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Heimdallr v0.2.0 - File history backup and autosave utility (currently Windows only)

NOTE: Autosave functionality requires Java 6+!

I know a lot of artists, and I can't tell you how many times I've heard "I forgot to save!" or "Ugh, Sai corrupted my save file!". As an artist myself, I've had these exact same things happen. Its tiring and disheartening to lose hours of work over a program bug, or by being forgetful and not hitting the save button.

So, I decided to do something about it.

Heimdallr - named after the Norse god who watches for the coming of Ragnarok from the point where the Bifröst meets Asgard. It is a program that monitors specific directories for file changes for specified file types (PSD, DOCX, anything really) and creates a backup of the current version of that file in a specified directory. This way, you have an easily traceable history of the file to reference, or revert to if need be.

Paint Tool Sai end up corrupting your 8-hour painting on the final save? Go back to the previous version and all's well.

Lose your finals paper due to a hard drive crash? Good thing you had Heimdallr backing up your file to your Dropbox folder, or external drive, or anywhere else you choose.

Simply set it up, tell it what directories to watch, where to save the backups to, how many previous versions to keep track of, and let it go. Need a way to autosave since you keep forgetting? It'll handle that too.

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Setup/Installation

Download, double click to install, and since Heimdallr uses Squirrel, its all done automatically. The eye icon will appear in your taskbar. Right click to view quick settings, or double click to open the main settings window.

Heimdallr v0.2.0 - File history backup and autosave utility (currently Windows only)

NOTE: Autosave functionality requires Java 6+!

Donation?

If this program has been helpful to you in any way, please consider tossing a couple of bucks my way as a thank you for my time and effort! :)