SyncTwoFolders
SyncTwoFolders
2.4.0
4.4
0.0
SyncTwoFolders free download for Mac

SyncTwoFolders for Mac

14 September 2021

Syncs two user-specified folders.

What is SyncTwoFolders for Mac

SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives and it is a possibility to run a simulation showing in a log what will be done.

Please visit author's website for other version (ARM), and old versions (Cocoa, Carbon, PPC, previous systems, etc.).

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What's new in SyncTwoFolders

Version 2.4.0:
  • Build with Xojo2021r2.1.
  • Changed symbols color in log.
  • Build 64-bit for Yosemite 10.10.5 or later.
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Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Feb 5 2021
2.3.7
4.0
Feb 5 2021
4.0
Version: 2.3.7
Does what it says it does. The options how to backup are also most useful, including Simulation mode.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Jul 24 2020
2.3.5b7
5.0
Jul 24 2020
5.0
Version: 2.3.5b7
SyncTwoFolders is a simple, nifty little app that does what it says: synchronizes the files in two folders. It is more or less self-documenting from within the app. You have to experiment with the options a bit to make sure it's doing what you want it to do. There is a "Simulation" mode which will show you the results of a sync without actually changing anything. This is shareware. The author (see his comment below from 2/19/20) seems like a nice guy. Please support him. -SB
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Jul 24 2020
2.3.5b7
5.0
Jul 24 2020
5.0
Version: 2.3.5b7
This is a simple, nifty little program that does what it says: syncs the files in two folders. It works very well. Documentation within the app is minimal. You have to practice with the options a bit to make sure it's doing what you want. There is a "Simulation" mode to help. The author seems like a nice guy. Please support him. -SB
Dancing-Brook
Dancing-Brook
Feb 6 2020
2.3.4
5.0
Feb 6 2020
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
I hope it is as good as it appears. A bit hard to understand the features without more documentation. Wanting to know how to update B with A without deleting anything in B, just adding anything new, and updating anything newer.
ivan-57
ivan-57
Dec 27 2019
2.3.4
5.0
Dec 27 2019
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
I've been using it on OSX for years. It does what it has to do and does it well. There are many options for syncing folders both to external drives and to network places. EXCELLENT ! and to recommend.
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Dec 26 2019
2.3.4
4.0
Dec 26 2019
4.0
Version: 2.3.4
Looks like a solid, reliable app. I have been using it for syncing the internal drive with the external drives planned for backup. My preferred backup is ‘source replaces target’, in order to avoid further complications. I would have welcomed sys backup too, something like iBackup (grapefruit.ch) in its glorious days.
mwschmeer-2
mwschmeer-2
Apr 19 2019
2.3.1
2.5
Apr 19 2019
2.5
Version: 2.3.1
This a fairly nice app, but the app's website says you need the "Zx_External" in the same folder in order to sync things. But you can't download the "Zx_External"! It pops up a login dialogue box requesting a user name and password to download. Or am I missing something?
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Apr 13 2019
2.3.0
0.0
Apr 13 2019
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
Oh, if it only could have a scheduling option and can manage more than one task at time :-)
metom222-1
metom222-1
Mar 17 2019
2.2.8
2.5
Mar 17 2019
2.5
Version: 2.2.8
Does not work well with 10.14.3. Copies but can't see the time line as the spinning rainbow of death is constantly on. When I came back the computer was asleep and I had to shut down the app to see what was going on so it does not alert when finished. You have to run another simulation.
karimba45
karimba45
Jan 30 2019
2.2.8
0.0
Jan 30 2019
0.0
Version: 2.2.8
This product only allows me to run a simulation not an actual job, any reason why?
yahiko
yahiko
Aug 23 2018
2.2.7
0.0
Aug 23 2018
0.0
Version: 2.2.7
Will the APP work for keeping two Directories/Folders in sync? I have my photos in one Directories/Folders that is on a drive with a large structure of photos with dated Directories/Folders. What I want is like a back up of a copy of the 2 that are identical to each other. Will this do the trick? Thanks
Iamdorian
Iamdorian
Feb 15 2018
2.2.6
5.0
Feb 15 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
This has been my go to app for years, but as another mentioned, now it simply does not work: High Sierra. I've sent donations to the author, as his work is appreciated. I can only hope he continues to maintain this fine program? IF he does, I'll send him another $5.00. If more people did, the incentive might mean a 2.3 version update, continuing the legacy. My personal thanks one way or the other.
