Acronis True Image 2021 is the latest version of the popular backup tool.
The program provides simple ways to back up your entire PC, specific disks or partitions, or individual files and folders. Backups can be saved locally or to the cloud, while a Sync feature ensures key files are always available on any device, wherever you are.
A backup analysis and statistics module enables you to easily see a representation of what's taking up the most space in your backup (much like Apple offers with iCloud backups).
Acronis True Image includes anti-ransomware protection. We're assuming that this is included so your backups are always protected from being encrypted by ransomware, so if your computer gets infected, then your backups remain safe. This will then enable you to quickly restore a previous backup, rather than worry about paying a ransom fee.
The Conversion to Virtual Machine option enables you to take an existing backup and convert it to a virtual machine. This could be immensely useful if you backed up your entire desktop computer, needed access to the contents of your laptop when you were on the road. Simply convert to a virtual machine and run within VMware Workstation.
This Standard addition is the version you want if you don't want to pay for a yearly subsription. It doesn't expire, but you'd need to pay for future major updates (ie. 2022). It has a perpetual license. It's worth noting that that Standard edition does not include any cloud-based backup by default, but you could backup to a Dropbox or OneDrive folder on your drive to push your data to the cloud.
Includes 3-Device perpetual license for PCs or Mac.
Review by Mike Williams.