FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    10,575
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Backs up up to 40 files); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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5 stars

"I've been using this for years. It's GREAT!"

January 29, 2011  |  By fredfx

 |  Version: FoldersSynchronizer 4.0

Pros

AWESOME customer service, Works flawlessly and sends you a log file if there are any errors. The only thing easier is Time Machine. What I like is that when I'm doing a project, I can back up my work daily without thinking about it.

Cons

None that I have encountered. And when I did have a problem, you get an e-mail response VERY QUICKLY.

Summary

If you need a simple, effective, drag and drop backup system. This is for you.

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5 stars

"$40 is a small price to pay for peace of min"

April 03, 2006  |  By newsolo

 |  Version: FoldersSynchronizer X 3.5.2

Pros

Near perfect interface, intuitive, simple, well defined options that offer gradual backup control. Love the Drag and Drop interface for deciding which files to backup on what drive. Allows gradation between exact synchronization to exact backup with logical steps between the two extremes. Best of all, it will operate in the background. Once set up FS will create and maintain secure backup files.

Cons

The only problem I experienced with the entire process of downloading the software to full operation was expanding the registration file. When clicking on the Unstuff button, no visual clue that the command was activated. Took a while to find the file on my cluttered desktop.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
  • This version is compatible with OS X 10.9 or higher. Successfully tested on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Added the "File Versus Folder" option to the Conflict panel (Tab E). You can now set how FS should behave in case of replacing a whole folder by a most recent file with the same filename. You can set "Replace the folder" (default) or "Skip", and "Ask the user for what to do at running time". Previous versions of FS always skipped and left the folder untouched. We introduced this option since the new OSs changed some system files to folders and filePackages, so the user can easily manage these cases too. If you create a new FS document or a new session, the default settings are "Replace the folder" and "Don't Ask". Previous version documents get opened with the settings "Skip" and "Ask". You can change these settings on the Conflict panel.
  • Fixed a rare bug at reading old version documents.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher Softobe
Publisher web site http://www.softobe.com/
Release Date December 23, 2014
Date Added December 23, 2014
Version 4.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name flsy.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,575
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Backs up up to 40 files
Price $40

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