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ChronoSync
ChronoSync
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ChronoSync free download for Mac

ChronoSync

Reliable backups, drive clones, and folder synchronizations.

4.6
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$49.99
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ChronoSync overview

ChronoSync is the professional choice for periodic backups, bootable drive clones, and folder and file synchronizations. Target any device or folder visible in Finder such a volume, thumb drive, NAS, disk image, iCloud, select cloud services, server or (with ChronoAgent) another Mac! Directly connect to Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Cloud, and iCloud cloud services and SFTP file servers. ChronoSync replaces your backup utility, drive clone utility, and folder sync utility with a single, powerful application. Get push notifications of your syncs sent to your phone with ChronoMonitor. Add InterConneX (free for iOS) and use ChronoSync to push files and folders to your iDevice.

What’s new in version 10.3.4

Updated on Mar 09 2023

Note: Currently available for $39.99

Enhancements and Changes:
  • Added a separator to the sync task log when relocating an archive.
  • Added a Readiness Error to prevent bootable synchronizations over ChronoAgent connections when running macOS 11 or later on the destination.
  • Changed the way lost agent connections are dealt with when multiple copy threads are active, in an effort to increase stability.
  • Added logic to ensure that some maintenance on a remote sync target connection is only performed in the main thread, in an attempt to eliminate an obscure crash.
  • Hardened the AWS S3 Storage Provider to better deal with lost connections in the middle of a file transfer.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug that could cause unreported failures when attempting to change an archive’s location to a volume with a different “Ignore Ownership” state.
  • Fixed a problem that could could cause changes to a volume’s “Ignore Ownership” setting to fail.
  • Fixed some localization problems in the Bootable and Data Volume assistants that were claiming volumes need to be HFS+ formatted.
  • Fixed a bug whereby a Readiness Error would prevent synchronization if a previously established custom archive location was not available, even if sync settings had been changed so that no archiving was being performed.
  • Fixed some UI problems on the Options/Archive Settings panel whereby some custom archive location controls weren’t being disabled when archiving was disabled.
  • Fixed some cosmetic problems on the last panel of several Assistants when running on macOS Ventura.
  • Fixed a bug in the Backup Multiple Folders assistant that could lead to a crash if the assistant failed to create any destination folders that it was asked to create.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

93.8 MB

Downloads

219376

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.12 or later
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Regular updates
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What needs improvements

Social media integration
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ChronoSync qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
4.8
Reliability
4.8
Customer support
5.0

