FoldersSynchronizer
FoldersSynchronizer
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3.3
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FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

06 March 2021

Synchronize or backup files, folders and disks.

What is FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

FoldersSynchronizer is a popular and useful utility that synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include locked files, and more.

Note: 64-bit app successfully tested on macOS Catalina and notarised by Apple, tuned-up for Retina displays with light and dark mode

What's new in FoldersSynchronizer

Version 5.1.8:
  • Fixed a graphic bug at switching source and destination folders on the console.
  • The Options drawer can now be opened to both the sides (left and right), depending on the available space.
  • Other minor fixes and improvement.
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5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
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ahoeveler
ahoeveler
May 20 2021
5.1.8
0.0
May 20 2021
0.0
Version: 5.1.8
This has been a must-install app for me for many years. I am surprised at how underrated it is. I often recommend this for simple easy backup and sync. It's far more stable than the Finder for folders of several thousand items. I have this set up to backup and sync folders from my work drive to my archive drive.
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
Dec 5 2019
4.3.1
0.0
Dec 5 2019
0.0
Version: 4.3.1
I've been waiting for a 64-bit Catalina-compatible version of this software, or maybe switching to Chronosync. I just visited the Softobe site and apparently they released a 64-bit Catalina-tested Version 5 back on November 25, but here, MacUpdate still lists version 4.3.1 as the current version. Time to update the MacUpdate listing, otherwise I'd like suggestions on which website to use to track non-App-Store updates. Because recently, MacUpdate has also been late listing other new versions, even for applications from major companies like Adobe.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Aug 26 2016
4.3
0.0
Aug 26 2016
0.0
Version: 4.3
The current version is 4.3.1
Ssj152
Ssj152
Mar 2 2016
4.3
0.0
Mar 2 2016
0.0
Version: 4.3
4.3.1 is the current version.
Schwity
Schwity
Nov 10 2013
4.1.1
4.5
Nov 10 2013
4.5
Version: 4.1.1
I like FS a lot. I use it for many years. It will be very cool, if the developer will add an Windows (portable) version, because I have different "workstations" and not only Macs. For this behavior I use Synkron at the moment… But FoldersSynchronizer is still smarter and I would like to use only one software.
mrcndc
mrcndc
Jul 16 2013
4.1.0
0.0
Jul 16 2013
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
Version 4.1.0 was released in April 2013 and it now appears in MacUpdate in July ??????
Ghezzi
Ghezzi
Sep 7 2012
4.1.0
4.5
Sep 7 2012
4.5
Version: 4.1.0
I have been using this for years to sync between my mac at work and home via a 64gb usb stick. Now I am on mountain lion and it seems not to save the preferences, it keeps the multiple backup but sometimes forgets I set it to "show preview" and "don't ask confirmation". Occasionally ask me to run as root. Other than that, it's very fast fast now. I tried a few other sync software and, for my needs, this is still the best and easiest to use. Only orther minor problem, if you go to the softobe website and click the link "support" (I did for the issue above) you are directed to the link "startup"...
Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Aug 17 2012
4.1.0
1.0
Aug 17 2012
1.0
Version: 4.1.0
Crap software, and perhaps the most idiotic registration process every seen. Don't buy this. It's slow, it's registration process is uniquely poor, and it's nowhere near worth the money. It lives off one positive review from many years back. You've been warned.
KBorhani
KBorhani
Mar 28 2012
4.1.0
2.5
Mar 28 2012
2.5
Version: 4.1.0
Weak in stability and features. high possibility to lose your files. Not recommended for serious jobs.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Mar 20 2012
4.1.0
2.0
Mar 20 2012
2.0
Version: 4.1.0
One problem. When you use this software to sync between two folders or drive. If you travel and change time zone. It will resync all files and take me 7 hours to complete. When yoiu come back to your homw time zone, and time zone change again, it will resynce the whole files again. And it took me another 7 hours Other than this, it work OK
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Dec 9 2011
4.1.0
3.5
Dec 9 2011
3.5
Version: 4.1.0
Once set up, this is just perfect for straight syncing of files between a Mac and a windows server. It would be excellent if Mac to Mac copying of metadata could improve and if archiving was enabled.
gluhring
gluhring
Oct 15 2011
4.1.0
5.0
Oct 15 2011
5.0
