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Synchronize Pro X
Synchronize Pro X
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Synchronize Pro X free download for Mac

Synchronize Pro X

Version 6.9

Make a bootable backup of your OS X system.

3.1
Based on 42 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$49.95
One-Time Purchase

Synchronize Pro X 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 version 6.9

Updated on Jan 16 2020

Version 6.9:
  • Removed the requirement for connection to the Qdea server to register a serial number.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

3.6 MB

Downloads

89836

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Jan 15 2020
6.8.5
3.0
Jan 15 2020
3.0
Version: 6.8.5
The site says "The online store is no longer available". This app is soon going "no-ware"... :-D
Edac2
Edac2
Apr 7 2019
6.8.5
0.0
Apr 7 2019
0.0
Version: 6.8.5
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?
higherterrain-com
higherterrain-com
Nov 7 2016
6.8.4
0.0
Nov 7 2016
0.0
Version: 6.8.4
Get the price down.
Me2
Me2
Apr 25 2016
6.8.2
5.0
Apr 25 2016
5.0
Version: 6.8.2
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
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 11 2015
6.8
3.0
Nov 11 2015
3.0
Version: 6.8
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.
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Sep 30 2015
6.8
0.0
Sep 30 2015
0.0
Version: 6.8
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.
PeterHarte
PeterHarte
Sep 30 2015
6.8
1.5
Sep 30 2015
1.5
Version: 6.8
Too expensive for simple sync
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Nov 1 2014
6.7
3.5
Nov 1 2014
3.5
Version: 6.7
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.
Nitroxer
Nitroxer
Oct 9 2014
6.6
1.0
Oct 9 2014
1.0
Version: 6.6
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 .
officefkom3635
officefkom3635
Mar 14 2014
6.6
1.5
Mar 14 2014
1.5
Version: 6.6
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.
anonymous-hyena-2756
anonymous-hyena-2756
Oct 29 2013
6.6
0.5
Oct 29 2013
0.5
Version: 6.6
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.
KLBD
KLBD
Apr 19 2013
6.5.1
0.5
Apr 19 2013
0.5
Version: 6.5.1
Wow. I've used the software about three times a year and when I tried to use it today I got a notice that my license expired and I can't use it any more. I've been a long time user, but I'd totally mis-read it when last upgraded and didn't realize the software itself would stop working after two years. When you pair that with only 2 installations this is a bad return on investment, and not a precedent I want to support. Off to look for a different option.
Digital-Fury
Digital-Fury
Nov 2 2012
6.5.1
4.5
Nov 2 2012
4.5
Version: 6.5.1
Somewhat expensive for this kind of tool and its "dry" user interface hasn't evolved that much over the years, but still the gold standard in term of reliability/performance. I have been using it for years now to synchronise huge external Tb arrays connected to my system, and it always has worked flawlessly for me.
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 7 2012
6.5.1
3.0
Oct 7 2012
3.0
Version: 6.5.1
Just a note about the price: "$99.95" Why not $100? I'm so bored about all those companies (nearly all :-( using that old ridiculous trick! It's just as if they say: "c'mon you dumb fools! Come and buy our product, we think you're just a bunch of morons, stupid enough to thing that $99.95 is a lot cheaper than $100, so you'll run and buy it!" Are we really so stupid? :-(
Midorosan
Midorosan
Sep 11 2012
6.5.1
0.5
Sep 11 2012
0.5
Version: 6.5.1
Just a comment bi-annual means twice a year I think you want biennial. Ignore rating
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
May 12 2012
6.3.1
3.5
May 12 2012
3.5
Version: 6.3.1
At the price charged, plus bi-annual renewal costs, I have always, over the years, compared Sync Pro's features to alternative software to see if it’s worth it and over the last 7 years, I found it to be indispensible as it could do a whole load of things other backup software couldn’t. As its now time for another comparison (another bi-annual cost is looming), I thought I'd post how, for me, Sync Pro currently compares: 1) Bootable Backup - One of the reasons I bought Sync Pro X years ago was because of its ability to take advantage of FSEvents technology in OS X which initially resulted in me being able to do a bootable backup on my MBP in seconds. However, FSEvents has proved to be a bit flakey, resulting in Sync Pro being unable to properly commence, let alone finish a bootable backup. The workaround is to turn off FSEvents, which reduces Sync Pro to the same speed as the considerably cheaper and even free alternatives out there. In fact, those same alternatives actually produce a better quality clone, if Backup Bouncer is your guide. The developer has also suggested that I should fix permissions on my drive/ completely re-install my system, just to make Sync Pro work properly. Despite the fact that I haven’t needed to do this with other backup software, I went along with these suggestions, but the issues still persist. 