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Aargl
Aargl
Jul 2 2022
10.2.0
5.0
Jul 2 2022
5.0
Version: 10.2.0
1) I recently tested ChronoSync against Carbon Copy Cloner on a non-system backup and ChronoSync was way faster. 2) I often had a hard time syncing to another Mac and only recently used ChronoAgent (to be installed on the destination Mac) and it really made the grade! The only downside I could find is that it's not always obvious to find the correct settings in specific situations, but once you have it's great.
Setsupper
Setsupper
Apr 30 2022
10.1.0
5.0
Apr 30 2022
5.0
Version: 10.1.0
It is very thorough and secure, the setting options are excellent, it doesn't break once a file is not copyable. In this way, it helps enormously to perform good backup and even data recovery. It is worthwhile to get acquainted with it in care of the data. Looks like the Rolls-Royce of sync programs. Support is responsive if really needed.
Mcr
Mcr
Mar 5 2022
10.0.0
5.0
Mar 5 2022
5.0
Version: 10.0.0
If you upgrade to CS 10, please note. The format for Tasks that you define has been upgraded to support new features. WHen you run a task for the first time after updating to 10 you will be prompted to Confirm if you want to update file format for the task to new 10 format. Once converted that task can't be loaded or run in older version of CS If you only have one copy of CS and don't intend to revert back to older version, you should be okay to Confirm yes. If you have multiple copies of CS or share tasks across Mac or other people (like on a network) and they haven't upgraded to CS 10, you may NOT want to convert to new format. I upgraded to CS 10 and latest CAgent 2 and have had no issues at all, including backups to cloud storage (BackBlaze B2 and Amazon)
martin-jenkins
martin-jenkins
Dec 30 2021
4.9.13
0.0
Dec 30 2021
0.0
Version: 4.9.13
I downloaded the trial version of ChronoSync a couple of days ago and I didn't need the 15 day evaluation period to make my decision. This software is awesome; easy to use, doesn't bog down my iMac (like Time Machine used to), it's just a rock solid product in my opinion. Well worth the price. I've only been using it for a few days and feel I've got my money's worth out of it already. I just wanted to be able to select the files I want to back up and then schedule the process at a time of my choosing, which can't easily be done on a Mac. It's a piece of cake to do that on a Windows PC using a batch file and the Task Scheduler, but even that is not as simple as the ChronoSync process. I had my backup setup and scheduled in about 15 minutes and I didn't even need the Help file. Can you do it on a Mac? Yeah, but how? Install third party apps to work with Time Machine? Or run scripts using Terminal? Uuuuuuhhh... No. I don't think so. I truly appreciate all of the hard work you've put into developing this valuable utility. It's exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you for simplifying the process of backing up my iMac. M. Jenkins
zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 8 2021
4.9.13
0.0
Dec 8 2021
0.0
Version: 4.9.13
would like to see 50% off, any time soon ?
zlazkow
zlazkow
Nov 9 2021
4.9.13
0.0
Nov 9 2021
0.0
Version: 4.9.13
Anybody uses ChronoSync Express ? Found it on their site, a reduced version, or more affordable as described by developers. It's only on Appstore for $25. Descriptions says that it only backups/syncs the folders/files in Home Folder. Is that correct?
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Apr 13 2021
4.9.13
5.0
Apr 13 2021
5.0
Version: 4.9.13
ChronoSync and SuperDuper! are the only tools you need to backup.
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Feb 11 2021
4.9.13
5.0
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Version: 4.9.13
Used to be my favorite! Unfortunately they disabled bootable backup ability in the new version(s), but Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper! still have the ability.
markafarber
markafarber
Jan 21 2021
4.9.12
5.0
Jan 21 2021
5.0
Version: 4.9.12
Besides its working powerfully, flexibly, and reliably, the customer service is outstanding. I had an issue with disappearing folders -- user error once I figured it out, or rather when Tom figured it out. In a series of maybe 4 lengthy email exchanges, he diagnosed the problem and offered several possible solutions. ChronoSync does offer enormous complexity and power if you want it, but it can be used very simply if you prefer. I have a container (batch program) that runs 6 customized tasks in two different locations. I was just one step beyond my understanding of how it works, but their superb help support is beyond anything I've seen elsewhere.
Defra
Defra
Sep 10 2020
4.9.10
5.0
Sep 10 2020
5.0
Version: 4.9.10
Absolutely the best.
tkay1115
tkay1115
Aug 18 2020
4.9.10
1.0
Aug 18 2020
1.0
Version: 4.9.10
Poor customer support for a problem allegedly fixed in the latest release. An additional issue cropped up too. Developer rudely refused to look into either problem in spite of following all their instructions, then providing logs and screenshots. Avoid.
SEAL-MacSupport
SEAL-MacSupport
Apr 30 2020
4.9.9
5.0
Apr 30 2020
5.0
Version: 4.9.9
I have been an Apple Consultant for nearly 40 years and I have to say ChronoSync is AMAZING. It has been in my list of necessary software for my clients since you first released it. Every time I throw a task at it, ChrosoSync comes through with flying colors. Today the task was to copy files from a server via SSH to a local drive, then archive the files to another offsite server. It couldn't have gone any easier or straight forward! The Analyze and Rules sections help a great deal with only backing up what was needed and skipping any live databases. The Color tagging of tasks and containers made it very easy to follow in the Organizer. Grouping each task in a Container made reporting simple. Lastly, ChronoMonitor let us know that everything was working. Thank you to everyone at econ for creating AND innovating such an outstanding product.
dijpounds
dijpounds
Mar 20 2020
4.9.9
5.0
Mar 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.9.9
It will do much more, but I use ChronoSync for one thing: Archiving files, photos and videos onto an external drive and replicating the original to several other drives. With minimal setup, the process is one-click easy and super fast. A great product to have if you're paranoid about losing your electronic valuables. The bonus: New versions are easily installed and don't cost you a cent.
