Synk Pro
Synk Pro
7.0.12

4.0

Synk Pro free download for Mac

Synk Pro

7.0.12
09 August 2011

Backup and synchronization tool.

Overview

Note: Decimus Software appears to have ceased development, and no further information is available. The download is still available, but you should not expect support, further releases, or the ability to purchase the application.

Synk is a live file synchronizer, designed to make surprisingly sophisticated sync and backup features accessible to everybody. Join the many dedicated users around the world, from grandmothers to Turing Award winners, from universities to movie studios, and even some higher-ups at a computer company we all know and love!

What's new in Synk Pro

Version 7.0.12:
  • Worked around OS X 10.7 Lion throwing up connection dialogs at every possible opportunity. Guest access should now work again on OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Fixed an issue preventing detailed information about errors and other events from successfully loading
  • Worked around OS X 10.7 Lion in certain circumstances providing bogus permissions info
  • The usual variety of general tweaks, improvements, and fixes

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mmac79
10 February 2011

Most helpful

Synk Professional is an invaluable tool for me and i use it quit often. although looking at chronosync from time to time i never see a reason to swtich. developers are responsive and up2date. thumbs up!
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Version 7.0.4
Hindley
09 March 2019
Thanks James. Does ChronoSync synchronise 'on the fly' as SynkPro did, or does ir require a manual or scheduled activation?
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Version 7.0.12
Hindley
09 June 2018
Anyone know of an alternative to Synk Pro?
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Version 7.0.12
2 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
05 March 2019
Loved Synk Pro and was sad to see them go out of business. I fell back to ChronoSync and it's an awesome app, and once you buy a license, all future updates are free.
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Hindley
Hindley
09 March 2019
Thanks James. Does ChronoSync synchronise 'on the fly' as SynkPro did, or does ir require a manual or scheduled activation?
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Camner
06 May 2018
I mourn the loss of this great piece of software, for which there is no great replacement.

One issue is that those of us who used Synk for so long have a lot of backups that cannot be accessed (if we used the archive old version feature). Without Synk installed and able to run (which it can't on Sierra/High Sierra), there is no way to access these old archives.

