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Syncovery overview

Syncovery is used to back-up your data and synchronize Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.

You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and AES file encryption, as well as SSH and ZIP compression. There are powerful synchronization modes, including Standard Copying, Exact Mirror, and SmartTracking.

Numerous improvements to make an extremely versatile synchronizing and back-up tool. The wealth of features fulfills all requirements that users typically have, while still being easy to use.

What’s new in version 9.47q

Updated on Jun 11 2022

  • Fixes a bug in the web GUI that prevented browsing folders with non-ASCII Unicode characters.
  • Automatic use of replacement database names (such as with __1 added) can now be prevented by adding AvoidTryingAlternativeDBNames=1 to the [Main] section of Syncovery.ini (on Windows).
  • Fixes a Unicode related bug with folder names in the Google Drive connector on Linux.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

46.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.syncovery.com/

Downloads

70408

App requirements

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zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 21 2022
9.45d
5.0
Jan 21 2022
5.0
Version: 9.45d
a bit strange, last comment back in 2019. I'm trying it, and it does the job very quite nicely simple and fast. Back up/sync folder to folder.
Phylo
Phylo
Aug 7 2019
8.42b
4.5
Aug 7 2019
4.5
Version: 8.42b
Extrêmement rapide, pratique et efficace. Une de mes application préférées. Seul défaut: Interface non Mac-like
Rob-h
Rob-h
Nov 11 2018
7.98p
4.5
Nov 11 2018
4.5
Version: 7.98p
Syncovery is currently on v8.07c.
Sgspecker
Sgspecker
Feb 6 2018
7.95
5.0
Feb 6 2018
5.0
Version: 7.95
A great program for backup synchronization and recovery. I still prefer their original name "Super Flexible File Synchronizer" as I think that describes this program even better. Not only does this program get the job done well, they also support Windows.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Sep 6 2016
7.18e
5.0
Sep 6 2016
5.0
Version: 7.18e
Awesome tool. If you're not aware of it, you can use Syncovery to effectively incrementally backup entire servers daily to local with a spare Mac Mini. Drastically takes the complexity and high costs out of server backup if you have a strong internet connection (what office doesn't these days). Also works great for dealing with local Mac photo collections to sync changes two way if necessary (editing on two different Macs before resyncing - don't do this, but if you do, Syncovery has your back). Ugly yes, but Syncovery is powerful magic. The interface dismays me less over time as it's clear that offering this kind of power and making it visible to the end user has aesthetic consequences. SuperDuper! is my easy tool for reliable bootable backups in a simple attractive package. Both have their place in a power user's toolbox. Licensing is complex but bearable (versions, platforms, upgrades all calculate out via some pretty bizarre formulas but which do reward past investment in Syncovery software).. Licensing is per user and not per machine so you can use Syncovery on several machines (not simultaneously within a LAN) if you own more than one Mac.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Nov 19 2014
6.73
0.0
Nov 19 2014
0.0
Version: 6.73
Is Syncovery faster at copying than Super Flexible File Synchronizer? I'm using the latter and it's painfully slow, taking sevend and a half hour to move 188GB. I moved 400GB over the same network with another tool in that time. Despite this SFFS is very useful as it's the only sync software that I know of that can track and handle moved files.
singhs-apps
singhs-apps
Jul 19 2013
6.32
4.0
Jul 19 2013
4.0
Version: 6.32
Overall a great app, the best on the Mac Platform by far but dear greatbeinginthesky that UI needs some major, major love.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Oct 1 2012
6.12
3.5
Oct 1 2012
3.5
Version: 6.12
Syncovery show itself in Macupdate Desktop as version 1.0, whereas the latest version is 6.12. However, the About and Syncovery.app show itself as 6.12. What go wrong? Also Syncovery nag averytime asking me to migate database from the prior version. I have done so, but the nag never stop when I start Syncovery. This become annoying and please fix it
TomLoredo
TomLoredo
Aug 10 2012
6.04
5.0
Aug 10 2012
5.0
Version: 6.04
