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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very happy with ChronoSync"

    March 13, 2006  |   By scotty321

    Version: ChronoSync 3.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I am very happy with this product. I have tried many different synchronization products for the Mac, and this one has the best interface, the best feature set, and the best PRICE! Really works well, really guides you through the process so you don't make any mistakes along the way, and is just overall very efficient. We give this product the full 5 stars!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "With the power comes the curse"

    March 11, 2006  |   By merrillfb

    Version: ChronoSync 3.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Sigh. I've been trying versions of ChronoSync since 1.0, and with this latest version, have the same experience that I've had since the beginning. For anything challenging, CS seems to choke on its own power.

    I want to have a program to sync a laptop to a home server, a common setup, I would say. I want this to work over the network, since using target disk mode is an extra step. Unfortunately, this does not seem to work well - for large directory trees, I get disconnected from the server either during Analyze or the actual sync.

    It also remains one of the slowest sync programs I have ever seen.

    YMMV, obviously, but still frustratingly unusable for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Now part of my routine"

    February 9, 2006  |   By smolka

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Normally I use my iMac as the main computer, but when it went forth and back because of various problems, I needed to sync more seriously between my iMac and iBook. I could not figure out how to use RetriSpect for that purpose, and started using ChronoSync. It works great. I now have several containers, called iMac2iBook or iBook2iMac, which sync my databses, documents, and sometimes additional files.
    On paper, I did not realy want to use the FireWire target mode. In practice, I have discovered that it works like a dream.

    The only thing I need to remind myself of is to eject the target HD before I disconnect the two computers. I would have liked a warning from ChronoSync upon quitting.
    A second item on my wish-list would be an overview of only those files which are to by synced, without those which will not be synced, in the analysis window: now I have to expand all folders manually and wade through a large number of files to see which files will be affected by synchronization.

    But these wishes are not essential: it works well. Highly recommended.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent"

    December 30, 2005  |   By HiRez

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is a great product. I have tried multiple sync solutions and this one is the best. It's the most flexible, easiest, and most importantly reliable, stable, and secure solution I have found. Please support these great Mac developers by buying this product, if you need a sync solution you will not be disappointed. I don't buy a lot of cheap shareware kind of products, but this is a real product made by smart developers, not a hack, and it's well worth the price.

    One thing I might ask is would it be possible for it to detect and deal with iSync conflicts (for example, if they're both trying to synchronize your Safari prefs or bookmarks)?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Goodbye Retrospect"

    December 20, 2005  |   By DylanMenges

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've used Retrospect for years, both at work and home. When it works, it works. When it doesn't, it's often too layered and complex to easily troubleshoot. Chronosync, on the other hand, is my answer to Retrospect's confusion. Granted, there are layers to Chronosync that I don't need nor understand, but it's 1. much more simple than Retrospect, 2. customer support is tons better than Dantz, 3. You can't beat the price.

    Highly recommended! Been using it for over a year to back up data from my primary drive(s) to my two LaCie firewire backup drives. Goodbye Retrospect, hello Chronosync!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Customer Support"

    October 13, 2005  |   By rjdbfree

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Found a slight bug in 3.1, emailed the company and got a response the same day. They are aware of it and are releasing a fix soon. I was extrememly pleased with the responsiveness of the company!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Late to the party..."

    October 5, 2005  |   By Hal Itosis

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
       
    but I'm here to stay!

    Tried Tri-BACKUP, but it made me tired. Dabbled with Deja Vu (and a few others), but no joy. Also struggled along with Synk for a long while... until the new developer dumbed it down (for folks who couldn't fathom concepts like 'mirroring' and 'destination folder', or accurately anticipate the implication of 'synchronized deletions').

    In A to B backups, Synk 5.1 will no longer mirror 2 folders that **already** contain somewhat similar structure. It will only delete items which it explicitly copied from left to right (so pre-existing items on the B side will NEVER be deleted). While Tri-BACKUP was aware of the 80 megs or so which Synk sloppily left sitting in one area, it didn't present that information in nearly such an exquisite manner as does ChronSync.

    ChronSync is like my dream come true. Though I would like to see some **total** SIZE info displayed (total data to be deleted, total data to be replaced, total data to be added, etc.), I have to say... everything else about this program far exceeds my expectations. Beautiful craftsmanship.

