Gmail has become the most widely used email service as it provides an efficient and interesting features for communication. It offers many features like emailing, chatting, virtual conference facility, which have attracted millions of users worldwide. Since the Gmail account stores a large amount of important information in the form of emails, every user rely on it to access the shared data. Many Gmail users opt to backup the Gmail data on the local system so that it can be used in case of adverse server condition or migrating to other email client. A number of Gmail backup tools are available in the industry which tends to provide complete backup solution for Gmail account.
One such software is Gmail Backup to PST tool, which aims to backup complete Gmail account including emails, contacts, calendars and documents into required multiple file formats. It offers backup support to Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Apple, etc. Our data experts have examined this backup tool in order to evaluate it on the basis of quality, efficiency, performance and reliability. The licensed version of this backup tool has been tested in the following working environment:

Operating System: Windows 8.1
Installed Processor: 1 GHz
Mounted RAM: 512 MB

The following post aims to provide an honest review of the Gmail backup tool depending upon the outcome of software testing.

Remarkable Features of Gmail Backup Software

Some of the features offered by the tool, which tends to differentiate it from other competing backup tools available in the market include:

Backup Gmail File
The Gmail backup tool allows an easy and efficient backup of the user account. User just need to enter the correct Gmail credentials in the user interface login window. It provides complete data backup assurance.
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Multiple Account Backup
The software provides assistance to backup the data from multiple Gmail accounts. It requires credentials for all Gmail accounts and saves them in CSV format. It will backup the data items from each account.

Gmail Authentication Feature
The tool aims to provide authenticity to its users, by an in-built feature which asks user to login to the Gmail account. The user needs to click on Accept to allow the Gmail backup tool have an access to its data items.

Backup Selected Items
The backup tool provides a backup solution for various Gmail data items such as emails, contacts, calendar, documents. The user can choose multiple data items, which needs to be saved as a backup file.

Multiple Format Backup
To provide wider range support, the Gmail backup tool offers its users to backup the Gmail files in any of the required file format: EML, MSG, MBOX, PST format. The user can choose any of the format according to choice.
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Choose Preferred Destination
The backup tool provides an option to save the backup file at any desired location on the system. The browsing utility of the tool helps the user to move though various folder and choose a suitable location for backup file.

Time based Filtering
To easily sort the emails, the tool offers email filters using which the user can view and export the selected emails for a particular time period. The user just needs to specify the time period for which the emails need to be filtered.
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Selective Folder Filter
The automated Gmail backup tool provides a folder filter so that the user can choose to backup only the selected folder i.e., option to backup all emails from several folders like inbox, sent box, drafts, junk mails etc.

Limit Internet Bandwidth
To provide flexible internet usage, the tool has been designed to let user specify the internet bandwidth to be used by the tool using Internal Bandwidth option. The user can also specify time for CPU utilization using Time Slot Setting.
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Gmail Backup to Outlook PST: Best Tool to Create Backup of Gmail Emails
Efficient Gmail Backup
The backup tool provides an efficiency in backup procedure in terms of: data integrity in documents, no data loss encountered, no corruption of the data files is faced during backing up the Gmail data.

Available Versions of Gmail Backup Tool

The Gmail backup to Outlook PST tool can be availed in the following two versions:
  • Demo Version- The free Gmail backup to PST tool allows user to backup the data from a single Gmail account and export them into required file format.
  • Licensed Version- The paid licensed version can be availed from company’s website for a reasonable amount. It provides multiple Gmail backup service and save the data into desired format.

Specifications of Gmail Backup Tool

This backup tool has been designed to work well under the following specifications:

  • Operating System- The software supports Windows 10 & all below versions
  • Supported Processor- Minimum 1 GHz processor is required for tool installation. However, experts advise to use 2.4 GHz processor for faster backup.
  • Mounted RAM- Minimum 512 MB RAM is required. However, 1 GB RAM is recommended for large storage.
  • Hard Disk Space- The system must have 15 MB free hard disk space for proper installation of Gmail backup tool.
Note: For Gmail backup to PST, it is compulsory to have MS Outlook installed on the system.

PROS

  1. It supports feature to resume the data backup according to user requirement.
  2. It maintains incomplete download history in case of unexpected system shutdown.

CONS

It provides complete backup of the selected folder(s), but there is no option to choose the emails individually.

Conclusion

After using the Gmail backup tool under different hardware and software specifications, our experts refer it as an amazing tool to backup Gmail data conveniently. One can completely rely on this backup tool to export the data items at the local computer. It can be awarded 9.6 out of 10 as it does not offer to choose the emails individually from the Gmail folder.

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