My old faithful LaCie backup drive gave up the ghost, and rather than buy a new external drive, I decided that online is now within my budget. But the companies I have checked so far either don't allow application backup or recommend against it. In fact, Tim Fisher at about.tech says this - "Software programs also rarely work properly when restored." Well, when I bought a new computer, I installed all my programs from the aforementioned backup LaCie, and they worked just fine. Why would it be different for online backup? I don't need file sharing or syncing - just a way to efficiently get back to normal after the death of a hard drive. Isn't that the main point of a backup?