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Software License Giveaway: Genie Timeline Professional

Folks, I am Pleased to Announce My Latest Software License Giveaway Drawing.

The folks at Genie-soft have generously donated five licenses for Genie Timeline Professional 2.0 to me, to award to my readers. I sincerely thank them for that. So I am going to do a random drawing ¹ contest from folks who “enter”. The contest will end midnight Thursday, June 10th, and the winners announced Friday.

Genie Timeline is a program that creates “backup copies” of the files and settings on your computer — which, regular readers know, is something I repeatedly urge people to do!!
With Timeline, you do not have to be “computer savvy”, and you can set-it-and-forget-it. Timeline constantly monitors your file system, automatically, for you. I will give you my impressions and some screenshots, but first…

from the publisher: One time setup; a lifetime of protection

The complete backup and Disaster Recovery solution; a user friendly and easy to use software. Genie Timeline 2.0 exceeds backup limits bringing backup software to a whole new level.

  • Revolutionizing “Set It and Forget It”
    Simple and Easy. Setup is done in 3 simple steps during which you can choose to use smart selections or customize data to backup through a friendly user interface.
  • Continuous Data Protection
    Intelligent. Data is continuously backed up depending on file types. Genie Timeline intelligently backs up files, such as documents, more frequently than large virtual images.
  • Disaster Recovery
    Genie Timeline Professional can restore all of your settings and data, even if your operating system no longer loads. You are given the option to create a bootable startup disk in a virtual partition, USB drive, or ISO image.
  • Restore revisions
    Go back in time with Genie Timeline and recover old files, whether through Timeline explorer or the search feature.
    Genie Timeline saves past versions of your documents which you can revert back to easily.
  • Performance
    Genie Timeline runs on different modes depending on usage. You can choose to run in Smart mode which slows down or speeds up according to CPU usage or Turbo mode which runs at fastest speed. Power Saving mode slows down Timeline when on the go and Game/Movie mode pauses backup while playing a game or watching a movie.
  • Data Types Backup a wide variety of data such as E-mails, Documents, Desktop, Office files, eBooks, Bookmarks, Pictures, Videos & Music. Moreover, if the data type is not included in the smart selections page you can always use the filters and add any extension you desire.
  • Security Protect and secure your data with 256-bit AES military-grade encryption.
  • More!
    See the Genie Timeline Datasheet – Download
  • System Requirements
    *  Intel Pentium® 4 processor or above, AMD Athlon™ 64
    * 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
    * 200 MB free hard drive space
    * Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    * Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7

I found Timeline Professional 2.0 to be remarkably full-featured. It is polished and slick, and by that I mean it is very easy to use. Just follow the wizard. (One caveat: you should also select and create one of the three “disaster recovery” options.) The “always running” smart backup service did not noticeably slow my machine and Timeline did not annoy me with pop-ups. (The System Tray icon indicates your “backup health” status by changing.)
In a crowded market, I think Genie-soft Timeline  should be one of your top considerations – either “Home” (retail $39.95) or “Pro” (retail $59.95).

Perhaps my favorite feature is the simple way Timeline un-does an accidental deletion — simply right-click in the location where your file (or folder) was , and choose “undo delete”, and there’s your file (or folder) again! What will your favorite feature be? I don’t know: Timeline has too many for me to list here. (Fortunately, Genie-soft listed most of them for me, here.)

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A 30-day, fully-functional free trial of Timeline Professional 2.0 can be downloaded here, Free 30-day trial. Try it out yourself. (And then leave a comment. You may just win one of these valuable prizes!)

How to enter? To enter the drawing, simply click on “comment”, and enter a name and valid e-mail (so I can send you the key) in the form. Actually commenting is optional. And, I shouldn’t have to say this, but it seems I do — multiple entries will result in disqualification. (In this contest. Entry in prior contests doesn’t count against you.)

¹ All entrants will be placed into Random.org’s “randomizer”, and the top 5 results will be the winners.

Yet one more reason I am so favorably impressed with Genie-soft is that they have made a version of Timeline which is free for personal use. The Edition comparison chart and download link is here.

Again, I thank the folks at Genie-soft for making this giveaway possible!

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75 Comments

  1. Hope I win :D

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    Comment by D'ar Corpuz | June 7, 2010

    • D’ar Corpuz,
      Hey, that was fast.. the announcement just went up!
      You are entered, and good luck!

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      Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  2. Hello Paul,
    first and foremost thank you for this giveaway.
    I think the most impressive features of Genie Timeline are Disaster Recovery and Restore revisions.
    The ability to create a rescue system image is very important for people who take care of their own computer security.
    I would really glad to enter the draw and should I win I’d give it as a present to my brother-in-law, since I have been already very lucky thanks to the letest Mr Bill Mullins’s contest.
    Thanks to Genie Soft Company as well.

    Un saluto dall’Italia con molto rispetto e ammirazione
    leofelix

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    Comment by leofelix | June 7, 2010

  3. YAY! Zeke wins!

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    Comment by Zeke Lang | June 7, 2010

  4. I would like the chance to win this, Paul. Thank you.

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    Comment by Paul Andrew Russell | June 7, 2010

  5. Thanks Paul & Genie-soft, that is very generous of you

    may the randomizer be with me..

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    Comment by Bionic | June 7, 2010

  6. Hey Paul,
    Thanks for the giveaway. Let me try my luck this time.
    Honestly speaking, I’ve not tried it yet but seeing the features it offers and since it’s a set-it-and-forget-it kind of app, It’d be nice if i may win one.
    Thanks.

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    Comment by Ranjan | June 7, 2010

  7. D’ar Corpuz, leofelix, Zeke Lang, Paul Andrew Russell, Bionic, Ranjan..
    You are entered, and good luck!

    Like

    Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  8. Hi, great giveaway please count me in
    Hope I win one

    Thanks

    Like

    Comment by k19s | June 7, 2010

  9. Hi, techpaul!
    Another astonishing giveaway from you. Congratulations!

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    Comment by corker | June 7, 2010

  10. Hi there.
    I would like to enter your contest.
    Thank you

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    Comment by peterb | June 7, 2010

  11. Hi,
    Thanks for this Giveaway .
    Please count me in .
    Best regards !

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    Comment by Murphy | June 7, 2010

  12. I’ll be back to try my luck, with this software if we no longer have any antivirus?
    thank you

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    Comment by ibheck | June 7, 2010

    • ibheck,
      I am not sure if I understand your question..
      But I would never connect to the Internet w/o an AV. My list (and links) of top-tier free AV’s is here.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  13. Nice giveaway and list building idea!

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    Comment by Savage | June 7, 2010

    • Savage,
      List building?

      Take a look at the blog titles in my blogroll, and look at some of my article titles.. notice a theme there? I hate spam as much as anybody, and my lack of advertisements should tell you how I feel about “profitizing”.

      I don’t even ask you to sign up for my newsletter to enter this contest, and I don’t care if you use a throw-away address.

      Come on man. Think before you insult someone.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  14. Nice giveaway. Please count me in.
    Best regards!

    Like

    Comment by Michael | June 7, 2010

  15. GEEEE, You always have great giveaways. This would be great for my desktop. Please include me in on this one. Thanks!!

    Like

    Comment by Cappydawg | June 7, 2010

  16. k19s, corker, peterb, Murphy, ibheck, Savage, Michael, Cappydawg..
    You are entered, and good luck!

    Like

    Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  17. I am already using the free version of Genie time-line.
    Mostly use it to back up Bookmarks/Desktop items and My documents folders. Best backup software I have used. Count me in for the giveaway

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    Comment by Kris | June 7, 2010

  18. Great giveaway and thank you for sharing.
    Please count on me too.

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    Comment by amon | June 7, 2010

  19. wanna have the genie timeline. thanks

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    Comment by zanes | June 7, 2010

  20. Kris, amon, zanes..
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  21. Please count me in.

    Like

    Comment by Rob | June 7, 2010

  22. Genie-Soft get better and better to ages. A well perform program to backup your precious file.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Comment by vhick | June 7, 2010

  23. Hi, thanks again for another great giveaway, techpaul & Genie-soft.

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    Comment by kirk | June 7, 2010

  24. Hey Paul – thanks for organising another great draw. Please enter me in the draw. This is a backup tool I would really like to own!

