2BrightSparks Newsletter September 2007

OnClick Utilities

A Suite of Eight Great Utility Programs


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SyncBack Freeware

The best freeware backup software



Welcome to the latest news from 2BrightSparks. In this issue, find out how to delete your data files securely so that they are unrecoverable with DeleteOnClick. Also, we would like to introduce a new section where our focus is on how our software can assist particular groups. In this issue, we will be turning our attention to photographers.

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 V4.2.6.0 Update

Specialist Groups - Photographers

How to Protect Your Unwanted Files with DeleteOnClick

Staff Sparks

Articles at 2BrightSparks

Lucky Draw Winners

SyncBackSE V4.2.6.0 Update

The latest release of SyncBackSE V4.2.6.0 is now available as a free upgrade for all those who have paid for a SyncBackSE license. To upgrade from earlier versions of SyncBackSE simply download and install over your old version. Note that this is not an upgrade to SyncBack freeware.

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

Specialist Groups - Photographers

Digital cameras have all but replaced the traditional film camera. Their convenience and space saving digital photos mean you need not worry about keeping all those developed strips or reels of film pilled high in a cupboard you'll likely not return to.

Most amateur photographers store their digital photos in Windows folders like "My Pictures" located in "My Documents", and as for professional photographers, they may store their photos in version folders as they edit in Photoshop or similar programs.

Though very convenient, digital camera photographers have to bare in mind that backing up their digital photos should be their top priority. Otherwise, in the case of a hard disk malfunction or theft, all their precious photos will be lost - forever!

SyncBackSE has an "Easy" mode that has sufficient functions for the hobby photographer who simply wants to backup their "My Pictures" folder to an external hard drive or an online backup service provider. There is also an "Expert" option that contains a comprehensive variety of functions that even military and government agencies find sufficient. The professional photographer will find the "Expert" mode valuable, which includes the ability to compress the photos to a manageable size in order to minimize the backup times. Professional photographers might also find it useful to use the synchronization function to sync his/her work and home computers so that both computers contain the same photos and edited images.

If you are a photographer, remember that simply backing up your photos is not enough to keep them safe. You need to think about storing the backups in a safe and offsite location. It could be in a family member's or friend's home, or a professional offsite storage facility for professional photographers.

All in all, SyncBackSE is a backup and synchronization software solution that is capable of providing every photographer the piece of mind that their precious photos are being backed up and kept available even when a disaster strikes. Download the PDF Brochure today.

How to protect your unwanted files from preying hands with DeleteOnClick

Many of us have some form of data files that require protection even after deletion. Examples include company project proposals, sales projections, product marketing ideas, customer records, the list is endless.

Simply deleting the file and emptying the Recycle Bin does not guarantee that it is irretrievable. when a file is deleted in Windows the space on the hard drive that was allocated to the file is freed up and made available for writing. Therefore, the deleted file is recoverable with the help of programs like our very own UnDeleteOnClick. This may be useful in cases where a file is deleted by accident, but when a file is deleted intentionally to protect the information from preying hands, it's not such a good thing.

With DeleteOnClick, you can have the peace of mind that your deleted files are lost forever - nobody, not us nor anyone else, will be able to recover them. DeleteOnClick not only securely and permanently deletes data files, it also renames files before deleting them so as to be absolutely sure that there is no way for the deleted file to be located and retrieved. What's even better is the software's simplicity of use. All you have to do is to right-click on the file or folder and select "Securely Delete". That's it! It's that simple!

DeleteOnClick is also able to quickly and securely wipe all free space on the disk. DeleteOnClick is your solution to secure deletion of data files. So don't wait any longer for peace of mind and get your own copy of DeleteOnClick. What's great is that you not only get DeleteOnClick, but seven other very useful and user-friendly programs that make up our OnClick Utilities for a reasonable and attractive price of US$30. Find out more about OnClick Utilities.

Staff Sparks

Hi there. I'm Debbie Wong-Grignani and I handle all non-technical customer queries. I am also involved in article writing and the production of these newsletters that you receive monthly. Having previously had 2 years of database programming for a research group in the University of Oxford, I am also able to be involved in providing in-house database management as well. The way I like it - getting involved in so many different aspects of the company.

I have to say that I happened to be at the right place at the right time when 2BrightSparks was looking for a new addition their company. The job description sounded good and it was made perfect with the fact that it said "must be willing to work from home". I required a home-based job as I too had a new addition to the family - a then 5 month old baby boy. A week after application, I received a call from Richard Gascoigne inviting me to an interview. Within a week, I was part of the team! I thank my lucky stars and of course 2BrightSparks to have been given this great and rare opportunity to work with such a great team of people and at the same time, see my baby grow up.

Being a people person, I enjoy the work I do and communicating with different people of all walks of life. We, at 2BrightSparks, strive to provide efficient and personal service to you, our valued customers, so please let us know how we can improve both our products and services by using our Contact Form.

In the meantime, that's it about me and I hope you continue to enjoy the ease of backing up your data files with SyncBackSE or SyncBack freeware and check out our OnClick Utilities if you haven't done so already. Take care and have a good week ahead!

Articles at 2BrightSparks

If you haven't done so already, check out our collection of articles. We have added a new article since the last newsletter.

Find Files Fast. Searching for a particular file can be stressful, especially if it’s a file that is of the utmost importance and needs to be retrieved in the quickest time possible. Discover how to find any file far faster than using the Windows search facility.

If you would like to see articles of a particular topic, please do let us know.

Otherwise, check back in the near future to check out new articles.

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?

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.


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