Kong
Kong
Nov 15 2017
2.2.6
5.0
Nov 15 2017
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
Simple to configure and versatile app that does a really great job. It's free but well worth a couple of $ to support the developer!
Joneichorst
Joneichorst
Jun 27 2017
2.2.3
3.0
Jun 27 2017
3.0
Version: 2.2.3
Loved this application. Although the latest update (v2.2.3) hangs upon launch on my mac running OS 10.11.6, rendering it impossible to use. 3 stars for previous positive history.
robfol
robfol
Apr 12 2016
2.1.8
5.0
Apr 12 2016
5.0
Version: 2.1.8
Great app, especially for free. I am going to donate $20. Using it to sync two very large music folders on different Macs over my network and it does the job well. Simulation mode is a good idea if you are unsure. Good job!
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 25 2016
2.1.7
4.0
Feb 25 2016
4.0
Version: 2.1.7
A little oversight in SyncTwoFolders: it doesn't check inside packages, so if the dates of the packages are the same but the contents have changed it won't sync them (it happens in Scrivener's files and probably others...)
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 12 2015
2.1.5
4.0
Nov 12 2015
4.0
Version: 2.1.5
I've just tried SyncTwoFolders in a very specific situation where I had problems with other utilities (free and not): syncing a folder with another one located in a Boxcryptor encrypted folder inside Dropbox folder. Believe it or not, it's the only one I've tried that doesn't make Boxcryptor crash, give errors due to file names or else! It won't be my work horse, but for that kind of situation, I've adopted it! :-)
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Nov 10 2015
2.1.5
0.0
Nov 10 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
This looks like a fine program that is generously offered by the author with a donation request. I suggest downloading directly from the author's site following reports that this site sometimes adds unwanted software to its downloads.
lilboots
lilboots
Sep 10 2015
2.1.3
3.5
Sep 10 2015
3.5
Version: 2.1.3
I think this app looks great & I'll be happy to donate (I'd love to set it to work every evening automatically too) but it's a bit confusing - what do the little symbols & colours mean when i run the simulation - how can i tell what will happen if there is no key to explain?
Lrwebb
Lrwebb
Jul 5 2015
2.1.2
0.0
Jul 5 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Very interested in this app, but I have a question; I want to synchronise my iTunes music folder on my external drive to another drive. Thing is I already copied it some time ago, but have since added another 100gb of data. Which option should I choose so that they are in sync and no matched data is copied, just what is new or different? Thanks
Aapple
Aapple
May 6 2015
2.0.9b2
4.5
May 6 2015
4.5
Version: 2.0.9b2
Works really well and the UI is very clear. One update which would be nice is to have the ability to authenticate and run privileged mode to allow copying of more than one's own files. (If I missed an option here, I apologize.) I suspect I could change the internal executable to suid, but I have not tried that. On the other hand I would not ALWAYS want it running in privileged mode either.
ososX
ososX
Apr 16 2015
2.0.8
4.0
Apr 16 2015
4.0
Version: 2.0.8
I love this app and use it for many years (donated my share). I have two Macs that I used to partially sync (certain folders). Unfortunately it doesn't work for me with version 2.0.8 on Yosemite (10.10.3). It starts and then freezes - the spin ball of death appears and the application must be forced quit. Anyone encountered this issue and might have a solution for that ? I give 4 stars since its a good application at the end of the day.
T-J-fd12987e
T-J-fd12987e
Apr 9 2015
2.0.8
5.0
Apr 9 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0.8
I needed an app to do one thing and do it well - sync the content of two folders together. From the title of this app, it seemed that this would do the trick, and sure enough, it does. I like that it has a simulation mode, so that you can test before commiting to the setup that's made before going live with a sync.. Once you're satisfied, you can go "live" and sync away. On the author's page, they accept donations (everyone's got to eat), so I plan to support this good app with my $.
marc-davidson
marc-davidson
Jan 6 2015
2.0.7
5.0
Jan 6 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0.7
Fantastic program, I use it daily to sync to my important files/folders to my dropbox account, thus always having a backup without the hassel of dragging the entire contents over all of the time.
