A while ago, we reviewed Lab.Fone from Coolmuster, and concluded that it was a really good product for developers and enthusiasts, who keep on experimenting with their devices. Today we have with us another product from Coolmuster. Let’s see how the Coolmuster Android Backup Manager performs, and should you consider buying it.
Android Data Backup
While there are many backup management tools available for Windows and macOS, such tools for smartphones are gaining importance among users as well. This is primarily due to the fact that the smartphone is now one of the most easily accessible computers.
Smartphones these days are powerful enough to be capable of performing almost any common computing task. Many users now prefer using their smartphones for keeping most of the data on them, as they can easily take a phone with them, and essentially carry the data with them as well.
This is primarily the reason that Android Data Backup applications are gaining such traction. Although smartphones are handy, keeping a backup on your main computer seems like a good safety option if you want to be stress free regarding losing your data.
Coolmuster Android Backup Manager Review
The Coolmuster Android Backup Manager is an all in one tool for managing your smartphone data. Having said that, when you download the application, you get direct access to the Backup and Restore tool, and the direct links to download the rest of the tools provided in the suite.
From the first looks, it is evident that the Backup Manager application is not limited to just taking data backups. We took a detailed look into the application, and here are the things that we liked and disliked, which should help you choose according to your priorities.
What You Get:
When you download the application from the official website, you essentially download a hub, with the backup manager built into it. In the hub, you also get the following:
- Android Recovery
This allows you to recover your important files from your phone or your SD card
- Android Assistant
It allows you to backup your data, and also manage your smartphone using the desktop client
- Mobile Transfer
It allows you to transfer files from one phone to another. This becomes very useful when you switch phones to a newer model.
- Data Eraser (Android and iOS)
It allows you to completely remove the data from your Android and iOS devices, with no possibility of any further recovery.
- iTunes Recovery
It allows you to recover files from your iTunes backups present on your device.
As stressed time and time again, a neatly designed user interface goes a long way into the usefulness of the application. Coolmuster Android Backup Manager is no exception, and one of the best features I like is the neatness of the user interface.
All the interface elements are visibly arranged and quite easy to access, with each button descriptive of the action.
Functionality; Backup By File Type
No surprise, the app does what it says, One-click data backup and restore. Using the application is as simple as that sounds. As soon as you connect the phone, an app will be installed on your phone using the USB cable, which will then allow you to easily access various functionalities of the application.
You will find the detailed user guide here.
Once the app is installed, the backup and restore buttons are displayed, which will then allow you to back up your files according to the file type. You can choose to backup only your media files, or call logs, messages, contacts, apps, etc.
Officially, the application is supported on Android versions 2.1 to 10, and Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. This means that you can use this software to recover your data from older devices as well. You can recover multiple files at once as well, which helps in reducing the time taken to take the backups.
One of the huge advantages of such huge compatibility is performance. The Android backup Manager has almost no impact on the system, with system resource utilization not crossing even 10% during backup. This means you can repurpose an older device into your backup machine, or set up a home server and access the files from anywhere.
There is one particular area where I struggled while testing the application, which the price distinction. Moreover, this actually would fit into the grey area between pros and cons, but it is under cons due to the fact that there is no clear distinction on the matter.
A simple marker or indicator of any sort would go miles in improving the usefulness of the application.
Should You Buy the Coolmuster Android Backup Manager?
The app will set you back $19.95 for a 1-year license, while the lifetime license will cost you $29.95 for one PC, and $49.95 for 5 PCs. For the features you are getting, this seems like a reasonable price. If you are looking for a simple backup and restore software and ease of use is what you are looking for, check out Coolmuster and give it a try.