I WROTE A SCRIPT to extract these archives from the .synkarchive files. Anyone who would like this script should reply to this Comment with a way to get in contact with you, and I'll send the script.
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Version 7.0.12
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M-Wilke
M-Wilke
26 July 2018
I'm not comfortable posting my email address here. Can you give us a link to get the script? I miss Synk. Hope Decimus revives it. They are great developers.
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Lollo4
18 October 2016
Just received a mail from the developer: "We are coming to the end of testing Synk 7.1, a Sierra-compatible update that should also fix some outstanding issues and improve performance. We expect to finish beta testing in the next few days, and have an upgrade available by next week. (This will be a free upgrade for registered users, so there's no need to purchase a new license.) Thank you for your patience. We hope to have a better, stronger, faster Synk available soon!"
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Version 7.0.12
6 answer(s)
Dennis-Bouman
Dennis-Bouman
15 November 2016
Nothing yet, so I guess beta testing brought up some problems?
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Whobe
Whobe
22 November 2016
OK the wait is getting a little frustrating now.
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retsbob999
retsbob999
13 December 2016
Check out FreeFileSync as an alternative. I did and it is working great for me. I'll probably return to Synk once it's updated because I like the interface better. Until then, my office is getting by just fine with FreeFileSync.
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Cusi
Cusi
15 February 2017
Just received email from developer stating that he has not ben able to update to Sierra.
Synk and Synk pro will be discontinued.
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Iswitched2mac
Iswitched2mac
21 March 2017
Macupdate should mention in the application description the application has been discontinued and is not compatible with Sierra
what a pity it has been discontinued. I would have paid for an upgrade
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Anjin-1
Anjin-1
08 December 2017
I can only guess that the developer is out of business. The most recent post on his website was more than a year ago.
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Laine
28 September 2016
Broken with Sierra. Error message indicates discontinued support for Objective-C garbage collection.
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Version 7.0.12
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Anjin-1
Anjin-1
08 December 2017
Interesting. All I get is the circle slash over the app. This must be the end of the road for the app.
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Nigel-Smith
23 August 2016
Wont work with macOS Sierra public beta.
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Version 7.0.12
Malebenso
13 October 2015
Using Synk extensively to synk TB of data across external disks and SMB shares. Recently upgraded to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Synk still works like a charm. What always brings me back to Synk is the flexibility for the scripts and Synks ability to just quietly do its job, when the opportunity is there, i. e. target and source disks or shares are available. In this sense it is like Time Machine, which runs hourly, when the backup disk is connected. And similar to TM the scanning of the disk (what needs syncing?) is really fast.
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Version 7.0.12
JamesHarrisPhoto
23 January 2015
Still my go-to backup program, and still working fine under Yosemite (10.10.1).
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Version 7.0.12
rboehmer
13 August 2014
For some reason; perhaps a recent change in OS X Mavericks (I'm on 10.9.4) this formerly smooth running app has become extremely dangerous and I would advise against using it for any reason. It has suddenly taken to deleting files in synked directories for no reason whatsoever. Files in the other parallel directory get renamed with an extension of '.tmpsynkcopy. In addition, the folders within that parallel directory have some kind of permissions issue that prevents them from being edited or even moved to the trash. These permissions issues bring up an authentication dialogue that results in no action even if you correctly enter an administrator's credentials. I've seen this behavior on 2 different Macs using different external HDs. I'm not sure what changed, but its an extremely scary issue. And the developer does not have any kind of support forums to even search to find out if others have the same or similar issues; which is an extremely sketchy situation in this day and age. I have to again caution strongly against this software at this time.
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Version 7.0.12
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ostrichtom
ostrichtom
19 October 2014
I agree. Now that Mavericks has been released, Synk Pro does not seem to work any more. I have emailed support bur have not yet received a response. I'm hoping they are working on it because it is a marvelous piece of software when it works.
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Manu-Chao
Manu-Chao
19 October 2014
Synk has not received a single update in more than three years (just look in the column on the right: August 2011, shortly after the release of OS X 10.7 aka Lion). Since then we had the release of Mountain Lion, Mavericks and now Yosemite. The only thing that has happened during this period is that the words Mountain Lion and Mavericks have been added to the website.

That doesn't have mean it is broken but the risks of something going wrong are increasing continually. It is a truly abandoned application, right now the income from the occasional purchase seem to still exceed the costs of running their website.

I am in the process of switching to Chronosync which seems the closest product in terms of features (for me: managing a largish number of backup scripts with easy enough and detailed enough rule setting) and having a very good reputation (it doesn't have live synching but I never used that with Synk).
Its latest update was less than two weeks ago which add several Yosemite compatibility updates.
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ostrichtom
ostrichtom
21 October 2014
I take back my October 19 comment. I had added an Exclusion rule that prevented Synk from running. I removed the rule and now it is running properly, although continuously, to catch up with the Yosemite installation and all the consequent software updates. I love it again!
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Malebenso
Malebenso
13 October 2015
"I take back my October 19 comment. I had added an Exclusion rule that prevented Synk from running. I removed the rule and now it is running properly, […]. I love it again!"

In which case you might want to change your rating to something more appropriate?
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zulow6613
08 March 2014
this Synk thing installs an agent deep in the system that takes up to 200% cpu power and for a long that is a *long* time. without asking me, nor was I able to quit the process. deleted forever. and doesn't come back! good bye sync agent … hasta nunca ...
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Version 7.0.12
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Malebenso
Malebenso
17 November 2015
Synk uses the method designed by Apple for background processes. Nothing special.

The problem with 200% CPU usage is real. I had the same issue and got in touch with Tony who has been very responsive and supportive to investigate and help.

We could narrow it down to the combination of having a) an external monitor attached and b) the Synk menu item on. (But it does not seem to be a problem with external monitors in general.)

Disabling the Synk menu item worked around the issue under Yosemite. But of course, then I was missing the helpful Synk menu with at-a-glimple status info.

Thankfully under El Capitan the problem has not appeared for me (so far). Under El Capitan I have also disabled the old Menu Meters menu item (required compatibility update). So maybe that was the underlying cause: An incompatibility between the Menu Meters menu item and the Synk menu item.
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