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File Synchronization for Mac1.6.4

07 January 2013

Synchronize multiple pairs of folders or files.

What is File Synchronization for Mac

File Synchronization is a utility that has the ability to synchronize multiple pairs of folders or files. It has been designed to be easy to use and quick to do the job.

It was based originally on the File Synchronization tool provided by Apple with the old Mac OS, but has a few improvements and features to help get the job done quickly and efficiently.

File Synchronization synchronizes multiple pairs of folders or files. It has been designed to be easy to use: choose 2 folders to synchronize then click the Synchronize button and you're done! However, there are multiple options when your needs get a little more complicated. The interface is easy to use and the application is quick to do any synchronization that you might need.

3 different synchronization modes to use depending on what you want to achieve:

  • Automatic mode: whenever the content of one of the folder you synchronize changes, the synchronization is performed so you can be sure that the 2 folders are always synchronized. You set it once and then forget about it.
  • Repeat mode: the synchronization is performed at a regular interval that you set in the preferences. Good when you're constantly making changes and don't want the folders to be continuously synchronized.
  • Manual mode: whenever you want to perform the synchronization, you select the pair in the list and click Synchronize. Ideal if you synchronize a folder that is on a remote volume that might not always be available.
2 different synchronization directions:
  • Bidirectional: changes in both folders that are synchronized are duplicated in both folders. Best when changes can occur in each folder that you synchronize.
  • Unidirectional: changes that occur in one of the folder you synchronize are duplicated in the other folder. If you want to have an exact backup of a folder, that's the synchronization mode to use. You can choose to backup the folder on the left or on the right.
Preview window:
  • See how many items are going to be copied and deleted and what the sizes of those items to copy and delete are.
  • Check what is going to happen if the synchronization is performed.
  • Decide which item is going to replace the other
  • Remove some items from the list from being synchronized.
  • Delete items you don't want to be synchronized.
Synchronization options for each pair:
  • Select the synchronization mode.
  • Choose the synchronization direction of that pair.
  • Set filters to ignore certain items.
  • Decide what happens with orphaned files and recently modified files.
  • Ignore warnings when both copies of the same file have been modified since the last synchronization.
  • Include or not invisible items.
  • See the status of the last synchronization session and when it was last synchronized.
Multiple sources for the synchronization:
  • Local disks.
  • Remote volumes shared by another Mac on your network or by a Windows computer.
  • iDisk.
  • USB flash drive.
  • Store login information for remote volumes so that they can be automatically mounted the next time they are needed.
  • Any volume you can access in the Finder can be used.
Additional information:
  • Can generate a log each time a synchronization is performed.
  • Error reporting gives you a description of an error so you can fix it.
  • Hierarchical views show you exactly where an item is in any list. Double-click an item and it will be selected in the Finder.

What's new in File Synchronization

Version 1.6.4:
  • Fixes a bug that would occur with a uni-directional synchronization on certain type of disk where when the copy would be performed, File Synchronization would invert the source and the destination in the progress dialog.
  • Fixes a display problem where the progress dialog would get random lines of text in it if you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel and would scroll the list of pairs under the progress dialog.
  • Fixes a problem where if you were to perform a synchronization and nothing would need to be replaced, the last synchronization date would not be updated.

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Neil-M
Neil-M
Jul 3 2016
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 3 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
"File Synchronisation has been tested and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)." as per http://www.nemesys-soft.com/MacOS/FileSynchronization/FileSynchronization_EN.html
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Sep 22 2015
1.6.4
1.0
Sep 22 2015
1.0
Version: 1.6.4
Developer has not "dropped off the face of the earth," the website still works and they still respond to emails, so let's lose the drama.
However, they don't give a damn about keeping it updated and have a history of failing to fix bugs - see my previous post below and also the post from polocanada on Feb 21, 2014 in which the dev. says "Unfortunately, the issue hasn’t been fixed. We’re working on it. Stay tuned."
That was 19 months ago!

I've been using v1.6.4 for quite some time and didn't realize it hadn't been updated in nearly THREE YEARS. I was surprised when I saw that on MU and thought maybe they'd just forgotten to add a newer version.
But I checked the dev's website and they too show 1.6.4 as the current version.

