Synk Pro
Synk Pro 7.0.12
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Backup and synchronization tool.   Shareware ($60.00)
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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
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
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later





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zulow6613 reviewed on 08 Mar 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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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 19 Aug 2013
Necessary upgrades having been made by Tony, its new developer, Synk Pro continues to be one of my most valuable applications. It's extremely simple to set up and use, doesn't need reminding or scheduling (although those are available), works in real time. I really like Synk Pro.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 19 Aug 2013
PS It seems some people here award positive smilies only if you agree with their opinions, negative smilies if you don't. I always thought, having been online since the beginning of online, that since you can easily express your opinion in a reply, that smilies should be reserved for the quality of a review, not its contents. With new users come rude behaviors. Sad.
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 11 May 2013
I reviewed Synk Pro when it was new. Now it's a little long in the tooth -- but you know what? It's still better than anything else out there. Oh yeah, if you upgraded to Lion and then Mountain Lion, you're screwed. But you're screwed whether or not you use Synk Pro. ML is the problem. I use Synk Pro continuously with Snow Leopard and it works just great. Between Synk Pro and IMAP, my machines are always synched up. I'm a satisfied customer. (Still, I wish someone would revisit the software for the next generation, when Apple finally comes out with a useful OS update.
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Mistersquid replied on 19 Aug 2013
You're confusing the issue here.

Apple has moved on from Snow Leopard, releasing its successor two years ago. People who have purchased new equipment since then do not have an option to use Snow Leopard.

Decimus software has done nothing to update this application.

The problem for users of Apple equipment sold since July 2011 who want to use or continue using Synk Pro is that Decimus software has not updated their app.

Your opinion of Mac OS X since July 2011 really has nothing to do with whether Synk Pro is a good piece of software.
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 21 Apr 2013
I'm a longtime Synk Pro user and happy until this week, when the Synk engines for four of my 10 synchronizations refused to do more than twirl.

I requested support and am still waiting to hear back from Tony, the current owner of the franchise.

As this is critical, I set up Chronosync (which I purchased around the same time as Synk Pro, but never used) and managed the synchronizations in that fashion. However, I'd prefer real-time synchronization that Synk Pro provides, when it's working.

If anyone can tell me how to get the engines going, I'd be much obliged. Otherwise, I'm going to have to switch applications.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 11 May 2013
(I posted this below by accident. Sorry.)

I spoke with Ben who now maintains Synk Pro. We concluded that some of my synchronization scripts had been corrupted. The solution was pretty simple, taking a lot less time than futzing did: simply recreate the sync relationships. (First i did a clean reinstall, just to make sure.) This took about 2 minutes per pair. In 15 minutes, Synk Pro was back.

I'm sorry Synk Pro's not being further developed, it's 100% better than the other non-continuous synchronizers and even helps to identify files and folders that should be moved about or deleted.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 11 May 2013
Oops, it is Tony, not Ben, who's maintaining Synk Pro.
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Ffass reviewed on 31 Jan 2013
I decided that it would be great to back up ALL incremental changes to an illustration that I'm creating with Photoshop CS5 so I dusted off my copy of Sync Pro, version 7.0.12 (40), and put it to the test. Just to note: Time Machine's "once an hour" backup simply isn't sufficient -- too likely that prior desirable creative work can't be re-captured. The other alternative, using Dropbox incremental backups, is OK but I want my versioned backup files to be stored locally for instant retrieval when needed. So far Sync Pro is working great! The "Evolutive" backup feature stores prior file versions in individual "syncarchive" files, which you need to control-click and select "Show Package Contents" to see them for the particular file you're working on. So, for me, this is a great solution for my needs.

My system: 2011 15" MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion (10.8.2).
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Bob.jacobson replied on 11 May 2013
I spoke with Ben who now maintains Synk Pro. We concluded that some of my synchronization scripts had been corrupted. The solution was pretty simple, taking a lot less time than futzing did: simply recreate the sync relationships. (First i did a clean reinstall, just to make sure.) This took about 2 minutes per pair. In 15 minutes, Synk Pro was back.

I'm sorry Synk Pro's not being further developed, it's 100% better than the other non-continuous synchronizers and even helps to identify files and folders that should be moved about or deleted.
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Mistersquid commented on 23 Oct 2012
THIS SOFTWARE IS DEAD (or undead).