Version: 4.1.0
I've been using FolderSynchronizer since March 16, 2000. It's so easy to use, I have it set up for multiple tasks. From syncing my iMac to my MacBookPro to using it for backing up my Androind. Sometimes if I have a ton of stuff to copy to a different server on the network, instead of draggin each folder or file by hand I just open FS, put everything I'm going to move in a Multiple list, set my destination and run a one-time backup and I don't even have to think about it. I can't think of a downside except that in version 3 I had to memorize what M F X Y V & S meant. I guess that's my own fault. And I see from the new product photos that with this new version I won't have to remember anymore since Multiple, Filters, Exclude, Conflicts, Volumes & Settings are written out. Really looking forward to trying out this newest version
jmhbpc
jmhbpc
Oct 13 2011
4.1.0
4.5
Oct 13 2011
4.5
Version: 4.1.0
I love this app because it has the exact, easy to use, feature(s) I wanted, right off the bat, for my backup logistics.
Fonsr
Fonsr
May 3 2011
4.0.7
5.0
May 3 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.7
Downloaded FoldersSyncronizer and thus far have found it to be excellent. Quick to set up, fast to sync. Not sure what the difficulties people are writing about are. And - the support has been very responsive.
Macdavid
Macdavid
Apr 26 2011
4.0.6
4.0
Apr 26 2011
4.0
Version: 4.0.6
Works but a bit pricey. Interface difficult to understand. I prefer a self-made rsync script.
Machine
Machine
Apr 14 2011
4.0.4
5.0
Apr 14 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.4
I bought Buffalo Cloudstor which is PogoPlug powered and I have PogoPlug Pro. I FoldersSync ny local disk to my "Cloud" storage and I can access from anywhere in the world. Ver. 4.04 or FoldersSynch is FAST! FoldersSynch is top notch software!
Schwity
Schwity
Apr 12 2011
4.0.4
4.5
Apr 12 2011
4.5
Version: 4.0.4
Hi. I added the following error message in the field of troubleshooting, but I have the feeling that this rubric not really in front of the most visitors. Therefore I replay my message here: [ I'm using FS 4.0.4 under 10.6.7 to made an exact sync between two external disk drives (FAT32) and therefor I 've notice the following error entry in the log file: FS doesn't sync files if they are bigger then 4 GB or greater! I hope the developer could help as soon as possible, because I think it is a bug in version 4, isnt' it?!? ] Otherwise the program is a great utility and I use it for years. Additionally the contact possibilities should been better. Unfortunately I found no hints to contact the developer direct by e-mail..... Thanks for listening.
Schwity
Schwity
Apr 12 2011
4.0.4
4.5
Apr 12 2011
4.5
Version: 4.0.4
Hi. Yesterday I'm using FS 4.0.4 under 10.6.7 to made an exact sync between two external disk drives (FAT32) and therefor I 've notice the following error entry in the log file: FS doesn't sync files if they are bigger then 4 GB or greater! I hope the developer could help as soon as possible, because I think it is a bug in version 4, isnt' it?!? Thanks.
Itty
Itty
Feb 20 2011
4.0.1
5.0
Feb 20 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
This is a must have utility for me. Simple yet powerful. Good for back ups and keeping multiple folders and hard disks synchronized. This upgrade is well worth the $12 price.
Gioman
Gioman
Sep 23 2009
3.6.4
0.0
Sep 23 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
I have been fairly happy with FS for a long time. Today I went to their site and noticed that the current edition is 3.6.3 and I had DL 3.6.4 from here. I also noticed that one of the features mentioned in 3.6.3 is not in the program. Someone here mentioned they had written the developer and never got a reply so I don't have much hope of getting my questions answered it seems. Too bad, still a pretty decent program. keith
Backpacker
Backpacker
Aug 20 2008
3.6.4
0.0
Aug 20 2008
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
v3.6.4 doesn't show up in the developer's site anymore, and they've not notified anyone, even when I emailed Softobe to ask why.
Backpacker
Backpacker
Jun 24 2008
3.6.4
0.0
Jun 24 2008
0.0
Version: 3.6.4
About the full-featured FS Preview window: Can that window be entitled with the task-in-process (ie Exact Synch, Incremental Synch, Exact BackUp etc.) to dispel any doubts about what is being previewed ? Might it even be possible to change tasks from within the Preview window, just by changing the window-title ? Thanks for the ongoing work on FolderSynchronizer.
Freedman
Freedman
Oct 9 2006
3.6.1
4.8
Oct 9 2006
4.8
Version: 3.6.1
I have been using this software from its early Mac OS 9 days and have never had a problem with it. I use it to sync my desktop to my laptop. I suspect that many of the probems reported by other users having less success with thios program is related to other causes, such as not properly maintaining the system software. I would like to see a more elegant user interface for the settings, but otherwise thsi is a first rate product.
