Acronis True Image Cloud 2016 is a powerful application which can back up anything from individual files and folders, to single partitions, entire hard drives or mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows), to external drives or an unlimited amount of cloud space.

Operations remain as simple as ever. If you're happy with the default settings - back up entire PC to cloud - then all you have to do is click "Back up now". But if you need more, just choose the files, folders or partitions you'd like to protect, then use the extensive Settings dialog to set up your backup scheme, schedule, encryption, notifications, Exclude filters, pre/ post commands, validation rules and a whole lot more.

The Cloud edition can also back up pictures, videos, contacts, and events from iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows tablets, and transfer them to other devices.

There's new support for backing up Bitlocker-encrypted partitions to the cloud.

A new online dashboard allows you to monitor the backup state of each device.

Performance has been improved for both local and online backup and recovery.

Acronis True Image Cloud 2016 also sees the welcome return of "Try&Decide", a handy feature which allows you to take a system snapshot, then carry out some potentially risky action - install a new program, maybe - and optionally revert to your snapshot if there are any problems.

Verdict

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