I ran into a bug a few days ago in which FS fails to check if enough free space is available before beginning to copy files. I returned to find FS hung and I had to force-quit.
I figured out what was causing the problem and notified the developer, even though I really didn't think they'd care since the app appeared to be abandoned.

I received this ludicrous reply from them just an hour and a half after I sent my message:
"I’m not sure why you think it’s abandonware. It’s not. The problem you reporting is a known issue that we are tracking and hope to fix in an update. The big problem is that the App Store rules are constantly changing and getting stricter, so it’s harder to maintain older software. And, as you might be able to imagine, rewriting an application like this from scratch takes time. We’re not the size of Apple or Adobe.
So, the only workaround I can suggest for now is that you check in advance that there is enough space on your destination for the entire content of the source."

They were surprised that someone would think that their app, which hadn't been updated in over 2.5 years, was abandoned? LMAO!
The last time it was updated, Mountain Lion was the current OS.
If it looks like abandonware and smells like abandonware, it's probably abandonware.

And they said they were aware of the bug and are "hoping" to fix it in an update, but it's been difficult because they're a small company.
In my many years of experience, "hoping" has never accomplished a single thing. Looks like they've been hoping for years that this app would update itself.
Even individual developers manage to provide regular updates for their apps on the MAS, yet in almost three years this company hasn't managed to fix a critical bug that they admit to knowing about.

Don't give this developer any money because they'll just squander it on who-knows-what. It sure won't go toward updating their software!
It would be EXTREMELY foolish to buy this app knowing it contains at least two bugs and hasn't been updated in years.

