Martian Technology announced the immediate availability of the automated backup application LifeBoat on Wednesday. The application works by defining different removable drives as "LifeBoats" that files are automatically backed up every time the drive is connected. It supports USB and FireWire-based drives, including USB Flash drives, and lets users specify which files are backed up.
LifeBoat requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and is a Universal Binary application. It is available for download at the Martian Software Web site, and is priced at US$13.99.