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Genie Timeline Home 10 Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — Genie Timeline Home 10

Simple, easy to use and continuous backup of all your files!
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 51 (74%) 18 (26%) 32 comments

Genie Timeline Home 10 was available as a giveaway on June 16, 2020!

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Since 2001, Genie9 has worked on developing backup and security software for home and business PC users. The Genie9 products designed for home users are extremely simple and easy to use. According to Genie9, Genie Timeline Home is more than just a data-storage application, it is a feature-packed backup suite that manages to keep files safe without any fuss.

From start to finish, Genie Timeline Home 10 is effective and easy to use. It guides users through the backup process and restores files in an intuitive manner. As an added bonus, this software does all of these things without draining system resources.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; Pentium IV or equivalent and above or AMD equivalent; 1 GB RAM; 200 MB free disk space

Publisher:

Zoolz

Homepage:

https://www.zoolz.com/genie9/home-users/genie-timeline-home-10/

File Size:

12.5 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$39.95

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#15

Continuous backups are a huge drain on your PC resources and CPU load. It slows down your PC. Incremental backup means you have 1 full backup and countless numbers of incremental backups. If any of the incremental backups in between is damaged or missing the entire restore process fails. Some how I do no consider this an ideal solution.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Been using this for years and love it. I like the fact that is stores files in native mode, so you can simply use tools outside of Genie to search, browse, copy, and open files.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne Urton  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Always been curious about this software, so let's give it a spin.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

Installed, ran the setup wizard, background service "agent" is up and running and processing, etc.

However, it is nearly unusable on my high-DPI display; and unlike any/every other software with a similar issue (small scaled-down windows with nearly unreadable tiny text, icons, etc.) that I have been able to adjust the "compatibility" properties to compensate, I can not get this one to cooperate.

I've submitted a support request on their website; but unless they have a solution, this will have to be removed as unusable due solely to this user GUI issue. Too bad, as it looks promising and useful...

Still, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I got my answer:

"Dear H,

Thank you for contacting Genie9 Technical Support.

Regarding your issue, we're well aware of this problem. Our team is working on it and it will be fixed in the near future.

Regards,

Thomas Parker Technical support"

So, thanks to the Zoolz/Genie9 support staff for the quick reply; but for now it is time to uninstall until this is resolved in a future release.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

I have had problems before with programs similar to this. The problem surfaces when you have a system crash with a proprietary backup program installed, and try to use the Windows recover system.
Does Genie Timeline Pro "take over"(replace) the Windows restore function?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

For those who are wondering, I just chatted with sales support at Zoolz and found out that this program does incremental backups after doing an initial Full backup of selected files and folders. It does not do differential or mirror backups.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat Maloney  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Pat Maloney, For the uninformed (me), is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Reply   |   Comment by Hoya Guru  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hoya Guru, It's neither good nor bad, really. Some backup programs let you choose between methods depending on you or your company's desired practices and procedures. Here's a pretty good explanation of the differences: https://blog.archiware.com/blog/types-of-backups/

Technically, mirroring isn't really a backup technique although it's often an option in some software. It usually means that data is written to two separate hard drives as the same time. But if there is a problem with a file, the same problem gets written to both drives so you don't really have a good 'backup.'

Reply   |   Comment by Pat Maloney  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Still have not received email with key and it keeps telling me to log in to get it but no where to log in on either the app or web site????

Reply   |   Comment by Melannie Donihoo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

I still have not received the key and it keeps telling me to log in to get it but no where to log in on either program or web page.

Reply   |   Comment by Melannie Donihoo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

Quick question ...What format are the backups stored in, zip, rar, etc.?

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#6

No problems installing or registering, Windows 10 64 bit. First backup scheduled. Seems easy to use. If the backup works, it's an excellent Giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike C  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

Please note that to register your serial key you must run a backup and then go to Product Info and you will see it says 'trial' and then enter the key. I had no problems installing to W7 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Leon  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Leon,
If it states "trial", does that mean after trial, you have to start paying after a month or however long trial is? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Loen  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

It means after the trial you have to buy it or nothing works. But you have this free key, so if you put the key number in the screen message states you have registered. So the trial is finished and you have a registered full copy. Close the dialogue box after that and it will confirm your key is registered the next time that you open it. It is a bit clunky perhaps but mine is registered thanks to GOTD, so no trial anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Leon  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Leon, I didn't even have to run a backup on Win 10 Pro 64-bit to enter the key; just schedule one.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckley  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#4

This program keeps shutting down my computer when loading

Reply   |   Comment by Nudge  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Does the program create an image of the Windows OS or does it make JUST copies of specific folders?

