I’m giving away two licenses for Novosoft Handy Backup software for automatic computer backup. Yeah, I know. Backup software is not exactly the most sexy product I featured on my dad blog. But I think backup software is something all moms and dads with kids could use. Whenever my kids use the computer, I get a little nervous. In my mind, the kids are accidentally deleting important files off of the computer.
According to Novosoft, Handy Backup is different from other backup software because it features plug-ins that are designed to backup not only data, but also the settings, playlists, skins, and other specifics of individual applications that you’ve personalized to your liking. Most software only backs up the data, not the settings. Handy Backup includes plug-ins for popular programs (such as Windows Media Player, Winamp, Adobe Photoshop, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Outlook, and Windows Mail). And geek dads and moms can even create their own plug-in (as an XML specification) for their special application.
Handy Backup Standard Version Features
- Selective data backup
Backup individual files and folders such as music, video, photos, My Documents, Favorites, etc.
- Backup presets
Fast backup of all messages, contacts, settings of MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, ICQ, system registry, etc.
- Variety of backup storage media
Backup to CD, DVD, HDD, LAN, any removable disks, network drives, remote FTP servers
- Backup options
Enable data compression, encrpytion, verification, and other options for convenient and smooth backups
- Flexible backup scheduling
Perform backups of your data on a regular basis by assigning a schedule
- Run as Windows service
Windows service mode allows performing absolutely inconspicuous backups, not requiring the user to be logged in
- Backup Android devices
Back up data of Android-driven mobile devices, such as the T-Mobile G1 Google Phone
To enter the drawing for the Handy Backup Software (Standard Version), just leave a comment. Two winners will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter is October 31st (Pacific time). In the meantime, you can download Handy Backup and try it out for free for 30 days. The Standard version of Handy Backup is available for only $39. Sorry Mac users, Handy Backup only works on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
[Disclosure: I accidentally disabled the camera feed during NASA’s attempt to blow up the moon last Friday. That’s why no one saw anything when the rocket crashed into the moon. Sorry, my bad. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention I did not receive any compensation or merchandise (other than the giveaway prizes) from Novosoft for writing this post.]