Backing up With Carbon Copy Cloner For Years Now, Latest Update As Good As Ever in Functionality, but Confusing Visuals
CCC has done a great job of keeping up with the ever-changing macOS landscape with its increasing security restrictions,.
But it cannot unbreak some Apple-imposed changes, like the need now with macOS Big Sur to do an entire backup from scratch to bring a bootable drive up to date.
While the functionality is excellent, the latest version is disturbingly visually distracting. Two things I find very bothersome:
- Icons are now placed on the destination for status that to my eyes look like errors or problems. Even after weeks of usage with this new version, all I “see” at a glance is “something is wrong”. When nothing is wrong. Very poor visual design IMO.
- The color-ified task lists end up being a distracting mess. For solid reasons I often have tasks that now show up with those big red X's on them. And I don't need the messy green check marks either.
Two thumbs down on this visual overhaul. I much prefer the visuals of the previous version.