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Bullet-proof backup - but anyone can do that. How about EASILY FIND your photo / video / any data. Portable, local, remote, intelligent
Bullet-proof backup - but anyone can do that. How about EASILY FIND your photo / video / any data. Portable, local, remote, intelligent
Bullet-proof backup - but anyone can do that. How about EASILY FIND your photo / video / any data. Portable, local, remote, intelligent
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Simply the best tool to handle your data.  Easily and instantly FIND all your photos, videos, any files at all - even years later.

Data Boss intelligently organizes any data you throw at it, then lets you find it anytime, from anywhere. 

Backup as portable as your tablet can be. Search as portable as your smartphone. 

This software runs on tablets, laptops, desktops. Works on-location or in-house. Used internally since 2014. Reliable, battle-tested. 

New and improved v2.5 is here!

All organizing is done automatically for you, yet you are always in control. Complete backup of the entire folder/subfolder and file structure. Best search feature gets the data you are looking for instantly. Saves your time and sanity! 

Choose total privacy (ONE) or worldwide access and multi-computer operation (ANY). Switch at will from ANY to ONE. 

New in v2.5:
Encryption; Dates Shift; Database Backup daily/weekly/monthly (ANY); Network Drives Switch. For photo & video: All Cameras auto-Detected

The Data Boss' secret is in its special system of data handling that automates as much as possible, making YOUR life easier.

Whoop whoop, we are now in the Stretch Goal territory! Keep pledging and get even a BETTER software!

Please scroll down for the Stretch Goal details.

Our data overwhelms us

(but this project will help you!)

Can you easily find your photos or any other documents from years ago? 

Or even from the last week? 

There's just no time to meticulously tag every file and also learn how to use some complex management software that - cough cough - cost an arm and a leg, too... 

 Then what do we do? 

Be a Data Boss! This project is for the further improved version 2.5

If you: 

  • wish you could save, then easily find all your data - from anywhere in the world, at any time of your choosing as needed
  • take photos or videos, be it professionally or as a hobby 
  • want your files and descriptions to stay private (Data Boss uses its own fast search engine - NO exposure to any third-party service!)
  • want to choose where to store your files - locally or in the Cloud
  • work with any kind of digital files - as a doctor, a lawyer, government, any business ... 

...then this project is for you! 

Support this unique software, and get an amazing relief for very little money. 

The Problem: we just can't find our data easily 

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Why not have a simple, reliable system that allows you to backup your valuable data (to one or two drives, your choice) - and then EASILY and INSTANTLY FIND anything at any time you need it... even years later... even if the original drive you saved it on is now disconnected

The Solution: Data Boss (now the upgraded version 2.5!)

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Data Boss delivers. 

Now you can easily back up your media and then actually find that important file anytime later on - even years later - easily and instantly

How liberating and efficient it is. 

Only with Data Boss. 

This campaign is for the Upgraded version 2.5 

Data Boss

  • protects your data on-location, in your office, at home, in the hotel 
  • then lets you instantly FIND it anytime, anywhere from anything with Internet access, like your smartphone (yet your data is safe!) - even if its storage has been disconnected 
  • makes your life so much easier 
  • SAFE: your actual files never hit the cloud, unless you choose to!
  • when properly mapped as a PC drive letter, your Cloud Storage can be used with Data Boss as either source or target! Checked with Dropbox.
  • if your PC can see your data source with a drive letter (card, drive, smartphone, network drive...) then you can tell Data Boss to process it 
  • perfect for both professional and home use - never lose your data again. Easily find it anytime, anywhere. 
  • tried and true system since '2014, now engineering the upgraded version 2.5 with the help of crowdfunding 
  • save BIG by supporting us here on Kickstarter - it's a win-win! 

What will this project deliver: awesome new features! 