Backups are vital, and you want up-to-date, bug-free software from a diligent, reputable company.
That is definitely NOT what you get with File Synchronization!
Digitalretouch
Digitalretouch
Jun 25 2015
1.6.4
2.0
Jun 25 2015
2.0
Version: 1.6.4
Developer dropped off the face of the earth and the registration process has to keep happening - some weirder serial validation unlike anything else I've seen. Code won't work anymore and can't get response.
polocanada
polocanada
Feb 21 2014
1.6.4
5.0
Feb 21 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
Response from the developer regarding the issue I outlined below.. Since it's not fixed, if you are doing sync, be very very careful everybody because if you use USB drives and if that drive becomes not available, disconnected or whatever, you could potentially risk loss of files because they become deleted both on source and destination and go to trash bin without you knowing it (unless you have LOGING option turned on) Here is response from Laurent. I think the issue is critical, it's unfortunate it's still not resolved after about 1 year being known. That was about the time when the problem happened and still not resolved. RESPONSE: --------- Hello. Unfortunately, the issue hasn’t been fixed. We’re working on it. Stay tuned. -Laurent. ------------
polocanada
polocanada
Feb 18 2014
1.6.4
5.0
Feb 18 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
Hmm, hope I don't double post, not sure why my post doesn't appear here. Has the issue with the disconnected volumes been resolved? In version 1.6.2 I had often the issue when one of the attached USB volumes became disconnected and as a result File Sync didn't see it so it has deleted files on the other paired volume. Here is what happened: 1) Volume 1 < --> Volume 2 2) Volume 2 becomes disconnected (e.g. USB switch failure) 3) File Sync can't find the Volume 2 and displays question mark, however it continues doing it's job (There is an option to stop at error - but I didn't notice it first). 4) When the sync finishes, I look into trash bin and there are thousands of files deleted from Volume 1. Looking at the Log, I see thousands of entries saying files on Volume 1 will be deleted because file on Volume 2 no found. This is unfortunately poorly done or what is it, I lost thousands of files by these destructive sync, till one day I discovered trash bin full of these files and log full of this mess. If the volume is missing then why does the sync operation continue to run.. I am just wondering if this has been fixed.
polocanada
polocanada
Feb 18 2014
1.6.4
5.0
Feb 18 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
Has the issue with the disconnected volumes been resolved? In version 1.6.2 I had often the issue when one of the attached USB volumes became disconnected and as a result File Sync didn't see it so it has deleted files on the other paired volume. Here is what happened: 1) Volume 1 < --> Volume 2 2) Volume 2 becomes disconnected (e.g. USB switch failure) 3) File Sync can't find the Volume 2 and displays question mark, however it continues doing it's job (There is an option to stop at error - but I didn't notice it first). 4) When the sync finishes, I look into trash bin and there are thousands of files deleted from Volume 1. Looking at the Log, I see thousands of entries saying files on Volume 1 will be deleted because file on Volume 2 no found. This is unfortunately poorly done or what is it, I lost thousands of files by these destructive sync, till one day I discovered trash bin full of these files and log full of this mess. If the volume is missing then why does the sync operation continue to run.. I am just wondering if this has been fixed. I emailed the developer to see if they respond.
Merl1n
Merl1n
Dec 7 2013
1.6.4
0.0
Dec 7 2013
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
Version 1.6.4 has 2 bugs, one being very serious. Serious Bug: This only occurs when synchronizing my iTunes Library folder. Synchronization takes place, but then the dialog box changes to "Fixing Modification Dates..." and the program hangs. I've waited up to 15 minutes and this never changes. CPU usage is at a minimum. In order to get out of it I have to "Force Quit" the program. I saw something similar in version 1.6.3, but the dialog was "Fixing Permissions...". Same thing. Had to Force Quit the program. This is under OS 10.6.8 and only happens with the iTunes library folder. Bug 2: Version 1.6.4 What's New: "Fixes a problem where if you were to perform a synchronization and nothing would need to be replaced, the last synchronization date would not be updated." This was not fixed.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Dec 13 2012
1.6.3
1.0
Dec 13 2012
1.0
Version: 1.6.3
WARNING - version 1.6.3 has a serious bug: When syncing files, the window displays the wrong information - it has the "copy from" and "copy to" items reversed, making it appear as though you're copying in the wrong direction. The copy process is actually done correctly, but it can sure scare the hell out of you when you don't know! I notified the developer, but their lack of concern and failure to promptly correct this is alarming. Their response was "This is a known issue that we have already fixed. If you have purchased from the App Store, you'll have to wait a bit because there is another minor fix we want to do before submitting this update." So rather that than release an immediate update for this critical bug, they've delayed the release so they can include a "minor fix." Data integrity is paramount, and giving a false impression that data loss is occurring calls for IMMEDIATE action!
The-Fantastic-Laura-B
The-Fantastic-Laura-B
Sep 14 2012
1.6.3
5.0
Sep 14 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
The more I use File Sync the more I like it. It handles all my back up needs. Sometimes I leave it to run overnight and when I get up all the hard work is done. I've never missed anything, it works like a dream (well more like while I dream ;)