Fleegs
Fleegs
Dec 16 2014
2.0.7
5.0
Dec 16 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.7
Does what it should do. Works Fine.
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Dec 14 2014
2.0.7
5.0
Dec 14 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.7
Cool app. Works as advertised.
knakzi
knakzi
Dec 14 2014
2.0.7
0.0
Dec 14 2014
0.0
Version: 2.0.7
This app crashes immediately. Is it just this version?
Paolo-Tramannoni
Paolo-Tramannoni
Oct 2 2014
2.0.5
0.0
Oct 2 2014
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Absoutely fantastic app. Easy to use, and works very well! Thank you!
Bleech-Jef
Bleech-Jef
Oct 1 2014
2.0.5
5.0
Oct 1 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.5
Easy to use sync tool. Works as advertised and pretty fast.
ososX
ososX
Sep 2 2014
2.0.4
4.0
Sep 2 2014
4.0
Version: 2.0.4
Excellent application. Does exactly as promised, fast and clean. The actions feedbacks in terms of little colored squares, diamonds and other graphical symbols is not friendly, but I'm not complaining. I happily paid the donationware as I use it a few times per week to sync between my Macs.
Christel1987
Christel1987
Sep 1 2014
2.0.4
5.0
Sep 1 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.4
Awesome useful app !!! Its unbelievable this is still free. Can I donate?
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Aug 27 2014
2.0.3
5.0
Aug 27 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
The best program of its kind - with the setting "source replaces target" works great if you want to always have a current backup of their catalogs. I use an external drive formatted as ExFAT - then my PC is also easy access to the latest files from mac.
ModerateConsumption
ModerateConsumption
Aug 23 2014
2.0.3
4.5
Aug 23 2014
4.5
Version: 2.0.3
Using 2.0.3 and updating my earlier review. This is a very valuable program and now i use it fairly regularly. Does what it says. One suggestion to the developer - there is a green and a red icon (+ and -) next to 'Choose Folder'. These seem to be just gifs and no action triggers on clicking them. I had initially thought that clicking this will add the current settings to the batch window. I later figured out that the + symbol next to 'Last Settings' is the one to click for this. You may want to consider updating the GUI to avoid this possible confusion. Otherwise this is a very good piece of software. Thanks to the developer.
IsaacB4752
IsaacB4752
Jul 3 2014
0.0
Jul 3 2014
0.0
Version: null
I don't understand the difference between a "dot plus" and a "#+". Can you please explain? I've synced one folder to complete the other and I have many of both results. I've checked both and the files exist in both locations. Also, when completing the target it'll add files from the source but it won't delete items from the target if they are not in the source, correct?
PinkPanty
PinkPanty
Apr 27 2014
2.0.1
5.0
Apr 27 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
It works as advertised and it is free. Thank you Thomas. Good app, try it out.
Aapple
Aapple
Apr 17 2014
2.0.1
4.5
Apr 17 2014
4.5
Version: 2.0.1
Strange: Developer says he has only 10.6.8 but the app is only for 10.7?
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Apr 10 2014
2.0.0
0.0
Apr 10 2014
0.0
Version: 2.0.0
Quick Question for which I could not find an answer on the dev's site and right now I do not have time to test: Can this do a one-way sync instead of both ways (which means not really a full "sync")?
ModerateConsumption
ModerateConsumption
Mar 5 2014
1.9.9
4.5
Mar 5 2014
4.5
Version: 1.9.9
Have been able to do only one synch set with this app. Unable to add another sync set - the + button (in red) does NOT work. Running the app on 10.9.2 Maybe it is a 10.9.2 issue? Otherwise it seems to be a good, purposeful app. Thanks in advance for a reply from the dev on this.
