For a more gmail focused crowd there is the excellent Gmvault to consider:
I'm not sure who are the people who can't use the above solutions and yet understand what IMAP is and that backups are desirable AND be willing to spend $15 for a Mac App Store app. Food for thought.
I switched to CloudPull ($10) from http://goldenhillsoftware.com and it's by far the best Google backup tool I've found.
It supports Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Drive/Docs, and Google Reader. The app backs up a max of 10 accounts in the background and all the data is available in standard file formats.
Currently, looking at the support requests, people who buy it are not quite tech savvy but want to backup their emails from corporate IMAP accounts. Plus, I think the technical barrier is still quite low (select gmail/yahoo, you're done).
Creator here. I'm sort of reposting the same thing from about 208 days ago. The first version kinda sucked. I guess this is my first lean not-really-a startup experience.
The new version is much better. http://thehorcrux.com/why-i-built-horcrux-app/
Let me know what you think,
Here are some promo codes (Mac App Store):
Also, I haven't done any marketing really. If you want to blog about it and need promo codes be sure to mail me at
suhas AT thehorcrux
First off, I was lucky enough to use one of the promo codes, thanks! This exactly what I've been looking for. I'm trying my best to leave gmail, but all my emails are stuck on big G's servers. Thus, causing me login just to search old messages.
My only problem so far was the fact that I use Two-Factor Auth. Once I remembered this, there was no problem, haha. I just went and generated a new app specific password. But, I forgot, and failed three or four times trying to use my regular password. So no problem with the app. Maybe just adding a reminder to your support docs, or display a tip in the app after several failed attempts to help forgetful users like me. =)
I've been using a combination of imapsync, offlineimap, and a windows utility called MailStore.
If it works well, consider it bought. Testing now.
At first I thought "but Time Machine already backs up my email, and Mail.app can already copy email to a new account." But then I realized there's a niche for everything: not everyone uses Mail.app; not everyone uses Time Machine.
There's a good lesson there: just because a problem is solved doesn't mean there isn't still a niche market still available.
Here is a short video on how to setup this: http://vimeo.com/65168186
It's not trademarked but the app sucks SEO wise (the realisation came later on).