Genie Timeline Professional

Genie Timeline Professional

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 26 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.0.307
File Size:
12.88MB
Date Added:
June 15, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
29,897
Downloads Last Week:
18
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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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  • 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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