Cjbolland
Cjbolland
Oct 31 2013
1.9.5
5.0
Oct 31 2013
5.0
Version: 1.9.5
Great free app. Works as advertised. The dev should add a donation button. ;)
Old-guy
Old-guy
Oct 11 2013
1.9.4
5.0
Oct 11 2013
5.0
Version: 1.9.4
The GUI needs an modern upgrade imo And aren't drawers 'not done' now? :-) But who's complaining, it is free and works as advertised. ;) Good app
Gitte79
Gitte79
Sep 25 2013
1.9.3
4.0
Sep 25 2013
4.0
Version: 1.9.3
Nothing beats for free. This app works very nice although a bit slow. Could well be because this is written in Realbasic and it is 32bit. If the devs could code this in X-code it would be much faster I guess. Still recommended !
bitshifter
bitshifter
Sep 11 2013
1.9.0
4.0
Sep 11 2013
4.0
Version: 1.9.0
Very nice. I've been looking for a better sync app for a long time. This meets my needs nicely and works well. It appears to be a front-end for Finder copies, but that's ok by me. The copies are faster than so many other sync/backup apps out there that are just front-ends for rsync (which I find is always slow at transfers.) I mainly use this type of app for large, video file transfers. No excessive CPU or RAM usage I could see. Couple little niggles: the app goes into a non-responsive state during copies. It comes back alive once the copy is done. Also, not 64-bit. Glad to have found it. I needed a replacement for Synkron, which is becoming increasingly unusable. I'll be donating to the developer!
MuchMac
MuchMac
Aug 5 2013
1.8.6
5.0
Aug 5 2013
5.0
Version: 1.8.6
This has worked well to fill a simple need I have to "sync two folders". I have been running this several times a week for the last two months. It has been reliable and stable. The interface does use a fair number of symbols. You will need to read the doc to understand the meaning of those. I reduced my rating for Ease of Use for that reason. Still, compared to something like rsync or even some other front ends for rsync, it is easier to set-up, run a sync, and understand what happened. Not quite as easy or pretty as some of the $20-$40 commercial applications that offer this capability along with some others, but an outstanding value as a FREE application for a targeted task. Many thanks to the developer for making this available.
AlexKW
AlexKW
Aug 2 2013
1.8.6
5.0
Aug 2 2013
5.0
Version: 1.8.6
every good in use... love it
Mstac
Mstac
Jul 11 2013
1.8.5
0.5
Jul 11 2013
0.5
Version: 1.8.5
I get a spinning wheel whenever I launch the app... I'm on Mac OS 10.8.4
Pedromator
Pedromator
Jun 24 2013
1.8.5
4.0
Jun 24 2013
4.0
Version: 1.8.5
Works very good. There are some drawer-windows which sometimes do not open correctly.
Mattes80
Mattes80
Dec 15 2012
1.8.1
4.0
Dec 15 2012
4.0
Version: 1.8.1
I appreciate the work the dev has put into it and for backing up or merging two folders it is a great tool, but for me it is not a real two-way-sync that syncs two folders. I just want to sync a folder on my USB and a folder on my mac. Which I thought this app should accomplish from the name and describtion. But when I delete or move something in one folder, it does not delete it in the other folder but rather create it again (in "reciprocal" mode). I guess "source replaces target" mode would do, but than I lose all the changes in one folder if both have been changed. So it does not really sync two folders but rather back up one folder... Or am I missing something? In any case, if you are just looking for that, great tool.
Albertkinng
Albertkinng
Nov 29 2012
1.8.1
5.0
Nov 29 2012
5.0
Version: 1.8.1
OMG! this app is so great that I give the Dev a year until some bigshot sue him or try to destroy the app. It is one of those apps that makes obsolete a payment option on apps that want you to charge for sync features. I got all my folders sync with this little baby. VERY GOOD! (you can sync even on your ftp folder! SERIOUSLY
Tony-C
Tony-C
Oct 16 2012
1.8.0
4.0
Oct 16 2012
4.0
Version: 1.8.0
Fantastic tool !!!. I personally use it to backup my files and use the Sync feature that only copies over new or changed files. I am almost complete backing up around 500 Gb although the program is now crashing on Startup.
Milmascaras
Milmascaras
Oct 2 2012
1.8.0
4.5
Oct 2 2012
4.5
Version: 1.8.0
Straightforward & Solid; Does what it says. This is not an automated tool, but rather an 'Archivists' tool. I use it to back up my iTunes library and personal documents to a secure backup, that is separate from my regular clone backup... Well done, Thank You.
