Step-by-step instructions are provided along the way to help you through the installation and set up process. MyPCBackup installs a small utility onto your computer which allows it to sync your local files into your online storage. The program integrates with your file explorer, which means that you can then simply drag and drop your files into the cloud backup. You can access your files from the MyPCBackups website and also use mobile apps to access data from your handheld device. The mobile application is just as easy as the software to use.
Transferring files, setting up automatic updates and tracking your backup history can be completed in a few clicks, from any device, anywhere in the world. From the online dashboard, you’ll find a nicely designed, streamlined layout that highlights the most commonly used tools. The no-frills setup feels intuitive and uncomplicated.
MyPCBackup’s strongest feature is that it can be used directly from your computer’s file explorer. Not only can you simply drag and drop files as well as complete online backups of your folders, but you can also customize your cloud backups and make sure that the service runs exactly how you need it to.
Another benefit to using this service is the ability to schedule backups, ensuring that your important files and documents are always up-to-date. With this service, you are able to share files and folders with family and friends with a simple click. Your data will not only be backed up but protected too.
There is a range of features that MyPCBackup provides that can greatly benefit businesses of any size. The business plans allow you to set up online backups across several computers as well as provide admin tools such as setting permissions and status update monitoring. Another feature of the business plans is email backup and a standard file sharing service.
Synchronizing from a mobile device is capped at 2 GB but MyPCBackup allows each user to connect to unlimited devices and there’s also the option to upgrade your business plan according to your mobile data needs. The cloud storage service allows you to transfer very large files – up to 5 GB in size.
Other information will be collected relating to your data usage too such as IP addresses, browser type and version, type of device you use, pages you view, metadata relating to your use of the service and whether you have clicked or opened any marketing emails and any support you may have asked for previously.
The information is used so that the company can provide the service that you are paying for, provide you with useful content, to improve the services/offer other relevant services and to diagnose problems with the servers. They also state that the transmission of data via the internet is never completely secure and that they cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted through email or the service.
Here are some of the highlighted features:
Multiple Device Sync
Easily synchronize your files across your computers and devices by simply selecting the files and folders you wish to sync and choosing where you would like to sync them. MyPCBackup works quietly in the background, uploading your files to the cloud-ready to be synced to other devices.
Perfect for home users who like to be able to access their documents on the go and teams who work remotely. Mobile access enables you to browse, backup and sync from your mobile.
You will be able to share files and folders quickly and easily with MyPCBackup. Just invite them through Facebook or Twitter or email over a link that will take them straight to the document. File sharing is an essential part of business and this cloud storage service allows the sharing of large files between users.
MyPCBackup backs up your data onto a secure Google powered cloud. Data is encrypted and files are kept safe throughout all stages of transfer.
The ability to be able to revisit and revise old documents is priceless. With file versioning, you can do just that.
For home users, the Home/Pro Plan offers 75 GB and starts at just $11.03 p/mo for a 24-month subscription. If you take a 12 x month subscription it will cost you around $11.88 p/mo and a 6 x month subscription will cost $13.69 p/mo. If you decide to go for the monthly subscription this will bump the price up to $15.50 p/mo.
The next plan up is the Premium Plan which gives you 250 GB of data storage. The price of this per month is $11.88 for a 24-month subscription, $13.69 p/mo for a 12-month subscription, $15.50 p/mo for a 6-month subscription and $17.31 p/mo for a monthly subscription.
The top tier plan is the Ultimate Plan which offers 1 TB of data storage. This will cost $15.50 p/mo for a x 24 month subscription, $17.31 for a 12 x month subscription, $19.13 p/mo for a x 6 month subscription and $20.94 p/mo for a monthly subscription.
This section is full to the brim of useful advice and answers to commonly asked questions and a helpful feature is being able to search this section so you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of text. If you still can’t find the solution that you are looking for then you can contact the support team on the online chat facility which only requires you to initially enter your name, email address, subject, and department so you can be referred to the right person. Response times are pretty fast on the website and problems are usually resolved in the first instance.
This is an important aspect of teamwork, making the business plans great for remote working, accessing files on the go from mobile devices and sharing and amending documents. Your documents and files are kept safe and secure with this service so you won’t have to worry about them sitting on MyPCBackup servers.
The price is fair for both the home and business plans with the 24-month subscriptions offering the best value for money. If you’re unsure which plan to go for you can try the monthly subscription trial and then upgrade if you’re happy after a month. This could offer you the chance to gauge just how much storage space you require too.
Lastly, the support from this service is great. There are multiple ways to get in touch with the company and response times are generally good.
All in all, a good service for home users and small businesses.