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GoodSync

$29.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 740 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.9.50.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,848,978
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 04, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    23.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27
  • 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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5 stars

"Great Software, not an excuse to be stupid."

January 15, 2016  |  By Benjimoto

2016-01-15 08:13:19  |  By Benjimoto

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.9.39.5

Pros

Easy interface, syncing from anywhere, never had a cash or problem with the program syncing from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Handles large amounts of data with ease, never had a corrupt file or issue for years.

Cons

Very easy to delete tons of files if you set your sync direction wrong. But this is only needs common sense to avoid.

Summary

Fantastic Program, I use it to sync massive (50GB+) Runtime directories for my 3D work. Means I can work on my desktop, sync, and have all the changes on my laptop for work on the go.
This program won't stop you from deleting your own files though, DO NOT have this program sync ALL YOUR BACKUPS at once. If you lose tons of files like some have said, it's your own fault, always have a backup of your important data physically separated from your working files.

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1 stars

"Great Program but Bugs don't get fixed, Support is usel"

October 22, 2015

2015-10-22 10:25:45

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.9.32.5

Pros

For most simple syncing - the program is great.

Cons

For more complicated syncing, on servers, across platforms, using different permissions management, it breaks down. And the bigger issue is that the support offered, even for paid pro customers is abysmal. The online help customer service reps are rude. On the phone, they don't really know how to help and keep forwarding you from one person to another.

Summary

Great for simple syncing, not well supported enough for more complex needs.

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5 stars

"Great Software, works perfect!!!"

June 27, 2015

2015-06-27 09:36:02

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.9.23.3

Pros

You can setup backup up files for replaced files, I work with large files that sometimes I don't need to backup so I love the Exclusion feature. External hard drives can change letter Drive on Windows but GoodSync detects the driver automatically, so you don't need to re-setup everything. I have changed from laptop to laptop and I have not had any issue reactivating the software. You can also schedule time to time backups and create multiple profiles. In my case I backup some files to an External HD and the hole disck to a 3TB Drive.

Cons

Not for simple users, it's require some time to setup the backups the way you want it.

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5 stars

"Most Complete Backup System"

May 19, 2015

2015-05-19 16:10:42

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.9.20.6

Pros

Easy to operate
Clear Indications of Actions
Sync from Various Different Types of Devices and Drives

Cons

Need Pro Version to Sync External to External (Recommended Upgraded :-)
Speed Decrease Even with 3.0 USB / Slows to 35 mbps

Summary

Overall there isn't really much out there to replace this of a kind system. It's easy to operate and well worth the upgrade benefits.

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4 stars

"FAST!!! But Way Too Many Updates."

January 08, 2015

2015-01-08 09:51:41

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.9.14.4

Pros

This is the fastest backup software I've tried, it's rapid.

Cons

Every time I open the software there is a new update available. Like I've got nothing better to do with my time. Note to developers: integrate the backups in the damn software please to make updates faster and seamless.

Summary

Fast. But personally I prefer Bvckup 2. Nicest interface I've seen. The dev has one hell of an attention to detail.

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1 stars

"Worst Support Ever Received.. Still Doesn't Work"

September 04, 2014  |  By Nathaniel

2014-09-04 15:43:24  |  By Nathaniel

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

Um... it used to work, so gee maybe a pro if I had a time machine.

Cons

Tried to make it work, sent numerous online messages (only available TS), tried phone, waited about 30 minutes, kept getting irritating message, and was finally told in recording to use their online support. Excellent example of circular disaster. TS online support was, in a word, a terrible experience. The person appeared to just give some type of very general advice (like a computer program.. and maybe it was) and when I asked, repeatedly for specific advice, I didn't receive it. I'm a paid annual user and I still can't use the program. I sent an e-mail to the corporate office and never heard back. The Roboform program works, and fortunately it seem, I guess to back up all my logins, so I guess I'll have to print them all out, but doesn't that defeat the security of one's logins?

Summary

Very Disappointed in Goodsync's lack of tech support, even when I spent a tremendous amount of time an effort on my part and received some of the worst tech support I've ever received.