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jul 17 2012
1.7.7
5.0
Jul 17 2012
5.0
Version: 1.7.7
A great app that has always worked flawlessly for me between Macs through my home AirPort Extreme network. As some have pointed out, SyncTwoFolders is not an auto-syncing app — it’s strictly on-demand. But despite some whining by one or two commenters here, the developer's description does not characterize it as an autosyncer. And since it’s free (thanks, BTW), it’s easy enough to test whether it meets your needs, so there’s no reason to bash the dev if you discover it doesn’t.
Yazarim
Yazarim
Jul 15 2012
1.7.7
5.0
Jul 15 2012
5.0
Version: 1.7.7
Very good and useful
raaghav81
raaghav81
Jul 1 2012
1.7.6
4.5
Jul 1 2012
4.5
Version: 1.7.6
Thanks to developer for giving us this simple solution. It does what it says. Only I wish I could save a profile of folders for future use and I can sync one of my local partition to USB drive. That would be nice.
henry-3
henry-3
Jun 20 2012
1.7.6
4.0
Jun 20 2012
4.0
Version: 1.7.6
Very useful for what it SAYS it does...
applehelpwriter
applehelpwriter
Feb 17 2012
1.7.6
0.5
Feb 17 2012
0.5
Version: 1.7.6
Maybe I'm missing something, but this program is pointless unless the sync is auotmatic (like Dropbox is, for example). As far as I can tell, you have to manually open the program and sync the file for changes to register. That's pointless. I can just use Finder to copy a folder to do that. A "syncing program" should keep the folder up-to-date automatically. Maybe I've missed a feature...the lack of Help in the app might account for that...
Ulyssesric
Ulyssesric
Feb 8 2012
1.7.6
3.5
Feb 8 2012
3.5
Version: 1.7.6
SyncTwoFolders calls Finder to perform the file manipulating task, thus the performance is poor when syncing over shared volume. And the UI design is quite confusion. I can find no way to change the sync method (replace source, replace destination, skip, sync-delete) for individual file. I'm not given any option but accept the "Simulation" result for each item. And sometimes it failed to copy / delete files on the shared volume, and it just stops and shows the error counts, without any detailed information.
Enrico-Nencini
Enrico-Nencini
Jan 3 2012
1.7.6
5.0
Jan 3 2012
5.0
Version: 1.7.6
Been using it for a long time to sync itunes libraries between my macbook and imac. Never a single issue :)
OsloX
OsloX
Dec 17 2011
1.7.6
4.0
Dec 17 2011
4.0
Version: 1.7.6
Easy, usefull and free. What do need more?
Cedwards70
Cedwards70
Mar 17 2011
1.7.4
5.0
Mar 17 2011
5.0
Version: 1.7.4
Excellent, easy to use folder synchronization utility. Some sync options include: reciprocal, source completes target, source replaces target, manage date, and replace more recent.
Alana
Alana
Dec 18 2010
1.7.2
5.0
Dec 18 2010
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
I've been looking for this software for a long time. It does exactly what I needed and so efficiently!! THANKS SO MUCH!! I'm going to donate ASAP.
Kong
Kong
Dec 7 2010
1.7.2
5.0
Dec 7 2010
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
The icon doesn't show on my Mac when the app is running in version 1.7.2, it's just an empty space in the dock etc. iMac Intel 2.16 CoreDuo OS X 10.6.5
Kong
Kong
Dec 6 2010
1.7.2
5.0
Dec 6 2010
5.0
Version: 1.7.2
Really helpful app for keeping files and folders in sync. Easy to use and very unobtrusive in my opinion. And I like it that I can choose e.g. between a simple update where previous versions are being kept or a replacement-sync that gives me just the latest version of files with no clutter in the target folder! Regularly updated by the author so give thanks if u appreciate it, too!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Aug 31 2010
1.7.0
5.0
Aug 31 2010
5.0
Version: 1.7.0
This app uses Finder to copy files so don't be surprised when you see multiple Finder "Copy" process' taking place. You need to familiarize yourself with the settings to insure that the end result is what you intended, the same as any other synch/backup application. If you are unsure read the FAQ and run a "Simulation" first. Once you do that this app does an excellent job! Be sure to download the proper version for your Mac (Intel - PowerPC) and drop by the developers site to make a donation.
Tbnw
Tbnw
Apr 30 2010
1.6.4
0.0
Apr 30 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
This doesn't seem to work for me. It tries to sync folders/files over and over again even thought they are exactly the same (I have checked their MD5 sums to make sure) and the date and times are identical. Maybe this has to do with the folder I am copying it to being FAT instead of the Mac filesystem which I am copying it from?
