The latest version of Disk Drill Media Recovery available on the Mac App Store is 3.1, with version 4 being in review as of May 2021. This article explains how exactly the App-Store edition of our data recovery solution is different from Disk Drill Basic and PRO available directly from our store. So, stay tuned.
No secret Apple doesn’t make the life of a system utility developer easy on the MAS. Still we managed to make Disk Drill Media Recovery the only working data recovery app available to the App Store users, and it’s the only one constantly updated there. We have to admit it’s not easy to overcome numerous technical system-level restrictions imposed by Apple’s MAS guidelines. However, our developers are still (successfully) doing their best to make our technology available on the most popular software store for Macs.
To put it simply, we are in this market for over 10 years now, and with all due confidence we do recommend Disk Drill PRO over Disk Drill Media Recovery. And here’s why…
In comparison to the non-App-Store edition of Disk Drill, Disk Drill Media Recovery is sandboxed and thus cannot not implement any features that require advanced access level to storage and mobile devices, as well as many macOS services.
Specifically, the features missing from Disk Drill Media Recovery are:
- iOS and Android data recovery
- Creating bootable recovery drives
- Much better detection and reading stability of damaged storage devices
- Data protection: Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery
- S.M.A.R.T. disk health monitoring
- Clean Up, Duplicate Finder, Data Shredder, free space eraser, and many more…
And it is hardly possible they’ll ever be added to the App Store edition of the app.
We still have hopes that Apple won’t leave all our users on the App Store without updates and we will be able to deliver new versions of Disk Drill Media Recovery in the future. For now, it’s clear that system apps on Mac App Store will lag in features in comparison to their non-App-Store siblings, while everyone downloading the app directly from cleverfiles.com will get all the perks right out-of-the-box.
We hope this helps to clarify the difference in editions and our position on this discrepancy. Thanks for reading. The choice is always yours.