2BrightSparks Newsletter January 2016


Welcome to the January 2016 newsletter from 2BrightSparks.

In this issue: We are pleased to announce the latest release of SyncBackPro/SE/Free V7. You can also read about an exclusive offer for SyncBack Touch Home User Pack license. We have also released several articles ranging from SyncBack Touch to cloud services and security topics like ransomware and more.

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SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE, SyncBackFree Update: V7.5.19.0

Get the latest and greatest V7 update to SyncBackPro, SyncBackSE and SyncBackFree.

For those who already have V5/6 installed, do not uninstall/re-install, or you will lose your profiles and settings. Simply install 'over the top' of your current installation.

Download SyncBackPro V7 | Download SyncBackSE V7 | Download SyncBackFree V7

Review the History of Changes

What if I use a pre-version 7 of SyncBackPro/SE/Free?

Read the Article SyncBackPro/SE V7 Upgrades Explained for the full details, or check whether you qualify for a Free Upgrade Today (only for v4/5/6 users as the serial test will fail if you already have V7). If not, see the offer later in this newsletter.

SyncBackFree, SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro

There are three versions of our backup program: "SyncBackFree" which is freeware, and "SyncBackSE" and "SyncBackPro" which are commercial programs.

Compare the Freeware and Commercial Versions

SyncBackPro V7 Highlights

  • Backup Locked or Open Files
  • Supports Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Azure, Google Storage, Office 365 (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint), and SugarSync.
  • Supports Media Transfer Protocol: transfer media files to and from portable devices automatically. Backup your pictures, music files and movies.
  • Works with SyncBack Touch: in common with SyncBackSE, SyncBackPro V7 works with SyncBack Touch to backup Windows, macOS, and Android devices.
  • Versioning and Incremental Backups
  • Scripting Support: Configure the program and profiles using your own scripts.


50% Special Discount for SyncBack Touch Home User 5-license Pack

We are currently having a promotion and you can now purchase a SyncBack Touch Home User 5-license pack at 50% discount. The usual price for this license pack is US$29.95. However, if you buy the Touch Home User pack now, you will only pay US$14.97! You’d better hurry, as this promotion will end on 29th February 2016. 

With the addition of the Touch 5-license pack, home users can get connected up to a total of 8 devices - 1 SyncBackPro/SE Windows installation, 2 free Touch connections, and 5 Home pack Touch connections.

SyncBack Touch works with SyncBackSE V7 and SyncBackPro V7. To take advantage of this great offer, click here.


New Articles at 2BrightSparks

Since our last newsletter we have published several new articles that focus on the setup, usage examples and benefits of SyncBack Touch. In addition, we have also published a guide on how to set up profiles connecting to cloud services like Google Drive as well as ransomware protection and SFTP authentication.

Creating a SyncBack Touch Profile

Using SyncBack Touch to backup your devices could not be any simpler. You can backup to a Touch device or synchronize files with a Touch device. In this article, we will explain how to create a SyncBack Touch backup profile.

Example Uses for SyncBack Touch

By installing SyncBack Touch on a supported device (that is running Windows, macOS or Android) and used together with SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE, SyncBack Touch can be used to access the device’s files via the network. In this article, we give some examples of how to use SyncBack Touch.

SyncBack Touch as an Alternative to FTP

As a network protocol established since the 1970s, FTP is an old standard that had undergone several revisions which has led to numerous problems and compatibility issues due to fragmented implementation of the FTP standard. This article discusses the benefits of using SyncBack Touch in place of FTP.

How to Backup to Cloud Services like Google Drive

SyncBackPro can backup, restore and synchronize files with a number of cloud services, including Google Drive. In this article, we will show you how to create a profile to backup to Google Drive. The same steps can be used with other cloud services, e.g. Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

Protecting Yourself from Ransomware

As anti-virus providers and security professionals continue to make progress against malware on a daily basis, hackers have been looking for more inventive methods of maintaining or increasing their revenue without relying on standard credit card fraud techniques. The result of this effort has come in the form of ransomware, which encrypts the victim’s data and demanding payment in exchange for a decryption key. This article discusses the malicious nature of ransomware and how you can use SyncBackPro or SyncBackSE to minimize the risk of data loss against such attacks.

SFTP Authentication Using Public/Private Keys

This article outlines the basics of SFTP and the various authenticating methods a user can use to connect to an SFTP server with the use of public and private keys.

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

Download SyncBackSE

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!

Download SyncBack Touch

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

Download SBMS

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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• Import PDF, Rich Text, HTML, CHM, & TXT formats.
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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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