The critical litmus test for any given Operating System lies in its efficiency to restore user’s important media files, data, and other relevant requirements and settings. When we talk about Apple’s MAC Operating System, a lot of third-party and open-market programs claim to have an excellent data recovery probability, but more or less disappoint. This can be attributed to the complexity of the MAC Operating System, or even the diversification that exists between the traditional OS like Windows and MAC. However, some players are indeed changing the data recovery game when it comes to MAC, and one of these happens to be Wondershare.
Before we begin with the extensive review of Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, it is important to establish some background about Wondershare. As a user, my first impression for any data recovery program comes from the developers it comes from. When we talk about Wondershare, we talk about a wide range of data recovery products that have been in the market for long. These have been graciously embraced by the users for their efficient performance and mind-boggling features. However, I wasn’t going to restrict myself to the brand alone, and went ahead with the complete breakdown of MAC Recovery Program from Wondershare.
Before downloading a preview of the same from the Wondershare website, I decided to eclipse few of my media files including photographs, music, and old videos to have something to play with. While the preview came with enough options, I was tempted to purchase the full package for greater access and better range of features, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Given my MAC was lacking a data recovery program for long, this proved to be a helpful investment for me. Finally, I could get started with my extensive review.
The program registers its first win during the installation process itself. For a long time, I have failed to understand why data recovery programs are required to have a complicated setup process. Clearly, Wondershare’s Data Recovery for MAC comes across as a program that can be installed, if not used, by naïve users, especially the ones who aren’t equipped with the tricks of the computer. Also, given the probability of most users who face difficulty with data recovery aren’t computer experts, the ease of installation that comes with Wondershare’s Data Recovery for MAC is a major gain.
There is ample support for iOS Devices, including the Apple iPods in this program. Therefore, if you lost some classic music files while performing the synchronization with iTunes, this program will help you with the recovery process. For me, this is an additional benefit as many users fail to find an able data recovery program for their iPods. In the price of one, users can avail a data recovery program for both MAC machine and the Apple iPod. It doesn’t stop here, though. Memory Sticks, Flash drives, and other Hard Disk Drives from a variety of hardware vendors are supported by the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC. Therefore, irrespective of the storage hardware on your MAC, your data recovery would be performed with ease and efficiency.
From hardware, we move on to the data formats supported by Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC. Users would be glad to know that the program supports a wide range of data formats for their media files, data files, documents, and so on. Unlike other programs, where user ability is restricted by the formats supported, I was pleasantly surprised by the range of formats supported by this program. For the ones who are looking to work with multiple data formats, Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC will not disappoint.
The first minor disappointment with the Wondershare Data Recovery format comes in the restriction of its preview formats. Compared to the data formats supported by Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, the preview formats are relatively less. However, there is no reason for alarm as the restricted number of preview formats is a cause of worry only for the professional workers, playing with multiple data formats. For the ones who are worried about losing out on performance, don’t worry as the integral data viewing process won’t be hampered. Alongside, data previewing is a temporary process, it’s not about the format, but about the data that is to be restored, and therefore, one can easily ignore this aspect of Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC.
Here is the important aspect about Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, the one which should excite every user. Most data recovery programs are able to perform the data recovery only under a given set of circumstances. However, things are different with Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC. With this program, you can recover the files that have been accidentally deleted from your MAC, or have been lost due to the formatting of a memory stick or memory card, or during improper operating, like pulling the memory card out while the Camera or Video Camera are still in operation, and also due to data loss that occurs during data transfer from the MAC to other systems. Therefore, unlike the programs that restrict to a certain case scenario for data recovery, the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC opens up a wider range of options for users to retain their data after an accidental loss.
If I were to review the Wondershare data recovery program for MAC on the basis of its support for the hardware and features offered in terms of data formats and previews, the scenarios in which the data can be recovered, the installation process, and everything that encompasses the first half of the performance of the data recovery program, I would give the Wondershare Data Recovery Program for MAC a solid rating of 4.5 out of 5, without much thought. Given the competition in the market when it comes to data recovery programs, Wondershare is light years ahead in its performance, compatibility, hardware functions, and user interface (something which we shall highlight further in our review). For the ones who are skeptical about the initial setup process of their data recovery programs, there is not much to worry about with the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC.
