Gackup 0.9.0.1 Beta
Straightforward and intuitive usage
Following the setup process, you can launch the program and input your Google credentials, in order to login to your account and be able to run backups whenever you want.
When inactive, it retreats to the notification area, so as to interfere as little as possible with your regular work. From there, you can access its main window by double clicking its icon, or by selecting the ‘Gackup Console’ option from the right-click menu.
Effortlessly backup your data to Google Drive
The main window of Gackup displays your current status, as connected or disconnected from Google Drive, allowing you to log out at any moment. It also features information about the amount of used and free space, letting you ‘Open Drive’ or ‘Restore Files’ you previously backed up to a location of your choice.
From the ‘Local Files’ section of the tool, you can browse through your computer and individually select the documents, photos or whole directories that you want to work with. The ‘Backup’ tab enables you to enter a ‘Job Name’, then opt for ‘Manual’ or ‘Auto’ mode, the latter requiring you to specify the time interval in minutes.
By clicking the ‘Save Settings’ button, Gackup memorizes your preferences, while pressing ‘Backup Now’ causes the utility to start uploading the files to your Google Drive account, informing you of its progress in the ‘Status’ field.
An effective online backup instrument
In conclusion, Gackup is a handy and reliable application that can successfully assist you in keeping online copies of your local directories, ensuring you never lose your data should your system happen to crash, while also allowing you to have access to it from any Internet-connected location.
Reviewed by Marina Dan, last updated on September 17th, 2014
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Application descriptionGackup was built to provide a simple, free alternative to paid backup services, leveraging Google Drive storage.We sti...