headlines
headlines
Jul 4 2012
1.6.3
5.0
Jul 4 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
For 6 years this has, together with 1 Password, been the most important utility on my Mac. Here is why: 1. You can synch to anything you can connect to. Be it across platforms f.e. beween a Windows machine and a Mac, be it via LAN, Firewire or any other connection you can make. 2. You need to run File Synchronization only on one computer. No need to install it on the other. 3. You can preview anything you do. You can see where Files are located, manually erase them if you do not want to keep it, or manually exclude one or more files from synching. 4. You can automatically exclude files you do not want, such as .db files with thumbnails of files which may be needed in Windows, but not on a Mac. 5. You can delete orphaned files automatically while excluding recently changed files so that you do not recopy files you just deleted from the other computer, but also do not delete files just generated on one. 6. You can even synch containers such as key chains. Of course you cannot synch actual database content (that would be asking a bit too much!) 7. The support is simply grand. On the few occasions when I needed him, Laurent, the author of the App, always figured out a solution for me - and always did so quickly. There are very few Apps I could recommend with equally little reserve! One feature might be nice for the future: If Quick Look could be enabled in the preview, there would be no wish open!
polocanada
polocanada
May 27 2012
1.6.2
5.0
May 27 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
PS: I wish the publisher makes a better job in describing how the application works. Basically all information about it is summarized on the FAQ page, when in fact it should be using guided help in the application Window. Here is how the application works, summarized and squeezed into one paragraph: http://nemesys.dyndns.org/FileSynchronization/FAQ.html
polocanada
polocanada
May 27 2012
1.6.2
5.0
May 27 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
I am impressed by this software for 2 reasons: 1. it has a very simple, clean and easy to use interface 2. it does exactly what it's supposed to do I went through a number of applications and spent over 12 hours trying and testing different things. What I needed is a tool to synchronize (and backup) my multiple USB drives into a single big USB drive and keep them in sync, as I add more stuff into it. Since the USB drives are older I can't format them using HSF/HSF+ to get them working with Super Duper. So I had to find an alternative. My single most important criteria was simplicity of use and I wanted the tool to have an interface where it lists pairs of folders (or drives) to be backed up. I went through following apps: Get Backup Pro, Super Flexible Synchronizer, Backup List, Super Duper, Carbon Copy Cloner, Synkron, Goodsync, Folders Synchronizer, SynkTwoFolders, Synk Pro, Synchronize Pro, Chronosync, iBackup, JaBack , Simple Backup, Deja Vu .... and several others. From this list 3 were top candidates. Deja Vu (failed because of miserable interface), Synkron (failed because when it was supposed to do things it froze) and File Syncrhonization (no issues but one, see below). This software is not replacement for Super Duper or CCC. It doesn't something different and it does it well. My only complain about this software is that it has no scheduler. Yes, you can use the iCal calendar application to create an event. That's not the point because I can create an event for any application using iCal and/or Automator. I don't like to put computer related things into my calendar, but one way around is to create a new separate calendar for this purpose. (therefore 4 starts for features list) Overall, I am a happy camper with this app and I can recommend.
insp
insp
May 19 2012
1.6.2
2.0
May 19 2012
2.0
Version: 1.6.2
I have recently moved from Windows to Mac when my laptop died. I was previously using Syncbackpro for Windows which cost me similar money. By comparison this is very light on features and nothing like as easy to use. Specific comments: - When the clocks change summer/autumn I get 1hr time differences between time stamps on files. I couldn't find any easy way to handle this. The 'ignore time differences of xx minutes' option doesn't appear to do anything. It is going to be very irritating to have to rewrite all my data twice a year. - I have a Windows partition on the Mac to run software that isn't available on Mac and as a result it creates quite a lot of data to sync to my portable backup drive. Ideally I'd like to exclude the partition from the sync and backup Windows files separately but can't find an easy way to do it. On my old software I could just check boxes against every file or folder to include/exclude items. This was very quick, easy and flexible. - When I view the 'preview' run I would like to be able to sort the results in different ways so I can easily pick out the items I want to override. This doesn't seem to be possible. - When I run 'preview', I can sometimes continue to run a 'synchronise' and other times the button is greyed out so I have to run the whole process again from the main 'synchronise' menu button. Irritating. - When using the app to load my files onto the mac from the backup drive it crashed several times. It seems to run out of memory after a certain volume of data - poor design - The tracker bar showing progress of preview or synchronise is useless so I can't tell how long it is likely to take to run. I realise this isn't fully commercial software but it isn't free either so I think it is reasonable to make comparisons to Windows equivalents. This has a long way to go. The only upside (if I try and look positively) is that I haven't yet found anything better for mac.
