Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Palm Back Up

The Palm Backup Beta is a free, for now, software offered by the folks at www.mypalm.com

What is the Palm Backup Beta? Basically it is a Palm OS based application that, on your set schedule, backs up your important information on your Treo Smartphone. The backed up contents are contacts, tasks, call log, memos, favorites and bookmarks. The information is stored on a server somewhere in Palm's hands.

The update has been hit and miss. I just had to complete a manual backup because I have had a "fatal communication error". Granted, the data connection has been a little slow in the area for the last week or so. I set the automatic update to go off at 5:00 p.m., since I am sleeping at that time.

Does it work? Well, yes, it has for me. Recently, Palm had released an update for my Treo Smartphone. Before updating my phone with the new update, I performed a hard reset. Basically a "clean wipe" of my phone. I did that to ensure that any 3rd party applications didn't interfere with the update. Once the update was completed, I performed a backup of my Palm Back Up software. The software automatically updated the information back onto my phone.

The best thing about this program is that it only backs up the important information. The program leaves out all of the "orphaned" files left when deleting trial applications. Yes, it does not back up your favorite applications, but a quick install can take care of that.

If you are a subscriber to mypalm.com, then I recommend this software.

1 comment:

jesse said...

I looked at that for a little while, but didn't like the fact that it didn't back up everything. Besides, at that time I had already paid for a years worth of backupbuddy.net pro.

By the way, since you were so kind to let me in here's my personal blog. Its not really tech related, more everything related.

http://jesse-forgot.blogspot.com