I've been a user of Synk since 2005 (licenses from 4.x to Synk Pro 7.x). I've seen it go from an interesting software, to an indispensable backup utility, to a tender transitional stage, to its present state: an unmaintained, languishing heap which does not work for its intended purpose.

This software was abandoned by its original developer and, now, appears to have been abandoned by a developer who has done nothing to improve the code while presumably skimming the few users optimistic enough to pay upgrade fees and/or desperate enough to look for a viable backup utility in a post-Snow Leopard world.

My advice to all users who need backup is to look somewhere other than Synk.

This code is done.
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Misha replied on 24 Oct 2012
We reached out to the developer and were told that Ben, the primary coder, had to relinquish work on Synk as part of his full-tme employment agreement with another company he works for.

Tony, who responded to our email, has been handling user support and says the current version should work fine under 10.8. Further, they are already in the process of working on 7.1.
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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 17 Dec 2012
Unfortunately no, it does not work fine under 10.8.
There goes my 5 licenses to the virtual trash.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 11 May 2013
As I didn't drink the Lion/Mountain Lion Kool-Aid, I'm still using Snow Leopard -- which has proven a smart decision overall -- and Synk Pro is working fine for me.
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Cgc reviewed on 07 Oct 2012
Love Synk Pro 6.5.6 but it's not compatible with OSX 10.7.5 and I'm not able to drop another $30 to upgrade just to retain compatibility. Great program but feel left out with 6.x.
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Rram commented on 26 Aug 2012
Doesn't work with network drive (like ssh mounted volumes) and there is no solution to sync data located on internet server, I can use this app for the local drive or the local network drive but not to the outside network.
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Psifi commented on 09 Aug 2012
Does anyone know if Synk is ML compatible?
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Misha replied on 24 Oct 2012
Yes.
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Gregm reviewed on 14 Jun 2012
Disappointed because I really wanted a solid bootable backup. The previous versions did that for me but they won't run in Lion. My backup from this baby was unreliable -- would sometimes boot, would sometimes fail. The script never gave me a completed indication after **weeks** of running --- so I never knew what the bootable status of the moment was.

I contacted support about being able to do a one-shot bootable back-up and got a ya-but-live-is-our-shtick-and-we're-sticking-to-it sounding response.

I dunno --- iCloud, doc version autosave/ restores in the software, and Time Machine built in to Lion has me questioning that single minded approach.

Anyway, I was able to make and prove a bootable back-up in a tad over an hour with Carbon Copy Cloner.

bye-bye Synk 7
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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 21 Apr 2013
I'm a longtime Synk Pro user and happy until this week, when the Synk engines for four of my 10 synchronizations refused to do more than twirl.

I requested support and am still waiting to hear back from Tony, the current owner of the franchise.

As this is critical, I set up Chronosync (which I purchased around the same time as Synk Pro, but never used) and managed the synchronizations in that fashion. However, I'd prefer real-time synchronization that Synk Pro provides, when it's working.

If anyone can tell me how to get the engines going, I'd be much obliged. Otherwise, I'm going to have to switch applications.

Bob
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Gregm had trouble on 13 Mar 2012
Dog slow- excessive CPU and memory hog -- fixed by developers response (1/2 hour after I sent the email):

I wonder if you have Synk Pro set to "Issues and Activity" mode? The constant sorting and re-sorting of the items in that display seem to be the major CPU consumer when Synk Pro loads are high, so you might want to try setting that to "Issues Only" when not actively watching what Synk is doing.

Even better, just quit the Synk Pro application when creating a new sync (during which time Synk is creating a database of file metainfo, which is what takes so long)---it's actually the Synk Engine process that's doing all the heavy lifting, and the Synk Pro application isn't needed at this time.

Best,

Tony

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Tony Gonzalez
support@decimus.net
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Bob.jacobson replied on 19 Aug 2013
You are correct, Tony. I did have the Preview All ticked. Once I turned it off, it worked excellently. I wouldn't begin composing an important document on one of my MB's, Pro or Air, without first checking to be sure Sync Pro is working. It's a reliable backup system, file transfer system, and fun to watch work at high speed.

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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 26 Dec 2012

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Roes rated on 19 Nov 2012

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Quiiick rated on 18 Nov 2012

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Macdamien1 rated on 28 May 2012

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Wikno rated on 14 Jan 2012

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W_ing rated on 08 Oct 2011

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Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Shareware
Date:09 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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