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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2017
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


GoodSync's premium file sync and backup software is usually compared to file sharing tools like Dropbox, but it's very different. Both programs sync files between devices, but GoodSync also backs up files, and it's secure in ways Dropbox et al can't match. It detects block-level changes and only syncs actual changed data. GoodSync has a one-time purchase price with a 30-day free trial.


GoodSync Connect: Create secure P2P connections to other PCs with GoodSync Connect. GoodSync Connect Discovery can replace Windows' network discovery services on machines with static IP addresses, too.

Two jobs: GoodSync schedules two Jobs: Synchronize, a two-way action that excludes Hidden and System files; and Backup, a one-way task that includes them.

Security: You may be unaware that Cloud storage isn't secure from snoops and authorities. GoodSync lets you do what tools like Dropbox do, only securely and privately.

Advanced options: GoodSync offers many more options than Dropbox and similar tools, including secure server settings, customizable filters for including and excluding files, and Auto Jobs settings.


User interface: GoodSync's user interface is businesslike but not terribly intuitive or attractive; though you only need to look at it when making changes, or you can use the desktop MiniMode.

Not free or easy: Unlike the Dropbox version most users install, GoodSync isn't free and requires a lot more setup.

Bottom Line

Despite similarities, GoodSync is on a different level from Dropbox et al. For professionals, businesspeople, and other users who need the same sort of convenience but more features, power, and security, GoodSync stands apart.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of GoodSync

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • GSTP: Implemented One Time Passwords (OTP) and Client DeviceId.
  • GSTP: You can turn on OTP in
  • GSTP: Prefer Emails as UserIds, they are also used in One Time Password auth.
  • When OTP is On, you will receive Email with OTP every time you use a new Device. GoodSync client will request One Time Password sent in Email.
  • GSTP: OTP is requested when doing GoodSync Connect Setup and Browse dialog.
  • GSTP: Each client/server now sends DeviceId, ComputerId, and Device Description.
  • GSTP: Both email and old-style GS Connect UserId may be used to authenticate.
  • GSTP: New Account Form: Add ReCaptcha to filter out robots.
  • Official Forwarders: use Forwarder IP name, not IP address, to please security.
  • Official Forwarders: use port 443, not 80 for SSL comms, to please security.
  • Receiver: Fix incorrect reporting of connections to Official forwarders.
  • OTP + gs-server: allow OTP in /set-admin=user_id:password[/otp-value]:sys_user:[sys_pass]
  • OTP + gsync: allow OTP in new command line options /can-otpN=yes, /otpN=string.
  • Cleanup Logs: Avoid recursive cycling via symlinks, by limiting number of folder levels to 50.
  • GSTP progress: show progress when is being added to at the tail.
  • Enterprise Policies: fix non-enforcement of NoAutoUpdate policy.
  • Runner Setup: If Runner Service user and this Windows user differ, issue warning.
  • Runner: Change gs-server settings on a cue from CC only if Runner is elevated.
  • Azure: fix space and # encoding issues that could cause Not Found for files and folders.
  • Google Drive: Fix Not Found error, that usually occurs on lock.gsl.
Publisher Siber Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date September 20, 2017
Date Added September 21, 2017
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.33MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 3,851,372
Downloads Last Week 16
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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