THerring
THerring
Jan 26 2012
1.6.1
4.0
Jan 26 2012
4.0
Version: 1.6.1
I am running file synchronization (FS) on 2 Macs on my home network. I have version /dupe problems I've been solving on the Macs and a WD MyBookWorld ethernet connected 1 TB Drive. Yesterday I was syncing two directories on the WD drive and the process went fine until after the copy portion it locked up at "fixing permissions" with the status bar at halfway. I left it overnight. No Change in the morning - I Force Quit the app and rebooted. I logged into the WD drive this morning and "unlocked" all the file folders in both Public and Download shares. I do not use the WD software. BTW running the app fom Mac Mini 2.33Ghz cpu/120 gig SSD and 2 gig Ram Tried again - same indications Ideas?
bryandavis
bryandavis
Jan 6 2012
1.6.1
5.0
Jan 6 2012
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Works like a charm
Thinkingman-com
Thinkingman-com
Dec 16 2011
1.6.1
4.5
Dec 16 2011
4.5
Version: 1.6.1
I meant to rate this a "5" but my mouse isn't cooperating :-) excellent program! Works great with Lion.
bra-ket
bra-ket
Nov 18 2011
1.6.1
0.5
Nov 18 2011
0.5
Version: 1.6.1
Buyer Beware! I've been using this for a while and I really liked the ease of use but lately I've had issues with the synchronizations- specifically, files not being kept in sync, even though the program insists they are. I'm not talking about little hidden files. I am using it to back up mp3s and the source and target folders are different by GBs (roughly 200GB total in the source folder). I've tried all sorts of things to remedy the situation, but no luck. Finally I had to use another product to fix the glitch. Needless to say it shook my faith in this produce. Neither of the email addresses I found on the developers website work, all the emails are being bounced back so there is no support. You've been warned! (2010 MBP running OS X 10.6.8, FS ver 1.6.1)
Virtualp
Virtualp
Jun 24 2011
1.6
4.5
Jun 24 2011
4.5
Version: 1.6
This last version very fast. I does very well what it is supposed to do
Mondele
Mondele
Mar 1 2011
1.4.6
0.0
Mar 1 2011
0.0
Version: 1.4.6
I'm not reviewing this software because I wanted to comment on some of the other reviews, and because Backuplist+ does everything I need it to do. Several people have complained about the difficulty of synchronizing two folders using backup software. While that is generally true, Backuplist+ puts a pretty face on the *nix rsync tool that is designed for directory synchronization. It's free, can be scheduled, etc. In any case, I'm not knocking File Synchronization, because I haven't tried it (at least, not lately), but I can do what I need to do free with Backuplist+. I also found that the developer of Backuplist+ (whose name escapes me at the moment - something French, I believe) responded quickly and helpfully when I had a question about how to use the program.
Vascouno
Vascouno
Feb 21 2011
1.4.6
5.0
Feb 21 2011
5.0
Version: 1.4.6
File Synchronization is perfect for my needs. Elegantly simple and efficient, fast, and flexible syncing files from computers, iDisk, and DropBox. Reliable, consistent, never crashes. Also remembers past syncs for auto-syncing if I desire. Other complex and complicated and expensive sync apps exist; perhaps some people need them. I don't, and this is perfect for making certain files and folders are in sync. Sync conflicts are handled as I determine. 5 star. Great value and delightfully satisfying.
larrymcj
larrymcj
Oct 8 2009
1.4.4
5.0
Oct 8 2009
5.0
Version: 1.4.4
Operator error...my mistake in a configuration setting. It does exactly what it's supposed to. Back to five stars :-)
larrymcj
larrymcj
Oct 8 2009
1.4.4
5.0
Oct 8 2009
5.0
Version: 1.4.4
Sometimes more is not necessarily better. I own SuperDuper! and was trying out the latest version of ChronoSync but all I really wanted to do was a simple synchronization of my primary data folders (Documents, Desktop, Music, and Pictures) to a backup drive a couple of times a day. SuperDuper just won't let you do it...and when I contacted support, though knowledgeable and friendly, he kept telling me that I should do a clone of the entire drive. I don't want to do that...I want to do what "I" want! A daily clone over USB takes forever and I just don't need it...the only data I need is in these four folders. ChronoSync is very complex and somewhat tricky to configure, but a very nice program. Unfortunately, it will not let you do what I wanted by just selecting source and target folders...you have to include the entire home folder and then exclude what you don't want...and of course it copies all the hidden files to the target drive as well. Again...all I wanted was the data. Anyway, I tried File Synchronization 1.4.4 and it's exactly what I need. It's very fast at synching once you make the initial copy and it's simple and easy to use...not to mention that it costs about 2-3 times less than the other two backup programs I mentioned. It would be perfect if it had a more useful scheduler. Currently, you can have it automatically synchronize at any number of minutes, hours, or days, but you can't configure it to run at a specific time on a specific day of the week, or month, etc. In my case I'd like to to run every four hours between the hours of 8AM and 8PM...can't do it. But I'm sure the developer will be improving on the scheduler...in fact, maybe he'll pop in here and comment :-) Great app!!
Tcsdoc
Tcsdoc
Mar 31 2009
1.4.4
0.0
Mar 31 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4.4
I was looking at Chronosync and came across File Synchronization at MacUpdate. The $9.95 looked real good against $39.95 for Chronosync. After comparing the two programs, File Synchronization got my money. The developer answered my numerous emails promptly. My only wish list for this program is a built-in scheduler for daily timed syncs. The developer told me this was in the works for a future major release and his suggestion of using iCal as a temporary work-around works great. I'm always glad to see this level of support and will always support those that support me.
