FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

FoldersSynchronizer for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    10,553
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 4.1.0
    • 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 during the copy phase, and in case it cannot copy/replace/delete a file/folder it will report an error to the Log, as always. Skipping the Permission Check during the scanning phase could improve the speed of the scanning task, but it is not recommended. In facts, you could discover the "permissions denied" cases only after the whole scanning folder has been performed, that is maybe after a long long time.
    • Improved the "Send log via email" feature (Preferences/Log panel).
    • Fixed a bug at mounting volumes requiring a password.
    • Fixed a bug at un-mounting remote volumes.
    • Fixed a bug at auto-defining the volumes to mount.
    General
    Publisher Softobe
    Publisher web site http://www.softobe.com/
    Release Date October 10, 2011
    Date Added October 10, 2011
    Version 4.1.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Backup Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.39MB
    File Name flsy.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 10,553
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Backs up up to 40 files
    Price $40

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