Google probably isn't Evil per se, but they do want you to put all of your data on their servers. Trusting any one company that much is probably a bad idea. If your entire life is on Google, what happens to Google happens to you.
- Google Blog Converters 1.0 uses Python to convert between Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, and WordPress.
- Blogger can now export the entire contents of a blog, over at Blogger in Draft.
- Gmail Backup
- Gmail provides IMAP access, so you can use OfflineIMAP to backup and sync your complete archive in standard UNIX maildir format, usable by Mutt, Thunderbird and most sane e-mail clients. See this blog post for more details.
- POP access is a very simple way to continuously download all your emails in Gmail to your favorite email client. This method doesn't preserve the label/folder structure, though - but does include your emails that are sent from Gmail.
- You may also want to consider setting up forwarding of all your emails in Gmail to a Yahoo account or some other email provider (that has enough quota to work as your archive).
- GM Script by Peter Schafer download Google Docs en masse.
- gdatacopier "Bi-directional copy utility & API for Google docs"
- Has been announced to be discontinued. GNotebook (luckily) has an export-to-XML function (a link at the bottom of the screen) that at least Diigo and Evernote are able to import (without coding skills).
- Is not a backup tool per se but at least for Google Docs and Gmail GGears downloads all documents/attachments to your computer as readable documents (which can be found in your user profile/Google folder(s)).
Does a tool suite exist that backs up all of the Google Apps cloud?
Pump up the NASDAQ.