Freeridecoding has updated SmartBackup (, a Mac OS X app for lightweight backups, to version 3.0. The upgrade sports a revamped interface, a new mode to support folder syncing and improved performance.

SmartBackup performs backups to hard drives, network sharepoints, webDAV, USB sticks and iPods. It supports configuration via Spotlight “saved searches,” archiving of deleted or changed items, file exclusion, handling of multiple backup sets, one-click restore and automation using iCal, Automator or shellscripts.

SmartBackup costs US$25 for a single-user license; site licenses are also available. Version 3.0 is a free update for all users that have purchased a license since Jan. 1, 2009, or an upgrade to version 2.5. For all other users upgrade licenses are available starting at $10.