SyncTime is the simplest solution to synchronize your files. Did you ever wish you could easily keep up to date all your backup copies, distributed across many devices?
SyncTime will just do it.
SyncTime is capable of so many things, yet is so simple to use. From manual, scheduled or completely automatic syncing, to background syncing, bidirectional syncs and sophisticated exclude filters, you'll be able to set up your syncs exactly as you imagine.

You can create as many sync items as you need and customize each one individually. A sync item mainly consists of two folders: a source and a destination. You can choose any two folders reachable in the Finder: they can be located on your Mac, on an external drive, like a USB stick, or even on a remote server. Among the possible options you will find:
• background syncing: changes are monitored in real time in order to keep your destination always up to date
• three overwrite policies: don't touch files already existing on the destination, overwrite only if the source file has changed or overwrite always
• three sync types: one-way sync (default), two-way sync (merge source and destination) and one-way move (delete the source files after a successful transfer to the destination). Please read carefully about these sync types in the Help section on the SyncTime website
• remove files that don’t exist on the source anymore
• start to sync automatically whenever source and destination become available or sync once a day, a week or a month
• every sync item can be dependent on other sync items: it will trigger the dependencies and run automatically when they are all completed
• files to be overwritten or removed can be moved to the trash (requires Mac OS 10.8 or newer)
• exclude hidden files, files with names containing specific words or matching a regular expression, and selected files. Or exclude the root directory and specify just some included files.

Other features include:
• changes have to be confirmed by default and you can inspect the files that will be added, overwritten and removed and preview them in QuickLook
• cancel a running sync at any time and restart it later
• syncs run in parallel
• automatic launch on login can be enabled from the status bar menu
• your Mac can automatically be set to sleep or shut down after all syncs have finished (requires macOS 10.8 or newer and the respective Applescripts to be installed in the Scripts directory. For detailed instructions, please visit the website)
• export your sync items and reimport them at any time, on any Mac.

What users say about SyncTime:

Great App! Simple setup, fast sync, no-nonsense! Works very good!
— Jurweer

It does what it promises, and it does it well.
— iRecycler

I have been trying to sync folders on various systems from the bad old MSDOS days on, and have been afflicted with a succession of tedious geeky cranky programs in both the Windows and Apple world. My last one could do almost anything, if you had a week to figure out how. Suddenly, the problem is solved! SyncTime is simple, elegant, intuitive and actually fun to set up and use. I thank whoever did this. One of life’s aggrevations has been resolved. Seriously, this is an Apple-worthy point and click program that presents a lot of flexibility in an uncluttered, elegant way. Someone put a lot of work into making this clean and simple for us. Thanks.
— Graymauser

Extremely well designed and does what it says - FAST! I use it to sync important folders to a USB flash drive as an offsite backup to supplement my regular time machine backups. I wanted to be able to manually control what I sync based on what I know I've changed, but still have a level of automation that makes it fast and easy to use. SyncTime delivers on all counts! Great app!
— dan•tha•man

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What's New

Version 2.7

• In the Destination tab of the sync item settings a new option allows to synchronise Finder tags even for files that have not changed

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

This is the Best and only Sync Program I Trust


This program is simple to setup any way you want it, without too many or too little settings. It has proven to work solid on everything I throw at it, it doesn’t lose any data, syncs 2 8TB hard drives with large movie files, 200GB iTunes library, 300GB Pictures, as well as all kinds of other data. Synctime also somehow manages to copy data faster than copying and pasting with my Mac. Then the programmer has the best customer service ever. I recommend this program to anybody wanting a seriouse and solid syncing program. I’m a computer tech for a living and this is the only program I support and recommend to all my Mac customers.

Confusing - Only Does Excludes

Tiny Elvis

I’m trying to organize my movie files (tons from phone, home movies, etc). They are all over the place, so I’m putting them all in one directory and trying to find a program that can help.

The problem I have with this program is that it only has “Exclude these kinds of files". I need the opposite. I want to look for any file with MP4, MOV, MTS, etc. If you find them in these directories, move them to HERE. If a file with that name exists, but a -1. If that exists, put a -2….

Anyway, this program's interface is a bit confusing and won’t work that way. Looking at the website and the app description, it seems perfect for the job.

Just keep in mind, it may work great for syncing entire folders, but doesn’t seem to do with if you only want certain types of files. You’ll just have to Exclude all the others you might have.

Developer Response

Thanks for your report. The ability to include only certain filetypes has been added to the most recent update. Please consider updating your review or visiting the website to get in touch if you still feel that your needs are not covered.

Delivers perfectly


Simple and lightweight package that delivers in spades. Easy, intuitive and flexible with all the features needed to ensure files are moved, copied or sync’d where needed. I like that it also has safeguards built in so that the actions can be previewed and any deleted files can be moved to trash for recovery if needed. Nice work!


Nicolas Kick
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