    Party on people!!!

    -HI-

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect"

    September 17, 2005  |   By zeph--2008

    Version: ChronoSync 3.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Fast and reliable sync between my laptop and desktop on a daily basis. Possibly the best software I've purchased in years...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nearly ideal"

    September 1, 2005  |   By scott.mintzer

    Version: ChronoSync 3.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I love this app ... love it, love it, love it. I tried/checked out 3 other backup apps -- DejaVu, iMsafe, and Silverkeeper -- before settling on this one, and it is far, far superior. I thought I had only simple backup needs. My files on my Mac at work, and my (and my wife's) personal files & photos at home, all backed up to my trusty 20GB 2G iPod. I don't need all the fancy features, bells & whistles, right? Turned out it was a bit more complicated. I wanted to back up my Documents folder -- but not the Entourage database (heck, that's why I have a PDA). Neither iMsafe nor DejaVu could exclude a file from within a targeted folder. Silverkeeper can, allegedly, but it didn't seem to work, and it's a buggy, unreliable program. I wanted bidirectional synching capacity, so that if I bring home a work file and work on it at home, I can re-sync to my 'Pod and have the updated version when I go to work. Neither iMsafe nor Deja Vu could do that. Silverkeeper can, allegedly -- but it worked in the wrong direction, and twice replaced my newer file with the older one, undoing several hours' work!! Finally, I wanted a program that would run in the background, even if the computer was asleep, to remind me to plug in the 'Pod for backup. Same thing -- only Silverkeeper would do that. Silverkeeper is free, but unfortunately sometimes you get what you pay for. iMsafe is $19, and Deja Vu is $25, but ChronoSync, for only a little but more ($30), gives you an enormous number of features that you might actually use, even if you don't think so. The first few times I used it after setup I had to get through some issues with fiile permissions, but that's an OS problem, not a ChronoSync problem. Since then it's run like a Porsche. Perhaps my favorite thing about ChronoSync is the setting that will cause the program to run a backup whenever one of the targets mounts -- perfect for iPod backup!! Now I back up 3-5 days/week by doing nothing more than plugging in the iPod (it's like I have iTunes for backups!!) and every one of my files is double-backed-up too: the work files are backed up to my iPod AND my home computer, and vice versa. The brand new version has archiving capabilities, and I don't know if I'll ever need that, but hey, like I said before . . . Oh, did I mention how much I love this app?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Stellar, FAST, and reliable--just rocks"

    August 27, 2005  |   By tnicolakis

    Version: ChronoSync 3.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    One of the things I've always liked about Windows 2000 and later is the ability to auto-sync files between a server or other volume. Unfortunately, to date there's no feature-rich built-in solution for the Mac OS unless you script it yourself.

    I have been in need to keep over a thousand documents and projects synchronized on my PowerBook across multilpe Windows 2000 servers, a home firewire drive, and a Mac OS X server at home. For years, I've been looking for solutions and purchased You Synchronize from You Software. It had gotten very good reviews and, for the most part, I had been happy with it. However, with the volume and complexity of synchronization as well as the need to instantly automout and dismount shares it was not only becoming a pain to work with, but was incredibly slow and crashed often.

    So, a few months ago, I re-hit the net and came across ChronoSync and it's great reviews from MacWorld. Since the demo version was limited to only about 500 files, I emailed the developer and they gave me a full-featured unlock key for 30 days. WOW. Fast, stable, auto-mounted and (optionally) dismounted network shares and I could schedule each folder or location to synchronize at specific intervals or build a master scheduled that I could then pick and choose what to synchronize and when.

    Synchronizing and having up-to-date copies of files is key to what I need to do. Chronosync has been for me the missing utility and it's been the utility that I've been waiting for. I'm looking forward to using 3.1 (which is what brought me here) and the new features.


    The ONLY drawback with the application that I've been able to find is that it will not synchronize files who have names in Unicode (multi-lingual) characters. It will error out on those files. So, if you need to synchronize files whose file names are in not in English but in Unicode, you will have problems. I have not emailed the developer of this problem, but if that issue get's fixed then in my opinion this application really is the perfect sync solution on any platform. Kudos and in case you can't tell, highly recommended :-)

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