Jayce
Jayce
Mar 27 2009
1.4.4
5.0
Mar 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.4.4
I've used this splendid app for long enough that I don't remember when I first got it. No traumas, no problems, no having to look at Help yet again. It's easy to use, doesn't require babysitting, seems to have made no errors of inclusion or exclusion, and has over the months and (I think) years become so much a part of my routine that I no longer think about it. (I've bought copies for every Mac I ever use anywhere. No one has ever whined to me about having it.)
Pat320
Pat320
Mar 8 2008
1.4.3
5.0
Mar 8 2008
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
Yes, great application and great support. The only cons are the icons. I've replace them with some Jonas Rak's toolbar icons. That's make FS 1.4.3 beautiful. The cow soundfile from the "about" window is also ugly. ;-)
Vjl
Vjl
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
UI is a bit weird looking :(
Ward
Ward
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Just discovered this offer. It's too late to compare it to ChronoSync.
Macmansc
Macmansc
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
always used foldersynchronizer. it works great
Rpphoto
Rpphoto
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Looks cool, I might have to buy this at the last minute!
Vvarp
Vvarp
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
After trying this out the only I can say is: yeah, it works. But it doesn't looks. Properly.
Captkevman
Captkevman
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This looks to be a must-have application for professionals or students who need to ensure certain folders or projects are synced and ready on-the-go.
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Nov 24 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I haven't much cared for synchronization apps i've tried in the past. Perhaps this will be the magic one i can deal with.
Donsk
Donsk
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I used the app a long time ago and it worked great. I've changed computers a few times since then and forgot about it. I was happy to see it up on the promo!
Glenbo
Glenbo
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Like it - just bought a copy :)
Wilsoncw
Wilsoncw
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This will be a great tool to synchronize my files in different computers.
Jetton1
Jetton1
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
A useful program for syncing files. I agree something like it should of been part of OSX.
Kridolfo
Kridolfo
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I could use Chronosync to do the same thing, and setup scheduled syncs to boot, but that might be overkill if you're just looking for a simple utility to use once in a while. I'll get a lot of use out of this.
Jfm
Jfm
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
It seems to be simple to use. Tempting indeed. Although I must admit that I feel always a little bit nervous about synchronizing without making a backup first, in case something would turn wrong. Maybe I am too cautious...
Lensman
Lensman
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I have ChronoSync. Do I need this program?
Helloszabi
Helloszabi
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
At home I work on my iMac, in the office I work on my MacBook - so it's a bit complicated to update the files every morning and every night. This app might be the best solution for me.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Decent app for the price.
Kadoogan
Kadoogan
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This could be useful for syncing files between my laptop and external drive, which I do manually at the moment.
Panthera
Panthera
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
How does this compare with Synchronize! Pro? Has anyone compared?
Gorelets
Gorelets
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Easy and fast! Does a great job syncing with multiple sources, like USB and network. Perfect for laptop users!
Mindbender
Mindbender
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Sounds interessting... Would be even better if you could sync with ssh :-D
Eburgian
Eburgian
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Highly recommended. I've used it for years. I synch my home computer, usb stick, and office computer with it. There's nothing like the feeling of knowing your files are backed up. When I ran into a snag, the developer was very thorough in helping me troubleshoot. Thanks Laurent! I paid full price and don't regret a thing. At this price, grab it... I might buy a license for a gift.
The-Fantastic-Laura-B
The-Fantastic-Laura-B
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
5.0
Nov 23 2007
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
just had a quick look at this, read everybody's comments so far and bought it straight away. I'm a music producer sharing my work between a studio computer and a macbook and I must back up my work at all times so I have an extrenal drive for this. I used to do my backing up by hand, it was always a lengthy nightmare of copying folders one by one, checking where I had left it after I got distracted by the phone etc... After a quick blast on the demo I really think that this is gonna be a major time and headache saver. Now I can copy from one folder to the other, from the other to the one or I can synchronise both, really quickly and easily. And I keep the original creation date of the docs I copy which is important in my work. All this and I didn't even read the manual to do it: BRILLIANT ! Also I think 10 US is a wicked price for this :-) especially as I checked other similar apps that cost ten times more. ONE HAPPY CUSTOMER :-)
