Backup service Backblaze rewrites its Mac client and adapts it to Ventura

backblaze, an online backup service, has finally modernized its Mac client. The application has been rewritten with SwiftUI, the new framework interface design from Apple.

This client, which was previously housed in macOS System Preferences, now takes the form of an application in its own right. Backblaze thus adapts to macOS Ventura whose System Settings have been thoroughly reviewed. On macOS Monterey, Backblaze still has a place in System Preferences, but the actual use of the software is done in a separate window. Despite the new app, don’t delete the panel in System Preferences on Monterey, this apparently has the effect of cutting out the background backup process.

The update also improves the Safety Freeze feature which serves to protect savegames from data corruption. Unwanted triggering of these “security freezes” should be reduced, especially when changing computers.

This version 8.5 is being rolled out to Mac and PC users. The distribution will be spread over several weeks. If you want to enjoy the update now, download here on the service website. Backblaze costs $7 excl. VAT/month or $70 excl. VAT/year for unlimited computer backup. A 15-day free trial is available.


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