Cloning is a freeware, portable app to back up and restore drivers and many popular apps.
Having to reformat your computer is simple. Getting all your settings and apps back? Not so much. Enter Cloning, a free app that can backup your favorite apps and restore them. And let's not forget all your drivers.
Cloning can even detect what you have installed in one click. Optionally you can select them individually or all. Some of the apps that you can backup include 7-Zip, Adobe Reader, CCleaner, Google Chrome, IrfanView, LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, Opera, Qbittorrent, TeamViewer, Utorrent, VLC, and many more.
The backup manager allows you to delete or open backups which can be handy for backing up your current versions before updates or to text beta versions, so you always have a stable copy.
Driver backup is found in a separate tab and allows you to backup your hardware drivers or optionally all Microsoft drivers as well.
Backing up and restoring is as simple as clicking on Backup or Restore. Backup is quick and easy. Restoring allows you to choose your backup if you have multiple backups.
There's no guarantee all your favorite apps will be on the list, but most geeks will find that your favorites are covered.
Cloning fills a backup niche that will save you hours of frustration.