Archive for January, 2009

Document Backup is accessible, for the most part

January 31, 2009

Today on the web site “Giveaway of the Day – free licensed software daily” at the URL http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ they have the application Document Backup from Insofta, and it is accessible, for the most part.

According to the web site:

“Document Backup is an easy-to-use solution intended to automatically backup your important data to a local or network hard disk, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD disc or even to an FTP server. Compressed backups (in the zip format) save space and incremental backups save time.”

The direct URL for Document Backup is
http://www.documentbackup.com/.

I downloaded, activated and had my first backup with document Backup in just a few minutes. When you start it for the first time, you’re presented with the wizard to create a new job. Everything in the wizard was completely accessible. Once you’ve got a new job created, you end up in the main screen, which is the only area I didn’t find completely accessible. the layout seems pretty simple though, and it was easy enough to figure out what to click on with the JAWS cursor. From this screen, I was able to start the backup I created in the new jobs wizard, and I was able to check on the contents of that backup. Again, everything but that initial screen was completely accessible.

The application itself seems pretty basic; I didn’t see any significant features that aren’t already included in MS Backup, which has been my backup solution to this point. The interface did seem easier to use though and more intuitive. For example, it took me quite a bit of reading and trial and error to accomplish in MS Backup what I was able to do in Document Backup in just a few minutes. Of course, I had all of that experience with MS Backup behind me when I brought up Document Backup. It also seemed easier to create and schedule incremental or differential backups and not have them overwrite each other in document Backup than it is to do in MS Backup.

In conclusion, Document Backup is a keeper and I’m switching over to it as my backup solution.

It looks like Document Backup costs $29 normally but of course, it’s free as long as it’s on Giveaway of the Day.