Backing up your computer is a necessary evil that can save you some headaches down the road. However, actually remembering to do it is easier said than done. @MAX SyncUp automates backup to wherever you want it to, but requires you to pay up.
Finding all the options for your files isn't difficult thanks to the program's clean user interface. While a one-time payment of $45 is competitive with that of other automated backup services, it's still not cheap. Those programs usually offer more speeds and cloud storage options, too. @MAX SyncUp can store your backup to Google Drive cloud server, a feature it touts heavily. However, Google Drive only gives you 5GB of storage free, which means you'll have to pay even more monthly to store more. What this program does give you is the ability to create restore points for your files like you would for Windows. It has some solid customization options every time you back up and offers bidirectional synchronization if you wish to sync your files and folders with another remote machine or network, which enables easy sharing and updating.
@MAX SyncUp is suitable for individuals who wish to secure their important files and documents from accidents caused by deletion, hardware issues, viruses, or system crashes. It is also geared toward small businesses and teams working together, as it allows easy transfer and storage of shared files to an FTP server, as well as easy synchronization when any changes have been made to the files. It only lacks more cloud storage options.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of @Max SyncUp 2.9.
@MAX SyncUp is the handy and feature-rich backup and file synchronization tool which will automatically backup and manage your files with a few clicks of the mouse. You can now backup all of your important personal and business data to a portable or fixed storage device such as a USB stick or HDD, elsewhere on your network, on FTP or SFTP server, or Google Drive--the cheapest and most effective cloud storage. How do you backup your files and manage what you have backed up and when? That's an impossible question unless you have an all-in-one solution which will automate and organize your backups and ensure you do not lose valuable data within the mass of files you will accumulate. The best option for the most reasonable price is @MAX SyncUp. Users of @MAX SyncUp can backup their files and data wherever they wish with a click of the mouse - more than this, @MAX SyncUp allows for full and seamless automation of your file synchronization. Furthermore it provides you with the ability to browse smoothly the contents of backed-up archives, perform quick file searches and restore files to original location or to another place. In addition you are free to perform bi-directional synchronization while processing the necessary changes and getting rid of obsolete files hassle-free. You can also set restore points for files--saving them as the file is worked on, which provides a series of viable restore points and an audit trail of work carried out. @MAX SyncUp is exceptionally easy to use. The control panel is simple and intuitive--you will feel completely at home with the help of a step-by-step wizard that will guide you through the whole configuration process. Finally, you will be in control of securing your data--business records, financial information, contacts, photographs, audio files.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.0 added the possibility to back up and synchronize files via WebDAV.