It's time to upgrade our tried-and-true Data Boss to v2.5 by adding these new and awesome features: 

  • Your data secured by encryption. It will be visible only to YOU now. Anyone without your decryption key will just see some scrambled view that looks like strange symbols. Just one benefit of this: say, you uninstalled your Data Boss v2.5 from some PC but left its database on it. No longer a problem! No-one can actually view your information anymore, as it can only be decoded by your Data Boss v2.5. 
  • Database backup: daily, weekly, monthly (ANY only) Recover easily from any PC crash or data corruption! 
  • Media date/time shift on the imported media. Ever forgotten to set the correct time in your camera, and then all or some files are stamped with the wrong date/time? This, in turn, would screw up your search by date since the dates are wrong... No longer a problem: Data Boss v2.5 will correct this problem with just a click! It will also automatically alert you if such condition seems to exist. Easy peasy. 
  • More than one camera used on the card/drive you are backing up? That's fine: Data Boss v2.5 now lists ALL the cameras used, so you can find your media by entering the camera make/model it was recorded with! 
  • Connected too many network drives? Version 2.5 adds Allow/Disallow Network Drives switch. Control what is listed in the drive backup view, and what is excluded. Saves your time! 

Support this project to make Data Boss v2.5 a reality, and get this awesome software for the unbelievable low price right now while you can! 

I wanted to find my photo of Secretary of State John Kerry by the Rodgers Theatre in NYC. All I remembered was that I took it a couple years ago.

And yet, see the result. Above is a screen capture of me finding that photo super fast. 

The only way I could achieve that is because I used Data Boss.

And you can do the same with the further improved, easy-to-use Data Boss version v2.5 - just pledge for this project now!

We've made Data Boss (alpha) back in the Year 2014 for use in our own company because nothing else like that existed - yet we needed a simple yet effective data management solution for our photo/video business. Badly needed it. And Data Boss did solve our problem, that's why we are confident you'll love it too

WORKS ON ANY PC

Tablet (even cheap ones, $70 or so), laptop, a desktop running Windows (version 7, 8, 10). Any computer will do, even the old one with a weak video card and a low-resolution display is fine. Unlike other software, we are not picky!  

This is a Windows-native software. Works great on either 32-bit or 64-bit systems.  

Very fast, easy installation/uninstallation. Confident, error-free operation - remove human errors by using this specialized software, and get perfect results every time.  

If you have a Mac, then you'll need to run Windows under the emulator (like VMware Fusion or similar) for Data Boss to work.

Data Boss works in-studio or on-location. We know because that's how we use it! (Full specifications below.) 

Being in the photography and videography business for over 17 years, we were always searching for a workable solution. Having tried - unsuccessfully - some other data management systems, we finally were forced to create Data Boss for ourselves. 

We have successfully raised funds for Data Boss v2 here on Kickstarter! Now it's time for even more sophisticated version 2.5, which is this project. 

Pledge now - save money and help to advance the technology you will benefit from!

We'd like to release the upgraded and further improved Data Boss v2.5 to you. Please support this project - you will benefit immensely! 

This isn't the first time we wrote our own custom software to fulfill a specific need. As far back as the year 1999, we've received a $1,000 Microsoft Award for excellence in programming. Our previous hit software, RAW 4 PRO (also funded here on Kickstarter!) has been enjoying FIVE STAR user rating on Amazon and other sites for a couple years now. It is a go-to tool for people in the need of the RAW DNG or JPG sequences to HD Video conversion. So we have pretty solid credentials delivering software to many users and supporting our customers religiously. 

Click and pledge now! 

Specifications 

  • Runs on Windows 7, 8, 10; x32 or x64 bit architecture. 
  • Desktops, laptops or tablets (our test copy uses a cheap $70 tablet) are OK. 
  • Can see and work with all internal or external drives that have a letter assigned (including mapped network drives!) 
  • Backs up your media to one or two targets (fantastic for data safety, for example on the photo or video shoot, in-house or out in the field.) 
  • Allows you to quickly describe your media in human terms (ex. "New York - Times Square at night, people sitting on the red stairs") while the backup is still running. Saves time by multitasking. Allows you to easily and instantly find your data later - even years later - by both your description and media data. 
  • No need to tag every file manually! Finds your data even if the original drive it was backed up to is currently disconnected! 
  • Synchronizes your data between all your devices where Data Boss is installed 
  • Smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop: quickly and easily find your data anywhere, anytime 

Plus, all the NEW features - see What Will This Project Deliver section above! 