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
till now I use unison, arrSync and SuperDuper to syncronice and backup. I'm not shure if this app will do it's job better. Maybe someone will tell me?
Bkshopper
Bkshopper
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
One of the only things I like about Windoze is the briefcase function, which I use to keep files on my USB thumb drive synced with my desktop at work (and the company's network). For the price, is this a reasonable Mac OS alternative for personal use?
Mrjohndcarter
Mrjohndcarter
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
If you use the iLife stuff, I think would be pretty helpful. I often find myself having to manually copy my iPhoto and iWeb data from iMac to my MacBook when I'm taking a trip.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
If it works as promised that would be great. Sync is a minefield.
Dm2243
Dm2243
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
seems to work ok, but with faster and faster dsl and more and more online apps and big online storage, the need for programs like this may be less and less. i've been using google docs for a lot of stuff lately and it works very well.
anonymous-walrus-2967
anonymous-walrus-2967
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I've been in need of something like this, now I'll have it.
Bluesoft
Bluesoft
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Could be s good solution for my work laptop and my home machine - we'll see...
Dee-Dee-Warren
Dee-Dee-Warren
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This is a very good file backup tool when you just want to be sure two sets are precisely the same. I could use it for the offsite backup of my small website.
Yogapaul
Yogapaul
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Checking the developer's site (via the Nemesys Software link above), I find above-average documentation, and this suggested use which would apply to many of us: "You're working on a large web site on your computer. When you're done with some modifications, you would like to copy only the files that have been modified to your server. File Synchronization is the perfect companion."
Britonius
Britonius
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This could be useful. Will it allow me to sync between MAC and Windows machines?
Luiser
Luiser
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I'm always on the lookout for a utility that will be able to sync USB flash drive between the Mac at home and the PC at work... Hopefully this will be the one.
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Looks really useful. I'm a little surprised that Apple doesn't offer a utility for doing this sort of thing itself, as a standard OS feature.
Umijin
Umijin
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Tried several options of these. This one may work in specific cases where you only need to sync a few folders, rather than backup.
Sebehk
Sebehk
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This app may be useful for me. I do quite a few file/folder syncs manually. This app may save me some time.
Philipz
Philipz
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Seems like a nice program to do automated back-ups with Cronnix. Will give this one a try to see if it will sync my Documents folder on my network drive.
Jorge-Sagasta
Jorge-Sagasta
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Great soft for sync with a mobile disc to use between an iMac and MacBook
Macmaria
Macmaria
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I have to regularly save some folders in a USB little drive, I'll give this one a change.
Daniele-Cusi
Daniele-Cusi
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
It seems eve more performing than Synchronize pro!
Mpb
Mpb
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
In my opinion the UI is not Mac-like...
Glenbo
Glenbo
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This would be very helpful for helping sort and backup loads of camera images, they always seem to end up being duplicated somewhere along the line!
Multimago
Multimago
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This looks quite useful for syncing data between my macs. I will try it
Heras
Heras
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I use smartbackup to do the same. Should try this one also.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I too a look at this a while ago and then decided to go for Folder Compare... might be worthwhile to check out as Folder Compare hasn't been updated in a whille.
Michele3
Michele3
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This one is a great time saver!
Hutchisonb
Hutchisonb
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Appreciate the idea for using this for USB key syncing. Keep up the good ideas in the comment stream.
Quasimodo
Quasimodo
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
A very good, and Mac-like, utility for synchronizing folders across a network, which is what I need it for.
Jack-Sparrow
Jack-Sparrow
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
The price is really good! With its features seems to be a good deal.
Andrewcod
Andrewcod
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
That looks great. I'll give it a workout.
Big77
Big77
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I think this falls somewhere between good freeware (e.g. synctwofolders) and good commercial applications (e.g. Synchronize!Pro). For many, or even most, the freeware will do fine. For a few, the heavy hitter is needed. For the rest, this looks pretty decent for the price.
Tokevmur
Tokevmur
