- Which tutorial did you choose?
One of the tutorials I viewed was “Using Karen's Replicator for free file backup”. I am very bad at making sure things are backed up and it has come back to bite me many times (many, many, times). I liked how easy and streamlined the program looked and decided to download it to try. It’s not a flashy, pretty program, so I probably wouldn’t have considered it without seeing the tutorial first, but I’m glad I tried it.
- What was one thing you learned that you will definitely be sharing with others? Why?
I’m going to be sharing this whole program! It is very handy, doesn’t take up a ton of space, and quickly and easily backs up files. I normally don’t backup because it takes so long, but that is so quick and easy, I don’t think I have an excuse not to back up! I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t even know the last time I backed something up (years probably). I also like how I can choose specific folders to backup, which will save some time. With this program, there really is no reason that I shouldn't be backing up more often!
- Was there any information that surprised you?
I was surprised at how quick and easy Karen’s Replicator was to install and use. I was also happily surprised to see that there were no ads. It seems like every program that I install is loaded with ads. I downloaded one a few weeks ago that had about 10 “optional” programs and toolbars that I could have installed had I not read what I was agreeing to. It was nice to just download, install, and start using without jumping through the hoops that some programs include.
I too have had to learn the “hard way” about backing up files (sometimes multiple times). Why does an application have to be flashy or pretty in order to evaluate it? What other programs have you looked into, that have asked you download multiple applications? I like that the simplicity of the project is what surprised you.