost to buy yourself an external hard drive with MORE space and back you own files. There are many other reasons not to use CrashPlan, including customer service and their basic attitude of not caring about your data, and finally they "LOST" somehow a backup of mine and it was unrecoverable. Do NOT get crash plan. It is a rip off.
Enhancements and compatibility updates