Genie Timeline Professional

Genie Timeline Professional

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.0.307
  • Total Downloads:
    29,985
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    12.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"THIS SOFTWARE IS DANGEROUS!!!!! DON'T USE!!!!"

September 26, 2014  |  By svenvandevelde

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2014 5.0.1.100

Pros

NONE! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE SUCH AN INSTABLE SYSTEM AND SELL THIS ON THE MARKET!

Cons

IT DESTROYED ALL MY WORK. RECOVER DID NOT WORK DUE TO A CORRUPT 'INDEX FILE'....
20 years of documents I've gathered during my work are gone!!!!
WELL DONE GENIE!

NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!

Summary

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Ticket details:
Name: Sven Van de Velde
Email: sven.van.de.velde@telenet.be
Product: Genie Timeline Home 2012
Operating System: Windows 7
Build Number: 3.0.2.200
Question or Comment: I got a harddisk crash. Got a new PC now and try to restore all my files from the Genie backup stored on the NAS. So i select 'restore from previous backup', i select the timeline directory and nothing happens. It does NOTHING. I lost all my files!!! 200 GB of 20 years of work and career. LOST! Please help me!

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New reply for the ticket #GTLSup00019519

Hi,

Thank you for contacting Genie9 support team.

We'd like to inform you that Genie Timeline 2012 is an old and outdated version, and we've stopped its support. After this version, we've released two other versions; Genie Timeline 2013 and the recent Genie Timeline 2014.

In order for you to be up to date, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version, which is Genie Timeline 2014. This version includes many new and enhanced features, so if you are interested, you can start by downloading and installing the trial version of Genie Timeline 2014 and to try it out for 30 days in order to make sure that it suits your needs.

Once you decide to upgrade, please confirm here and we will contact the Sales department on your behalf in order to get you a very generous discount.

Best regards,

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3 stars

"Version 2013 is not stable enough"

September 09, 2013  |  By Peter_Hate

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2013 4.0.1.100

Pros

I did not found something very special in the new version, but maybe because I do not use all the functions. I know they added a lot of new things.

Cons

Not crazy about the new design and most importantly the system is not stable and stopped to back up and did not respond. Because of this I discovered quite by accident that I have not backed new files, a bit dangerous, no?

Summary

Bottom line I'm satisfied, but needs improvement

Updated on Sep 9, 2013

I went back to version 2012

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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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5 stars

"So much better than anything else I looked at"

November 30, 2012  |  By CareyVandenberg

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.3.300

Pros

I love the interface. The tiles give it a Windows 8 look which is really appealing and clean. Send me emails when there is a problem with my backup. Nice simple and basic reporting in the desktop software. Backups as often as every 30 minutes (Home trial version). Back ups my NAS to another external HD which I have strictly for backups. I could go on and on but after using virtually all of the free trials of backup and sync software I could find, this one just does it's thing without me having to second guess it or give it added attention. I LOVE IT.

Cons

I wish back up could be continual, much like Carbonite cloud based back up but every 30 minutes is good.

Summary

Excellent back up software if you want to set it up easily and then leave it alone. I wouldn't waste your time looking at any other free ones. Pay the money and buy this one. It's a bargain for how it works.

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4 stars

"Good product and concept"

August 23, 2012  |  By FOXA707

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.2.200

Pros

The Genie timeline can do quicker backup, easy to understand. Support for Windows 8, Block level backup like rsync, automatically and intelligently manage retention category. Basically Genie timeline is backup software for dummies.

Cons

The software is too buggy and often crash, very unprofessional Dashboard design since Facebook and twitter icon shouldn't be there (but significant check update button missing), No Genie Mobile App for Android mobiles. No frequent software update.

Summary

Recently I have got Genie timeline Pro 2012 to replace Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation (the Acronis backup software is a total piece of scrap and a nightmare). I was happy after trying the Trial version of Genie timeline Pro 2012. The backup was always acceptable with Windows 7 Pro x64 bit, now I have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and Genie timeline works fine with the new version of Windows. I hope Genie programmer team should concentrate on patching and updating as frequent as possible to fix the bugs.

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3 stars

"Update on Genie Timeline Pro 2012"

June 24, 2012  |  By karltegland

 |  Version: Genie Timeline Professional 2012 3.0.1.500

Pros

I (and many others) were highly critical of the first version of Timely Pro 2012. It was full of bugs and was definitely not ready for prime time.

Genie later released an updated version to address the bugs in the first version. The updated version does work much better - performing mostly as advertised.

Cons

My updated version worked fine for about a week, but then some of the same bugs found in the first version started to reappear.

In particular I had the same problem noted by many other reviewers. When making more than very basic adjustment, Timeline often froze up. Whatever screen I was working on turned white.

At the very least, I had to close and restart Timeline. Sometimes I had to close Timeline and reboot my computer.

Summary

Timeline 2012 is still not ready for prime time. I cannot recommend it to others.

But I have not given up on Genie. The new Genie Backup Manager 9.0 is EXCELLENT. It requires a little more setup than Timeline, but once it is set up as desired, it works flawlessly. Highly recommended.

Updated on Jun 24, 2012

OOPS! The first line should say "Timeline," not "Timely."

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.0.307
Version 2.1.0.307 adds support for iPhone/iPad/iPod and BlackBerry backups, enhances Outlook 2010 support.
General
Publisher Genie9
Publisher web site http://www.genie9.com
Release Date April 08, 2010
Date Added June 15, 2010
Version 2.1.0.307
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
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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