CloudPull 1.1 is available for download, and will be available in the Mac App Store as soon as possible. This update contains several improvements.

Easier Access to Backups

With this update, you can open backup files directly from within CloudPull. Double-clicking on a backed up document in CloudPull will open the backup file. The backup files are locked, but you can read your documents and "Save As..." to another location on your Mac.

If you right-click or control-click on a backed up document, you can see the backup file in the Finder. You can also "Open With" an application other than the default.

The directory structure of the backup repository has been overhauled. The name of each file and directory is based on the associated account email address, document title, or revision number.

Deleting Old Backups

CloudPull 1.1 automatically deletes backups of documents that have been deleted for more than 90 days and document revisions that have been outdated for more than 90 days. This will prevent your CloudPull backups from using excessive disk space.

Errors and Diagnostic Reports

Occasionally, Google Docs is unable to export certain documents. In order to minimize the impact and simplify troubleshooting, I added two context menu items to CloudPull for documents whose status is "Failed, will retry". The "Exclude document from status determination" item tells CloudPull to ignore that document when determining whether backups are succeeding. This lets you acknowledge known issues, and make the status reflect the backup status of the remaining documents.

In addition, a "Perform diagnostics..." menu item will generate a diagnostic report. If you have a document that CloudPull is unable to retrieve, I ask that you generate a diagnostic report and email it to me. I will work with Google to address these issues.

Download CloudPull

You can download CloudPull 1.1 now or update CloudPull through the Software Update mechanism. If you purchased CloudPull through the Mac App Store, the update will be available from App Store as soon as possible.

Update February 1, 2010: CloudPull 1.1 is now available in the Mac App Store.