DirectSync
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Semi-synchronization tool for people w/multiple Macs.   Free
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  • DirectSync has been discontinued
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    James Howard
DirectSync was written to allow people to keep sets of information consistent between multiple Macs. It is not only a file/folder synchronization application (though its getting pretty good at that ;) ) nor is it a cloning/ghosting utility.

Instead it is focused primarily on "merging" data files for common applications such as Mail, iCal, Safari and potentially many others. The advantage of this approach over simple file synchronization is that certain types of files can be modified simultaneously and later merged together into a composite. The developer did this because he found that he
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Jeff-H. reviewed on 30 Sep 2005
Nice effort but not at all stable.

Kept crashing on me when trying to use it with a simple 2 comp network.

Ran indexing but then wouldn't sync even though the primary object was intentionally different then the destination for testing purpouses.

Maybe the next version/update?
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Apr 2005
Doesn't work for me. I try to backup a folder with it but only the half of it was copied, the rest was ignored.

I'll try something else.

hs
[Version 0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Sep 2005
if you find something else please let me know.

sherub2001@yahoo.com

thanks
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2004
Very nice tool for simple backup needs, especially to a firewire drive or another mac. Exactly what I was looking for.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 May 2004
Users- beware of using the overwrite option in synching. In trying out, only use the default. I lost lots of files when they were overwrote.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2004
Downloaded and tried it out: just what I have been looking for. Took a little time to get used to the interface, but that's me, not the app. I'm syncing mostly folders on 4 hard drives, and for backup purposes. Kudos to the author for a great app and for free!
[Version 0.2]


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Downloads:5,906
Version Downloads:2,579
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:01 May 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DirectSync was written to allow people to keep sets of information consistent between multiple Macs. It is not only a file/folder synchronization application (though its getting pretty good at that ;) ) nor is it a cloning/ghosting utility.

Instead it is focused primarily on "merging" data files for common applications such as Mail, iCal, Safari and potentially many others. The advantage of this approach over simple file synchronization is that certain types of files can be modified simultaneously and later merged together into a composite. The developer did this because he found that he often forgot to use a file synchronization utility and by the time he remembered it was too late.

Please email me with bug reports.


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