GoodSync

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    3,317,613
  • Date Added:
    February 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    21.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,918
  • 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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5 stars

"Best file comparison and analysis synchronization tool."

July 07, 2014  |  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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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 Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.69MB
File Name GoodSync-Setup-cnetg.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,317,613
Downloads Last Week 4,918
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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