Moving on with the 2nd part of the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, i.e. the interface, and how it enhances the functionality of the recovery program. For years, multiple data recovery programs have been flooding the market, and not just them, there have been multiple applications and software utility programs, each with a function of their own. What separates the best from the other contenders is the interface, and how users respond to it. For any recovery program to be successful, it is important for it to have an engaging interface that leaves the users with little to worry about. Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC comes out strong in terms of its interface. For the ones looking to recover their files, the interface comes across as engaging and effective. There is no dearth of ease with which the users can perform the recovery process. This is one of the strongest aspects of Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, which sets it apart from its contemporaries. For the ones who have been intrigued by interface while using countless data recovery programs in the past, this program will bring an end to all your woes.
Another great aspect of this program is that data that has been deleted long ago can be easily recovered, given the previous file has not been overwritten by any other file. For the ones who work on multiple files, like professionals into graphic designing, music recording, video editing and so on, this comes across as a blessing as users do not have to worry about the data that they had lost a long time ago. With this feature of Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC, I am tempted to give it another strong rating.
Coming to the Recovery Options offered by Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC. To begin with, it offers a recovery mechanism for the files that have been lost. Through the detection of their paths, users can perform the local file recovery with ease. It is mandatory for the users to have the knowledge of the file or the disk where they had stored their file in the past. Thus, with the knowledge of the folders and disk, the users have the option to perform local file recovery with ease. Alongside, efficiently restore your files from deleted, lost, damaged, resized and formatted partition in all file systems (NTFS/FAT 16/FAT 32/exFAT). This, for me, turned out to be one of the biggest benefits of using the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC as the flexibility to restore data from multiple file systems is no less than a blessing. Earlier, I faced a great amount of restriction while recovering data through partitions and different file systems, and especially while using MAC, the options narrowed further, but I guess those difficulties can be left behind now with the Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC.
The buck doesn’t stop here; as it enables you to scan the raw hard drive partitions and provide real-time preview of all recoverable files, then it takes just one click to get the lost files back. While this feature doesn’t come across as a surprise, given that a data recovery program at this level of the competition is expected to have such features, but the execution of this process is something that amazed me. Given the straightforward interface, the simple execution helps users recover their data without having to worry about anything else.
For the ones who have suffered the curse of the blue screen error, the data recovery program can help with Import Saved Scan Results to Resume a Previous Recovery Session. This one feature is particularly helpful as naïve users do not have to worry about losing their data if the system crashes. While the probability of this happening while using a MAC is quite low, one can admit that the feature comes across as a necessary and likeable precaution. Even if my MAC isn’t looking to crash, or may never crash, it helps to know that there is something that can get the data back without me having to suffer any loss. Well played, Wondershare.
We have already discussed the previewing process in detail in the above points, and the execution of the data recovery process is fairly simple and straightforward. Users can choose any of the recovery options, and once they are settled in, they can get going with the steps offered on the screen. This is where the brilliant interface of Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC comes into play, and this is what makes it so important for users looking to invest financially.
My overall review of the Wondershare Data Recovery Program for MAC is fairly positive. During my usage of the product, I couldn’t locate anything that held me from performing my task. Sure, if you are going for the demo/preview version, you shall miss out on many options, but if you are looking to play with this one for a longer while, there is a lot in store for you. Against its contemporaries, the program performs fairly well as there are no glitches or goof ups to be paranoid about. You seek data, you search for it, you see it, and you get it, that is how it should work with any data recovery software program, and that is how exactly it works with Wondershare Data Recovery Program for MAC. Full marks there, Wondershare.
The purchase of this program can be carried out through the company’s website through a few simple steps. The payment gateway isn’t an issue to be worried about. Alongside, the same program is offered for Photos in MAC and for Windows too. Therefore, there is a lot to choose from if one is looking to work with Wondershare Data Recovery for MAC.
Finally, I would like to rate it a solid 5 on 5. Yes, there is a price to pay, but hey, it’s worth it.