Best Mac Data Recovery Apps and Tools (Software Reviews)
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Best Mac Data Recovery Apps and Tools (Software Reviews)

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Stellar Data Recovery
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$99
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EaseUS Data Recovery
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€80.03
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Disk Drill
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$89 (Pro) or Free
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Wondershare Data Recovery
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$89.95
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Ontrack Easy Recovery
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€82.50
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Minitool Data Recovery
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$69.00
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Data Rescue
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$99
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Tenorshare DR
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$55.95
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Techtool Pro
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$129.99
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Do Your Data
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Why Data Recovery for Mac?




Data recovery programs are something that not every user needs, but in some cases, where you cannot recover your files any other possible way, they may end up being your best friends. Then again, most Mac machines are safe, because of automatic backups and the “Time Machine” feature, which can help recover previous versions of the users’ files. This makes data recovery for Macs not something that will be installed very often. But is that so? Latest research shows that there is an increase in Mac virus infections since 2015 and these numbers have been growing ever since and they are at their highest rates in 2018. Not only this, but with more and more Macs getting sold out there, more and more users may damage their Macs one way or another. This is why, in case you are one of those users and you have come up to the point where you cannot recover the files on your Mac via any other way, we have created the article just for you. It aims to inform you and explain which are the 10 best data recovery programs for Mac so that you can choose the appropriate one based on your criteria. Let’s begin!

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1.Stellar Data Recovery for Mac Review

Being a brand new product, the Stellar Data Recovery Professional has managed to successfully transfer and retain the good reputation of Stellar Phoenix over to Macs. The program has multi-language support and it contains very easy to use user interface. The program has also added some important internal componets, like new algorithm for data recovery, and integrated Drive Monitor feature and other modules and extras that allow you to manage your drives as if you are an advanced user.

What We Like

  • Easy to use UI.
  • APFS Compatible.
  • Offers to custom data recovery.
  • Scans very quickly.
  • Can recover files before their actual recovery.
  • Saves all files to the location of the user’s preference.
  • Mojave compatible.

What Is Missing

  • Could use more settings.
  • Could contain more advanced settings.
  • Could have a more compact design that takes less space on the screen.
2.EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Macs

Next to Stellar, EaseUS is the other big name in the Data Recovery world. The program they have created is very effective and able to restore erased data from Hard drives and Solid State drives and it also can recover files from memory cards, USB drives and other remote drives. The user interface of the program is very easy to use and you can choose among the types of files you wish to recover. In addition to this, the file recovery algorithms can work successfully on the following file systems:

  • FAT
  • Ex-FAT
  • HFS
  • Texttt
  • HFS+
  • APFS

The program is also compatible to be able to recover files from the macOS High Sierra 10.13 machines.

What We Like

  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Supports macOS Sierra’s 10.13 version.
  • Can recover files from remote drives.

What Is Missing

  • Could use more settings.
  • Could have a bit more overview on what is happening and more choices on what to do, in order to increase customization of the scanner.
3.Disk Drill for Mac Review

Being as powerful as it is light, the Disk Drill software does not cheat on what it is and that is an extremely light product, created by CleverFiles – a company with a lot of data recovery experience. DiskDrill can be used to restore files even if the file system is rendered no longer usable. It also supports the regular FAT and HFS file system, but unlike the competition, Disk Drill also supports the EXT3 and EXT4 file systems. For most users who want an extremely easy to use program that is actually very complex and powerful as well as smart, this is the one for you to go for.

What We Like

  • Very easy to use interface.
  • Can recover files on EXT3 and EXT4 systems.

What Is Missing

  • The program could use more customization for scanning.
4.Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac Review

Wondershare Mac data recovery is a very effective app for Mac, whose main key competence is that it can recover files from components of the Mac. Such can be e-mails, external storage media (Smart Projectors, etc.), external HDD and SSD, memory cards, USB drives and many other devices. In some situations tis program can be used to restore files that have been corrupted as a result of power failure or any other such unwanted external influence on your Mac. It is also very good at restoring lost files in the aftermath of a virus attack, deletion by accident and the app can get files back after factory reset without any backup set in place. And while the WonderShare Data Recovery is a bit slow during scan, you can rest assured that it’s got you covered if you have a data loss problem.

What We Like

  • Easy to use interface.
  • Very good at recovering data from different devices connected to the Mac.

