2BrightSparks Newsletter March 2017


Welcome to the March 2017 newsletter from 2BrightSparks.

In this issue: SyncBack V8 BETA has been released and is available for download. We are also excited to tell you about an upcoming new variant of SyncBack – SyncBackLite. Lastly, read about our new Tips and Features Mailing List for new SyncBackFree users.

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SyncBack Version 8 Beta is now live!

SyncBack V7 was released in October 2014 and has gone through numerous updates over the past 2 ½ years. Since then, we have received multiple enquiries asking about the launch date for V8. We would like to assure you that our team at 2BrightSparks has been hard at work on the new version, and now we are happy to announce that the first beta for SyncBack V8 has been released on our forum! For users who can’t wait to give it a test run, feel free to download and install it. SyncBack V8’s official release is expected for launch in the coming months.

We have created a new forum section for V8 beta. Please post any V8 feedback or bug reports at the new forum section.

One of the biggest changes in V8 is the introduction of a 64-bit SyncBack version, which is available for SyncBackSE V8 and SyncBackPro V8. SyncBackFree and the upcoming new SyncBack software – SyncBackLite, will be available in 32-bit only. SyncBackPro and SyncBackSE will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit.

You can read all the new features in V8 on our forum. We have prepared a frequently asked questions (FAQ) thread about V8 in the forum. Instructions and links to download SyncBack V8 are also available.

In addition, customers who buy SyncBackSE or SyncBackPro V7 from 2BrightSparks now will receive a free upgrade to V8 when it is released! Thus, if you have not done so, purchase V7 at our web-store. The free upgrade extends to upgrading SyncBack customers as well.

For existing SyncBack licensees who purchased V7 on or after 1st January 2017, you will be eligible for a free V8 upgrade too. However, please note that this date is tentative and may be subject to changes depending on the release date of V8 (i.e. the free upgrade period may be set to an earlier date). We will keep you updated nearer to the V8 official release.

Disclaimer: Please note that V8 is currently released as a beta version, which means it is incomplete and will contain bugs. Please use it at your own risk. 2BrightSparks Pte Ltd accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by the beta software.

New SyncBack for budget home users – SyncBackLite V8

When SyncBack V8 is officially released later this year, a new SyncBack product, called SyncBackLite V8, will be launched at the same time. This is an entry-level solution for budget home users who want a low-cost file backup and synchronization program. It includes features that are not available in SyncBackFree but are often requested by freeware users, such as Intelligent Synchronization (2-way synchronization), compression of emailed log files, open/locked file copying, automatic profile backups and access to all variables.

Each license of SyncBackLite can be installed on up to 2 Windows computers for home or personal users. Business users using SyncBackLite in a work-related environment will require a separate license purchased for each installation of the program.

With SyncBackLite V8, we aim to cater to the needs of personal home users who may want a cheaper backup solution and requires a 2-way sync and open file copying.

SyncBackLite will cost US$19.95 per license and is not eligible for volume licensing. As a low-cost backup solution, SyncBackLite is not eligible for upgrade pricing. SyncBackLite users who wish to get the latest major version (for example, SyncBackLite V8 users who want to get SyncBackLite V9) have the option to pay for a new license. SyncBackLite will be available in 32-bit and limited to 30-days free support from date of purchase.

SyncBackLite V8 is currently available as a beta from our forum (see above for forum links) and it will be launched once V8 is officially available for purchase.

If you think there are additional features you would like to see in SyncBackLite, do tell us your suggestions.

SyncBackFree Tips and Features Mailing List

Have you ever wanted to try out a new program but were put off from doing so as you were unfamiliar with the program interface and there was no overview of the software strengths and features? SyncBackFree users can now sign up for our Tips and Features Mailing list which aims to reduce the learning curve for SyncBackFree users.

Every week, for 5 weeks, subscribers will receive an email introducing one useful feature of SyncBackFree. At the end of the series, they will gain a reasonable understanding on how to use their backup software.

In addition, the final email will also include discount coupons for SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro.

This mailing list is open to anyone interested to learn more about SyncBack. Sign up now!

Microsoft News - End of Support for Windows Vista

Lastly, we would like to inform our Windows Vista customers that Microsoft will be ending its support starting April 11, 2017. As stated in their official announcement, Windows Vista customers will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Please note that 2BrightSparks software will still work on Windows Vista and we will continue to provide support for our software running on Vista (until further notice).

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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

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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Discover SyncBackPro


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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