Handy Backup Contest – And the Winners Are…..


I’m happy to announce the 2 winners of a free license for Handy Backup, a  superior backup application that is easy to setup, customize and run, for both less experienced and expert users alike.

Congratulations to the winners:

Susan – entered the contest on October 29, 2009.

Marie Elena – entered the contest on November 14, 2009.

The winners have been notified by email. If you weren’t one of the lucky winners, you can test drive this great application for 30 days by downloading Handy Backup at Download Handy Backup.

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 backup application worth checking out.

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.

Update – November 16, 2009: The winners have responded as follows

Maria Elena – Gotta be a joke or scam cause I am 62 years old and never won a thing in my life!  If not thank you ever so much.

Susan – Wow! Fantastic news! Your blog is extremely valuable all on its own, so this is truly icing on the cake.

Another comment from Maria Elena – 🙂 :p Thank you thank you thank you. I really could use this as I have never been able to back up my system with the back up that is on the computer. I hate formatting my hard drive. Thank you my first prize!

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11 responses to “Handy Backup Contest – And the Winners Are…..

  1. Greg

    Thanks for a chance at the software. I didn’t win but still a very generous offer.

    • Bill Mullins

      Thanks Greg. I appreciate your comment. We’ll be running a contest on the enterprise edition of this app, later this month. I’ll look forward to your entry.


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  3. HarleyBBorn

    I agree with Greg. THANKS for the chance and CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners!!

  4. The real winners are: Those who backup (and verify it).
    Good job raising awareness, and a contest will do that every time.
    Thanks Bill

    • Bill Mullins

      Thanks for participating Mark, and you’re quite right – “The real winners are: Those who backup (and verify it)”. Very well said.


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  6. Susan

    Many thanks for the gracious congratulations. As I said earlier when I replied to Bill’s most welcome email, I feel all the excellent information I get from this blog is invaluable, and to have actually won one of the free copies of Handy Backup is a fantastic bonus!
    I’ve been using a free backup program, but can hardly wait to try this one, as it has many more features than my current program.

  7. Adrian

    Why are the winners all women? Is that sex bias? 🙂 Just joking. Anyway, thanks for the contests that you run, but the unlucky me hasn’t won anything yet…

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Adrian,

      It’s just the luck of the draw or, maybe it’s because I really like women! LOL.

      You’ll have another chance to participate in the upcoming contest for a free license for Handy Backup Server, the enterprise edition of Handy Backup, which starts on November 23. Since this is an enterprise application, the current price is $599 U.S. Ideal for virtually any size business.

      I look forward to your entry.