Mcr
Mcr
Oct 10 2019
4.9.5
5.0
Oct 10 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.5
If you are upgrading to Catalina, it is extremely important you follow the recommendations from Econ Technologies regards using ChronoSync (CS). They sent an email to all registered users, they point to a Catalina specific tech note at https://www.econtechnologies.com/chronosync/TN-CS-Catalina-Update.html READ it, heed it. Significant changes to APFS in Catalina. We should remind ourselves that Econ Tech does NOT charge for software updates, even though with every release of macOS, significant changes from Apple are made that require significant testing and changes in CS; kudos to Econ. Personally, I always do clean installs of a major macOS change; yes, it means more time reinstalling apps, configs and data, but having done hundreds of osx/macOS updates on countless mac models going back to 10.0.0, this method has proven to be the best in terms of eliminating post update issues.
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 16 2019
4.9.4
5.0
Sep 16 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.4
Hard to add anything to all the positive reviews... ;-) What I like most is the transparent multi-sync procedure (when you set up multiple sync documents and launch them with a container), it also connects to remote drives with no hiccup. If ChronoSync meets some error, it generally offers a way to fix it either by changing a setting for you or by ignoring the offending file. The only thing I really regret is that I can't find any place where it would tell me how much data has to be synced — or was actually synced — as Synchronize Pro X did.
Filou53
Filou53
Jun 18 2019
4.9.3
5.0
Jun 18 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.3
I'am currently using Chronosync to backup some of my data to external drives. It finctions perfectly with an high level of customisation (exemple: I use flags and comments to select my files). Now I have in project to - synchronize my data with Apple's iCloud Drive (without Chronosync) - backup my data to the Cloud with Chronosync + Backblaze B2 (or maybe Wasabi). I'm testing... I had some questions but EconTechnologies was as usual very fast and efficient to give me responses...
smckennasr
smckennasr
Dec 31 2018
4.9.1
5.0
Dec 31 2018
5.0
Version: 4.9.1
Complete Mac backup cloning works like a champ, and is lightning fast! Tech support was very responsive and answered my two questions very quickly. I highly recomend this software and company.
maxxam
maxxam
Dec 4 2018
4.9.0
5.0
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Version: 4.9.0
I use this on a daily basis. It's very user friendly and does everything I want it to. I never have to worry about losing any of my data, ever, thanks to Chronosync. Oh, and you can't beat free updates for life.
Bluenut
Bluenut
Dec 4 2018
4.9.0
5.0
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Version: 4.9.0
A great and reliable backup tool !
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Nov 29 2018
4.9.0
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: 4.9.0
The •combination• of ChronoAgent + ChronoSync is absolutely the best working system for backups and bi-directional syncing that I've found in my three decades of using Macs. The duo enable a smart-scan feature which performs incredibly fast. If you haven't tried running both together [i.e., with agents on target Macs], I highly recommend it. Great job, Econ Technologies! -HI-
Glenn G
Glenn G
Mar 16 2023
10.3.4
1.0
Mar 16 2023
1.0
Version: 10.3.4
Setsupper
Setsupper
Apr 30 2022
10.1.0
5.0
Apr 30 2022
5.0
Version: 10.1.0
markafarber
markafarber
Jan 21 2021
5.0
Jan 21 2021
5.0
Version: null
Defra
Defra
Sep 10 2020
5.0
Sep 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
tkay1115
tkay1115
Aug 18 2020
1.0
Aug 18 2020
1.0
Version: null
SEAL-MacSupport
SEAL-MacSupport
Apr 30 2020
5.0
Apr 30 2020
5.0
Version: null
dijpounds
dijpounds
Mar 20 2020
5.0
Mar 20 2020
5.0
Version: null
iMacWare
iMacWare
Nov 21 2019
5.0
Nov 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 16 2019
5.0
Sep 16 2019
5.0
Version: null
KernelG
KernelG
Aug 8 2019
0.5
Aug 8 2019
0.5
Version: null
Filou53
Filou53
Jun 18 2019
5.0
Jun 18 2019
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-leopard-4027
Jun 14 2019
5.0
Version: null
PieMuncher
PieMuncher
Jan 2 2019
2.0
Jan 2 2019
2.0
Version: null
smckennasr
smckennasr
Dec 31 2018
5.0
Dec 31 2018
5.0
Version: null
maxxam
maxxam
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
Bluenut
Bluenut
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Dec 4 2018
5.0
Version: null
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
IvoryBlues
IvoryBlues
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
Aug 31 2018
5.0
Aug 31 2018
5.0
Version: null
Cwchester
Cwchester
Jun 29 2018
3.5
Jun 29 2018
3.5
Version: null
Dellu
Dellu
Jun 10 2018
5.0
Jun 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
eric-133
eric-133
May 17 2018
5.0
May 17 2018
5.0
Version: null
Krag Surtur
Krag Surtur
Feb 20 2018
4.0
Feb 20 2018
4.0
Version: null
jkrebs044
jkrebs044
Dec 9 2017
5.0
Dec 9 2017
5.0
Version: null
sean-temp
sean-temp
Nov 29 2017
5.0
Nov 29 2017
5.0
Version: null
MacMannikan
MacMannikan
Oct 21 2017
5.0
Oct 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
r-owen
r-owen
Sep 9 2017
5.0
Sep 9 2017
5.0
Version: null
Monty-Lewis
Monty-Lewis
Jul 25 2017
5.0
Jul 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
Hans_K
Hans_K
Apr 20 2017
5.0
Apr 20 2017
5.0
Version: null
joergm3488
joergm3488
Feb 21 2017
5.0
Feb 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
golo-foellmer
golo-foellmer
Jan 20 2017
5.0
Jan 20 2017
5.0
Version: null
quantpres
quantpres
Nov 2 2016
5.0
Nov 2 2016
5.0
Version: null
BuffaloJohn
BuffaloJohn
Jul 19 2016
5.0
Jul 19 2016
5.0
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Macott
Macott
May 5 2016
5.0
May 5 2016
5.0
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mrdonespo
mrdonespo
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
neil-hawks
neil-hawks
Feb 26 2016
3.0
Feb 26 2016
3.0
Version: null
bobembry
bobembry
Dec 15 2015
5.0
Dec 15 2015
5.0
Version: null
fmr
fmr
Dec 15 2015
5.0
Dec 15 2015
5.0
Version: null
chungjpc
chungjpc
Oct 17 2015
5.0
Oct 17 2015
5.0
Version: null
JonStuck
JonStuck
Oct 9 2015
5.0
Oct 9 2015
5.0
Version: null
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