There is so much in the digital form that we actively use or treasure. Whether it is pictures from that one outing with your loved ones or a digital book you have been dying to read, it is no doubt that the data we store is invaluable to us. So when your Mac is damaged beyond regular use or your data is inexplicably deleted, it may seem like it is the worst day of your life.
Fortunately, if such a nightmare unfolds itself, there is still hope to get back your data back. Many apps and software that recover data exist for the Mac. Below we list down some of the best data recovery apps, allowing you to choose one that suits your particular need and budget.
01) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac
EaseUS is Mac data recovery software and one thing that stands out for it is that you may never need to even pay for its services. The software has a free version along with a pro version. The free version can allow you to recover data of size 2GB, which is more than any other software or app without paying. This makes the software an ideal choice if you do not have a lot to recover and if you have a tight budget, however, the pro version does have its upsides to consider. For a cost of $89.95, you are granted recovery for an unlimited amount of data, along with lifetime technical support. Overall, both versions allow you to recover data from damaged or formatted hard drives easily. The app’s features work on phones, cameras, and memory cards.
02) Stellar Data Recovery Professional for MAC
The Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software allows you to recover data from any file source which means you can recover data from any storage device. You are allowed to download the app for free for the Mac, where it will identify and preview recovered files. Should you proceed with the mac data recovery, you will have to make a payment of $99 to use your recovered data. In addition to being able to recover from any storage device, you can customize your scanning for data to a certain file location or specify the nature of your data to help narrow the search.
03) MiniTool Mac Data Recovery
MiniTool Mac Data Recovery does let you recover data without paying, although in its case this is only 1MB. This means that on a practical scale you will have to purchase the app. However, it does give 30 days guaranteed a refund if it is not successful. It can scan your drive’s lost partition as well as well as many other options.
04) Disk Drill
Much like other apps, you can download disk drill for free to find out and preview your recovered data. To export data, perform deep scans, etc. you will need the pro version. It is not limited to recovering data from your Mac, it can recover data from any storage device attached to your Mac, including USB flash drives and memory cards, and is also able to recover data from iOS devices.
05) iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac
iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is one of the best Mac data recovery software, which recovers videos, documents, emails, images and music files on macOS Mojave and earlier. Besides, it’s capable of recovering data from mainstream storage devices, even if the devices or partitions are corrupted, unmountable, or unreadable on Mac. Just like most of the programs here, it allows you to free recover 1GB files without any limitations. Beyond that, you can choose from Home edition (HFS+, FAT32, exFAT file systems supported) or Pro edition (plus APFS file system) accordingly.
06) Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery
Lazesoft Mac Data Recovery is a free and easy way to recover data on the Mac. With it, you can recover deleted Mac OS files from any mountable media including internal/external hard disk, and memory cards.
07) M3 Data Recovery
This is another popular yet free Data Recovery Software for you to recover deleted files even emptied from Trash, recover data from formatted drive, recover data from unreadable drive, recover data from unmounted drive, recover data from deleted or lost APFS partition. This is very easy to use and compatible with all major macOS platforms, even it can recover deleted/lost files from APFS and encrypted APFS drive. So, you can easily recover your important files in different recovery modes. May try it today!
Author | Emily Forbes
An Entrepreneur, Mother & A passionate tech writer in the technology industry!