Genie Timeline Free 2012

Genie Timeline Free 2012

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.2.200
  • Total Downloads:
    116,573
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Genie Timeline Free is designed to back up the stuff you want it to save and make it easy to retrieve it. It archives desktop files and folders, My Documents, e-mail, bookmarks, videos, music, pictures, Office files, and financial files. It's intended to be a set-and-forget solution for safeguarding your system. However, the freeware disables the critical Disaster Recovery feature that lets you recover your system after a disk failure or formatting. BlackBerry and iPhone/iPad/iPod also require a paid upgrade.

During its installation process, Genie Timeline asked for our full name and e-mail address, stating plainly that it was required for installation, regardless of our Internet address. That raised flags. Nevertheless, we proceeded with the first step, selecting a drive for our backup archive. This should be a drive other than your C drive, either a separate drive on your disk or, much better, a separate hard drive (best of all is an external hard drive). We selected our dedicated backup drive and moved on to the Select Data page. Here we could choose what we wanted Genie to back up. While the program claims we could select individual files and folders to back up, it only let us include or exclude the default categories. Genie also placed a No-Backup Zone folder on our desktop for items we didn't want to back up. The program calculated our backup size and parameters, and we clicked Finish. Clicking the program's system tray icon let us monitor the backup's progress. We could also open the program's main view, the Dashboard, as well as pause our backup and perform other tasks from the system tray. The free backups aren't encrypted or compressed, which makes data recovery easy but requires a lot of disk space.

You should never scrimp on backups. If you're looking for a free backup tool that can recover disks and partitions from catastrophe, we recommend looking elsewhere. But if you try Genie Timeline Free and like its ease of use, you have the paid upgrade option, which is comparable to other premium backups. Whatever tool you choose, complete and regular backups are absolutely essential.

 
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5 stars

"a great set it and forget it backup program"

August 13, 2012  |  By kenny555

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Free 2012 3.0.2.200

Pros

You can select folders and exclude anything from same. It backs up very fast. Use turbo mode for the first time, then switch to standard after. The program looks for and makes changes every 8 hours, or you can click manual any time. Restore function is like system restore for files. You can choose to restore a file from various dates.

Cons

Free version only backs up personal files/folders, and not system. Have to upgrade(pay) for that feature. A couple of times it stopped working, and I had to restart the program, but it worked fine after that.

Summary

I use it as a secondary program for backing up personal files/folders. I use Mac Reflect for system image backup. Genie is good for retrieving a file or folder you may need to get in a hurry.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.2.200
Version 3.0.2.200 includes new and enhanced interface and improved Backup Speed (2x Faster).
General
Publisher Genie9
Publisher web site http://www.genie9.com
Release Date July 30, 2012
Date Added July 30, 2012
Version 3.0.2.200
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size 12.87MB
File Name GenieTimeline5Free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 116,573
Downloads Last Week 34
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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