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SmartSync Pro

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SmartSync Pro - Back up your data and synchronize it to FTP, external device, or local drive - Download Video Previews:

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not worth the price"

    April 21, 2013  |   By mikeatlarge

    Version: SmartSync Pro 4.0 (Build 48)

    Pros

    Simple, installs easily, no adware (that I noticed), few options to confuse a novice, uses Zip (open standard) compression/encryption (but only for entire "packages").

    Cons

    SmartSync Pro software is missing a lot of things you expect even with free software. For example, choosing where to save your backup, you can't even create a new folder.

    There are few options for replication, file conflicts, etc. It can't do two-way sync, compress or encrypt individual files, keep an archive of older file versions, etc. The user interface is very dated and always brings up a clunky wizard even for editing an existing backup job. There's little "pro" here.

    Critically, as another reviewer explained, it can't seem to properly use Volume Shadow Copy to backup files that are open or in-use (like Microsoft Outlook PST files). Even the built-in Windows 7/Vista backup utility can do this.

    It touts using industry standard ZIP compression and encryption but only when your entire job is put into one huge file that's very slow and awkward to work with. They also inexplicably used their own file extension so ZIP software won't natively open the archive.

    Summary

    I have no idea why this places in the top 10 here. It's not even in the same league as some of the other options. For imaging and drive recovery Macrium Reflect Free blows it away. And for file backup/sync there are many better options.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Would not back up "IN use" files"

    March 29, 2013  |   By jpkindred2jknetscapenet

    Version: SmartSync Pro 4.0 (Build 48)

    Pros

    Seems to be fairly easy to use.

    Cons

    Did not work as advertised.

    Summary

    I specifically bought this software to back up a program that is very critical to our business, our scheduling software. We are constantly changing our schedules so a near real-time copy is critical to our business in case of natural disaster or computer disaster. I asked prior to purchase if SmartSync could back up in-use files and was immediately told that it would. When installed, the software failed to back up the in-use file, giving me a warning that the file was in use. I have emailed two support requests, but have received no response to either one after five days. I am getting a refund for the software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent and easy to use"

    March 27, 2013  |   By davidw7777

    Version: SmartSync Pro 4.0 (Build 48)

    Pros

    I downloaded the free trial of both SmartSync Pro and SyncBackSE, and I think this is much easier to use, and has pretty much the same functionality, with a few less options. It works perfectly for me. It's fast - considerably faster than the competition, and the excellent interface makes it difficult to make mistakes.

    Cons

    It copies all files by default; I think it should default to excluding files like thumbs.db, etc., but allow you to override the default. It's a little pricey at $45.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "All the features you could want"

    January 12, 2013  |   By briananon

    Version: SmartSync Pro 4.0 (Build 48)

    Pros

    I searched high and low for a good utility to back-up my workstation the way I wanted it. This has all the options I wanted, plus some. And, it gives me the option to create the backups in standard windows disk/file formats (some utilities create backups using their own proprietary format so you can't manipulate/access those files with Windows Explorer or other utilities), and doesn't create junk files (I found some utilities drop a hidden file into each directory).

    When I sent an e-mail for support questions, I generally got thorough and complete responses within 24 hours

    Cons

    None found.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slow Support and Incompetent Product"

    December 18, 2012  |   By TechnoGeek313

    Version: SmartSync Pro 4.0 (Build 48)

    Pros

    It works for the most part.

    Cons

    It does not copy the file/folder permissions over as it should. Support is very slow and not very communicative at all.

    Summary

    I found that with Robocopy I am able to do more thing than with Smartsync and it's free. It takes a little bit of time to figure out the Syntax but works much better.

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