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    Comment by Lee | June 7, 2010

  25. TechPaul,

    Count me in… This backup app is a new one on my plate!

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | June 7, 2010

  26. Thanks Tech Paul (Paul Eckstrom) for this great giveaway. The best features of Genie Timeline Pro are
    Intelli Continuous Data Protection (CDP), Block Level Backup, and 256-bit AES security. Count me in for this great software.

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    Comment by TestGOTD75 | June 7, 2010

  27. Paul,
    Please enter me. Thanks.

    Paul Lubic

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    Comment by Paul Lubic, Jr. | June 7, 2010

  28. Throw my name in the hat please Paul.

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    Comment by rodzilla | June 7, 2010

  29. Rob, vhick, kirk, Lee, Ramblinrick, TestGOTD75, Paul Lubic Jr., rodzilla..
    You are entered, and good luck!

    Like

    Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010

  30. Evidently you do have to leave a comment.:>)

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    Comment by Jim Darnell | June 7, 2010

    • Jim Darnell,
      Yes (darn it all). An identifier to separate you from the others, and a place for me to send the key.

      … I might at least say “I’m in”.. but, it’s not required.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 8, 2010

  31. hi paul, thankyou… and have a very pleasant day.

    yours

    btor

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    Comment by btor | June 7, 2010

  32. Wow, very frequent contests now. I’m entering!(again)

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    Comment by Adrian | June 7, 2010

  33. Hey Paul,
    Thanks for the giveaway. Let me try my luck this time.
    Honestly speaking, I’ve not tried it yet but seeing the features it offers and since it’s a set-it-and-forget-it kind of app, It’d be nice if i may win one.
    Thanks.
    Ivan

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    Comment by ivan | June 7, 2010

  34. Hey Paul – thanks for organising another great draw. Please enter me in the draw. This is a backup tool I would really like to own

    thanks

    salmoxis

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    Comment by salmoxis | June 7, 2010

  35. Hi Paul, thanks for this new great giveaway. Genie Timeline Professional is a very good backup tool. So please count me in your giveaway. Luck to all. Thanks in advance.

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    Comment by AstroSkipper | June 8, 2010

  36. Thanks Paul Eckstrom for Genie Timeline Professional giveaway. I did not won the last giveaway (actually never won a giveaway from TechPaul), but this time I hope I will win surely. The best features of Genie Timeline Pro I like most are fast backup (CDP) and encryption (AES 256-bit). This software will be of great value for my computer. Please count me in. Thanks.

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    Comment by Boyfriend | June 8, 2010

  37. Thanks Paul, another great piece of software. Great site and count me in and good luck to everyone.

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    Comment by Steve | June 8, 2010

  38. Really could use a backup program. Please count me in the giveaway. Thanks.

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    Comment by jay | June 8, 2010

  39. Hey Paul,

    Please enter my name. This would be perfect for a member of my household who would otherwise not perform these tasks unassisted.

    Thank you TP and Genie for the giveaway!

    Best,

    Bob

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    Comment by Bob Slyker | June 8, 2010

  40. Looks like a great piece of software. Looking forward to testing it out from the 30-day trial. Even better if I get lucky and win. Thanks

    Like

    Comment by 7073 | June 8, 2010

  41. […] Software License Giveaway: Genie Timeline Professional – Genie Timeline is a program that creates “backup copies” of the files and settings on your computer. With Timeline, you do not have to be “computer savvy”, and you can set-it-and-forget-it. Timeline constantly monitors your file system, automatically, for you. To enter the drawing, simply click on “comment”, and enter a name and valid e-mail. […]

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  42. Thanks for the chance to participate in another great giveaway and maybe get a license for Genie Timeline Professional.

