DropSync
DropSync
3.1.5

4.6

DropSync free download for Mac

DropSync

3.1.5
24 March 2019

Fast, flexible folder updater.

Overview

DropSync is a folder updater for web developers, photo professionals, scientists or anyone in need of a fast, automated and highly customizable way to repeatedly copy files from one place to another. Works with removable hard drives, between computers on a local network and even between your mac and a remote server over SSH. Set up a pair of folders and easily browse both sides even if one folder is on a remote server (via sftp). Then select items for include/exclude and click to perform an update in the desired direction. Previews show you exactly what will be changed and once you're satisfied that things are working, you can setup DropSync to automatically watch a source folder and update in the background. Under the hood DropSync uses the amazing rsync tool to perform its changes. This means that its about as fast and memory efficient as a syncing engine can get, and we've worked hard to ensure that DropSync itself will stay responsive even when huge syncs are happening in the background.

Features
  • Easily include/exclude subfolders using the built-in browser
  • Automated (one-way) syncing when a file changes in the source folder
  • Status bar only mode lets you monitor and initiate syncs without opening the main app
  • Detailed searchable previews
  • An SFTP based browser that lets you see and select folders on remote computers
  • Custom filters let you include or exclude files based on patterns in filenames
  • Browsable history of syncing activity, including detailed logs of every change
  • Only transfers the parts of files that have changed for maximum speed over a network
  • AppleScript support lets you create custom syncing workflows
  • Almost complete support for custom rsync options

What's new in DropSync

Version 3.1.5:
  • Fixes a bug that would result in aborted syncs on macOS versions prior to 10.13

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11 DropSync Reviews

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Eric•Woehler
11 December 2010

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Can recommend this excellent app. I can sync all my files wirelessly to an external hard drive connected to my airport extreme base station - something that Carbon Copy Cloner can't do. The setup is fast and easy, and within minutes of downloading the app, I was backing up my files. DropSync works nicely in the background so I am able to work on other tasks. Highly recommended!
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Version 2.0.4
Bfulop
16 February 2018
Wanted to sync two to folders (with lots on subfolders and files in them), between my Mac and my server. First with Transmit, then with Forklift. After about 30 minutes of waiting I gave up with both. I was ready to just use GIT to push the updates to the server but it's not ideal either. Then I tried the same with DropSync and it finished in less than 10 seconds! I have no idea how it can be so fast. I know it's just a GUI for rsync, but still. It can synchronise several dozens of folders faster, than an FTP program can list one directory. I manually edited a few files in a deeply nested directory just to check that DropSync doesn't cheat (ignores directories), because it's so hard to believe that I can crawl all these directories that fast. Wow! It's very straightforward to use, you'll find everything very quickly and can add custom rules for synchronisation very easily.
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Version 3.1.3
Eric•Woehler
12 August 2015
Highly recommended, been using it for several years (since early 2.* days). Intuitive, quick and reliable - and simple to use. Well worth trying out if you are looking for a simple sync app/utility. Plenty of options available for you to tweak your syncs.
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Version 3.1.0
Amergin
12 September 2013
Needed to sync stuff between my work iMac and my travelling MacBook Pro and this seemed to be the answer. Had a couple of questions and the dev gave me detailed answers promptly. Working flawlessly and very easy to use.
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Version 2.4.9
Tamriel
13 March 2013
Simple and intuitive. Does all I need.
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Version 2.4.9
uce-hole
08 December 2012
Does what app's costing 4x or 10x as much do. The interface is just a teensy bit spartan but overall features/stability is excellent value for money. I was really torn between this and Chronosync but in the end I went for Dropsync & I do not regret it at all. There are freeware rsync front ends (eg. Backlist) but Dropsync appears better supported since the author is earning money from it rather than just a hobby. Support for future updates is important IMHO.
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Version 2.4.8
lowbar
29 July 2012
I was looking for a backup solution that didn't cost an arm and a leg, was easy to use, and allowed me to send it to my own hosting space. Dropsync did all of these with great ease. It is easy to use and took less than 5 minutes to get up and running. Other solutions required difficult authentication files to be uploaded and installed using SSH. This proved to be to complicated for what I needed. Dropsync was very easy to setup and use, just like logging into an FTP account. I had to email their support team and got a very quick response that solved my issue. This is definitely a must have app!
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Version 2.4.5
nywasira
17 July 2012
I've been hunting for an app that does this for a while. I'm syncing a local folder to my FTP site. It's syncs in real time just like Dropbox would and even links to Growl to alert you when the sync is complete. It only took me about 5 minutes to get it up and running. I'm using only unidirectional sync. Not sure if bidirectional works. $10 is a great deal. There are several more expensive alternatives that do not work this well.
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Version 2.4.5
2 answer(s)
nywasira
nywasira
17 July 2012
When I delete a local file, the file on the server is not being deleted. Does this maybe have something to do with my folder permission (Linux server)?
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Mudflat Software
Mudflat Software
28 July 2012
Hi, File deletion is turned off by default, but its fairly easy to enable. I've written up the details at http://mudflatsoftware.com/dropsync_support.html#deletions Hopefully that helps Ira
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bluehour73
29 March 2012
Excellent application, makes what I've always found a bit daunting (rsync) easy to use.... I use this to back up 2 media players and 2 network drives across my network, to external drives, something I could not do with other software (besides rsync!).... Developer always happy to help out too....
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Version 2.4.3
NotUsed
07 February 2012
Seems nice. Unfortunately will only sync from a local volume to external. Will not sync external to external.
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Version 2.4.0
1 answer(s)
bluehour73
bluehour73
15 April 2012
Are you sure?? I sync from network volumes to externals all the time....
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Eric•Woehler
11 December 2010
Can recommend this excellent app. I can sync all my files wirelessly to an external hard drive connected to my airport extreme base station - something that Carbon Copy Cloner can't do. The setup is fast and easy, and within minutes of downloading the app, I was backing up my files. DropSync works nicely in the background so I am able to work on other tasks. Highly recommended!
Like (3)
Version 2.0.4