GoodSync

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 735 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    3,344,518
  • Date Added:
    February 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    21.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,279
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Thanks to this program's step-by-step tips, managing your files and folders is as simple as a few clicks of your mouse. GoodSync successfully synchronized important files between folders on our computer, as well as on our USB device.

To a novice, the user interface might appear a bit overwhelming; however, step-by-step pop-up windows will quickly guide you through navigating the program. All we had to do was browse for the two folders that we wanted to synchronize. We were even able to browse for files on external devices, including a USB thumb drive. The program quickly analyzed our folders and displayed their contents into two separate panels. We were able to pick out the specific files to include in the synchronization and, using the Sync feature, we synced the folders so that they each contained the same files. We were able to view all of the changes, as well as any conflicts or errors. You can apply filters using the Program Options menu.

The program doesn't include a built-in help feature, but it does feature an online manual and FAQ through the publisher's Web site, and the 30-day trial is more than enough time to find your bearings. We highly recommend this file synchronization tool for all user levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 71 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 735 votes

    • 5 star 400
    • 4 star 202
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 68
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1 stars

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

September 04, 2014  |  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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1 stars

"Worse than useless - Took my $39.95 and it doesnt work"

December 30, 2013  |  By gdbose

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

The free version worked fine for the few go's allowed.

Cons

Did not allow me to register my purchase ID after I paid for the goodsynctogo software. Support of no use. Utterly confusing product naming and registration process. I have basically had my money taken away with nothing to show for it. DO NOT BUY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

Summary

The paid version is a useless rip off.

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1 stars

"Cannot sync MAC from PC"

November 25, 2013  |  By domenicodb71

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

It worked until I updated to Maverick

Cons

Sync does not work with Maverick on MAC. I called customer support, they said it is an Apple problem. I don't believe them, because I can access any Mac from windows computer without any problem with Windows Explorer. The problem is only in Goodsync

Summary

If you need to sync Windows and Mac computer, this product does not work

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5 stars

"Keeps all four of my computers synchronized"

September 09, 2013  |  By kerrmillen

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

Easy to set up, works the way it is billed to work and saves a lot of hassle.

Cons

None I can think of.

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1 stars

"Breaking Terms of Service; Shutting down service"

June 29, 2013  |  By usablekevin

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

Easy installation

Cons

Doesn't really support Amazon Cloud Drive, even though they (still!) advertise that it does.

The Android server version also doesn't work, won't sync any files

Their "support" is incompetent.

Summary

I bought GoodSync hoping to keep my important documents persistently backed up on Amazon Cloud Drive. It worked for a short while until they released an "upgrade" that disabled Amazon Cloud Drive.

It turns out that they are breaking Amazon's terms of service so Amazon's legal department sent them a cease and desist. Now, GoodSync no longer supports Amazon's Cloud Drive. I would not be surprised if the same thing happens with the other cloud services too and GoodSync can't do anything. Oh, and don't expect your money back.

Shady business practices by Siber Systems.

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1 stars

"Missing #1 Feature does not accurately retain ownership"

June 08, 2013  |  By interstel

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

there can be no pro's with the Con following.

Cons

A simple a fast check of the software showed that it completely failed to retain the file/folder ownership privileges even when logged in as full administrator instead it replaced hard to get ownership information with a default Administrator ownership completely invalidating synchronization.

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1 stars

"No support"

June 07, 2013  |  By rpiket1

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

It's a decent, if over-priced product.

Cons

Tech support is non-existant. I have a support ticket that first received a canned response. Since I replied to that the ticket's been oustanding for 6 weeks.

Summary

There are free options that are just as good.

Updated on Jul 1, 2013

Worst. Tech. Support. Ever.

Updated on Jul 1, 2013

Worst. Tech. Support. Ever.

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5 stars

"BIG time saver. Awesome"

June 05, 2013  |  By sweetlilwookims

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

easier to select the folders to include, than previous versions. Only required set up ONE time. After reformat,when you restore the backup right to left, the job is made automatically. Neat.

Cons

I'd like to SAVE the job. Incase the flash drive is switched to a different one.

Summary

just try it, the demo is free. You'll like it.

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3 stars

"Works Well"

May 22, 2013  |  By NYC-HDL

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

I have been looking for a replacement for FolderShare for a few years now (Microsoft acquired FolderShare, morphed it into LiveSync, then killed it for the XP platform).

There are a number of products that claim to sync folders, but most store your data in the Cloud, and I do not want my data on any 3rd-party platforms.

I was quite pleased with GoodSync's Tech Specs, and for the most part, it works well.

Cons

I need to follow-up with Tech Support to resolve a few issues...

First, it isn't clear if the jobs need to be duplicated on each PC (right now, I only defined the jobs on one PC, and it seems to be working well Pushing or Pulling changes as needed).

I did encounter one anomaly, though, when GoodSync pulled a sync, when it should have pushed the changes, and in doing so, it lost a day's work on a database.

I need to find out from Tech Support about what triggers a Sync. I thought it was the differences noted in a delta-block analysis, and if that is the case, then the above noted loss should not have occurred. On the other hand, if the file date/time triggers the analysis, then only the changed blocks are synched, then that may explain the issue I encountered.

I will follow-up with Tech Support, and will update this review.

Summary

Other than the noted issue, this seems to a a very solid and capable Sync program.

Updated on Oct 30, 2013

Still a few annoyances, especially the update process: a small link appears near the top of the main screen alerts you a newer version is available. Clicking the link takes you to the CNET page where you go through the typical download and install process.

Better to have the updates auto-downloaded in the background, then alert you to click to apply (install) the updates. This would be much more preferable, especially considering you have to go through the same process for each Sync'ed PC.

In some cases, I am sync-ing a database file, which often writes intermediate saves to disk, which triggers the Sync process. Subsequent updates will halt the Sync in progress and initiate a new one. It would be nice if there was a way to flag these files to delay the Sync until the database program was closed. Instead, I set a delay on the whole job, but sometimes my work exceeds the timing of that delay.

Also, would prefer a network license versus per PC.

Otherwise a great Sync product.

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2 stars

"Not so useerfriendly as expected"

May 15, 2013  |  By mrwul

 |  Version: GoodSync 9

Pros

Fast, does not change folder dates (other tools often do)

Cons

Just gave GoodSync a short try only, but will drop it.
-No drag and drop (i.e. a lot of browsing to folders),
-No context menu (i.e. right click on a folder as left folder, right click on another folder as right folder, instead: browsing)
-Not just 1 button for synchronizing left to right, 1 for right to left, 1 both directions, instead, again a submenu to select from dropdown + "ok", i.e. again lot of clicks

Summary

Although v9.4 - it requires lot of 'old fashioned' timeconsuming browsing and clicking.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9
Version 9.0.6.6 connects multiple computers directly, completely bypassing the need for cloud based solutions; includes the ability to easily sync with other external services such as Google Docs, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Drive, and SkyDrive; detects file renames and moves and it executes them as one Move command, not as Copy + Delete, thus saving a greate deal of time; allows to select multiple folders to sync (not just one), in one job; allows to select specific files to sync, not just the entire folders.
General
Publisher Siber Systems
Publisher web site http://www.siber.com/
Release Date February 03, 2012
Date Added February 03, 2012
Version 9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.55MB
File Name GoodSync-Setup-cnetg.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,344,518
Downloads Last Week 3,279
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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