Popler
Popler
Apr 11 2010
1.6.1
5.0
Apr 11 2010
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
love the app, works fine. thanks!
Lucky-Luc
Lucky-Luc
Mar 31 2010
1.6.0
5.0
Mar 31 2010
5.0
Version: 1.6.0
I love it! Works nice and simple to use.
B-astard-33
B-astard-33
Mar 25 2010
1.5.9
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.9
No workie on 10.3.9 Could anyone else confirm this, and update the description of the software on macupdate ?
Low-Flyer
Low-Flyer
Mar 15 2010
1.5.8
0.0
Mar 15 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.8
Could it not be indicated by MacUpdate that the intel version will be downloaded when clicking on 'Download Now'?
Beastfierce
Beastfierce
Feb 27 2010
1.5.6
5.0
Feb 27 2010
5.0
Version: 1.5.6
Simple and efficient . Great for the ppl that don't want to take the risk and rely on some automatic service and want their job done when they choose to . Also love the app's name - not using some presumably witty but vague reference like it's trendy now but going straight to the point
Sartorius
Sartorius
Feb 10 2010
1.5.5
0.0
Feb 10 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.5
The downloaded file is an Intel application. This is odd since the specifications list PPC/ Intel...
Mystery-Tramp
Mystery-Tramp
Dec 25 2009
1.5.4
5.0
Dec 25 2009
5.0
Version: 1.5.4
This does a great job at what it says it does: It syncs two folders. Great for simple backups. Well worth a donation. My only quibble is that some of the options could be better explained. It lacks its own help file and the online FAQ could be clearer. Even so, it does a great job.
Uranium-Dragon
Uranium-Dragon
Nov 13 2009
1.5.2
0.0
Nov 13 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Version 1.5.2 (and possibly Snow Leopard, though I don't think so) introduced a new twist, one that wasn't in 1.5.0. Now, I have to enter my user password for every file that gets moved/copied. Thankfully, I have a really short password. After ten files, I was ready to ditch 1.5.2 for 1.5.0.
Howard-Kim
Howard-Kim
Nov 2 2009
1.5.0
0.0
Nov 2 2009
0.0
Version: 1.5.0
For the most part the app seems to work okay, but an annoying thing is that the app changes the window state of every window it scans - it removes the sidebar. Why do you have to do this? Can't you leave the windows the way they were?
Killer-Klown-Kar
Killer-Klown-Kar
Aug 25 2009
1.4.5b1
0.0
Aug 25 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4.5b1
I downloaded this and will try it simply because I am French. I hope this is a suitable replacement for the told Connetix OS9 Speedy Copy or whatever it was called.
Still-sparkling
Still-sparkling
Aug 18 2009
1.4.4
4.0
Aug 18 2009
4.0
Version: 1.4.4
Very useful program that works exactly as advertised. I use it to keep my Documents folder and my Music folder in sync between my main computer and my external drives because those are the folders I save to most often. SyncTwoFolders works great when you don't want to do a full SuperDuper backup or copy things over manually. Four stars because the French to English translation could be better, but the app itself is 5 stars.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Aug 18 2009
1.4.4
5.0
Aug 18 2009
5.0
Version: 1.4.4
Re IAMDORIAN: It's a legitimate question, the author has a PPC version that was not where it was indicated to be. You are awfully judgmental to suggest the poster work more to buy a new Mac when there are people who can barely keep a roof over their head or food on the table. Perhaps you should take time to assess the situation and think about the fact that not everyone's life is like yours before you jump on your high horse and put someone else down just for asking a simple question. Judge not lest ye be judged.
Maboroshi
Maboroshi
May 21 2009
1.3.8
0.0
May 21 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.8
Interesting source folder you've chosen in the example image.
G4jay
G4jay
Apr 28 2009
1.3.6
1.0
Apr 28 2009
1.0
Version: 1.3.6
Does not work for me. Syncing one folder from my Mac Pro to My Macbook. There is a newer file on the Mac Pro. The log says it copied said file, yet when I open the file on the Macbook it was not the new version. I also noticed every time I sync, the log shows it copying the same files every time. Time for me to find another solution.