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    Comment by Irvin R. | June 8, 2010

  43. Hey thanks 4 the giveaway……..,best of luck to all

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    Comment by aten | June 8, 2010

  44. Hi Paul, thank you very much for this opportunity. I’ve never tried Genie Timeline Professional, but from the bit of reading it seems a very nice piece of software. Please consider me in the draw, if possible. Thanks in advance. Cheers.

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    Comment by Paf | June 8, 2010

  45. Jim Darnell, btor, Adrian, ivan, salmoxis, AstroSkipper, Boyfriend, Steve, jay, Bob Slyker, 7073, Irvin R., aten, Paf..
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | June 8, 2010

  46. Coming from the stables of GenieSoft,this product got to be top notch.So without a shadow of a doubt,do include me in the giveay please

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    Comment by Dhiraj Sinha | June 8, 2010

  47. Hi Paul,
    I currently have GFI Backup on my laptop and it’s a decent solution.However,I would love to switch to Genie Timeline beacuse it seems to be much comprehensive than GFI.So count me in the raffle too
    Thks…Rose

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    Comment by Rose Cartrer | June 8, 2010

  48. Nice giveaway. Please count me in.
    Best regards!
    Ivan

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    Comment by ivan | June 8, 2010

    • I already have a Ivan from Koeln, Germany.. on the same net as you..
      Which Ivan should I disqualify?

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      Comment by techpaul | June 8, 2010

  49. I’d be curious to see how GT Pro compares to some of the other B&R software out there. This giveaway may be a good chance to try it out. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enter the drawing.

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    Comment by click-click | June 8, 2010

  50. Thanks for this nice giveaway …
    Please count me in

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    Comment by Suhan | June 8, 2010

  51. Dhiraj Sinha, Rose Cartrer, click-click, Suhan..
    You are entered. Good luck!

    Like

    Comment by techpaul | June 8, 2010

  52. This sound like a great piece of software please enter me in.

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    Comment by David Revie | June 8, 2010

  53. Hi many thanks. Best regards from Switzerland.

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    Comment by Phil B | June 9, 2010

  54. Hi.. Paul..
    pls add my name inside your drawing..

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    Comment by aungzeya38 | June 9, 2010

  55. Hi techpaul,
    Great giveaway and thank you for this opportunity I’m interested in. So count me in your giveaway. Thanks in advance.

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    Comment by Suetonius | June 9, 2010

  56. I downloaded the trial version of Genie Timeline and tried it out on my system.It feels very feature rich yet very intuitive.Hence,I am interested in owning a licensed copy.Please consider me for the draw also.

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    Comment by Alex Garcia | June 9, 2010

  57. David Revie, Phil B, aungzeya38, Suetonius, Alex Garcia, Dallas..
    You are entered, and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | June 9, 2010

  58. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
    This program looks really useful.
    If possible… please consider me in the draw.
    Thanks.

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    Comment by Dallas | June 9, 2010

    • Dallas,
      You’re in too. Good luck!

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | June 9, 2010

  59. great giveaway, count me in..

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    Comment by deanB | June 9, 2010

  60. Count me in.

    Like

    Comment by jb | June 9, 2010

  61. deanB and jb..
    You are entered. Good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | June 9, 2010

  62. A chance to win it. Thank you.

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    Comment by Kay E. | June 10, 2010

  63. Great backup software.

    Like

    Comment by Stefan | June 10, 2010

  64. I watch the reviews and looks that this is the best Time Machine tool around.

    I hope I win!

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    Comment by LuisG | June 10, 2010

  65. Kay E., Stefan, LuisG..
    You are entered and good luck!

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    Comment by techpaul | June 10, 2010

  66. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

    Appreciate if you could count me in.

    Thanks, Grr

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    Comment by Grr | June 10, 2010

    • Grr,
      You made it in. Good luck!

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | June 11, 2010

  67. Great giveaway! Hope to win. Thanks

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    Comment by Lewy | June 11, 2010

    • Lewy,
      Sorry, but the contest ended at midnight (Pacific), and so you were too late. I announce my drawings on Mondays, and run them through Thurs, and announce the winner Fridays. I hope you will return and try your luck at future drawings.

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | June 11, 2010


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