In Snowtrack, the left column represents the project timeline and shows all versions you have created throughout the lifetime of the project in descending order.
Current stateThe green check-mark indicates that this version is currently in your working directory.
Restore FilesYou can change all files and directories to the ones from that version by clicking the restore button. If there are unchanged files present in your working directory you will be asked to save or discard these changes before you proceed.
If a file modification is detected in your working directory, Snowtrack will indicate this by creating an entry called Changed files. Inspect the changes by clicking on this entry.
Use the Create Version button to create a new version.
Snowtrack will copy these changes to the version database to protect them from further modifications. This process may take a few seconds, up to a few minutes, depending on the size and complexity of the changes involved.
If a 3rd-party application is in the the middle of adding changes to your working directory while you press the Create Version button, Snowtrack will detect this, and inform you to repeat the saving process.
After you press the Create Version button, it is highly recommended to wait until Snowtrack has completed backing up your files.
Snowtrack registers a system-wide shortcut on startup. By pressing
CMD+Shift+1 on macOS, and
Alt+Shift+1 on Windows you can create a new version while Snowtrack is running in the background. The project for which you want to create the version must be open in Snowtrack. Every new version is confirmed by an OS-notification:
How to delete a version
To delete a version from your project timeline, perform a Right-click on the version and select
Please note, this operation cannot be undone!A deleted version might contain files that are not referenced by any other version. A future update of Snowtrack will remove these dangling files in the version database.