Simple Backup Tool

Simple Backup Tool


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6.5.86
File Size:
1.12MB
Date Added:
February 12, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,127
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Simple Backup Tool promises to provide users with a quick and efficient way of keeping their files safe from crashes and hackers by storing them securely. While this sounds like a great idea, this software is flawed in so many ways the word "Simple" should be removed from the title.

The free download appears on the surface to be very easy to use. A basic menu consisting of "Backup," "About," and "Settings" options seems straightforward. In addition, there is a generous empty space for the backup log to chart actions.

Unfortunately, the appearance is the only thing simple about Simple Backup Tool. A trip to the About button doesn't provide a Help menu, but information about what version this is. A trip to the settings menu does actually provide a multitude of settings. However, the settings don't have much of a purpose, because the actual process of backing up files is so counterintuitive the settings are rendered useless.

Without a Help menu, users are left to fend for themselves to back up files. Clicking and dragging doesn't work and there is no obvious place to search your computer for files to back up. Pressing the "Backup" key simply does nothing.

Frustrating and directionless, Simple Backup Tool does not live up to its name. There are many back-up downloads available and we recommend trying them before this program.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Could Do With Instructions Please!"

    May 04, 2014   |   By rtbcomp

    Version: Simple Backup Tool 1.6.5.86

    Pros

    It appears to work in the background by copying a file in the source path to the target path as soon as you save the file after editing. This saves having to do a backup. It adds a version number to the source file's copy so you retain all the different versions.

    Cons

    The settings do not make sense, setting to "Manual" performs as above, I would have thought that setting "Manual" would mean that you click a button when you want to back up!

    Summary

    This could be a very useful program, but it wasn't so much released as escaped. Sorry to labour the point but:

    Could Do With Instructions Please! Could Do With Instructions Please! Could Do With Instructions Please!

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  • 5 stars

    "Serves my needs perfectly"

    March 10, 2013   |   By jwlindsey1

    Version: Simple Backup Tool 1.6.5.86

    Pros

    No hassle backup (works in the background at the specified backup interval at a reduced priority)
    No encryption (not everyone thinks this is great)
    No compression (with today's terabyte drives, who cares)
    Simple recovery (just locate the file on the backup drive and drag it back to where you want it)

    Cons

    Can't think of any

    Summary

    I want a program that just copies my files into a similar folder on the backup drive. I do not need them separated by type (documents, movies, images, etc.). II am perfectly capable of restoring the files I want without the software trying to locate them for me. I do not need a summary of which types of files I have backed up. Just as the name says: SIMPLE Back-up Tool. I recently had an issue with extremely long path names. Ari (developer) was able to help me resolve the issues and was very patient with my persistence. Issues resolved. And did I say the price is good? FREE.

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