Schedule: 

When will you get this software: very quickly!
You will get Data Boss v 2.0 (the previous version) immediately after the pledges are collected in April '2018. The Data Boss v 2.5 (this version) should be ready and delivered to you in May '2018 or earlier as released. 

Why support us now: 

Being a backer of this project, you get huge savings and the earliest access to Data Boss. In other words, you get absolutely the best deal possible here

We are still happy with this arrangement because the project usually gets funded easier with smaller contributions, and then we will be selling this upgraded v2.5 software at the regular price on our website DataBoss.me 

Or, you can be generous and be rewarded with the unique opportunity of having the software named after you/your business or your loved one with the $999 reward level. 

Whether you choose to just pledge $1 or $1,000, we are hugely grateful for your time and support! 

Thank you!       

$1,000+ (so close!) will get you SKINS! Never get bored - make your own, or use one of the skins we supply. Customize Data Boss for your mood or application - business, fun, quirky. Color it YOU!  

$2,000+ will get you an API integration with the best Artificial Intelligence system that does much work on every single photo by tagging it with its content. Amazingly accurate, pretty fast, works in the background on thousands or millions of photos you have! Superb for finding the exact sets of photos you want. Will save you days of your life doing your work automatically and perfectly!

We need to actually collect those amounts for the stretch goals to kick in.

Please:

- pledge!  

- spread the word - tell your friends about this software and give this link: http://bit.ly/DataBoss25

 Be the boss of your data - pledge now!

Risks and challenges

We are mainly adding some features to the already-existing software Data Boss, which has been in use for some years now, with great results.

Our experience with delivering programs spans many years, so far with good results always.

Frankly, your risk of backing this project may be described as very low.

We'd also like to give credit to Mingwei Li for the awesome image he shared on Unsplash, so we could modify and adapt it for this project. Thanks, Mingwei!

Thanks for reading, please choose your pledge on the right - thank you!

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    EARLY BIRD DataBoss ONE v2.5

    You get a local edition (see comparison table ONE vs ANY edition) of Data Boss v2.5

    SAVINGS! Instead of the normal price of $129, get it here at a huge discount!

    Download link will be emailed to you along with your personal software key.

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    Data Boss ONE v2.5

    You get a local edition (see comparison table ONE vs ANY edition) of Data Boss v2.5

    SAVINGS! Instead of the normal price of $129, get it here at a huge discount!

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    EARLY BIRD Data Boss ANY v2.5

    You get ANYwhere edition (see comparison table ONE vs ANY edition) of Data Boss v2.5

    Install it on any number of PCs and they all will synchronize, anywhere in the world.

    SAVINGS! Instead of the normal price of $199, get it here at a huge discount!

    Download link will be emailed to you along with your personal software key.

    Install this edition on any number of PCs - and they all will share the same Data Boss data, worldwide!

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    Data Boss ANY v2.5

    You get ANYwhere edition (see comparison table ONE vs ANY edition) of Data Boss v2.5

    Install it on any number of PCs and they all will synchronize, anywhere in the world.

    SAVINGS! Instead of the normal price of $199, get it here at a huge discount!

    Download link will be emailed to you along with your personal software key.

    Install this edition on any number of PCs - and they all will share the same Data Boss data, worldwide!

    Thank you!

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    Data Boss v2.5 named after YOU

    // ONLY ONE AVAILABLE! //

    We will name version 2.5 of Data Boss software as follows:
    John Patron's Data Boss v2.5

    Of course, your actual name (not John Patron) will be used - unless you tell us to use some other name you want. It's your choice!

    Honor yourself or someone significant in your life, or even your business name.

    (No controversial/offensive names, please. Please contact us in advance if you feel this might be the case, thank-you.)

    You will also get //both// of ONE and ANY editions of Data Boss v2.5

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