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Handy Backup, by Novosoft, Inc., is a nicely engineered piece of software. Its designed to backup all of your important data and it does that job very well. The program has a number of useful and also interesting features, like the use of plug-ins. I found Handy Backup to be very easy-to-use and feel that even novice users would do well with it. It can backup to drives on your network, your FTP site, as well as to CDs. And, it can span CDs so your backups aren't limited. So, if you've been looking for a program for backing up your data, give Handy Backup a try! I think you'll like it -- I did!
Michael E. Callahan, ESC, President
The segment ran on February 5 at 7:45pm on CNN Headline News. Janice Chen was interviewed talking about backup software. Handy Backup 3.9 was featured.
CNN Headline News
I feel I can award this program the CDFreaks Safe Buy award. This award shows that this product does exactly what it says on the box and will not fail in providing you with working backups of your files to whatever medium you choose.
Everyone knows they're supposed to back up data on a regular basis, but it's such a Herculean task that we tend to put it off. Enter Handy Backup, a nifty, easy-to-use utility that employs a helpful wizard to guide you through the usually painful backup process.
PC World Magazine
Like flossing, backing up data is something most people know they should do but don't--even though myriad computer problems can deprive you of years of work, e-mail, family photos, and more. Handy Backup packages this all-too-technical-sounding task into a very nice interface, which can best be described as friendly without being patronizing ... A nice interface and complete set of options make this one of the best backup utilities we've seen.
But that's not all folks, it comes with a plethora of nifty tools; think of this product as the Swiss-army knife of backups ... This program is definitely worth the $30 and it even has plugins available for an extra cost that will backup your Outlook, ICQ, and Registry files!
Handy Backup is one of those rare utilities that delivers an outstanding feature set for a relatively low cost, and the 30-day fully functional trial version gives users plenty of time to test its power.
Smart Computing Magazine
If you're not currently backing up your data start now or if you don't like your current backup program give Handy Backup a try; you won't find a better engineered program that suits both novices and experts.
All in all Handy Backup is a very useful title to have in your software arsenal - it combines ease of use with versatility to produce a really flexible package. Handy Backup is certainly a force to be reckoned with and it most certainly gets our thumbs up. Well Done.
Handy Backup appears to be a fully developed application that rivals some of those high-end backup programs. But why spend hundreds of dollars for time consuming, tedious or hard to learn programs when Handy Backup is just so “Handy!” I have, and highly recommend this for home or business use if you are looking for something powerful yet easy-to-use.
Robert Hall, SharewareJunkies
Highly Recommended - A straightforward backup program with a simplicity that will appeal to many users.
Jeff Partridge, Backup Software Reviews
VNUnet Choice - Handy Backup provides an extremely easy way of backing up data, whether on a one-off basis or at regular intervals.
Paul Rowlingson, VNU Business Publications Ltd.