Passing on deals when I see them… Irvine’s NewTech Infosystems is offering its NTI Shadow 3 back-up software for free — this week only. Offer ends June 8.
The software lets you back up photos, music, Word documents and all other files automatically. As a tech reporter, I’ve heard many sad tales of lost family photos and music files. So, I would urge everyone to use this product or something similar to back up those files.
The nice thing about this deal is this isn’t a trial version but the full license, which NewTech says usually sells for $30.
I just downloaded a copy for myself. One note about the download, the site provides a download ID code, which is separate from the serial number. After you download the software and start installing it, the download includes a separate text file that includes the serial number.
NTI Shadow offers step-by-step directions to help you pick what files you want to backup and how often you want to back up (from every minute or every Friday or every time you save something on your computer). It lets you keep on file past backups, or limit it to one copy if you don’t want to clog up your computer.
I just tested this on a 200 MB file, which isn’t very large. It took less than 2 minutes to back it up. What I like best of course is the automation. With this, you won’t have to launch the software every time you add new photos to your “My Pictures” folder or download new songs from iTunes. This backs all those files up automatically — and for free!
Other features: Available for Windows and Macs and in 8 languages. Download it HERE.