Reply   |   Comment by Super Kongi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#2

Without support for Google Drive, OneDrive, etc cloud storages, any backup apps are outdated!

Ironically, the developer, Zoolz, offers cloud storage, but support by this app of their own cloud storage is not mentioned.

Zoolz offered in giveawayoftheday here 200GB of cloud storage, then completely pulled back! Pity those who used their 200GB accounts for backup, imagine the hassle one must go through to download 200GB of files else they would be inaccessible in Zoolz!

For one, I won't take up any offer from such developers who make life diificult.

Reply   |   Comment by King Kongi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

King Kongi, I think anybody that relies on cloud backup is outdated. Since when people think it is acceptable to put all their information and pictures in the cloud where hacking occurs everyday in all big companies. Just plain dumb and lazy for not buying a cheap backup drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Super Kongi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)

Super Kongi,

Good point. But what in case your house, an apartment, catches fire and your computer and backup dives get destroyed?

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

consuella ,
Leave a backup from time to time with a trusted relative. If your house catches fire, which is unlikely, you will lose your latest work, but you will lose your house and all its other contents, which will worry you far more.
There is, I admit, the possibility that your relative's house catches fire at the same time, but even a fire in your own house is less likely than that you lose all your work on a cloud or get it stolen, amended or destroyed.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

consuella , you might just as easily get knocked down crossing the road. Easy answer to that is to make two backups and keep one in a fireproof safe or if you have the option do as I do, store my backups on a NAS drive which is located in my shed at the bottom of the garden (hidden of course), that way if my house goes up in smoke I'll still have my backups in tact. No way would I trust my personal data to the cloud, that's just insane!

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

consuella , It is very easy to store them outside your property. In my case, they are stored at my son's house. Or you could try a neighbour if no close family.

Reply   |   Comment by encyclopedia brittannica  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Blackhat,
Keep in mind fireproof safes are only rated fireproof for paper.
Which means drives chips disks etc will melt.
Offsite storage, family/friend or a safety deposit box better.

Reply   |   Comment by partecupsa  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Super Kongi, I agree totally. The trend to rely on cloud backup is crazy, especially when companies come and go in IT (not to mention the hacking you touched on). Cheap drives or even USB sticks for those with less data are very cheap - and very reliable. As others have said, easy to store with a relative, maybe store at work if you've got a locker etc, or invest in a bank box if the data's critical. Physical backups are almost always the safest (and often the cheapest), which is why I hate suppliers who only provide digital downloads or monthly subs for software - if they go broke you're pretty much stuffed unless another company takes over. And as with cloud solutions, not all countries have the same privacy or data protection laws - so your data may be okay today in the cloud, but a few years down the line it might not.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragond  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

partecupsa, not really, it all depends on how much you want to spend.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Zen , I lost my house in a fire with all my backup drives just over two years ago. Big mistake keeping them all in one place. If you are doing your own backups you should have a way to store one backup offsite. My cloud storage always seems to be missing files or photos or something that I thought I backed up. Maybe a combination of both might be the best way to keep your data safe.

Reply   |   Comment by microcomp  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It amazes me the number of people that are against any type of off-site cloud backup. Have none of you heard of encryption? If you are doing any type of backup that is in the clear, __in the cloud OR LOCAL__, then both you and your backup solution are "outdated". Get with the times! Nothing at all wrong with a fully encrypted cloud backup.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

encyclopedia brittannica, problem with manually transported offsite backups that are not where you go daily is you won't have daily offsite backups. Don't forget to encrypt the backups using a strong encryption engine for all backups stored anywhere outside your control. (should really encrypt all significant backups as a matter of course)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

It doesn't work.It gives INSTALLER ERROR. I downloaded the program from GOTD first and later from the Zools webpage to no avail. Hope you see this post early so you can fix this before the giveaway expires, I REALLY REALLY want this program for FREE!

Reply   |   Comment by Ramarwall  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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