Free Mac SD Card Data Recovery offers a simple and convenient solution to recover lost data from various storage cards, including SD Cards, CF Cards, memory sticks, PC cards, and other removable devices. The application comes with clearly-defined recovery modules. They are organized by file category, which can be selected individually or all at once.
Using this program is a hassle-free task. Once the selection of file categories you wish to recover is made, the next logical step is to determine the drive you want to scan. You are able to monitor in real time the progress of the scan operation, so you can view the number of recovered files and the estimated time until the scan is over. The recovered items are displayed in a new window, filtered by file category and grouped by extension. Unfortunately, the free version of Mac SD Card Data Recovery allows you to recover a maximum of 200 MB of data. Another major drawback is the lack of advanced filters - such as file size, file extension, or creation and modification dates - to apply before enabling the scan operation. For this reason, the scan process may take a significant amount of time, depending on the drive size and the number of stored files. However, previewing the files before recovery is supported, so you can instantly decide whether the retrieved files are worth recovering or not.
In short, this application is designed for home users looking for a straightforward solution to recover a small amount of data from removable storage cards and devices. For more consistent recoveries, you need to upgrade to the paid version.