Handy Backup Professional – Free License Giveaway!

image As part of our recent “backup your data, crusade”, we have arranged with Novosoft, the developers of  the award-winning backup application Handy Backup, to give away  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 terrific backup application.

After reading the following review of Handy Backup, which has been referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife of backups”, I’m sure you’ll agree, this is a contest worth entering.

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

Handy Backup Review.

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 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP

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

Download Handy Backup

Stay tuned – in the next few weeks 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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15 responses to “Handy Backup Professional – Free License Giveaway!

  1. Great program Bill I put this on my brothers PC to help backup his consulting data. Very thorough and easy to use.

  2. Liam O'Moulain

    I’ve heard great reports on this program. Sure would like a free copy.


  3. HarleyBBorn

    This is still the same drawing that you posted a couple of weeks ago or so, right?

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Todd,

      Yes, this is the same contest. I’ll be running the same article (sort of), at least one more time before Nov 16, the draw date.


  4. Azziz

    If I am not late then will be happy to participate in this giveaway.

  5. Hey Bill,
    You’re playing Santa again too early! LOL
    Is it possible to win a second time too?

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Pochp,

      Only one entry allowed per contest.

      On the God poll – don’t believe everything you read, especially when it doesn’t match your own personal experience.


      • LOL
        I was referring to my first winning SuperantiSpyware Bill.
        On the God poll -you just reminded me of a weakness. And spoken like a true guru. Thanks

  6. Adrian

    Oh, I missed the last time you posted about this offer. Anyway, I badly need a program to automatically backup my Facebook account onto my local hard drive, any recommendations?

    I’m entering the contest.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Adrian,

      I’m not a fan of Facebook, so I’m not familiar with backing up their content onto a HD. There are however, a few cloud based backup services available. As I said, I don’t use Facebook so I have no personal knowledge of these apps. Google would be a good place to start.

      Glad to have you in the contest.


  7. Cappydawg

    Wow this would be nice for my laptop. I have read some good things about this. Thanks Bill for the contest. As always, I enjoy your blog.