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This is the sort of programme that Apple should have included in OSX in the first place. Wonder why they dropped something so useful? Buying a laptop in the near future so this will be very useful.
Basement90
Basement90
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
There are many applications out there that can do a similar task and I have tried a few. This application seems to do the job nicely.
Cehoffman
Cehoffman
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I often need to synchronize a project directory between a usb drive and a few systems when I travel back and forth to school. I've tried using command line tools for this, but file synchronization makes the task much easier and trivial to do. I think I will become a standard application I use everyday.
Markus-Schaller
Markus-Schaller
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
This looks quite useful for syncing data with my USB-stick.
Vvarp
Vvarp
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
It's way too basic for my personal needs, but for this price it looks like a really reasonable tool. Might check it later - my GF have problems with handling ChronoSync ;)
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Nov 23 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 23 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Have played with this before and was impressed with it. Having multiple machines and drives all over the place really requires a tool like this. Give it a shot if you use more than one machine I think.
Eburgian
Eburgian
Nov 21 2007
1.4.3
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Great program! Great user support! I've used this program since 2004 and recently ran into some problems after updating to Leopard and a new flashdrive for backups. The developer was able to quickly solve one of my issues and was very patient in helping me solve the other.
gcoghill
gcoghill
Jul 18 2006
1.4
4.8
Jul 18 2006
4.8
Version: 1.4
I just registered this after demoing it along with every other sync app I could find. While perhpas not for a power user, I found it to be perfect for my needs (synching work files between desktop & laptop). Just enough features to have the control you want, but not so many that you are overwhelmed by all the options, requiring a study session of the user manual. I like how all the sync sessions are in one window (I don't need to sync very many folders) and the clear result window when doing a pre-sync scan. Responsive developer as well. I've already requested Growl support and Dock status badges, which I believe are on the way. Hope to see them in the next release. Can't beat the price either.
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
May 23 2006
1.4
5.0
May 23 2006
5.0
Version: 1.4
Wow the only one that works without Problems with iPhoto and Aperture Libarys. Great to sync 2 iPhoto or Aperture Libarys... Great Software....keep on the good work !!! Thanxx
Guest
Guest
May 21 2005
1.3
4.0
May 21 2005
4.0
Version: 1.3
Has this application been confirmed to work well with Tiger?
Guest
Guest
Feb 10 2004
1.3
4.0
Feb 10 2004
4.0
Version: 1.3
Have tried out half a dozen similar apps. Overall the best and most intuitive, although with some flaws
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2004
1.3
4.0
Jan 30 2004
4.0
Version: 1.3
One of the best and the less expensive of the back-up-sync softs
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2003
1.2.4
4.0
Nov 7 2003
4.0
Version: 1.2.4
I just tried it in Panther, and it seems to work just great.
Nemesys
Nemesys
Jun 5 2003
1.2.1
0.0
Jun 5 2003
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Again, posting problems on a public bulletin board won't do you any good, unless you have some hidden agenda of dragging some products down. I personally respond to all emails and try very hard to fix them to the customer's satisfaction. I have never heard about any resource forks being lost. If you really want to be constructive, send me an email with your exact configuration and I can look at the problem.
Guest
Guest
Jun 3 2003
1.2.1
0.0
Jun 3 2003
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Has some problems that can't be ignored. Dropped the resource forks off some files and crashed once. Not a program that I would recomend. Nice interface and cheap.
Guest
Guest
May 21 2003
1.2.1
0.0
May 21 2003
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
This program is what a good utility program should be: simple to use, does what it claims, works like it should. At the price, this product would be hard to beat.
Mikebartlett
Mikebartlett
Feb 25 2003
1.1.1
4.5
Feb 25 2003
4.5
Version: 1.1.1
The developer was not responsible for the paying problem - so no reason to blame him - it´s a Kagi problem
Mikebartlett
Mikebartlett
Feb 25 2003
1.1.1
4.5
Feb 25 2003
4.5
Version: 1.1.1
WARNING !!! I payed 2 weeks ago thru Kagi and never got a serial number. All tries to get in contact with Kagi or the developer failed - no replies to 5 urging mails -
Mikebartlett
Mikebartlett
Feb 11 2003
1.1
4.5
Feb 11 2003
4.5
Version: 1.1
Easy to use - does what it says - fair price - thanx to the developers
Guest
Guest
Dec 27 2002
1.0.1
0.0
Dec 27 2002
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I had to sort through hundreds of thounsands of files to find out which ones OS X had failed to copy due to some problem with being "unreadable". I yearned for a port of PowerMerge. I tried ExecutiveSync but it wasn't clear to me that one could just scan for the missing files. I didn't want to actually synch; I just wanted to find the problem files. FileSynchronization 1.0.1 works beautifully. The UI is really slick and the software works exactly as I hoped it would. I found all the "problem" files and paid for the software the same day. I hope the author will write more of these high quality utilities.
$7.99
3.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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