Handy Backup – Complete, EXTENSIBLE Backup Solution

image Your computer setup is a reflection of you. Sure, everyone has their documents folder, their pictures folder, their office applications – but that’s where most similarities end. Think about it, your Photoshop settings, IM tweaks, browser preferences… everything is set up just the way you like it.

Most backup software treats your data like big, faceless chunks of memory. They perform brute backups of your hard drive without regard to the fact that you did, really, truly, have things just the way you liked them!

Handy Backup includes plug-ins for all of the popular programs (such as Outlook and Windows Mail), and if you don’t see what you need, you can actually create your own plug-in (as an XML specification) for that special app.

Out of the box, Handy Backup is ready to go to work safeguarding your data, documents, photos, browser bookmarks, and email messages – either in a run-once situation, or as scheduled event. Your options include the ability to backup to local media, such as a CD, or to offsite storage on a secure FTP site.


As if backing up to local media, local servers, and offsite locations weren’t enough, all users of Handy Backup can also take advantage of the Novosoft Remote Backup Service. Think of it as super-duper-remote-always-on backup, with unlimited storage in a highly secure web server that’s fortified against technological and natural disasters, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Handy Backup lets you:

Perform run-once and scheduled backups of your entire hard drive or selected directories.

Use free plug-ins that backup and restore the unique profile settings of the most popular applications.

Backup to local media, local servers, offsite servers, or the Novosoft Remote Backup Service.

Who Needs Handy Backup? You do if you’ve ever:

Had to recover data from backup, but then had to manually reset all of the settings for your applications.

Wanted to take advantage of the larger storage capabilities of DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD media.

System requirements: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP

You can download a full-featured 30-days trial by clicking the following link:

Download Handy Backup

And now for some extra special news:

Regular readers are familiar with the free application licenses we occasionally give away here on Tech Thoughts. Once again, we are in a position to do just that. Novosoft has generously provided us with 2 licenses (retail value $99), for the Professional home version of their award-winning backup software.

To enter the contest, simply add a comment at the end of this article. On November 16, 2009, all comments will be added to the online List Randomizer, and the first 2 names that come up, will win a free license for this valuable backup application.

You don’t need to write a paragraph – “enter me in the contest” is enough. Good luck!

Stay tuned – in the next week or so, we will be reviewing the enterprise version of this application – Handy Backup Server. At that time, a free license (retail value $599), will be offered in a similar contest give away.

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10 responses to “Handy Backup – Complete, EXTENSIBLE Backup Solution

  1. HarleyBBorn

    I am all for trying out a new backup. Even better if it is free.

    THANKS! for all the information that you share!

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey HarleyBBorn,

      Thanks for participating.

      BTW, always meant to tell you – your email address is very cool! I have a few friends who are Harley dudes.


  2. Azziz

    HandyBackup has several flavours and they are all excellent.

  3. Andy

    The only blog I read is yours Bill. I don’t seem to have the time to read any others but always have time to read yours and find out about some great new software or application that I haven’t tried yet.

    I haven’t had a backup strategy since moving to a new machine so maybe this will get me started.

    Keep up the good work Bill

  4. Fitizen


    I very much enjoy your articles, both on and off topic, and especially the reviews and info on free software. Keep up the awesome work!

  5. Bill Mullins

    Thank you for the compliments, and thank you all for participating.


  6. john

    enter me in contest

  7. Azziz

    Great application it is. Running in the contest.

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  9. Susan

    I’d love a chance at this one. Just one more benefit of subscribing to your great reviews and tips!