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Sync Folders Pro

By VADIM ZYBIN

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Description

Compatibility with OS X 10.9 & Retina! Sync Folders Pro has been developed with a dual purpose in mind: To be easy to use FOR BEGINNERS, but also provide the ability to fine-tune synchronization settings FOR THE MOST EXACTING PROFESSIONALS.
The app can synchronize multiple pairs of folders at the same time “on the fly" using our REAL TIME SYNC technology, on a SCHEDULE, or MANUALLY. The app also provides ROBUST tools to filter your files and folder so that you sync EXACTLY what you want.

Do you have terabytes (TB) of data to sync? No problem!

Sync Folders Pro has been specifically optimized to work with EXTREMELY LARGE files and data sources, reliably and efficiently.
Sit back and relax, your data is being automatically synced!

Sync Folders Pro is perfect for backups to all media destinations including:
USB, memory cards, disks on remote computers within your network, folders on Cloud services (Dropbox, etc.)

Sync Folders Pro is the REAL and the ONLY bidirectional synchronization app that you will ever need!

Check out our amazing App Store reviews from 22 countries all over the World on our website!
Our customers are raving about our App and we pride ourselves on EXTREME CUSTOMER SERVICE.
We encourage our customers to contact us with any issues, and we are happy to provide prompt and quick answers to any and all of your questions.

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Have questions?
Please watch our extremely helpful video tutorial for Sync Folders Pro on www.greenworldsoft.com.

FOR BEGINNERS
- Choose 2 folders to synchronize.
- Set the sync mode, or use the default mode.
You do not need to worry about the other parameters, they are set to the recommended.
- Click the "Sync current task" and your folders will be synced!

FOR THE BUSINESS
Set up an instant synchronization of documents between your employees by using the "Real Time Sync" mode.
Your employees will always have the most current version of the documents for work.
This mode allows you to instantly sync documents in folders with a lot of files.
It works for 10.8 and later.

FOR PROFESSIONALS
- 4 comparison modes allow to synchronize files on different file systems (OS X, FAT32, etc.)
- You can transform the app to the convenient file manager using powerful filter for files and folders and writing your own script of the copying.
- Synchronization over the network.
Automatically mount network folders before sync.
- Disconnect network folders after sync.
- Protection for unauthorized disconnect drives (folders) during sync.
- Saving the last/all versions of files to delete.
Using this mode, you are insured against accidental deletion of files, and you can always get back deleted files, even if you re-sync several times.
- Quick view of latest changes in sync-folders and Finder integration.
- Sync subfolder attributes.
- Show in menu bar status of sync (Auto Sync mode is on, sync is performed, the number of pairs of synced folders, the sync ended with errors or synced folders were not available).
- Writing your own script of the copying files, for example:
- Copy all the unsynchronized files to the selected folder before copying.
- Verification of Checksum files before copying.
- Copy files using Unix commands: cp, rsync, etc.

The Main Difference from the similar apps on the App Store:
- You can TRY FREE version before buy. We don't hide from you the quality, speed and stability of the app.
- The real bidirectional synchronization. Tracking deletions, additions, changes in Sync-Folders.
- Faster sync for the number of not synchronized files more than 50 000.
- "Real Time Sync" mode.
- 4 status of sync in Menu Bar.

Many thanks to falconexe for his ongoing help with the English translation!

What's New in Version 2.9.15

- Added Slovak
- Fixed Czech, Spanish
- Improved compatibility with 12-hour time format settings

v.2.9.x:
Drive Type (for better compatibility with different drive type):
- Mac OS. Drive supports the saving original timestamp of Mac when copying.
- FAT32, ExFAT. Timestamp may differ from the original timestamp in some seconds after copying.
- Drive doesn’t support the saving original timestamp of Mac when copying. Some NAS types.

Comparison mode:
- Timestamp
- Timestamp+Size
- Timestamp+Size+Checksum
- Timestamp+Checksum

- Added Сatalan
- The app prevents sleep mode during synchronization or using "Auto Sync" mode.
- Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9
- New app icon
- Enable/disable showing App icon in the Dock
- Grayscale/Color icon in Menu Bar
- Enable/disable character indication of Sync-Results in Menu Bar. (Displays the different status of the App for people with limited color vision)
- Optional enabling "Reset of Error-Indication E" Every New Sync"
- Sync locked files
- Added button "Reset Database"
- Improved protection for unauthorized disconnect drives (folders) during sync.
- Improved work "Real Time Sync"
- Improved work "Folder Filter". Possibility to make «Folder Filter» for sub-path as: =exact=subfolder1/subfolder2/subfolderN
- added "Error Log" (for logging error events only: "Was disabling folders during sync", "Directory not exist", etc.).
- the possibility to see the "Log All Events" and / or "Error Log"
- the possibility to choose the events for "Log All Events"
- the possibility to choose the events for "Error Log"
- enable / disable the creation of "Log All Events"
- enable / disable the creation of "Error Log"
- Added "Sync Subfolder Attributes".
- Added "Use shell command to copy". You can write your own script of the copying files, for example:
- Copy all the synchronized files to a selected folder (in addition).
- Verification of Checksum files before copying.
- Copy files using Unix commands: cp, rsync, etc.
- Real Time Sync: It allows you to instantly synchronize changes in folders with any number of subfolders and files (including those with a lot of subfolders and files). It works for 10.8 and later. The Real Time Sync mode supports the main types of files as: .pages, .txt, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .dot, .ods, .jpg, .png, .avi, .mov, and etc. Low usage CPU and RAM in this mode.
- Show the date of the "Next Sync".
- Auto Sync every __ seconds for each task.

v.2.8:
- Before sync check the changes in the folders after last start/finish sync
- Protection during copying
- Timer before Auto Sync
- Connect to network folders at launch
- Disconnect network folders after sync
- Close the main window without dialog box
- Show number of the files which has been read during reading file structure.
- Improved filter. Filter by the beginning, ending, exact match, any match string. =begin=String, or =end=String, or =exact=String, or ==String. So you can include / exclude hidden, tmp, with specific expansion and etc. files. You can use complex filtering conditions as (=begin=2009, and =end=.jpg,) or (=begin=2010, and =end=.png,)

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Customer Reviews

It works…but not “out of the box"

Despite my three-star rating, you cannot claim that the app is too expensive. I am moving from a $99 program (bought years ago) to a $8 app…so I was a bit cautious. Thus, I ran a few tests…creating identical folders on two machines and then doing different things to A and B and then running the app to compare what was done with what should have been done. It is clear the the “Pro” version comes with a lot of capability, but the fact that I couldn’t get it to work on a simple A<->B mode sync “out of the box” brings down the grade. For example, I actually had to choose the “File Structure Read Mode” value of 2 (instead of the recommended 1 value). In my case, A was a remotely mounted disk and B was the local folder. In mode 1, deleting something in B was always accompanied by the app putting the files back on B (i.e., they existed on A, so they were copied to B). If i deleted something on A, it worked okay. With the mode 2 value, things worked as expected (the comparison process is slower, but at this point I justed wanted it to work…and i am willing to trade time for reliability).

Another problematic (or at least unforgiving) “feature” is that if you “goof up” the file ACL values (i.e., something is not readable in one folder), the app treats this as no file and *deletes* the companion file in the other folder (in the A<->B sync, anyway). the previous program that i used threw an error in this case and did not delete the same file in the companion folder. Basically, I saw the same files being deleted from B when I knew that existed on A (but the read bit was not set properly…which was totally a user error; and a learning experience with me for using this app).

Finally, it would have been helpful if there were a mode (or if there is such a thing, that it is easier to find) that allowed one to display all the changes that were calculated to be performed, but required the user to actively proceed to the next step (the actual file copying/deleting).

However, despite these things, the price is a bargain and the program does what i need it to do. the 3-stars reflects the difficulty encountered in getting it to do these things. I read the documentation, but it is less helpful than one might wish. I could go as high as 3.5 stars. …but 4 would imply more than I can justify, at least with my limited usage/testing.

Sync Folders Pro
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2014
  • Version: 2.9.15
  • Size: 1.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: VADIM ZYBIN

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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