A Collection of One-Click Solutions Designed to Improve Your Windows Experience



Download the SnapBack Apps platform to get all of our apps, including these featured apps:


Featured

Protect
My PC

Keep Your Data

and Computer Safe,

Secure, and Backed-up



Featured

Prevent
Automatic Reboots

No More

Unexpected or Automatic

Windows Restarts!



Featured

Manage My
Windows Updates

Keep Windows

Up-to-Date on

Your Own Schedule



Featured

Set Up
My PC

Quickly Install the Most

Common Programs to

Get Up-and-Running



Featured

Customize
My PC

Enable Important

and Hidden

Windows Features




Install Today and Save Time, Money & Frustration!
Safe, Secure, and Simple

For over 30 years Columbia Data Products, Inc.(CDP) has produced and bundled software into OEMs' products for IBM, DELL, HP and Microsoft.

SnapBack Apps is certified by CDP and only operates once installed, it never runs from your browser or uses the internet.

We don’t collect or share your personal information with anyone.

Advanced security algorithms ensure that SnapBack Apps are certified authentic from CDP and unmodified before running.

Administrators: SnapBack Apps have individual permissions, so you have complete control over what your users are allowed to run.

Our Mission

Prevent, Solve, or Mitigate all Hardware, Software and Service Problems, even Design Deficiencies, for all Windows PC Users
...In other words, make the PC work the way you want, automatically!

CDP Certifies Every Byte of SnapBack to Keep You Safe
SnapBack and all of its apps are certified by Columbia Data Products, Inc. (CDP)
,  who has produced and bundled software into OEMs' products, such as IBM, DELL, HP, and Microsoft for over 30 years. CDP ensures that every app is checked for its safety, security, and efficacy.With CDP's certification, and the Experts looking over CDP's shoulder, you never have to worry about any SnapBack App.

One Solution Solves or Prevents Your Technology Problems
SnapBack is a collection of one-click solutions designed to solve your technology problems.Our solutions can be initiated by the user, run when notified, or automatically applied by SnapBack.

Exactly what Problems does SnapBack Solve?
SnapBack adjusts the way Windows PC's work by delivering precisely what's needed to solve, mitigate, or prevent any hardware, software or design deficiency problem.Since we obviously can't solve every problem today, solutions are prioritized by what our users, industry "Experts", and CDP thinks is important today.With a SnapBack App, you can click on any appbutton and change literally anything you can think of… the way an application works… the way Windows or your computer looks or acts… virtually anything!

What is Running on my PC, and Why Should I Keep it Installed?
The SnapBack Apps Platform is currently designed for Windows and houses all of our apps.Unlike other App Store type programs, SnapBack Apps is unique in that you get all of our apps since they are so small, rather than having to individually select ones.This means all our apps are always ready to run, particularly in those moments when an app is absolutely necessary.

CDP has designed SnapBack to only require an extremely small service running, which ensures every byte is signed and certified before the service allows anything to be downloaded.The service is also responsible for ensuring Windows user permissions have allowed that App's appbutton to be executed by the service.The Windows Task Scheduler occasionally wakes up and initiates user-chosen actions, most of which only take a second or two.Today SnapBack's 8 MB installer only takes up ~50 MB of disk space for ALL our apps.

The platform and all the apps are designed to be updated automatically, so that you always have the most recent version.  These updates are essential to keep your system and SnapBack 100% safe and effective. Since the SnapBack platform that does all the work runs locally, the apps always run, whether you are online or not.
The occasional updates are just as tiny as our apps, usually less than a few hundred kb.

SnapBack's Key Features

SnapBack Community (Coming Soon)

To help facilitate the best apps possible, the SnapBack Factory was created.This online environment is used to help users of all skill and practice levels connect with highly experienced developers so that new apps can be created and existing ones improved upon.The purpose of this environment is to engage users and developers with one another, so that developers have direct feedback to their products and users have the means to provide direct feedback (including suggestions as to how to improve a product).


Cooperation and engagement are the backbones of the SnapBack Factory. Members of the factory or even visitors productively work together to assign and accomplish tasks. Additionally, the factory is unique in that anyone (including non-logged-in users) can contribute by creating pages and modifying existing content.

Over 30 Years of Innovative Solutions

Columbia Data Products, an innovator and pioneer in both hardware and software, has been offering cutting edge solutions for Windows PC’s for over 30 years.

Our line of real-time snapshot software, OTM (Open Transaction Manager) and PSM (Persistent Storage Manager) has been protecting millions of users and has been adopted by some of the world’s largest technology manufacturers such as IBM, Dell, HP, Microsoft, and Veritas.

Our philosophy has always been to make technology easier for users. We recognized a growing demand for improvements in many computer applications. This led to the conception and design of SnapBack Apps, a platform where users and developers can collaborate to create solutions that will solve common technology problems.

