My Nexus 5 Needs a Better Back-Up Solution!

My Nexus 5 is a wonderful phone and I am glad to be freed of all the restrictions of ios. However, I do miss the ease and control of back-ups and file exchanges afforded through iTunes. I have tried AirDroid and find it cleaver, but confusing. The different views in USB Debugging are difficult to understand. Is there another method that others employ to make the process more user friendly?