2) Syncing - No problems here but again, the syncing abilities are easily replicated by cheaper alternative software. 3) Archiving - There’ still nothing that can better Sync Pro’s archiving options. By this, I mean the ability to distinguish exactly what files and folders get archived, where the archives are saved (ie, a different disk to your backup destination drive), and the ability to group archive folders into DVD sized chunks. Well, DVDs are on the way out, so there’s not much need for me to burn archives to DVD and to be honest, I can’t think of a reason for me to save archives to a different disk (your experience may vary). Personally, I am happy to archive files and folders in a folder structure to the same destination backup disk and this can also be done with cheaper alternative software. 4) Ability to open and close disks - Again, this can be one with cheaper alternative software. 5) Ability to open and close other programs - Still (I think) a unique feature of Sync Pro if it’s what you need. 6) Bugs and support - In my experience, Sync Pro has always had bugs of some sort, which is ok, considering how complex it is and the developer will always strive to provide a fix. My current issue is that it won’t complete a backup on just my home folder then, after a special copy of Sync Pro had been provided by the developer to try and fix the issue, files and folders which it was supposed to backup were completely missed. I'm sure, the developer would have eventually found a fix or workaround for all of these issues and he does reply within a day, provides suggestions to problems and provides specific copies of the software to try work around your problem. But for the price paid, I'd hoped that these kind of issues didn't arise in the first place, they don't seem to with the alternative software available. The developer's suggested solutions (fixing permissions/ reinstalling the system which as I say, aren't necessary with alternative software) haven’t always worked. Sync Pro does provide extra very good features such as folder watching and being able to log in without being the root user but for the price paid, what I really wanted/needed was for this to work first time a lot more than what it did without having to find fixes. So for my needs, I settled on separate cloning software and syncing/ archiving software to complete those specific tasks. I find that works out far more reliably and cheaper than Sync Pro. No set agenda here, and the software has worked more often than not - just my experience.
Mikesavory
Mikesavory
Feb 3 2012
6.3.1
2.5
Feb 3 2012
2.5
Version: 6.3.1
I have made dozens of bootable backups and migrated my OS from one machine to another using Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner over the years, I have never had an issue with either program. I have rated this program at 50%, because I have never used it, and don't believe I ever will.
freevito
freevito
Oct 24 2011
6.3
5.0
Oct 24 2011
5.0
Version: 6.3
I’ve been a Mac user since 1986, so I have some perspective on Mac applications. There are few that I rate as highly as SyncProX. It was the first full-featured OS X backup app that could reliably make bootable backups. I’ve been using it since 2002 (v1.2.2). When SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner came along, I tried them. I even own a SuperDuper license. So, I know what those apps can do. First let me say that any comparison between backup & synchronization applications is useful only if you’re fully informed about their capabilities—and you seldom get that in user reviews (even this one). All backup & sync requirements are not equal, and neither are all backup & sync applications. If your needs are simple, you can get by with a simple app. But if you need a backup & synchronization application that can do it all, then you should take a closer look at SyncProX than most user reviews can provide. Anyhow, here’s what SyncProX does for me. I need to run both manual and scheduled backups of data on networked computers. SyncProX can handle either, but part of its power is in its ability to automate the process. The backups include complete bootable backups as well as dedicated backups of database files. For automated backups, I need powerful control over permissions and difference criteria for file size, date, modification time, creator, type, ID resources, as well as the ability to