Genie-Soft Genie Backup Manager Pro
The single-user, Pro version of Genie still offers both a traditional interface and Easy Mode. The former features standard restore and backup panes in a step-by-step format with access to advanced features; the latter employs the same wizard-based workflow but with a cleaner look, and no tools or advanced options.
Unfortunately, some of the minor cosmetic glitches, such as mis-matched colors in the navigation pane, remain Sloppy interface programming in mission-critical applications makes me nervous, but I've never had a problem with a Genie-Soft backup.
GPB 8 offers a nice blend of power and ease of use, as well as self-extracting backups--a great way to transfer files to other computers. With the addition of disaster recovery and integrated open file backup, the program is now on even footing with other traditional backup programs like Nova Backup and Backup MyPC Deluxe 2006.
--Jon L. Jacobi