Genie Timeline Professional 2012

Genie Timeline Professional 2012

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1.200
  • Total Downloads:
    29,985
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    12.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Constant drive full errors 100% cpu usage"

March 16, 2013  |  By 4thHorseman

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

Simple enough to use.

Cons

Constantly erroneously says my 2tb drive is full, and the service takes off using 100% cpu. You need to kill the service in task manager since it won't stop using the services panel. I'm never sure if my backups are valid.

Summary

Easy, but not reliable.

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1 stars

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

April 27, 2012  |  By svenvandevelde

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 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

"DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME"

April 21, 2012  |  By rlsouth

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

The interface is pretty, easy to use and makes you FEEL good.

Cons

You think your data is being backed-up but in reality it likely is likely not.

Summary

I'm not a technical expert but when I back up my drives (in my case mirror drives with no compression) I expect the destination drive to utilize the same file space as the primary drive. I have multiple drives both internal and external. In EVERY case while using Genie Timeline Pro my back-up file size did not match up originating file size. At that, it was not always the same percentage mismatch. BOTTOM LINE: I did not trust this software. When it comes to protecting data, TRUST IS EVERYTHING. I promptly removed it from my system. I found Super Flexible File Synchronizer to be a far superior product...which I ended up purchasing.

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1 stars

"Serious problems with Timeline 2012."

April 19, 2012  |  By karltegland

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

None. Worse than earlier versions.

Cons

Same problems as cited by other reviewers. Freezes, some features do not work, etc.

Summary

Timeline 2012 is a waste of money. Earlier versions worked fine.

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1 stars

"v3 Slows system considerably"

April 18, 2012  |  By Ristangendut

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

none compared with v2.1

Cons

Slows boot by 2 mins. Computer is not responsive. Firefox start-up takes forever

Summary

I use v 2.1 which I re installed and is problem free

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1 stars

"Garbage - DOES NOT WORK"

April 15, 2012  |  By Manager_01a

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

I have 8 processors on a very fast machine. This application SUCKs up all of the resources on the PC. When you go to the desktop after a few seconds the desktop turns into a white box that does not repaint the desktop.

If this product went thru any testing I would be surprised

Summary

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS APPLICATION........

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2 stars

"Took it off my system"

April 13, 2012  |  By Bentbins

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.200

Pros

Works quietly in the background.

Cons

crashed every time I tried to specify files to backup. Lots of attempts to resolve problems with support but to no avail. Hogged a whole terabyte disc and keeps filling it without any way to limit size of backup or apparently any way to limit useage

Summary

Regretfully dumped it off my system having bought it. Spent hours trying to make it work.

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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 12.88MB
File Name GenieTimeline5Pro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,985
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59.95

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