Handy Backup Giveaway


Readers of WindowsTalk know that the ‘Backup’ topic is one of the most discussed categories here, and for good reason: in my experience, most Windows PC users do not have any sort of backup regimen, or if they do, they do not do it often enough.

When was the last time you have backed up your personal files: MP3s, digital images, emails and such?

Would it help to have an easy-to-use solution?

The good folks at Handy Backup and we here at WindowsTalk would like to help! Handy Backup has generously provided two (2) licences for Handy Backup Standard, a US$39.00 value!

Here’s what you need to do to qualify:

  1. Download Handy Backup 30-day trial and install it.
  2. Take a screen capture of Handy Backup running on your PC and post a link to it here in a comment. You can upload the image to a free image hosting service, or your own webspace if you have one.

Two winners will be chosen at random by Randomizer.org on October 18th, 2009.

For more on Handy Backup, please read the following:

Your computer setup is a reflection of you. Sure, everyone has their documents folder, their pictures folder, their office applications – but that’s where most similarities end. Think about it, your Photoshop settings, IM tweaks, browser preferences… everything is set up just the way you like it. Most backup software out there treats your data like big, faceless chunks of memory. They perform brute backups of your hard drive without regard to the fact that you did, really, truly, have things just the way you liked ’em!.

Handy Backup is a different kind of backup application. It’s fully extensible, featuring free plug-ins that are designed to completely backup not only data, but also the settings, playlists, skins, and other specifics of the individual applications that you’ve tweaked to perfection. Handy Backup includes plug-ins for all of the popular programs (such as Outlook and Windows Mail), and if you don’t see what you need, you can actually create your own plug-in (as an XML specification) for that special app.

Out of the box, Handy Backup is ready to go to work safeguarding your data, documents, photos, browser bookmarks, and email messages – either in a run-once situation or as scheduled events. Your options include the ability to backup to local media, such as a CD, or to offsite storage like a secure FTP site. As if backing up to local media, local servers, and offsite locations weren’t enough, all users of Handy Backup can also take advantage of the Novosoft Remote Backup Service. Think of it as super-duper-remote-always-on backup, with unlimited storage in a highly secure web server that’s fortified against technological and natural disasters, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Handy Backup lets you: Perform run-once and scheduled backups of your entire hard drive or selected directories. Use free plug-ins that backup and restore the unique profile settings of the most popular applications. Backup to local media, local servers, offsite servers, or the Novosoft Remote Backup Service. Who Needs Handy Backup? You do if you’ve ever: Had to recover data from backup, but then had to manually reset all of the settings for your applications. Wanted to take advantage of the larger storage capabilities of DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD media. You can download a full-featured 30-days trial by clicking the following link: Download Handy Backup.