Acronis True Image 2017 has shipped with some welcome additions and enhancements.
Incremental Facebook backup automatically archives your Facebook photos, videos, contacts, comments, and likes.
Expanded mobile support now allows wirelessly backing up iOS and Android devices to your desktop.
An Archiving module enables moving large or old files to an external drive, or the Acronis cloud. They may now be protected with 256-bit AES encryption.
A new Search tool helps you find particular files within a backup.
Enhanced NAS support means your storage device should now be detected automatically, and reconnected if it goes “missing” at any point.
Similarly, Acronis True Image 2017 now recognises when Windows assigns a different drive letter to your backup device, and continues without errors.
Elsewhere, the interface has been redesigned and updated, and a few older or redundant features have been removed (Email backup, Acronis Extended Capacity Manager, Trim SSD).
Prices start at $39.99 for a 1-computer, 1-year subscription, and become noticeably better value as you protect more computers (a 1-time purchase, 5-computer license is $99.99).
Acronis True Image 2017 is available as a 30-day trial for Windows XP and later and OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 and later.