BeInSync

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 807 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.53
  • Total Downloads:
    3,914,507
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try; $59.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This slick file-synchronization utility gives you remote access to e-mail messages, Web favorites, and other files. It keeps the files on secure online servers, so you can work with them from anywhere using your Web browser. Unfortunately, a lack of in-program help and an interface too simple for its own good keeps BeInSync from earning a top rating.

Installation and setup are straightforward. A wizard helps create "shares" for private or group use. Your private shares can include messages and contacts from Outlook or Favorites from IE, though unfortunately you'll get no support for alternative e-mail clients or browsers. You create group shares in four simple steps: select the directory or files you want to share, add e-mail addresses, write a note, and click Send. From there, adding people to group shares is simple, though removing them is not.

In fact, the whole interface is a mixed bag. The View, Settings, and Status buttons on top do most of the work, but finding our way around wasn't as easy as we expected. The online-only help has good information, but it's also difficult to navigate and is not searchable. Nevertheless, as long as you're comfortable with sharing your information via BeInSync's secure servers, it's a very effective way to backup or sync data across multiple computers and share files with friends and colleagues.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 807 votes

    • 5 star 657
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 106
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4 stars

"A good idea, better if it didn't require the cloud..."

March 03, 2010  |  By Etamar L.

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Pros

The ability to sync two or more computers

Cons

The need for a cloud, submitting your files to the cloud company

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5 stars

"This was the greatest sync program."

June 13, 2009  |  By ohal

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Pros

It ran thru their servers on line and was perfect

Cons

They have folded and closed the service, much to my regret. I can't find a program to match it. It was all automatic and easy.

Summary

It cost $60 per year and was more than worth it.

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1 stars

"More of a headache than a solution!"

July 28, 2008  |  By noruk

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Pros

Generally BeInSync works well and seamlessly, but...

Cons

the bugs are a nightmare. Each time I save an Excel file it says it can't because of a violation. It then creates a new file. So I have dozens of files for each single file. I have completely lost where I am with all these duplicates. BeInSync have known about this bug for a while, but say it's not an important one. But I don't understand as there must be plenty of people using Excel - it can't be just me.

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1 stars

"No Limitations??"

May 06, 2008  |  By kennethwood

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Pros

Not much yet.

Cons

If CNet says "No limitations", why does the web site beinsync.com say 14 day free trial? Sounds like a limitation to me.

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1 stars

"Have to install on every computer ??!!??"

March 11, 2008  |  By chringram

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Pros

Unable to use this software because of it's limitations, so I can't say that there's anything that I like about it.

Cons

This software is listed as 'no limitations' but this isn't accurate. You are required to install a version of this software on every machine where you want to synchronize files.

** lame **

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4 stars

"Easy sync of two computers."

January 27, 2008  |  By mikel99

 |  Version: BeInSync 3.2.53

Cons

Limited size, and number of files, on free version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.53
Version 3.2.50 features CPU and bandwidth throttling option, controls how much computer and network resources are allocated to BeInSync.
General
Publisher Phoenix Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.phoenix.com
Release Date January 16, 2008
Date Added January 16, 2008
Version 3.2.53
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 9.45MB
File Name BeInSync_3.2.53.Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,914,507
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $59.95

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