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By Jason Snell

Feed Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1

Hi, feed readers! Jason here.

For the past week Six Colors has been brought to you by Bombich Software and their app, Carbon Copy Cloner. I neglected to put this item in the feed last week as I usually do, due to some travel. It was both my mother’s birthday and Mother’s Day, so I went to visit her in Arizona for a couple of days.

Anyway, that means that I’m posting this item late! Thanks for bearing with me.

Mike Bombich first released CCC in 2002 and it was a revelation. Those were the early days of OS X and it was the first reliable way to clone your hard drive to an external drive as a bootable backup. As someone who reviewed a whole lot of Macs, CCC became instantly indispensible, since I was “moving house” between different laptops on a regular basis.

CCC was donationware for the first ten years, and Mike worked on it as a side project. But then, in 2012, he and his wife started a business and now have five additional employees. The software, which had a basic-but-functional interface back in the day, has had a complete transformation. If you remember CCC from the old days, you owe it to yourself to check out the new version. It looks great and is easier to use than ever.

For $39.99 you can get a household licence for Carbon Copy Cloner which lets you use CCC on all the computers in your house for one price.

Thanks again to Bombich Software and Carbon Copy Cloner for sponsoring Six Colors for the past seven days. It was an honor and a privilege.

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