I have been using Syncovery for a few years now (originally in its former incarnation as Super Flexible File Synchronizer) to syncronize folders between three Macs (home, office, laptop). I previously used some command-line rsync aliases for this. Syncovery not only simplified my synchronization tasks by providing a GUI where I could keep a collection of recurring sync jobs; it also provides capabilities beyond what I could handle with rsync, such as interactive editing of the synced file list (including reversing sync direction for selected files), the ability to delete files on each side of the sync (again, interactively), and good automatic discovery of renames and folder moves. Syncovery is a cross-platform app, and as such doesn't have the snazziest, most Mac-friendly interface. But it's become one of my most-used and most-appreciated tools. Every few months, when I come across a peculiar sync task, I end up discovering Syncovery has it covered (though not always in an obvious way). Several times I've had to email the developer to figure out how to do something or how to speed up a sync. I've always gotten a quick and helpful response, even when a solution involved having to inspect long file logs. Better documentation would have probably saved some of those emails, but the developer does provide solid support. Highly recommended if you need to do a lot of targeted syncing.
Basementjack
Basementjack
Aug 9 2012
6.04
5.0
Aug 9 2012
5.0
Version: 6.04
I've been using this since it was Superflexible version 4 several years ago - I tried out 4 or 5 different programs to do the same thing and this was by far the best. Here are some things that syncovery does really well: If you need to log on to a windows server and provide credentials, Syncovery does that - the drive does not need to be mounted first, Syncovery will do it all Syncovery also has a nice zip/encrypt option where it can backup each file to an individual zipped and encrypted file - I use this feature to copy important files on my drive to my drop box folder - this way the copy thats stored on dropbox is encrypted and password protected. This was recently proven valuable as dropbox was recently compromised. Overall I'm very happy with Syncovery, the program is still under active development and has received regular updates. It was a great purchase for me several years ago and is a great purchase today.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Aug 8 2012
6.04
3.5
Aug 8 2012
3.5
Version: 6.04
Why Syncovery keep nagging when start, whether config from Super Fleible Zfil Synchronizer wold. Imported. When I clock No, t ext time n Zi tart Syncovery, it keep nagging every time. This is annoying. ZIt should ask only once, or there must be a selection so that th aging stop. Also Syncovery ho itself in Macupdate Deskop as Vernon 1 ether than 6.04, why Fix pleseeeeee
piaster
piaster
Jan 20 2012
5.63
5.0
Jan 20 2012
5.0
Version: 5.63
This software is very well maintained, totally reliable, and, well, super flexible. It is not cheap but well worth the money. Mac users might have to get over the somewhat complex interface that is devoid of eye candy but will be rewarded with a rock-solid tool for many situations. I am a Mac user and have been happily creating backups for my home media systems with SFFS for about three years now. I would be hard-pressed to think of a task that this piece of software cannot handle. I have compared and used other solutions but would like to recommend SFFS whole-heartedly.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Dec 26 2011
5.61
3.5
Dec 26 2011
3.5
Version: 5.61
I've had my eye on this for some time and have now had a proper tryout. Its available on both windows and Mac and has a multitude of backup/ sync options. It's apparent that the GUI is windows-like. Not the end of the world for me; with backup apps, its the power and capability of the software that's more important than the GUI and for me, the key feature of SFFS compared to other backup software is how it backs up part of a changed file instead of the whole file that's been changed - that really does cut down backup time and is a key feature. Just as important, the file metadata copying is first class as well. It seems like a superior Jungledisk alternative. Arq is the best online backup app for you own HD, but SFFS can easily be configured to be used for other backup/sync tasks to Amazon S3. Despite these plus points however, there are a number of things which aren't quite there yet. For example, after preparing the app for a bootable backup to one partition of an external drive with archiving to the other partition of the same external drive, the following was apparent: *High CPU/ RAM usage. *The long length of time it took to complete the backup, almost 3 times the length of time of other apps (5 hours for just 110GB of data on my drive). I was surprised at this and was hoping that SFFS's ability to dynamically detect changed files would quicken up the process. Not so. *The fact that it didn't properly compete a bootable backup. *The log file for this backup was nearly 1GB in size. I imagine subsequent incremental backup logs will be smaller, but that still seems unreasonably large. The software continues to be actively developed, so it could well be that these issues will be addressed in the forthcoming version 6. For the time being then, whilst it is clearly proficient at certain tasks, I'd suggest a wait and see policy before splashing out and using this as a primary backup tool.
