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GBCopy for Mac

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Key Details of GBCopy

  • Copy, synchronize, back up, copy data over network.
  • Last updated on 10/21/2013
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

GBCopy for Mac allows you to copy files and folders between two computers connected to the same network, using encryption to ensure that your data is protected. The app comes with a plain interface and rather basic features, but won't disappoint you in terms of functionality.

After unzipping GBCopy for Mac, you must access Terminal to launch the app using the command sh mac_start.sh. The accessible, though somewhat dull, application interface makes it easy for you to back up and compress files on your computer, as well as to copy files between devices on the same network, in which case one device acts as a pusher and the other one as a receiver. During testing, transfers both locally and over the network, completed without any issues. We really appreciated the cross-platform support this app offers, too. Another nice feature is the option to configure your e-mail to send a notification when the synchronization is completed. However, each time we restarted the app, our e-mail settings were lost, so this is something that could definitely use some improvement.

Overall, GBCopy for Mac looks like a stable and handy app. It won't disappoint you if you're looking for a convenient way to back up and copy files over a network. The app would have benefited, though, from some minor improvements and added features, such as a frequently contacted IP address list. Still, it remains a worthwhile download. If you want a good alternative to copying files via FTP, this app is for you.

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Full Specifications

- Add encryption feature to GBProtocol
- GBProtocol support encrypt data while transfering (optional)
- GBProtocol support authentication (optinal)
- Combine symmetric-key and public-key encryption schemes such as: RSA 1024, AES 256
- Encrypt username and password using mixed encryption between SHA-256 and MD5
- GBCopy support multithread on server when listening port
- Add some feature on mode Copy over Network
- Add feature test email
July 25, 2013
Latest update
October 21, 2013
Operating System
OS X 10.8, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.7
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Developer's Description

Copy, synchronize, back up, copy data over network.
Copy files or folder over network (can utilize 99% network card load) using GBProtocol. Copy files faster than FTP 4 - 5 times depend on file compression ratio on transferring. Encrypt connection when transferring data. Fastly synchronize data between 2 locations. Backup, support compress file and rename. Notified by email when task complete. Platform independent (can run on Windown, Mac, Linux). No require installation, just config and run. Support GUI and console.