Some comments

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Pogle, Oct 8, 2005.

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  1. Pogle

    Pogle Registered Member

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    I've been using Acronis TI9 for a couple of weeks now and am reasonably happy but I have some comments and problems to get off my chest. ;)

    Naming and grouping of functions
    The 13 or so functions are scattered around the window with no apparent thought. :doubt:
    • The names of groups of functions is very inconsistent, varying between tools, tasks and operations. o_O
    • 'Show log' icon appears four times, not counting the menu option.
    • The view menu activates a "Common tasks bar"(left) which is a list with the heading 'Tools', not 'Tasks' at all.
    • The 'Tools' on the Common Tasks Bar are the not the same as 'tools' in the main page body.
    Why not simply list everything on the left? Call them all the same thing (tools, tasks, operations, functions, whatever) but group with meaningful categories?

    Maybe this isn't quite it, but you get the idea:

    [System]
    Manage Acronis Secure Zone
    Activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager
    Manage System Restore
    Create Bootable Rescue Media

    [Backup and Restore]
    Backup
    Recovery
    Check Archive
    Plug Image
    Unplug Image
    Schedule task

    [Disk utilities]
    Clone disk
    Add New Disk

    [Log]
    Show Log

    (the first two could be simplified to Manage Secure Zone and Manage Startup Recovery.
    And why "recovery" instead of "restore"? everyone understands restore and it doesn't clash with "startup recovery")


    Next...

    "Active tasks"
    - Why call this 'active' tasks? They're not really active most of the time and 'tasks' are used above.
    - 'My backups' might be better.

    Next...

    Scheduled tasks Problems
    • The height of the page split above this pane isn't remembered.
    • Last run time and last result column data are not saved.
    • Status column displays the same as schedule. More helpful would be 'running', 'inactive', (?)...
    • Provide a permanent view of backup properties instead of mouse hover data which disappears before you can take it all in.
    • When creating a scheduled differential backup it always shows up as incremental.
    • Wizard for differential and incremental backups wrongly states the selected archive is password protected.
    • Backup doesn't run at shutdown as scheduled

    And talking of naming, on this page http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/support/forum/
    why not make
    Section where all the questions concerning Acronis True Image are being discussed
    Section where all the questions concerning Acronis Disk Director Suite (including Acronis OS Selector) are being discussed
    Section where all the questions concerning Acronis Privacy Expert Suite are being discussed
    Section where all the questions concerning all other Acronis products are being discussed

    simply

    Acronis True Image forum
    Acronis Disk Director Suite (including Acronis OS Selector) forum
    Acronis Privacy Expert Suite forum
    all other Acronis products forum
    ?
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Pogle,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software and your comments.

    Could you please see whether your problems persist with the latest build of Acronis True Image 9.0?

    You can also post your comments in a special wish-list thread. You are welcome to post here everything you wish to have in our software. We will certainly consider all your wishes.

    Thank you.
    --
    Irina Shirokova
     
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