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Genie Timeline Home 2012

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1.200
  • Total Downloads:
    23,336
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Good concept, but the software misses it's target goals"

April 27, 2012  |  By svenvandevelde

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Home 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

It DOES perform a timeline backup.
Backup DOES work without much disturbance.
It's concept allows for simplicity and user friendliness.
Genie provides good end-user support.
Nice user interface.

Cons

It is a very dangerous tool. It does not a good job, due to the following reasons:
- When you have multiple users on the same PC, it will only perform a backup of the files of the user the backup is installed for.
- Intelligent backup is dangerous. It will only backup the files with the extensions you request. The list of extensions is not complete.
- As a result, it consumes your backup drive space with files you don't want. Intelligent backup works for ALL your connected drives, even the xTB drives which you don't want to have included.
- There is an 'exclude from backup' function in the tool, but it is hidden, not user friendly.
- Recover sometimes fails for a number of files without reason. The tool crashes when recovering, and you have to restart.
- The "system recovery" option does not do a good job, and it is VERY SLOW.
- Files are spread out over the backup library between the "intelligent backup", and the "selective backup". Confusing

Summary

I am a registered user for 2 years, and have purchased 3 licenses. I would advise to consider very well the cons when doing a backup.

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1 stars

"Watch out if you already paid for the Home 2.0 version"

April 14, 2012  |  By sbootman

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Home 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

* Fairly easy install.
* Database conversion from Home 2.0 to 2012 took awhile but executed okay.

Cons

* Slowed down my aging XP considerably.
* Couldn't prove it, but seemed to the source of occasional crashes, both the Home 2.0 version and the 2012 version.
* After downloading & installing the 2012 version, Genie wanted to pick my pocket for the pleasure of the "upgrade". Nothing on CNET indicated the differential cost of moving to 2012 for previous ownerns of Home 2.0
* Not sure how (or if?) I can downgrade / retro back to Home 2.0 if I don't want to pay for the upgrade to 2012.

Summary

Be careful about downloading the newest version of Genie's products. Without advising you they will want you to pay for the new version even if you purchased the Home 2.0 version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.1.200
Version 3.0.1.200 includes the ability to schedule backups on specific date and time, power saving options after backup, and improved Backup Speed.
General
Publisher Genie9
Publisher web site http://www.genie9.com
Release Date April 07, 2012
Date Added April 10, 2012
Version 3.0.1.200
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size 11.44MB
File Name GenieTimeline4Home.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,336
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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