What Is Missing

  • Scanning times could be improved.
5.Ontrack Easy Recovery for Mac Review

While having an easy-to-use externals, the Ontrack Easy Recovery is a powerful tool, that is capable of recovering your files either from your Mac’s drive or from the backup drive on your Mac (Time Machine). The program uses scanning mechanisms that are compatible with most Mac machines, including macOS Sierra versions up to 10.12.

What We Like

  • Fast recovery process.
  • Can pause recovery.
  • Very lightweight.

What Is Missing

  • Design is a bit outdated.
  • Could use more features and buttons to tinker with.
6.Minitool Mac Data Recovery Personal for Mac Review

Minitool Mac Data Recovery is the type of tool which is can definitely do the job if that job is to get back all sorts of file types that are often used, e-mails and other data. Basically, this program scrapes up anything it can find, even if you cannot open it. The scanner of MiniTool Mac Data Recovery is generally a fast one and it’s main goal is to simply focus the user on 4 key points – digital media recovery, undelete recovery, damaged partition recovery and lost partition recovery. From this point, the tool begins it’s job and it’s quite good at it.

What We Like

  • Very simplistic design.
  • Problems clearly separated.

What Is Missing

  • No settings and advanced preferences.
  • Could use more features and buttons to tinker with.
7.Data Rescue for Mac

Data Rescue is what it’s name suggests – a program that can restore lost data that you have deleted by accident or from a drive you have reformatted. The app has a recovery function that can provide with file recovery from different external devices, but it’s mainly focused on hard drive and solid state drive recovery. The UI of Data Rescue for Mac is packed with buttons that “get down to business” as soon as you start it – “Start Recovering Files”, “View Previous Scan Results”, “Clone”, “Create Recover Drive Options”.

The feature that separates Data Rescue for Mac from the other data restoration alternative is that you can get notified by e-mail after the program has finished an activity, which makes it sort of smart and you can leave your Mac and be notified at a distance. The program supports the latest Mac versions and is easy to use.

What We Like

  • Simple and focused design on the program’s main actions and capabilities.
  • Lightweight scanner.
  • Can send notifications of activity reports to your e-mail.

What Is Missing

  • Could have more extras added to it.
8.Tenorshare Data Recovery for Mac Review

The Tenorshare software is a powerful utility, focused specifically on recovering lost files, formatted drive files, documents, audio files, video files and other data from your Mac and storage medias connected to it. The Tenorshare Data Recovery for Mac can also use it’s iTunes backup and recovery features which can restore contacts that are lost, messages and call history from your iPhone, iPod and iPad devices as well, as long as they are synchronized to your Mac. We believe that this unique makes it a rather desirable device for mobile recovery as well.

What We Like

  • Simple and focused design on the program’s main actions and capabilities.
  • Fast scanner.

What Is Missing

  • Could slow down your Mac during a scan.
9.Techtool Pro Review

Techtool is a rather more simplisticly designed tool for Macs that is able to repair and maintain, but the software is also quite good at recovering deleted data from your Mac. It can also rebuild cache In order to speed up your Mac’s boot time andin the same time the tool tries to eliminate any connection problems. What is best of having Techtool pro is that it packs a wide range of maintenance tools, which can really come handy when it comes to keeping your Mac healthy. In addition to this, this program may also use the trash history to track the deleted files and hense increase the probablity of recovering your files.

What We Like

  • Packed full of features that keep your Mac healthy.
  • Scans the Trash of your Mac to increase recovery rates.

What Is Missing

  • Has good data recovery, but is more focused on keepign the mac fast.
10. Do Your Data Recovery Review

The Do Your Data Recovery is the type of program, created with the idea to restore files, based on their logical file types – audio, images, documents, archives, e-mails, images. The program can also look and recover other file types, which are of unknown origin and has quick and advanced recover options. It’s downside is that it is quite basic, considering the fact htat it is paid. But the upside is far better, because behind this basic design, Do Your Data recovery can restore files from all types of drives and media and it can also recover files after deletion, formatting, wromg operation, crashing of MacOS, aftermath of a virus, loss of data due to power failure and more.

What We Like

  • Recovers files from all types.
  • Simple user interface.

What Is Missing

  • While simplistic and powerful, it could scan faster.
  • The program could have more features than simple file recovery (lost partition, etc.).
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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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