SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hondo Software founder Eli Nir, today announced the launch of BackupThat, the first ever personal file backup service that works over email. This free, easy-to-use service lets busy people backup their latest files to their email accounts in a secure, organized file management system accessible to them from any device connected to the Internet.
"These days, Internet users are extremely mobile and are accessing the Internet and sharing files from multiple devices each day," said Eli Nir, co-founder at BackupThat. "Most backup services require installation on each device, and users must find, select, drag and drop files to save them. This is impractical for mobile users, who are often unsure of when and where they'll need to access their files next. BackupThat removes these complications by allowing users to easily store recent documents from any browser, through their email provider, requiring no installation. They can then access their files whenever they want, from any device connected to the Internet."
In a recent survey, BackupThat found that 87 percent of sample Internet users still email files to themselves, avoiding the hassle of downloading and managing a backup client on each device they may use. BackupThat addresses this issue with a secure solution that is extremely easy to use. To get started, members register for the free service via BackupThat's website which they can also do using a Facebook login. Once signed in, members can view their personal BackupThat "Member Control Panel" and select recently opened documents or images on their computer to backup. Files are then uploaded to a secure email folder, separate from their inbox. Users receive a full report of the files that are backed up and updated. They can also quickly share files via email, Facebook, Flickr and more.
"In addition to providing a great service, we're committed to ensuring user credentials and information are kept private and secure," said BackupThat advisor, Eric Glover. BackupThat is the only product in its class that does not save user credentials on its servers and as a result, BackupThat never sees the user's email password. Instead, it stores an encrypted version of it on the user's local computer. Because backups are through an encrypted connection to the user's mail provider, security is enhanced, preventing the interception of valuable data."
BackupThat is a free file backup solution that saves people's important files over email. The service requires no download, is secure and designed to help people on the go quickly save the critical files they're working on. Users can later access, edit and share their saved files from any device connected to the Internet. BackupThat is a San Francisco based company created by Hondo Software founder, Eli Nir. Eric Glover serves as BackupThat's advisor, bringing over twelve years experience in Artificial Intelligence and search expertise with him. Adrian Moldovan serves as BackupThat's lead software engineer.