We make these solutions available free or as inexpensive as possible to any user in the world so they can securely fix any problem with a few clicks. The goal is to “End Technology Frustration” and allow users to search for or suggest applications so that their technology devices work and behave the way they want.

We continually seek to create software solutions that provide significant value to both end users and OEM integrators of our products.

Contact Information:

Columbia Data Products, Inc.
925 Sunshine Lane
Suite 1080
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Main: 407-869-6700
Fax: 407-862-4725

E-mail Us

Additional Reading

CDP’s Origins

Columbia Data Products today is one of the “biggest little companies you’ve probably never heard of” and has developed software used in millions of PCs and servers. In the early 1980s, CDP was one of the largest PC manufacturers, and one of the first to develop the hardware and software needed to ship a PC with a hard drive installed.

However, in 1985 CDP entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy when sales faltered in the public company. During that year, Alan Welsh’s retail computer store, Godfather’s Used Computer Syndicate, sold more Columbia PCs worldwide than anyone else. In 1986, Alan Welsh bought all the remaining assets from the bankrupt CDP and created a new Columbia Data Products in Florida.

The new CDP supported the 70,000 existing users, released the next versions of ROMs and DOS, and was shipping all new PCs with software ready to run from a menu. At that time, no one was shipping IBM compatible PCs with ready to run software that we take for granted today.

Within that first year, CDP decided to concentrate on developing software for a little known technology called SCSI that supported the next generation of hard drives, tape drives, and CD-ROMs. CDP first licensed its SST SCSI utilities and drivers to Western Digital, who at the time was providing virtually all of the PC manufacturers with hard drive controllers. CDP provided all of the SCSI software that Western Digital then sublicensed to all of their OEMs, such as NCR, EDS, Texas Instruments, Nixdorf, Siemens, IBM, Zenith, Unisys, Olivetti and many others.

CDP developed a low-level device operating system that allowed other software companies, such as backup and peripheral manufacturers, to easily provide SCSI support through CDP’s SDLP software API. Additionally, CDP provided first-level technical support for users and OEMs of Western Digital.

At one time, CDP was supporting 30 different operating systems and most every SCSI device made, including CD-ROMS, printers, scanners, laser disks, raid arrays, as well as every known tape drive type and hard drive.

CDP the Storage Years

Starting in the late nineties, the company’s emphasis shifted to storage and backup, producing high-quality data snapshot software such as Open Transaction Manager (OTM) and Persistent Storage Manager (PSM). Since 1999 the company has licensed both OTM and PSM to some of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Dell, IBM, Veritas, HP and Microsoft.

CDP continued enhancing its PSM snapshot software enabling it to support all current Windows platforms. SnapBack Storage was the latest implementation of PSM, which was designed to protect PC users without the need for external hard drives or cloud access. SnapBack Storage was designed to be the first choice for users’ data protection when the PC hardware itself does not need replacement. SnapBack Storage reliably protected all data and program files since it was automatically running, requiring no setup or user attention until needed.

SnapBack Storage easily recovered any lost or overwritten files by allowing Windows Explorer to travel back in time so users can find, use, or copy past versions of select files or even the whole hard drive. SnapBack uniquely provided a thousand points in time that span back months so most users could always have what they need, when they need it.

If a user’s PC wouldn’t boot, SnapBack could “revert” the PC back to any one of these thousand snapshots, generally in a few minutes. This revert feature reversed all damage even when the file system was corrupt or a virus has infected and destroyed files, folders, or hidden areas.

SnapBack Storage ran automatically and silently 24 x 7, keeping all its backups on the hard drive so it does not require any external hardware or subscriptions. Because there was no need for an admin or user to make adjustments, SnapBack always worked. Nothing else at the time provided this universal level of reliability in data protection.

CDP Today

The CDP philosophy has always been to make technology easier for users. As the company continued to improve the SnapBack user experience, CDP recognized a growing demand for improvements in many computer applications. This led to the conception and design of SnapBack Apps, a platform where users and developers can collaborate to create solutions that will solve common technology problems.

CDP is creating a way for thousands of experts to create a virtually infinite number of small “point solutions” for problems that users submit. CDP will make these solutions available to any user in the world so they can securely fix any problem with a few clicks. The goal is to “End Technology Frustration” and allow users to search for or suggest applications so that their technology devices work and behave the way they want.

We make these solutions available free or as inexpensive as possible to any user in the world so they can securely fix any problem with a few clicks. The goal is to “End Technology Frustration” and allow users to search for or suggest applications so that their technology devices work and behave the way they want.

We continually seek to create software solutions that provide significant value to both end users and OEM integrators of our products.