Acronis True Image is excellent data backup software for your home or business. Our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner delivers the same robust backup functionality as it has in previous versions but adds some notable new features in its latest edition.
Not only can you perform full system backups, preserving all your files and folders, but Acronis True Image allows you to set your system up to do incremental backups, updating only the data and files that have changed since the last backup. All backups are performed quietly in the background so you can run other applications without disruption or system lag.
One feature that sets Acronis True Image apart from many competitors is its integrated cloud. You can store backups in the Acronis Cloud and automatically sync data across all of your devices. This provides a double layer of protection for your data and is ideal if local storage is not available or space is prohibitive.
Other useful features this data backup software offers include the Try&Decide and Time Explorer features. Try&Decide gives you the freedom to download software applications and browse websites without risking harmful infections; you can accept or reject installations and downloads and restore previous settings. The Time Explorer feature lets you preview what your hard drive looked like during each backup and select which version you want to restore.
Acronis True Image backs up and restores everything perfectly. We backed up one hard drive and stored the data on a separate hard drive on another computer. Restoring the data was simple, and the restored copy worked as well as the original. All data was preserved, including the registry and other system tools, as well as all individual files and file paths. An advantage other backup applications lack is this software's ability to restore the customized settings that make your applications function as you are accustomed to.
The Set&Forget feature ensures that any changes made to your hard drive are backed up, so if a crash occurs, the most recent items you've modified and saved will be restored. This tool also enables you to schedule automatic backups. You can choose whether you would like the backups to take place daily, weekly, monthly or incrementally. Once you determine the schedule, the application will automatically back up your files without any further effort on your part.
Additionally, you can set this application to send you email notifications when backup activity occurs. You can also view the dedicated logs for backup, recovery and non-stop backup. Acronis is one of the best backup applications we reviewed in terms of your ability to view the status of your files and previous backup activity.
Acronis True Image includes comprehensive embedded help. All subjects are divided into individual categories, which helped us find the information we sought. You’ll have quick access to the help information through the help menu toolbar. You can search the online knowledgebase and FAQs on the Acronis website, and you can ask a customer service representative questions through the live chat support feature. Furthermore, there are email and telephone support options for receiving a quick response to any problems or concerns you may have. However, be aware that there is a charge for telephone support.
Acronis True Image is an excellent data backup product that allows you to back up your whole system or individual files and folders. With the newest version, current Acronis users won’t notice much difference in the way of functionality but will certainly appreciate the software’s cleaner and user-friendlier interface. Nonetheless, the software provides many standout features that make backing up simple and effective. Overall, Acronis True Image is a powerful backup application that we highly recommend.
The latest version of Acronis True Image is clean, intuitive and refreshingly simple to use.
The manufacturer charges for telephone support, but the application’s embedded help options are comprehensive and useful.
Acronis True Image is an excellent backup utility that boasts usability and feature-rich functionality that many of its competitors lack.