Version History - Bark Desktop App


7.5.1 (Released March 16, 2021)

  • Bug fix to avoid encryption messages on non-encrypted devices.

7.5.0 (Released March 15, 2021)

  • Includes improved messaging for common errors we see during device detection, uploading, and backing up. 

7.4.1 (Released January 13, 2021)

  • Added more intelligent disk space errors.
  • Bug fixes.

7.4.0 (Released December 30, 2020)

  • Enhanced debugging tools.
  • Sends version on boot of the application so we can keep the version up to date on our reporting side.
  • Better errors when computer is low on disk space.

7.3.0 (Released October 5, 2020)

  • Bug fix for Windows 32-bit.

7.1.2 (Released August 11, 2020)

  • Bug fix for detecting devices over Wi-Fi on some Windows 7 computers.

7.1.0 (Released June 9, 2020)

  • Bug fix for Wi-Fi backups on initial setup.

7.0.1 (Released May 29, 2020)

  • Fixed a minor display issue with the menus on the application on Windows.

7.0.0 (Released May 28, 2020)

  • Made USB and Wi-Fi icons larger for visibility.
  • Improved add device / remove device experience by incorporating an "Add" button and a "Stop Monitoring Device" option.
  • Updated the backup engine and provides more visible error codes to make it easier for families to troubleshoot.

6.4.0 (Released March 9, 2020)

  • Notarized the application again for later versions of Mac OS.
  • Improved backup engine.

6.3.1 (Released March 2, 2020) 

  • Fixed a bug with changing backup location and another bug with hiding devices.
  • Fixed an issue encountered monitoring certain Voice Memos.
  • Improved diagnostics logs.

6.2.1 (Released January 29, 2020) 

  • Notarized the application for later versions of Mac OS.

6.1.1  (Released January 24, 2020) 

  • Fixed a bug with monitoring Voice Memos on certain iOS devices.

6.1.0 (Released January 15, 2020) 

  • Includes support for monitoring Voice Memos.

6.0.1 (Released December 17, 2019) 

  • Hotfix that now includes a component needed on certain versions of Windows to run the app.

6.0 (Released December 16, 2019)

  • Changed the Backup Now option in the Gear icon menu to Search for Device for increased functionality.
  • Improved reliability of backup engine.
  • A congratulations screen when a person uploads their first backup along with information on keeping monitoring up to date.
  • Increased detail in diagnostic information for any errors or bugs, which will allow us to support our families better.
  • Scanning for devices now displays a spinning circle on the top left of each device on the Bark Desktop App until the scan completes. 

5.3.3 (Released September 7, 2019) 

  • Fixed a crash during compression of a certain type of rare file.

5.3.2 (Released August 15, 2019) 

  • Updated Mac toolbar icon to match Windows version. Fixed issue where it was prompting the user with a window when the automated update check ran and there was nothing to update.

5.3.1 (Released July 22, 2019) 

  • Added monitoring of iOS activities up to two months old.

5.3 (Released July 18, 2019)

  • Visual improvements, like changing the 3-dot menu icon to a Gear icon.
  • Goes farther back in analysis of older activities.
  • Bug fixes.

5.2 (Released June 11, 2019)

  • Visual improvements, like making Wi-Fi and USB icons bigger, some text darker.
  • Three-dot menu allowing device-specific "Back up now" option, "Hide device" option, and "Reset Device" option.
  • Bug fixes.

5.1 (Released May 13, 2019)

  • Added iOS Notes app monitoring.
  • Updated support text under "Need help?"
  • Bug fixes.

5.0 (Released March 25, 2019)

  • Built the backup technology into the application -- no need for third party software any longer!
  • Added automatic wireless backup feature for Windows users.
  • Backups can now automatically occur more often -- not just daily.
  • 5.0.1 (released April 2019) added Windows 32-bit version support for older systems.
  • Bug fixes.

4.4 and prior versions (In use until March 24, 2019)

  • Used a third party software to create backups in conjunction with the Bark Desktop App.
  • Wireless backups occurred daily and automatically for Mac users.
  • Wireless backups occurred manually for Windows users.


Need assistance with the Bark Desktop App?

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Bark Support and we will be happy to assist!