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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.4.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,850,750
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    25.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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 9.9.6.6.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.4.0.5
  • Add Compare Attributes option to Advanced Job options, Off by default.
  • Restore Compare ACL and Compare ExtAttr options that were removed in 10.3.9.
  • Fix Sync Folders are the same error, by correcting Distinct URL computation.
  • File Monitoring + Compare Attrs/ACL: Separate these flags in monitoring, as Windows can do them separately.
  • Folder Options: move all Local FS options (Compress, FAT-like) from Connection options to Folder options.
  • Browse Dialog + Multi-Select: fix problems in Go/Refresh.
  • Browse Dialog: Fix auto-switch to Folders from Account for smb:// and gstp:// does not show Folder tree.
  • Message Boxes: Make them wider, to 550 pixels.
  • Account Manager: Fix Connectoid options do not stick, when changed.
General
Publisher Siber Systems
Publisher web site http://www.siber.com/
Release Date March 23, 2017
Date Added March 24, 2017
Version 10.4.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.53MB
File Name GoodSync-v10-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,850,750
Downloads Last Week 46
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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