Synchronize Pro X
Synchronize Pro X
6.8.5

3.0

Synchronize Pro X free download for Mac

Synchronize Pro X

6.8.5
13 November 2017

Make a bootable backup of your OS X system.

Overview

Synchronize! Pro X is a professional-strength system backup and file synchronization utility for OS X with many uses. As an example, you can use Synchronize! Pro X to backup your OS X startup disk to another hard disk, so that the backup disk is bootable. Update your backup with "Fast scan" enabled, and it will be done 10x faster! Or you can sync your home folder with a file server, or your PowerBook, or a FireWire disk, so that the files on both are up-to-date.

Synchronize! Pro X is specifically engineered for OS X, taking advantage of the modern properties of the operating system, such as pre-emptive multitasking, and supporting the full capabilities of the file system, including 255-character Unicode file names and OS X file permissions. Files are copied at the maximum speed possible, using pre-emptive multitasking to full advantage. It makes bootable backups of OS X system disks, without logging in as 'root'. "Fast scan" makes updating a bootable backup incredibly quick, and real-time folder watching starts backups when files are changed. Old files can be archived rather than deleted. The status of backups can be monitored and accessed from any Web browser and email can be sent when backups happen, don't happen or have errors.

Synchronize! Pro X actions can be scheduled to be performed at night or at any preset time, once or periodically, without anyone present. Passwords can be supplied automatically for file server connections.

What's new in Synchronize Pro X

Version 6.8.5:
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility - Synchronize! Pro X runs on High Sierra and copies files correctly on HFS+ and APFS volumes; however, it does not make a bootable backup of a High Sierra system.
  • Version 6.8.5 is compatible with High Sierra (macOS 10.13); this version is also compatible with Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger (macOS 10.12 through OS X 10.4).
  • Fixed an incompatibility introduced by macOS Sierra which caused a crash when an icon was clicked to choose a folder

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anonymous-hyena-2756
27 August 2009

Most helpful

I was planning to buy this software despite the price until I read more about the licencing policy. So I've decided to wait the first update after the full Snow Leopard version comes out, whitch should be the one without main SnowLeo issue... This is a way to maximize the weird Qdea licencing program.... But in the meantime, I'm going to check the competitors.
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Version 6.1
Edac2
07 April 2019
I'm worried that Qdea has abandoned SyncPro. The last update was in December 2017, and I'm already getting macOS warnings that the program is not up-to-date. I've had to switch to SuperDuper for making bootable backups, and I feel like it won't be long before I have to switch to a new program for my file backups. Thoughts?
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Version 6.8.5
3 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
22 May 2019
If you don't mind buying another software, I can only recommend ChronoSync, though I still prefer the way Sync Pro shows the detail of files to copy — but ChronoSync has a few better features, the least being updates... ;-)
On the free side, I recommend SyncTwoFolders, simplistic but efficient.
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brian163
brian163
27 May 2019
I contacted the company regarding their roadmap. There isn't one, the product is dead:

"We don't plan to release a 64-bit version of Synchronize! Pro X."
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Aargl
Aargl
20 June 2019
It's a bit amazing that they still sell it fifty bucks! :-o
Who's gonna buy a software knowing it won't work for long?
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higherterrain-com
07 November 2016
Get the price down.
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Version 6.8.4
Me2
25 April 2016
I've been using Synchronize Pro and Synchronize Plus now for maybe close to 10 years. The Developer has always been supportive via email. It works well for me (I use Carbon Copy but it doesn't two "two-way" synchronization) and it a tool in my Mac bag that I can't do without. I appreciate the updates and will pay for good equipment or apps or software. Thank you. Patrick
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Version 6.8.2
Aargl
11 November 2015
My turn to put my two cents here. ;-) I wrote a few years ago that SyncPro was the best, it surely was an excessive statement. I must say it's just that I was used to it. Certainly it's not for its "gorgeous" GUI ;-) but at least it's clear. Chronosync is its best competitor for half the price and it's perfect for simple syncing, but gets very complicated when you try and set up things precisely — at least, it's not obvious to me. ;-) What I appreciate in SyncPro is the sync documents. Some might say that Chronosync has them too and I suppose that when you get used to its settings, it's ok. (What I like in Chronosync is the documents manager that allow to run multiple syncs in a row) One great thing about SyncPro is its wide compatibility: Intel/PPC since OS X 10.4! (that's why I still use it on my old machines — I don't have the latest version, though ;-) ) I only know of iBackup that can run in so many OSes, but it has a different approach. We all agree that Sync Pro is overpriced and they probably rely on their existing user base, hence their price policy. ;-) It's quite obvious that any potential new user will run for Chronosync instead, if they need complex syncing, or choose a free alternative such as backupList+, FolderWatch or else for simple tasks.
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Version 6.8
1 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
14 October 2017
I now recommend to my friends SyncTwoFolders as a free alternative. It doesn't have sync documents but for basic "once in a while" sync, it's perfect — but needs OS 10.9.5.
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WordWeaver
30 September 2015
While I am sure that the developer has invested a lot of thought, time and energy into writing this app, similar to other commenters here, I must concur that $100 for a backup utility, and then another $50.00 or so every two years is outrageously expensive. By comparison, consider this . . . I have been using Carbon Copy Cloner -- which also makes very good bootable backups -- since at least November of 2010. At that same time, I made a donation to Bombich Software of $15.00. In December of 2012 I received a registration code for CCC 3.x I believe. As I recall, this was a free registration code, because I had previously donated to Bombich Software when CCC was still donationware. In October of 2014 I paid $20.00 to upgrade to CCC 4.x. In short, in just under five years, I have spent $35.00 for Carbon Copy Cloner, and I will probably spend another $20 when CCC 5.x comes out. No matter how you look at it, CCC has saved me loads of money, compared to what the Synchronize! Pro X developers are asking for. Now, obviously, I can't compare feature for feature between these two apps, but I will say that CCC has been rock solid over the years, and it allows me to be very selective about my scheduled backups. I can back up an entire hard drive -- which will be bootable -- I can backup just certain folders and files, I can protect certain files and folders on the destination drive so that they aren't written over the next time that CCC performs an automated backup, I can schedule multiple backups at different hours of the day, and different days of the week, etc. It's great. It gives me peace of mind. Perhaps Synchronize! Pro X can do all of this too. However, even if that is the case, why pay more than I really have to? Oh, and did I mention that Bombich support is quite good? I have had a number of email exchanges with them over the years. They see their customers as people, and not just as a source of revenue to milk. Enough said.
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Version 6.8
1 answer(s)
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
05 October 2015
100%

CCC is excellent and has never failed me once. Synchronize! Pro has, only according to the developer, it was my computer's fault.
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PeterHarte
30 September 2015
Too expensive for simple sync
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Version 6.8
Bigboysdad
01 November 2014
Another os x upgrade to Yosemite, so another "upgrade" to good old Sync Pro, lol. So glad I stopped shelling out $50 for this every 2 years after the initial $99 cost.
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Version 6.7
Nitroxer
09 October 2014
Unlike others I don't begrudge the price or upgrade policy per se. But I do expect premium level support in return for premium level pricing. Qdea badly fails: the product fails to work in my environment according to vendor claims that it should. A dump indicated an OSX module failed that SynX invoked. . The developer declined to provide *any* assistance. Rationale: "not his code" and he had not encountered the problem before. Astoundingly, he didn't even ask if the problem was reproducible or survived a reboot. Tough to imagine a more unhelpful or arrogant response. As others mention, there are comparable products with considerably better support and lower prices. Recommend that they be considered - not Qdea's .
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Version 6.6
officefkom3635
14 March 2014
I used Synchronize Pro for years, paid the money and it was ok. At the time, the dev asked for a renewal fee to give support because of a problem I had with the software (yes : no fee = no further support), I decided to find an alternative and to change. The solution was Cronosync. CS delivers the same functionality as SPro (or even more), has far better server grade functions via CS Agents. In the end, it was a huge step forward. And the pricing was far better: 5 License Pack for 160 $, 2 Agents for 20$ and I was done. Including free Upgrades forever! Thats the real deal. SPro was excellent in the 90s, but you will get the same 90s interface at the 90s pricing. The is an obsolete strategy, and it doesn't deserve to be supported. This software should move to the Appstore at 2.95 $, and it might be a success again. Chronosync is not in the Appstore, which is a customer benefit in terms of better pricing. Far better pricing.
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Version 6.6
1 answer(s)
Soundsgoodtome
Soundsgoodtome
11 September 2014
I couldn't agree more.

Years ago, a friend introduced me to SPX, and I paid for it happily. But Qdea's update policy frankly stinks.