specify file skipping rules (in case of errors), what data are logged, how to handle file attributes, what should and should not be copied…and that’s just a partial listing of the kinds of options SyncProX provides. It takes some time to learn what all the features do, but it’s well worth the effort if you need them. My automated database backups need to run scripts to shut down data and license servers, write the backups to sparse.image disks mounted remotely from the networked computers on which they reside, then unmount the disks, and then restart the servers. Everything has to be done with root privileges because the database directories have “No access” permissions for everything except the database application. SyncProX does it all, fully automated, without any need for me to log in as the root user. The ability to specify what data are logged is critical for troubleshooting any problems…for example when an anti-virus app detects and quarantines some malware during the backup write operation, and creates several hundred temp files in the process, all of which appear as errors in the backup log. Ditto for bizarre problems that occasionally show up due to the way OS X reports changed files in FS Events when Fast Scan is enabled. In that case, turning off Fast Scan, repairing permissions, and running a full backup clears the problem. The log file provides all the info I need to track down the culprit and solve the problem, or get help from Qdea support. Oh, yeah…want support? Got it. The developer usually responds within 24 hours, and often within a few hours. Qdea has even provided me with special builds of SyncProX to work around problems that appear when something changes in OS X…and something is always changing in OS X. Qdea’s licensing policy is eminently fair…although for some reason it’s often deeply misunderstood. Well, here’s the bottom line: Any version of SyncProX that you download works forever…or for as long as the version of OS X you’re running is compatible. I have copies of SyncProX v 4.x and v5.x running on two old Tiger machines. They’re fully licensed, forever. If I don’t need to upgrade when the two-year license expires, I just don’t renew the license until I need it. All previously installed versions continue to work on their respective licenses. If I upgrade my system and need a SyncProX upgrade, I buy the renewal (for $49.95…NOT $99.95), but I don’t have to buy it until I need an upgrade. And during the two-year license period, I can download any upgrade that Qdea releases, any of which are covered by that license—permanently. Sounds fair to me. Considering the great support and the fact that SyncProX is constantly under development to keep up with changes in OS X, that’s a pretty low cost of ownership for an application that does so much and works so well. SyncProX probably isn’t for everyone. If you don’t need all the features it provides, then use a backup application that does what you need. But if you need the Swiss army knife of backup apps—the stainless steel, chrome-plated, nuclear laser turbo-diesel high-strength industrial backup app—SyncProX will get the job done. It’s worth every penny.
Xenophon
Xenophon
Sep 13 2011
6.3
5.0
Sep 13 2011
5.0
Version: 6.3
Regarding Synchronize Pro's rival offerings (e.g. SuperDuper and the free --- oops, dirty word --- Carbon Copy Cloner): they are not really equivalent. To my mind, Synchronize Pro is more like a shell for RSync, and can be directed to backup and/or synchronize specific folders, disks, etc. For system backups, I've used SuperDuper, as it was designed for that purpose, I believe. Regarding the upgrade policy: renewal fees of $100 every 2 years have to be factored in the storage equation (disks, RAID boxes, NASes, etc). To my mind, they represent a very small percentage of total cost, and I'm willing to accept that in order to maintain a stable workflow. In this respect, BTW, Synchronize Pro certainly delivers. The one thing mentioned that bothers me, but I'm not sure if it's true, is the fact that a 2nd computer with the same license is crippled. This, I think, is a major flaw, that represents very bad practice. Can't help but feel that the authors don't trust me. BTW, I haven't upgraded yet, so the stars reflect my rating for the previous version.
Mikaelf
Mikaelf
Sep 5 2011
6.3
1.0
Sep 5 2011
1.0
Version: 6.3
Please don't use the free as below. It's not free since I have to buy the software in the first place to get the upgrade. Look up the definition of free... "Access to this version of Synchronize! Pro X is free if you've purchased a license within the last two years. Document revisions are now backed up on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion."
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