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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’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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June 7, 2010 Posted by | Backups, computers, how to, software, Vista, Windows 7, XP | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments