From Allway Sync:
Allway Sync 'n' Go keep track of recent changes in your files. This utility searches for the latest versions of your files in the specified folders, and copies the modified file to the counterpart folder. For example, it synchronizes your folders. Unlike other directory synchronization software that just copies file with the most recent file modification time, Allway Sync 'n' Go implements a sophisticated algorithm which does not depend on system clock accuracy, and also propagates file and folder deletions properly. If your computers are not connected by a network, use a removable drive to synchronize them. This edition of Allway Sync to install on USB stick or external HDD.
What's new in this version:
Version 12.15.1 has improved Google Drive support and updated language files.
- Deals properly with deletions - Warns when it cannot determine the correct action to take - Can be fully automatic or confirm various steps - Can be installed on a USB key; license is on the key rather than on one PC only - Auto excludes temp files
Free version works up to a certain number of syncs per month. However the count of sync'd files is based on number of files checked, not number of files copied. So if your folder has 400 files and 1 file changes, then that counts as 400 syncs.
I'm using this product to keep a folder of project files synchronised between my PC running Windows 7 and a netbook running XP, via USB key. I've been using it daily for 6 months and it has never let me down.
For the free version, if you synchronise too many files in a month, then it stops working and asks you to register. "A month" is counted as the last 30 or 31 working days (not sure which), which means that if you don't want to register you usually only need to wait one more day and it starts working again.
The number of allowed synchronisations in the free version is quite high, however I managed to reach it on more than one occasion.
The product is often updated and so far my registration has allowed me to access all updates, even moving from v9 to v10.
In summary: It does what it says on the label, quickly and reliably. I worked with the free version for quite a while, then decided it was worth registering because I have a high number of synchronizations to perform.
- good overview
- very adaptable
- aplly custom rules
- install on external disk, no troubles with administration rights
- good feedback
- so far so free :)
- none till now (have not been asked to pay so far)
I would recommend this program to everyone who uses a lot of different PC's and doesn't have administration rights on all... perfect way to keep your docs up to date.
Very clear overview of what can/will be adjusted + easy to alter per file if you made a mistake. Recycle bin in case of mistake available.
Whole package. Easy to use, easy to set up and works from a pen drive.
Full version costs something like £9.
On the trial version, it seems to limit you by the amount of files copied, so if you have something that regularly changes, such as emails, you go through the trial quite quickly, then have to wait a few days for the usage statistics to balance out.
Very automated sychronization method. The work is done after few mouse clicks.
After 2 weeks using it in a daily rate I got the following message: -"This is your final reminder. Measurements indicate usage in excess of typical personal requirements. Allway Sync 'n' Go may stop working unless you obtain a Pro license key."
There is a limitation in the software usage which is not clearly explained before you download it.