Now, does the software complete its tasks with many variations and options? Absolutely. But those defending the upgrade policy keep stating things like:

• "The version that you bought works forever."

Sure, but that's only if you never update your OS. So, if you're the type who's still running Tiger or whatever and tends to ignore OS updates, then this product's update policy is for you.

They also say:

• "You only have to update every 2 years — and that's only *if* you want to use a version that was released more than two years after the last license you bought."

You people make it sound like updating one's OS is some rare thing that only the geekiest of geeks do. There are legit reasons for updating one's OS. And yes, when the OS gets updated, often a number of apps must also be updated. And trust me: I have TONS of software. But no other company whose software I own expects you to shell out a full $50 every 2 years.

And let's talk about the other white elephant in the room:

When Qdea updates SPX, what do you get? A couple of under-the-hood fixes that are important for OS compatibility. But the interface hasn't been updated since World War 1. (OK, that was an exaggeration. lol.)

But seriously — other developers do COMPLETE REVAMPS of the look and feel of their apps — and charge only $10 or $15 for these annual or bi-annual updates. Qdea changes absolutely NOTHING in the interface, and often adds not even one, new feature thats actually visible — yet they want $50.

Ever heard of "form and function," Qdea? Like it or not, BOTH are important. The degree to which one is more important will vary from customer to customer. And yes, of course it's critical for software to do its job and do it well. But there's also something to be said for keeping up with the times in terms of an app's design.

It's simply NOT enough for an app to merely perform well. Like it or not, it also needs to LOOK GOOD. Well, SPX has frankly *never* looked good. But it did its job well, and that was ok — 10 or more years ago. But if you're going to ask people to fork out money, every couple of years (and please — spare me the "but you don't HAVE to upgrade" speech), the least you could do is give the thing a facelift to help justify the additional fees.

And if you aren't skilled with UI (which clearly is the case, here), bite the bullet and HIRE someone who is, which is what many developers do. They hire amazingly talented designers — sometimes even on another continent — to give their apps polish and style.

I realize SPX falls into the category of "utilitarian" applications, but that's no excuse for it not to look halfway decent *as well* as doing its job. I made these very comments (though less sharply) to Qdea, years ago, and they've gone ignored.

At a certain point, you realize that people are who they are. And the folks at Qdea make software that performs very well! But they don't give a rat's ass about how the app looks. And that's a mistake. I'm at a point where I need to upgrade, but I refuse to fork over another penny for the same, ancient interface. Instead, I'm going to spend that money on a competing app that does its job *and* looks decent.

Qdea, if you ever read this, take a look at apps like CleanMyMac 2, which is also utilitarian, but whose interface is absolutely STUNNING. (I'm unaffiliated.) Heck — even Carbon Copy Cloner (another utilitarian app) has a nice design without being "over the top."

Those developers do release updates for OS compatibility, but they also periodically refresh the UI, which — like it or not — is additional incentive for customers to update.

Perhaps someday you'll realize this. But for those of us who are now jumping ship, you're unfortunately too late.
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anonymous-hyena-2756
29 October 2013
While it's a 5 stars software, it worth one star for the updating policy. The 6.6, as well the past, it is just an UPDATE, not an UPGRADE. There's no new features, only bug fixes and compatibility issues. I'm a registered user from some years ago I'm boring to have a "must update" each 2 years to a get minor update. It is right that it still work but the reliability is not assured. I skip this update, this time, even if I love Synchronize Pro!, I'll get this straight.
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Version 6.6
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anonymous-hyena-2756
anonymous-hyena-2756
29 October 2013
I forgot to say that my last purchase was in august 2012 so even what they promising is actually a lie. By the updating/upgrading policies you're are totally under their decisions. i.e., they can delay or move up a version just to get more licensing renewal excluding or including customers. From this point of view, this software is actually a theft.
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Oldmiller
Oldmiller
12 November 2013
If your last purchase was in August 2012 you can use the current version 6.6 ‘for free’. Because you have alreadfy paid for it. This is part of the deal, that you can use any new version released within 2 years from the date you bought the initial or renewal license. There must be an error on your side or if there’s problem, please contact their support. My last purchase (renewal license) was in March 2012, no problems using v6.6. here.
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anonymous-hyena-2756
anonymous-hyena-2756
12 November 2013
Thanks, I've solved by restart as couples of time my mac and re entering the serial number.. Weird process anyway....
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