2BrightSparks Pte Ltd. July 31, 2007
2BrightSparks Newsletter July 2007


OnClick Utilities

A Suite of Eight Great Utility Programs

SyncBackSE

Backup, Synchronize, & Restore with Ease


SyncBack Freeware

The best freeware backup software


 


Welcome

Welcome to the latest news from 2BrightSparks. In this issue we've news of an update for SyncBackSE, you will find out where to get help when you run into problems when using our products, and you can discover whether you can live without ScrambleOnClick.

If you have any suggestions on what you might like to see in future issues of this newsletter, drop us a line with your suggestions.

In this issue

SyncBackSE V4.2.3 Update

Can't do without ScrambleOnClick!

SyncBackSE is the People's Choice


Where to get help for 2BrightSpark's products

Staff Sparks

New Articles at 2BrightSparks

Lucky Draw Winners

SyncBackSE V4.2.3 Update

The latest release of SyncBackSE 4.2.3 sees a new Japanese translation of both the program and help file, an updated Czech translation, and many fixes. This is a free upgrade for all those who have paid for a SyncBackSE license.

Note: For "SyncBack" Freeware, read the section that appears later in this newsletter.

Review the complete list of updates, additions and fixes in this new version.

To upgrade from earlier versions of SyncBackSE simply download and install over your old version. You should clear your browser cache first to avoid accidentally downloading the older version.

To upgrade, simply Download SyncBackSE

IMPORTANT: Do not uninstall your old version first otherwise you will lose all your settings and profiles. Simply install over your current version.

SyncBackSE and SyncBack Freeware

There are two versions of our SyncBack software: SyncBackSE, which is our award-winning $30.00 software, and SyncBack freeware, which is free.

The latest version of SyncBack freeware is V3.2.14.

Download SyncBack Freeware

If you are a user of the freeware, be aware that SyncBackSE includes a number of significant features that may be of value to you.

Compare SyncBack Freeware and SyncBackSE

Windows 98, ME, and NT Support for SyncBackSE

Starting with V4.1, and in line with Microsoft's support policy, SyncBackSE no longer runs on versions of Windows older than Windows 2000 SP4. If you are using Windows 98, 98SE, ME, or NT 4 then the last version of SyncBackSE to run on those versions of Windows is V4.0.

Download SyncBackSE V4.0

SyncBack freeware can still be run on Windows 98 or newer

Can't do without ScrambleOnClick!

ScrambleOnClick was developed for the sole purpose of easing the lives of computer users who send electronic information to friends and colleagues and require some sort of security.

Say goodbye to clunky encrypted files of text that you need to attach to your emails, and say hello to encrypted text directly within your email or text document itself. It's so convenient, and only the person who encrypts the messages needs to purchase a license for ScrambleOnClick. The reader will be able to decrypt the text by downloading and installing ScrambleOnClick from our website – FREE!

Download ScrambleOnClick

We at 2BrightSparks use ScrambleOnClick frequently whenever we email sensitive material to each other, so what are you waiting for? Get your very own OnClick Utilities for only $25 and enjoy ScrambleOnClick and the other 6 fabulous programs, which include DeleteOnClick, UnDeleteOnClick, PatchOnClick, EncryptOnClick, FindOnClick, HashOnClick and a beta-version of TrayOnClick.

Find Out More About OnClick Utilities

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SyncBackSE is the People's Choice

We are pleased and honored that SyncBackSE received the largest number of votes through PC World of any software product in the recent Shareware Industry Awards. Our thanks to those of our users who voted for us! For more information, go to:

http://www.siavoting.com/pcwinners.php

Where to get help for 2BrightSpark's products

We understand the difficulty that people have when using a new software, no matter how user-friendly it may be. That is why we offer an extensive variety of support for our products: KnowledgeBase, FAQs, Tutorials, an active Forum, and the Support Ticketing system. So that you’re aware of these valuable resources before you need them, take a look at our Support Center:


http://www.2brightsparks.com/help/

The help files for SyncBackSE and OnClick Utilities are easily accessed either via the program menu, as PDF help files that you can download, or online. Take a look at them - our programs have many features, and you might be missing out on something very useful:

www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/SyncBackSE-PDF.zip

http://www.2brightsparks.com/onclick/ocu-help.html

Staff Sparks

Hi. I am Richard Gascoigne, and I handle finance, administration and some marketing for 2BrightSparks. My background is many years (I’m not telling how many) doing software marketing, support and administration. I first helped Mick Leaver and Mike de Sousa as a volunteer back when SyncBack was just a great freeware product, and finally joined full-time as the company got ready to release its first commercial product, SyncBackSE.

We still do offer the great freeware version – that’s part of what we view as our social responsibility. But, by commercializing SyncBackSE, we could afford to build a small, fun, company to improve and support it, and to develop yet more applications for our customers.

Even though we’ve doubled in size (six, and one more coming), we try to keep the same spirit – both internally and with respect to our customers and partners. We believe that life isn’t just about work. So, to give ourselves maximum flexibility, we run a “virtual office” (That’s a $10 word that means we all work from our homes). Everyone has their jobs to do, and does them - without benefit of a 9 to 5 office.

It works well for us, thanks to email, Skype, and the occasional “company meeting” at a convenient pub. Most importantly, though, is that we only bring in smart, motivated people who do their jobs without being micro-managed. You will be hearing from each of them in subsequent newsletters. Stay tuned, and don’t forget to encourage your friends to backup their data - with SyncBackSE!

New Articles at 2BrightSparks

We have added a few more articles since the last newsletter:

Backup Using FTP
The next most important task after backing up your data files is to ensure that your backups are stored safely, preferably offsite. This article details the different kinds of secure FTP protocols, and presents an easy to use software solution that assists with backing up to a server via FTP.

Understanding Compression
File compression enables a computer user to reduce the size of a data file so that it is more convenient for storage or sharing. Many of us have experienced difficulties in sending data files like text documents and digital photos via email because the file size is just too great. Find out about the different kinds of compression and how useful it is.

Lucky Draw Winners

Every month, ten lucky winners who complete the SyncBackSE survey form receive a free license for OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation email for SyncBackSE. We will even allow you to transfer your license to friends or family if you've already got a license. So if you haven't completed the survey and you're a SyncBackSE licensee, why not do so today?

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Until Next Time

Thanks for reading and we look forward to getting in touch again in a months time.


The 2BrightSparks Team.

2BrightSparks Pte Ltd.

www.2brightsparks.com

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