Harold-Roeth,
Harold-Roeth,
Apr 25 2006
3.6b
4.5
Apr 25 2006
4.5
Version: 3.6b
I just noticed that there has not been any recent comment on this fine program. I use it with OS 10.4.5 to regularly back-up certain important files. I also use the timer option with FS running in the background to backup important publications I am working on every 5 minutes, LotÕs of uses for this program as their web site indicates. Never any problems. (v3.5)
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2005
3.5
3.3
Apr 25 2005
3.3
Version: 3.5
Thank you, nice updates in 3.5.
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2005
3.4.9
3.3
Mar 6 2005
3.3
Version: 3.4.9
This looked quite promising. It worked nicely for me a few times, but then it crashed and would no longer launch without crashing each time. I desintalled, reinstalled, reset my preferences and it crashed again. Not sure why, but I think it was something to do with auto-mounting the remote volume. Shame. I'll wait for the next update.
Guest
Guest
Mar 3 2004
3.4.7
3.3
Mar 3 2004
3.3
Version: 3.4.7
I just got done buying a site license for this. I have to day I evaluated this software for 30 days or so (I initially bought 1 full license). I tried to find a comparable free software, needless to say I couldn't find one with all the features this has. I emailed them saying I need to be able to run a few in OS 9. Within a half hour they told me they would give me serial numbers for OS 9 also if I would just email them. So I bought the software, and they saw my order and just sent the OS 9 serials along with the OS X serials. GREAT customer support.
Guest
Guest
Jan 28 2004
3.4.6
3.3
Jan 28 2004
3.3
Version: 3.4.6
This program works consistently well. I have played around with others and found them either flawed or too cmplicated to mess with. I use it both to back up my documents folder and to sync my desktop with my laptop.
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2004
3.4.5
0.0
Jan 13 2004
0.0
Version: 3.4.5
After evaluating several products, I settled on FoldersSynchronizer because of the quality of the copies and the ease of use for multiple source-destination pairs. When I recently had a problem, my queries to the developer were answered within a couple of hours and a solution was available the next day! I certainly got more than I paid for. Kudos to Softobe for treating their customers like kings.
Guest
Guest
Dec 13 2003
3.4.5
3.3
Dec 13 2003
3.3
Version: 3.4.5
Good program, responsive developer, but perpetual upgrade costs. I bought v1, then v2,and when he started charging for point releases I gave up.
Guest
Guest
Jul 18 2003
3.3.3
3.3
Jul 18 2003
3.3
Version: 3.3.3
Bud, I don't know what you were on when you wrote that and I couldn't disagree more!! Outstanding program, simple yet powerful interface, fast and amazing support.Did I mention amazing support?? Never had a single problem with this, and I would recommend it to anyone!
Guest
Guest
May 28 2003
3.3.1
3.3
May 28 2003
3.3
Version: 3.3.1
Great program and keeps getting better.
Guest
Guest
May 28 2003
3.3.1
3.3
May 28 2003
3.3
Version: 3.3.1
Does what it says on the tin! Synchs folders and as quartered my daily back up time!
Guest
Guest
May 16 2003
3.3b8
3.3
May 16 2003
3.3
Version: 3.3b8
Very useful program. I use it to periodically backup several key folders.
Guest
Guest
Mar 11 2003
3.2b22
3.3
Mar 11 2003
3.3
Version: 3.2b22
I have tried them all (well nearly all) including ExecutiveSync, and keep coming back to FodersSynchronizer. I've stopped using Retrospect and CCC since beta22.
Guest
Guest
Feb 5 2003
3.2b8
0.0
Feb 5 2003
0.0
Version: 3.2b8
For half the price you can get a much better solution in Executive Sync. http://www.executivesync.com. Don't waste your time
Guest
Guest
Nov 27 2002
3.0.1
3.3
Nov 27 2002
3.3
Version: 3.0.1
Dear smwweb (see below), the bug you met in the "beta" version has been fixed one month ago.
Guest
Guest
Jun 11 2002
3.0
3.3
Jun 11 2002
3.3
Version: 3.0
The version 3.0 is really GREAT! Thanks Softobe.
Guest
Guest
Apr 19 2002
2.2.1
3.3
Apr 19 2002
3.3
Version: 2.2.1
Best tool I found after much testing of different sync/backup utilities. Worth every cent just for the Preview feature. Shame the sync doesn't quite work properly yet on OSX - you have to boot in OS 9 in the meantime to get the date comparison to work.
Guest
Guest
Sep 1 2000
0.0
Sep 1 2000
0.0
Version: null
Very fast, powerful and easy utility to sync and backup on macintosh. And a very low cost (20$). Elegant interface and quick support by Softobe. Well done!
$30.00Buy Now
3.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
  • Successfully tested on macOS 10.13, Catalina and macOS 11.2 Big Sur
License: 
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