Schmye-Bubbula
Schmye-Bubbula
Apr 5 2009
1.3.5
0.0
Apr 5 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.5
(Can't find an email address for the developer.) ********** Host Name: Schmye-Bubbulas-Computer Date/Time: 2009-04-05 12:33:10.520 -0400 OS Version: 10.4.9 (Build 8P135) Report Version: 4 Command: SyncTwoFolders Path: ~/Desktop/SyncTwoFolders.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncTwoFolders Parent: WindowServer [67] Version: v.1.3.5 (1.3.5) PID: 14230 Thread: Unknown Link (dyld) error: Library not loaded: @executable_path/rbframework.dylib Referenced from: ~/Desktop/SyncTwoFolders.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncTwoFolders Reason: image not found
Craggles
Craggles
Mar 27 2009
1.3.5b3
5.0
Mar 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.5b3
The old adage 'you get what you pay for' is usually correct. So when you come across a FREE app, you should normally be quite wary. Not so in this case!! I have tried many different backup/syncing apps to keep a usable backup (not an archived/incremental backup but something I can work on with my Laptop while my Desktop was otherwise busy) on my network drive of my work files and none matched the ease of use of SyncTwoFolders. Obviously, none matched it's price either! I don't know how it can be given away for free and I initially thought that it it was an old app that was no longer being developed or supported. That was until I needed support and was instantly given it. Regular updates adding some great new features rivalling the most expensive options out there proved my initial scepticism wrong again - and I was glad to be proved wrong in this case! We have total synchronisation, adding the target's files to the source folder or adding the source folder's files to the target. Automatic deletion of files based on their name or starting characters (which is ideal for not dumping multiple invisible files on the Mac onto a PC disk) and there's even a Batch option where you can carry out multiple syncs all at once. As if that wasn't enough, in the current version (1.3.5b3) there's even a timer that you can set for the Batch syncing periodically without the need to manually fiddle anymore. The only thing it's missing (which are really little things) is a progress bar to see how long it's going to take (although you do have the finder copy window for progress), Growl support and Sparkle (for automatic updating from within the app instead of downloading a new copy and then replacing it manually). I love this app - mostly because the compromises you'd normally make in your expectations to use a free app don't apply here whatsoever! I'm sure I'm not the only person who'd gladly pay for this app if it weren't free. Thank you Robisson!
Pablito
Pablito
Mar 26 2009
1.3.5b3
5.0
Mar 26 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.5b3
Amazing piece of software. Very useful to sync since the pen-drive files to a complete home folder. I am glad it's free; the developer is a gentle and a very accessible person. I hope it keeps evolving .. Congrats.
Wallydog
Wallydog
Feb 4 2009
1.3.3
0.0
Feb 4 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
This is a reply to TOM.25. I can't figure out how reply directly to him. I can guarantee the files are identical. They were copies made just minutes before I tested SynchTwoFolders. My remarks about the language weren't meant to criticize your English, and I appreciate your effort to translate. However, for me, a native English speaker, some of the language was very awkwardly worded. "Source up Target" would be a good example. I've read the tool tip half a dozen times and I'm still not sure exactly what "Source up Target" means. I think it means that the target folder will be updated with all new and modified files, but no files will be deleted. But it's not clear. The speed of the program was fine. Again, thanks for your efforts. I hope you continue to update SynchTwoFolders for those of us with PPC Macs. p.s. I can provide you with specifics if you want, but I'm not sure how to get you my email address.
Wallydog
Wallydog
Feb 3 2009
1.3.3
0.0
Feb 3 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
Following is my brief experience with SynchTwoFolders. Please note that I'm using the PPC version. I love the idea of this program. So I downloaded it and ran a test. I made a copy of my work folder, then added one file and modified another in the original folder. I then ran a simulated synch, using the original folder as the "source." SynchTwoFolders correctly identified the two files that needed to replaced. However, it also identified four other files as needing to be replaced for reasons I don't understand. The identified files are identical in creation and modification dates, and haven't even been opened in several years. This is obviously not acceptable. Also, I don't know if the devlopers are native English speakers, but the language they use is confusing to put it mildly. Finally, the results window is very hard to read. So my search for a simple, cheap program that will reliably synch two folders goes on.