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5 stars

"Best file comparison and analysis synchronization tool."

July 07, 2014  |  By snakyjake5

2014-07-07 08:43:47  |  By snakyjake5

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.8.9.5

Pros

Can detect and discern file changes versus file corruption.
Good comparison rules and analysis to detect changes.
Good use of filters.

Cons

Minor con: Since Amazon S3 charges by storage used (stored and transmitted), I would like the software to tell me exactly what is being transmitted and stored. The software will tell me the storage, but not the transmitted. So far this hasn't been an expensive issue, but it is something I would like to monitor.

The UI is full of powerful and useful information, but might be better organized.

The file analysis is very advanced and can be complex depending on the rules used. This is going to require you learning and doing some experimentation. I did my experimentation, and it does work just like I want it to (and no other alternative has been able to do that).

Summary

What this software will do that few others will do is sync between my local files and files stored on Amazon S3 cloud by comparing file attributes and checksums. What I wanted to do is not only backup files to the cloud, but I wanted to detect when I had file corruption on my local hard drive. Detecting this can be tricky, because I also wanted to avoid false positives. So this software can detect legitimate changes and also detect corruption, signal to the user, suggest or automate an action.

I've tried many other alternatives, and this has been the best.

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1 stars

"Steep learning curve, cryptic UI, pathetic support."

April 30, 2014  |  By photonpharmer

2014-04-30 10:35:25  |  By photonpharmer

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.8.4.4

Pros

Does what it's programmed to do BUT...

Cons

A new user absolutely MUST comprehend the app's settings. (A lot of work!) Other sync apps are more straightforward.

GS, however, can initiate potentially disastrous deletions on destination drives without warning, resulting in total data loss.

Example: You want to backup date to an external drive so you innocently start a new One-Way Backup "job." Simple enough, so you define what data you want to move from left-to-right and initiate "One-Way Backup." Suddenly data already on your destination drive begins to disappear!

Cancel button!

Sorry, too late, deed is done! Before actually beginning the "Backup" NO warnings appear that existing data is about be deleted from destination (right) drive.

You are now screwed! GoodSync support sends you a copy of their FAQ page cryptically outlining the method for recovering your data...but, it doesn't work. That's all you get; you're on your own, again. Open a ticket and be prepared to wait days for any response; then, maybe not at all.

Summary

Works, but not a friendly, real people solution. Most IT's won't often read all the documentation before running this app safely, let alone tinker with it to discover it's functionality quirks.

How hard is it to code in a pop-up warning system to help assure that casual users don't make fatal data deletion "mistakes". Why would programmers WANT a backup function to automatically delete pre-existing directories and data on a destination drive without first warning a user that their data is about to be deleted?

Save yourself!

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5 stars

"A great program to have if you have an NSD."

April 19, 2014  |  By teckels

2014-04-19 15:24:11  |  By teckels

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.8.3.5

Pros

It is easy and intuitive and does what it says.

Cons

Too many updates

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5 stars

"Reliable and easy to use"

February 28, 2014  |  By thebigone1868

2014-02-28 19:30:13  |  By thebigone1868

 |  Version: GoodSync 9.7.9

Pros

easy to use
reliable

Cons

It would be nice to sort by filesize to easily skip large files.

Summary

I've used GS for 8 years and have never had a problem with it. You can set it save deleted files, I even use it with SwiFTP sync with my android tablet and phone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.9.50.5
  • Auto-Update: fix Automatic Install not closing running GoodSync.
  • License: make license file writable to non-elevated GS processes.
  • Runner Service Setup: fix updating Runner Service of other users.
  • Runner Service Setup: fix not updating password when user changes it. Oversized emoticons
  • Ability to send gifs
General
Publisher Siber Systems
Publisher web site http://www.siber.com/
Release Date July 01, 2016
Date Added July 04, 2016
Version 9.9.50.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.5MB
File Name GoodSync-Setup-cnetg.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,848,978
Downloads Last Week 27
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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