2BrightSparks Newsletter February 2016


Welcome to the February 2016 newsletter from 2BrightSparks.

In this issue: We are excited to inform you on an upcoming release on SyncBack Touch. You can also read about new articles on 3-2-1 backup strategy and a price comparison between several cloud services in the market.

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Get set for an updated SyncBack Touch experience

The current SyncBack Touch (release version 1.1 for Windows) introduced user impersonation which allows SyncBackPro V7 to connect to it using the host computer's Windows login accounts. This way you can set your SyncBack Touch profiles to use the same user credentials (login name and password) that you use on the computer hosting SyncBack Touch and ensure that the profile will be able to access only the content that the user has access to. It also provides additional security, especially in a large network environment, where you want to take advantage of the existing permissions laid out for users on each computer. Impersonation can only be used with SyncBackPro, not SyncBackSE.

To enable this new feature, the user impersonation option must be selected during SyncBack Touch installation as shown below:

SyncBack Touch imperstonation installation

Within the next few weeks we’ll be launching a new version of SyncBack Touch with improved transfer speeds on all supported platforms (Windows, macOS and Android). If you are interested in becoming a beta tester for SyncBack Touch for the Windows or macOS versions then you can subscribe to our beta testing program. For our Android version users, if you would like beta versions to be pushed automatically to your device please follow the instructions described on our forum post.

If you have not started using SyncBack Touch, now is the best time for you to start! Find out more about SyncBack Touch. SyncBack Touch works with SyncBackSE V7 and SyncBackPro V7.

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New Articles at 2BrightSparks

Since our last newsletter we have published two new articles about 3-2-1 backup strategy and a price comparison between cloud services.

3-2-1 Backup Strategy with SyncBack

When handling important IT data, it is always essential to back them up to prevent loss or corruption of data. However, storing the data in just one backup location may not be sufficient to safeguard from unforeseen disasters or accidents. Therefore, it is recommended to use the 3-2-1 backup strategy to ensure multi-layer protection and increase your chance of quick recovery.

Pricing Comparison between cloud services

SyncBackPro V7 offers a wide array of cloud services that one could backup their data to. However, each cloud service may charge different levels of pricing. How do you know which service is the cheapest? To help you make an informed decision, we have prepared a chart that compares the pricing for every cloud service supported by SyncBackPro V7.

Cloud Storage Pricing - February 2016
Cloud Service Provider Free Storage Available Storage Upgrade Plan 1GB/month Additional Features/Information
Amazon Drive Free for 3-months US$0.199

Unlimited photo storage

5GB storage for files or videos

Box 10GB US$0.115

10GB of total storage

250MB max file size

Dropbox 2GB US$0.0099 1TB of total storage
Google Drive 15GB US$0.0199 100GB of total storage
Office 365  US$0.005 1TB file storage and sharing
OneDrive 15GB US$0.0398 50GB file storage
SugarSync Free for 1 month US$0.0749 100GB of storage
Amazon S3 5GB Pricing details
Microsoft Azure   Pricing details
Google Cloud Storage   Pricing details

Disclaimer: The pricing data is based on publicly available information as at February 2016. We accept no responsibility for any price changes or inaccuracies. Check with the relevant cloud service for current pricing.

Lucky Draw Winners

Every month, ten lucky winners who complete the SyncBackPro/SE survey forms receive a free license for OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation email. We will even allow you to transfer your license to friends or family if you've already got a license. Good luck!

To date, over 1330 lucky people have already received free software from us just by simply completing the survey, so what are you waiting for?

Thanks for reading. 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.

Software from 2BrightSparks

SyncBackPro is our flagship product and delivers professional-level benefits including support for Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Amazon S3, Azure, Google Storage, Office 365 (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint), and SugarSync:

• Backup to the Cloud
• Backup To and From Email
• Scripting Support
• Powerful FTP engine with SFTP
• S.M.A.R.T. Warnings
• Copy Locked or Open Files
• Fast Backup and Intelligent Synchronization
• Zip64 compression with 256-bit AES encryption
• Extensive Help Documentation & Free Support

License: Commercial Software: Fully Functioning 30 Day Trial

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SyncBackSE builds on the great features of SyncBackFree and provides the ability to backup locked/open files, a great FTP engine, Fast Backup, and much more...

Compare SyncBack Freeware, SyncBackSE & SyncBackPro

License: Commercial Software: Fully Functioning 30 Day Trial

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Requires SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE

SyncBack Touch is a cross-platform service (Windows, macOS and Android) that allows SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE to remotely access a device’s file system in order to perform backup/restore and sync operations. Both SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE ship with two FREE connections to SyncBack Touch.

License: Free Software!

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The SBMS requires SyncBackPro.

The SyncBack Management System provides invaluable tools for the system administrator to monitor and manage multiple backup profiles across a network. Increase security, accountability and reporting:

• Manage profiles used by SyncBackPro
• Profile history and failure reporting
• Increased security procedures
• Fully integrated with the Free SBM Console • For XP and newer including Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)
• Works across cable, Wi-Fi, Intranet & Internet
• Generous Licensing Policy
• Extensive Help Documentation

License: Commercial Software: Fully Functioning 30 Day Trial

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Enjoy our Freeware, try the enhanced commercial versions, then stick with what suits you best... Compare SyncBack Freeware, SyncBackSE & SyncBackPro. SyncBackFree gives you:

• Backup and Synchronize: Copy files in both directions
• Restore backup files easily
• Email logs
• Run programs before and after profiles
• Schedule backups
• Unicode enabled for non-English filenames
• Simple and Advanced mode
• Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
• Extensive Help Documentation
• Completely Free!

License: Free Software!

Download EncryptOnClick

OnClick Utilities is a suite of powerful software programs from 2BrightSparks that will transform your daily computing experience. Four programs in the suite are available as freeware. Enhanced versions of these programs are unlocked by paying for a license. Entering the serial number once gives full access to the whole OnClick Utilities Suite.

License: Freeware and Commercial Software

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InfoHesiveEP is an easy to use digital content conversion program and ePublisher suite for individuals, authors, publishers, educational institutions, and commercial businesses.

• Repurpose existing content for your audience.
• Build eBooks that require no software to run.
• Produce high quality Help Files and support documentation for your products and services.
• Open Windows Help Files, or import & annotate.
• Import PDF, Rich Text, HTML, CHM, & TXT formats.
• Output to PDF, HTML, CHM, ePub to ensure your publication is delivered to Windows, Mac, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader & Mobile Devices.

InfoHesiveEP is a digital publisher providing rich import and export functionality, a great authoring and editor environment, and has an incredible range of features that assist in the drafting process and aid efficient collaborative working. Review the Features and Benefits to see how InfoHesiveEP helps you connect with your audience...

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Read InfoHesive Help Files and eBooks using the freeware InfoHesive Viewer with annotations! With no nag screens, buy buttons, or upgrade notices, this is an excellent royalty-free publication medium with a Print Article or WorkSpace feature and an onboard Print Designer for added reader flexibility.

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With complete and customized control of how and when you want to perform your backups, coupled with a feature list second to none, SyncBackPro is the professionals' tool of choice to backup Windows, Android, and OS X to any drive and over the Cloud...


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