John Rowe
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insp reviewed on 19 May 2012
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.
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