SyncTwoFolders
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SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives. When files are copied, it acts like you're performing it through the Finder instead of mysteriously doing it in the background.

Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).
What's New
Version 2.0.1:
  • Build with Xojo2014r1.
  • Build for Lion 10.7 or later.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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SyncTwoFolders User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Aapple commented on 17 Apr 2014
Strange: Developer says he has only 10.6.8 but the app is only for 10.7?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Thomas Robisson (developer) replied on 18 Apr 2014
:-))) Yes, I changed my Mac 2 weeks ago.
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JCH2 commented on 10 Apr 2014
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")?
[Version 2.0.0]

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Thomas Robisson (developer) replied on 13 Apr 2014
Yes, reciprocal is two-way sync, Source replace target is one-way sync
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JCH2 replied on 13 Apr 2014
Thanks, Thomas. I will give it try as I need that one-way for a local one machine step that BitTorrentSync cannot do.
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ModerateConsumption reviewed on 05 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 1.9.9]

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Thomas Robisson (developer) replied on 10 Mar 2014
Hi, I'm still running 10.6.8 and I never ear that it was impossible to add a setting. Why do you say the + and - button are in red ?
I will buy a new Mac and test on Mavericks, but not now.
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Cjbolland reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Great free app. Works as advertised.
The dev should add a donation button. ;)
[Version 1.9.5]

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Bidule replied on 12 Nov 2013
You can donate: there is a Paypal button on dev. site.
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Old_guy reviewed on 11 Oct 2013
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
[Version 1.9.4]

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Thomas Robisson (developer) replied on 13 Oct 2013
Thanks for your review. Drawer window is deprecated, I had to program myself to try to do approximately the same.
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Gitteboy reviewed on 25 Sep 2013
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 !
[Version 1.9.3]


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bitshifter reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
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!
[Version 1.9.0]

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Thomas Robisson (developer) replied on 13 Sep 2013
Effectively the App seems to be freeze when copy large file, as the copy command is a single line code (the events are done between line code). I just want to say that you can cancel (and stop) the sync clicking the Stop button on the Finder copy window. I have many small files, and I like the sounds made by the Finder while copying, looks like a machine gun :-)
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MuchMac reviewed on 05 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 1.8.6]


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AlexKW reviewed on 02 Aug 2013
every good in use... love it
[Version 1.8.6]


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Mstac reviewed on 11 Jul 2013
I get a spinning wheel whenever I launch the app... I'm on Mac OS 10.8.4
[Version 1.8.5]


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Kong had trouble on 07 Dec 2010
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
[Version 1.7.2]


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Tbnw had trouble on 30 Apr 2010
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?
[Version 1.6.4]

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Tbnw replied on 30 Apr 2010
Aha! I read the developers older comments and found that just changing the "two dates are regarded as identical if their difference in seconds is less than" setting to 1 second. This took away all the problems I was getting with files being overwritten with an identical file.


If anyone needs this setting it is in the additional settings located at the bottom left hand corner of the main window (icon is a tick).
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Sartorius had trouble on 10 Feb 2010
The downloaded file is an Intel application. This is odd since the specifications list PPC/ Intel...
[Version 1.5.5]

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Rnb2 commented on 10 Feb 2010
Go to the developer's site for the PPC version - the MU link goes to the Intel version.
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Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 05 Apr 2009
(Can't find an email address for the developer.)

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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
[Version 1.3.5]

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Tom.25 (developer) replied on 07 Apr 2009
My email is on my web site, click the Home to go on the main page and then click the bird.

For your problem, maybe you downloaded SyncTwoFolders while I was uploading the newest version. Please try to download it again.
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 07 Apr 2009
Downloaded again just now directly from the developer's website. Crashed with the same SyncTwoFolders.crash.log error.
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Tom.25 (developer) replied on 10 Apr 2009
I can't write my email here because I receive enough spam like that, but feel free to write me using my website as describe in previous review.
I didn't received any other remarques like yours, I don't know what's your problem is. The last version of SyncTwoFolders (v.1.3.5) works weel with my 2 Mac INTEL. I didn't test the PPC version on my old eMac G4 and PowerBook G3. I will do it tomorrow.
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JoseLu had trouble on 04 Jan 2009
where's the ppc version??
[Version 1.3.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Jan 2009
In the 'Related Links' section.
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JoseLu commented on 04 Jan 2009
i know the ppc link is there, but it's the old version, still at 1.3.0.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Jan 2009
Then you should contact the developer. This is not the developer site, we have no way of knowing what the developer has done in this instance.
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Tom.25 (developer) replied on 04 Jan 2009
Sorry, effectively, as I moved the PPC version on my second website I forgot it. It's ok now.
Note for those who downloaded the INTEL version before this review that I re-uploaded the INTEL version too (I did a very minor change without change version number).

And happy new year ! :-)
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 04 Jan 2009
Tom.25, thanks for clearing that up.
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farmlad had trouble on 14 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 1.1.6]

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Tom.25 (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2007
Hi, :-/ I've never hear about this problem ?! Does the wheel on the upper right corner continuously turn ? Are you sure the synchronization is finished ? The log should appear (if not already displayed) when finished, and a little song is played.
Don't hesitate to send me email.
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borderlandcross had trouble on 19 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 1.1.4]

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Tom.25 (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2007
Hi, did you uncheck Synchronize Icons ?

DavidC5503 rated on 31 Dec 2013

[Version 1.9.7]



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Steven_Sky rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 1.9.7]



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Nighthawk090 rated on 05 Nov 2013

[Version 1.9.6]



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Spike-James rated on 07 Sep 2013

[Version 1.9.0]



Lxndr rated on 19 Aug 2013

[Version 1.8.6]



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OsloX rated on 31 Jul 2013

[Version 1.8.6]



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Michael_Sebrecht rated on 30 May 2013

[Version 1.8.4]



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Greedyfranky rated on 28 Apr 2013

[Version 1.8.3]



+4

Gent rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 1.8.1]



Mark Collins rated on 06 Feb 2013

[Version 1.8.1]


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Version Downloads:1,989
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:13 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives. When files are copied, it acts like you're performing it through the Finder instead of mysteriously doing it in the background.

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


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