PureSync

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    28,290
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    28
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PureSync works with external hard drives, network volumes, and even digital cameras. With this application, you can automate dull tasks such as periodically backing up your files to keep them safe or importing your photos from your digital camera whenever you plug it into your computer.

Pros

Synchronization wizard: Using PureSync's synchronization wizard, you can easily set up a sync between two folders, with the possibility of setting advanced filters and schedules along the way. While the wizard is indeed bursting with options, in most cases you can create a working synchronization without having to fiddle with every single feature.

Powerful scheduling features: One of the app's greatest strengths is being able to automate synchronizations. You can choose among myriad scheduling rules. In our tests, we successfully created two synchronizations: one that worked when the PC was idle for more than 1 second and one that synced every minute regardless of PC load and activity.

Compression/encryption: A really nifty option is the ability to automatically compress the second folder's files in order to save space. You may also opt to encrypt the second folder with a predefined password.

Cons

Unintuitive workflow: When you first start using the app, we recommend you stick to the wizard and apply as few options as possible because there is a definite learning curve due to all the options that are available. Once you're comfortable, you can start branching out and experimenting.

Bottom Line

If you have an external hard drive or a folder on your local network where you like to keep backup copies of your stuff, an app like PureSync is exactly what you need. The best thing about it is that after the initial setup you can completely automate the backup process.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Caution: Changes Key Windows Settings"

February 03, 2015  |  By jwalter90

 |  Version: PureSync 3.8.1

Pros

The concept is great, execution fails

Cons

What you'll discover after you install it - it changes key Windows settings, i.e., it changes where your default settings are located for Thunderbird, Firefox, and other Windows applications.

Summary

If you are still intending to install this software, after you have done so, click on "Advance Tools" to see what other programs have their default settings changed. At a minimum, the program should display those changes before you install the program, not buried somewhere deep in the program. And if you do use Thunderbird or Firefox, you might find these programs will not run correctly as the default settings location is changed. I wasn't willing to take that risk.

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1 stars

"Caution: Changes Key Windows Settings"

January 31, 2015  |  By BearPuppy

 |  Version: PureSync 3.8.1

Pros

The concept is great, execution fails.

Cons

What you'll discover after you install it - it changes key Windows settings, i.e., it changes where your default settings are located for Thunderbird, Firefox, and other Windows applications.

Summary

If you are still intending to install this software, after you have done so, click on "Advance Tools" to see what other programs have their default settings changed. At a minimum, the program should display those changes before you install the program, not buried somewhere deep in the program. And if you do use Thunderbird or Firefox, you might find these programs will not run correctly as the default settings location is changed. I wasn't willing to take that risk.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.1
Version 3.8.1 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Jumping Bytes
Publisher web site http://www.mobile-master.com
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 3.8.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.05MB
File Name PureSyncInst.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,290
Downloads Last Week 28
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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