Editors' reviewData-backup sticklers will insist you need an archive utility with tons of features and round-the-clock support, but this affordable shareware alternative delivers a still-impressive feature set at a fraction of the cost of commercial programs. FoldersSynchronizer X provides an easy (if somewhat awkward at first) interface for synchronizing or backing up files, folders, and disks. You can conduct both operations either incrementally or exactly, so you can choose whether outdated files will be automatically preserved or deleted. FoldersSynchronizer X offers a surprising number of options for using timers, excludes, and filters (for example, you could schedule a weekly backup of just Photoshop files). You also can work easily with remote volumes, and this version even lets you back up the whole Mac OS X boot disk and make it bootable. If you're looking to archive your work or even your whole drive, this program offers everything you need.
FoldersSynchronizer is a nifty and popular utility for Mac OS X which synchronizes and backs-up files, folders, disks and boot disks. The user can choose one or more pairs of files, folders or disks and then they will be synchronized or backed-up exactly. FS lets you organize your sync and backup in several sessions that you can save to a single file for a later reuse. On each session you can apply special options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount local and remote volumes, launch your own AppleScripts, set how to resolve conflicts, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include/exclude locked and invisible file, resolve aliases and sim links, treats filePackages as folder (and quickly update only the content of big files like the iPhoto Library), create sub-destination folders with custom parametric names... FS lets you specify global settings like whether FS should display a preview panel listing all the files FS is going to copy, replace and delete. You can also specify to save a log file to your local disk, to send the log file to a custom email address, to sync and automatically quit the application. FoldersSynchronizer is available also as lite version.
What's new in this version:
- FS is now a 64bit Intel application running on Intel machines only with MacOS X 10.7 or higher.
- We have released the 32bit PPC/Intel version too, running on both PPC and Intel machines with MacOS X 10.5 or higher (successfully tested on OS X 10.7.1 too).
- As requested, we added the check-box "Skip Permissions Check" to the Settings panel. If marked FS will skip the permissions check during the Scanning Folders phase only. FS will always perform the permissions check ... See all new features »