Mrchips
Mrchips
Oct 10 2011
5.56
5.0
Oct 10 2011
5.0
Version: 5.56
I've been looking for an app to do scheduled, encrypted backups to my remote FTP server. I wanted something reasonably fast and the ability to do versioning would be nice. I was about to give up and settle for something that was fast and could encrypt backups (but no versioning) when I finally decided to try SuperFlexible. I confess to having been put off by its appearance - not very "Mac-like." Well, SuperFlexible is VERY flexible and rather impressive in its long list of customizable features. But it wasn't as fast, seemingly, as the app I was starting to settle on. So I wrote the developer and asked about SuperFlexible's ability to copy multiple files in parallel. That was last night. This morning I got a reply (on a weekend, no less) that told me exactly what I needed to do ("specify the number of files to copy in parallel on the Files tab sheet in the profile"). It worked like a charm! Now SuperFast copied my test folder in LESS time than the other app! It's so fast that I copied a huge folder of folders of files (2.2 GB worth) in less than 2 hours. Much faster than I was expecting. And I don't think I've gotten all the optimizations set yet, either... I should mention that SuperFlexible is pretty intuitive in its operation. There's even a "wizard" mode which I didn't use since it's pretty easy to use (in "advanced" mode) anyway. SuperFlexible encrypts using zip files. You specify the password and SuperFlexible does the rest. I tested by using YummyFTP (another great program) to copy back, from the remote, one backed-up file that was zipped. I used Springy to unzip the file. Springy asked for the password, which I gave, and voilà! I had my original, unencrypted file back. Of course SuperFlexible will automatically decrypt files when you fetch them back, but I wanted to do the test without that in case I'm ever stuck without it. What else? SuperFlexible communicates with remote servers via FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Docs, and Azure (not sure what that is... ;-) There's a LOT more settings for scheduling, masking/filtering of transfers - way more than I can describe here. Bottom line: I like it!
JBX
JBX
Sep 22 2011
5.54
0.0
Sep 22 2011
0.0
Version: 5.54
can't sync files... only folders? I need an app that dose files.
Superflexible
Superflexible
Jul 23 2011
5.49c
0.0
Jul 23 2011
0.0
Version: 5.49c
Note that you need at least version 5.49b for Mac OS Lion, see also the Lion info page on www.superflexible.com/lion.htm. The synchronizer should be updated before upgrading your OS.
Superflexible
Superflexible
Jul 23 2011
5.49c
0.0
Jul 23 2011
0.0
Version: 5.49c
Note that you need at least version 5.49b for Mac OS Lion, see also the Lion info page on www.superflexible.com/lion.htm. The synchronizer should be updated before upgrading your OS.
Deemery
Deemery
Apr 19 2011
5.43a
4.0
Apr 19 2011
4.0
Version: 5.43a
I've tried several incremental backup utilities. Synk 6 was what I used to use, even though a -really stupid- default burned me badly. But Synk 7 changed its approach to something I didn't want. Carbon Copy Cloner's incremental backups is solid technology but a hard-to-configure user interface. SFFS is what I've been using for the last month or so. It has A LOT of configuration options, and sometimes you have to hunt to find what you want. The biggest limitation for me right now is that it doesn't have a facility to allow me to auto-mount disk images (I use encrypted disk images for backing up sensitive data.) When running in interactive mode there are a lot of windows. But aside from the user interface quirks, I've found it to be fast and reliable, which is what really counts.
Espiridion
Espiridion
Mar 2 2011
5.35e
4.5
Mar 2 2011
4.5
Version: 5.35e
Hopefully Macupdate will eliminate the idiotic Ratings system. For example, Janus Madsen rated on 02 Mar 2011 1-star, offering no comment or explanation. I've had a license for a bit over one year, and although I've used other applications for backup and synchronization SFFS is still my main choice. When I've had requests, the developer has been extremely accommodating. Currently I mainly use it to synchronize a 250 GB partition, but I'll add other synchronization tasks in the future. So far it has been very reliable.
Burak
Burak
Feb 15 2011
5.32a
5.0
Feb 15 2011
5.0
Version: 5.32a
This is for stars only, as I haven't got any problem using it for some time. Read the review below.
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