My favorite cloud backup tool, Arq, recently got a nice update. Arq 2 does an even better job of compressing and optimizing backups than Arq 1. That means speed, speed, speed.

I really like the new progress bar and the item-level detail you now get during the backup. Arq 2 also now shows “Other Backup Sets”, which are backups you’ve made for other computers. Very, very useful if you switch Macs and want to continue using your previous backup strategy.1

Arq 2 is a free upgrade for Arq 1 customers. What? You aren’t using Arq yet? At least go check it out. It’s like Time Machine in the cloud.

  1. With Arq 1, this required copying a .plist file from the old Mac. No more.