Iamdorian
Iamdorian
Jan 12 2009
1.3.2
5.0
Jan 12 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
"Where's the PPC version?" What kind of comment is this? Here's a developer who is selfless enough spend his time writing and then constantly improving a very useful FREE software application, and you cannot understand why he does not continue a parallel development for an old hardware platform? Just a suggestion, but perhaps you might spend YOUR "spare" time working to buy a new Mac, or provide the developer with yours services (for free), so that he has the "spare" time to re-compile this program for others. A hearty thanks to the developer for this work. :::tipping my hat to you:::
Joselu
Joselu
Jan 4 2009
1.3.1
5.0
Jan 4 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
where's the ppc version??
Elegraphy
Elegraphy
Nov 12 2008
1.3
5.0
Nov 12 2008
5.0
Version: 1.3
I was looking for a simple folder synchronizer this afternoon, and this one showed up as a new update in today's MacUpdate. I immediately download it and fire up the app, it worked as advertised. Very useful if you look for a simple folder merger to sync two folders mixed with both new and old downloads.
Mentalcolic
Mentalcolic
Nov 11 2008
1.3
0.0
Nov 11 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3
Is that the "Guardian of Forever" From Star Trek on the icon? If so very appropriate for this great, simple backup tool.
TwisterMc
TwisterMc
Oct 22 2008
1.2.9
4.0
Oct 22 2008
4.0
Version: 1.2.9
Wow, this was a pleasant surprise. It seems to work quite well! Only suggestion would be to have a progress bar so I can see how close to done it is.
Maarten-Croonen
Maarten-Croonen
Aug 22 2008
1.2.8
4.0
Aug 22 2008
4.0
Version: 1.2.8
Finally something to help me clean up my similar backup folders (with thousands of files) from the past (in which I sometimes accidentally stored newer files. On my powermac dual G4 it worked fine. The log is clear and to use the the option or command button to find the original file a great help. I would like more clarity about the special signs defining the transfer state in the log though, even the tooltip info is too "thin". great, I finally got a job done which had been laying around for years.
Akrobat
Akrobat
Apr 29 2008
1.2.4
0.0
Apr 29 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2.4
Both of the links above download the Intel version only. You need to go to the Developer's site for the PPC version.
Bel-Biv
Bel-Biv
Apr 20 2008
1.2.4
4.0
Apr 20 2008
4.0
Version: 1.2.4
The only thing I don't like about this app is the icon. Man, that's just ugly. It does work great though, and I haven't had any problems. SyncTwoFolders makes a great, simple backup system, for free.
Farmlad
Farmlad
Nov 14 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Nov 14 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
This application has great potential but unfortunately it hangs every time after it synchronises and I have to force quit to exit. This also means my settings don't save.
Borderlandcross
Borderlandcross
Feb 19 2007
1.1.4
0.0
Feb 19 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.4
I am using this program SyncTwoFolders 1.1.4 on a PowerBook G4 10.4.8. Looks like a good program, but after I set it up and it begins to Syncronize for the second time, Finder Windows begin popping up all over the screen the entire time it is running. Even when the program is in the background or hidden the screen is constantly flashing Finder Windows. It appears that the program is opening and closing every Finder Window it is looking in to Syncronize. Would love to see this fixed.
Iamdorian
Iamdorian
Jan 7 2007
1.1
5.0
Jan 7 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1
Hatz off to the developer. Works great! A very useful utility of the sort that Apple s-h-o-u-l-d include in Leopard. Is anyone out there listening?? Thanks for supporting the Macintosh community.
Joselu
Joselu
Oct 10 2006
1.0.7
5.0
Oct 10 2006
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
Excellent. It works flawlessly and it's free. What else can I say?
Roythetoxicboy
Roythetoxicboy
Sep 25 2006
1.0.6
0.0
Sep 25 2006
0.0
Version: 1.0.6
It do very well his work. Simple, clean, free! I love this app
Thel
Thel
Sep 19 2006
1.0.4
4.8
Sep 19 2006
4.8
Version: 1.0.4
Absofreakinlutely fandamntastic, thank-you! I give it only four stars for ease of use (at this point) simply because, IMO, instructions for use should be included in a read-me file for reference, rather than users having to rely on tool tips. Functionally, it's performed perfectly here.
$7.00
4.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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