Four months ago (though it does feel like much, much less than that!), we posted about the release of Genie Timeline 2.0. Timeline, in both its free and paid Home/Pro editions, has been well-received around the globe – the free backup software market is severely undersaturated, especially when it comes to good stuff that actually works.
Earlier this month, Genie-Soft released Timeline 2.1 which fixed a number of issues and greatly improved the performance. For the next 24 hours (well, 23 actually as of the time in this posting!) Genie Timeline 2.1 Home Edition is available 100% for free on Giveaway of the Day.
Download: Genie Timeline 2.1 Home Edition
GTL Home Edition adds a number of good features to the already-neat GTL Free:
- Disaster Recovery (which can be booted from USB, virtual partition, or recovery CD!)
- Compressed backups
- More-frequent backups to disk
- Purging of old backups to make sure you never have to get another backup drive
- Backup of iPhone, iPad, iPod, and BlackBerry profiles
- Advanced restore
- Customer support
You can read all about Genie Timeline 2.1 Home Edition here.
Disclaimer: I’m currently in the employ of Genie-Soft and am part of the GTL development team. I hope you enjoy our free software!
I’ve been trying the software since yesterday and think it’s great. However, a most unhelpful and insulting reply from one of the genie-soft staff has soured my opinion and put me off.
Funny thing is, I’d just seen today’s automated email offering the Professional version at 35% off and was about to buy, but then I saw the response to case 38547. Now I’ve lost interest.
I’m sorry to hear that you found the reply from Customer Support to be rude. I’ve just reviewed the case in question – it turns out that yours was an automated reply intended for Giveaway of the Day users with support questions. Obviously, your ticket was not a support question, so the semi-automatic was not suitable.
If you’d like to reconsider, I’ll be willing to personally oversee any questions you might have. Thanks for your feedback, and I hope you have a nice day 🙂
Thanks. I’ve been looking for a good backup product for a while now.