Acronis True Image 2014 Review and Features

Read the review of the backup software for Windows- Acronis True Image 2014. See how it can help you safeguard your data as well as the OS by creating a backup of it and how fast it does it.

Acronis True Image 2014 is a complete and reliable backup solution for your computer, especially for PCs. With Acronis you can back up files of your choice or choose to create a complete image backup of your entire PC, saving all your documents in either an FTP server or any external hard disk. At a glance there is a huge number of unique and advanced features in this software that includes 5 GB of free online storage for a year, email notification of completed backups, a hard drive eraser tool, mounting backups as regular disks, a PC cloning utility, sandbox mode, and so on. It is tuned for all major Windows versions. Now you can restore everything that you do on your computer documents, personal settings, bookmarks, like email, music, photos, videos and all your everyday applications and keep them safe.

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Key Features of Acronis True Image

Full Disk Image Backup

Choose the destination and methodology of back up whether you want it offline or online and include in it either the entire system or your specific required files. There are options open for you to take a complete system recovery or just saving the selected files and folders for a quick access. But a full computer image backup is always the better way to protect your system and you can be operational immediately after your system is restored. Acronis works fast with incremental and differential backups making sure that they capture only those changes that are made after the previous backup. In the process you save time and storage space equally.


Go back in time

The Time Explorer option is there to send you back in time and help you quickly restore your important documents and also your complete system to that point of time.

Scheduling & Reporting

There is this Set&Forget feature in Acronis that guarantees that every change made to your hard drive will be backed up, so even if a crash happens, all the items you've modified in the most recent times will be restored and saved. This is a tool that also allows you to take scheduled automatic backups. You are free to choose how often you would like the backups to be taken, like daily, weekly, monthly or incrementally. Once you fix up the schedule, then the application will start automatically taking the back up of your files for which you need not put any effort manually.

Help & Support

Acronis True Image extends a well comprehensive help to its users. For a quick access to the information, you only have to browse through the help menu bar. They also provide online search for FAQs support on their official website. For additional assistance, avail their telephone and email options and receive their prompt response to your queries and problems.

What's New

Windows support
Acronis True Image 2014 is duly certified for Windows 8 because of which it readily runs on all the latest PCs that has Windows operating systems starting from Windows XP.

Free cloud storage
Acronis now has a 5GB of secure cloud storage. This enables to store copies of your entire document files online and you can access them even from your mobile devices. When you sign up for the service it offers you 50GB of storage for the trial period.

PC Migration
Now migrate your files, and folders or the entire system to any other PC which is all made easy by True Image Premium.

Flexible Restoration
Acronis restores files, folders, programs or the entire system easily from anywhere to any other computer you want to shift, along with the dynamic disks and Microsoft Windows Pre-installation Environments (WinPE).

Acronis is a simple software with an easy to use interface that offers all the required backup tools.

It doesn't allow system administrators to schedule backups remotely. The set up size is nearly 250 MB which is comparatively much more than backup software from other companies.

Wrap up

Acronis True Image is a multi-dimensional data backup software that has an effective way of functionality. The set up size is larger than the most but it compliments its backup service with its online cloud storage. To gets the non-trial version you have to pay around $50 excluding the charges you will have to pay if you want to backup your data online too which is greater than 5GB. Overall, Acronis True Image has ranked on the top of the lists for being a truly powerful backup application.

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Guest Author: mark26 Dec 2014

good review, have a look at this extensive review about Acronis True Image 2015 as well:

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