FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

FoldersSynchronizer for Mac


Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1.0
File Size:
2.39MB
Date Added:
October 10, 2011
Price:
Free to try (Backs up up to 40 files); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Total Downloads:
10,542
Downloads Last Week:
46
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

FoldersSynchronizer quickly synchronizes and backs up all forms of digital content, including files and disks, and offers many tools to give you total control of your files. Despite its powerful abilities, this program may be too risky for some individuals because of possible data loss.

Pros

Many features: We were blown away by the number of options that FoldersSynchronizer offers, especially those that provide automatic services, like the sync timer and AppleScripts support. This program offers multiple back-up options that successfully preserved our data during tests and alleviated some concerns.

Fast operation: FoldersSynchronizer performs rather quickly at both backing up and synchronizing content. We noted that most operations took under five minutes for small folders and fewer than 30 minutes for large folders and disks.

Cons

Lost content: During two of our exact synchronization tests, a handful of files were completely lost. While this is not the default sync option, it is still a component of FoldersSynchronizer, and those who work with important information may find this feature to be a moderate risk.

Difficult usability: We were unsatisfied with the design of FoldersSynchronizer. The user interface of this program was hard to understand during initial testing, and the how-to preview, and other support options did not offer a clear-cut explanation of this application's controls and abilities.

Bottom Line

Once you spend enough time with FoldersSynchronizer, you will understand its basic operations and realize how useful its features are compared to Mac OS's default Time Machine. Overall, FoldersSynchronizer has great potential, but because of its difficulties, we suggest looking into better designed programs.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of FoldersSynchronizer for Mac 4.1.0.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent backup program"

    September 01, 2012   |   By tokunagaa002

    Version: FoldersSynchronizer 4.1.0

    Pros

    Using this for years. Just moved to Mountain Lion; loaded the most recent version and encountered no problems. Only problem is related to Mountain Lion-- it hides the Library folder. Need to use chflags command in unix to make the Library folder visible.

    Cons

    No problems encountered.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really good back up program.. easy to use"

    February 09, 2012   |   By jltnol--2008

    Version: FoldersSynchronizer 4.1.0

    Pros

    The big PRO for me is, that IT WORKS! It copies all the files, all the time.

    Cons

    The only Con is the UI can be a 'tad confusing if you've got more than one back up job planned... but once you get the hang of it, you are golden. Really, this app is easy to use.

    Summary

    I've tried Intego Backup Express, and Chronosync, an neither worked as well as FS does.... I mean REALLY.... we're just copying files... how hard can it be? Harder than it would seem. Both of the other apps I tried just didn't copy all the data..

    Previous to this, my favorite program was one called Sync, by Decimus, but they have put that app on auto pilot now, so there is no way to know whether your back ups are working, until you need them only to discover that they haven't been working> :(

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