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    FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software to synchronize files and synchronize folders available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware The installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    rsync

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

  • GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    SyncBack

    SyncBack is a backup and file synchronization software that allows backing up and synchronizing files to the same or different drives, to different media (CD, DVD, Flash, zip), or to a remote server. There are three versions of...

    Freemium Windows

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    Synkron

    Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation and folder-backups that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2014-10-11, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/
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    Unison

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

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    SyncToy

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or...

    Free Windows

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    grsync

    Grsync is a rsync gui, a graphical user interface for the rsync file synchronization and backup tool. It works on linux, solaris, windows, mac os x and maemo. It uses the gtk libraries and can work under the gnome desktop. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    Allway Sync

    Allway Sync is a free file and folder synchronization software for Windows for private use until max.20000 files/month. It is together with GoodSync the only free high professional synchronisation tool, able to adress WebDAV-Remote...

    Freemium Windows

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    DirSync Pro

    DirSync Pro (Directory Synchronize Pro) is a small utility for file and folder synchronization without bidirectional file-deletion. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. In difference...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Qtd Sync

    A graphical interface for the Rsync engine that will synchronise files between two computers either locally or over the internet. The beauty of Rsync is that it only transfers the exact part of a file that has changed (differential...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Toucan

    Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want. ...

    Open Source Windows

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    Syncovery

    Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space. You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Copywhiz

    Copywhiz will drastically speed up your file copying and automatic backup tasks in Windows. Pick only files that you need from several folders, copy only files that are new or modified, rename duplicate files and more. Integrated with...

    Commercial Windows

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    Create Synchronicity

    Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder...

    Open Source Windows

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    ChronoSync

    Synchronize files between folders, hard drives, removable media, laptops, file servers, or any computer, not just a Macintosh. Features include: • Fully customizable toolbar • Synchronize files in any direction or...

    Commercial Mac

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    Bacula

    Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    PureSync

    PureSync is a professional file backup and synchronization software, that can automatically keep a backup of your important files, import files from your digital camera and synchronize the contents of multiple folders, but not from...

    Free Personal Windows

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    JFileSync

    JFileSync is a Java application used to synchronize directories of two different file systems. For instance, you want to synchronize a set of directories on your laptop with a set of corresponding directories on your workstation....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    csync

    csync is a lightweight utility to synchronize files between two directories on a system or between multiple systems. It synchronizes bidirectionally and allows the user to keep two copies of files and directories in sync. csync...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Directory Compare icon

    Directory Compare

    Directory Compare is a utility to help you keeping copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup hard disk or any other storage system (like USB drives or CD-RW disks). The copy can...

    Free Windows

  • CleanSync icon

    CleanSync

    Require assistance synchronizing folders between 2 computers? Tired and fustrated of keeping track what files and folders are updated between both computers all the time? CleanSync is the tool for you! CleanSync allows you to...

    Open Source Windows

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    FBackup

    FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location. The backed up data can be either compressed...

    Free Windows

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    nsync

    nsync is a free, open source software that performs synchronization of your data between desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives and more. Highlights: - Synchronize folders in 3 simple steps. - Drag & drop of folders, no complex...

    Open Source Windows

  • rsync backup for Android icon

    rsync backup for Android

    rsync backup is a tool that will, in essence, allow the user to copy data back and forth between the user’s computer and their Android device remotely. It uses SSH for the communication with the server, but users that are not familiar...

    Free Android

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    Bonkey

    Despite a name that conjures up comedic visions, Bonkey the Backup Monkey is a serious backup program with tremendous potential. Not that it isnt good now; The program is easy to use, puts all the relevant options at your fingertips...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • @MAX SyncUp icon

    @MAX SyncUp

    @MAX SyncUp is a feature-rich utility for backing up and synchronizing data on a local network or over the Internet. @MAX SyncUp provides an Apple Time Machine style backup using hard links. It allows for the effective remote...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Syncless

    Syncless - An open-source and free synchronization tool so seamless youll forget about it What makes Syncless so unique is the way synchronization is performed. The current paradigm in the way file synchronization is done is to...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued This project seems to be dead, last Commit was on 22nd May 2010 as seen at: https://code.google.com/archive/p/big5sync/source/default/commits .
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    Yintersync

    Yintersync.NET is a client-server backup tool providing bandwidth and cost economic delta backups of multiple computers over SSL with open file support and reporting. .

    Free Windows

  • Backuplist icon

    Backuplist

    Backuplist+ is a popular "wrapper" application for the new rsync 3.0.6 copy tool. It is a powerful backup application that is simple for novice users and offers many choices for the more advanced user. It makes simple...

    Free Mac

  • Backer icon

    Backer

    Leanware Backer is software for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 for... - Backup - Synchronization - Archiving - Transfer ... of your directories and files via... - Media like USB drives, CDs and DVDs - Network - Another hard disk...

    Commercial Windows

  • Synchronize It! icon

    Synchronize It!

    Powerful folders and archives synchronization tool. Built-in support for zip archives and FTP. Can be used as backup tool, for folders comparison, and for CDRW verification. Produces HTML reports and printout of folders comparison...

    Commercial Windows

  • CompareMerge icon

    CompareMerge

    CompareMerge is a Mac OSX's software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files. It is useful for determining what has changed between versions, and then merging changes between versions. Functions of the...

    Commercial Mac

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    Bvckup

    Fast Real-Time Backup. Continuously monitor folders for changes and update their backup copies immediately after the originals are modified. Or run backups at fixed time intervals. Specify an exact set of files to be backed up using...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Bvckup is free of charge but is unmaintained and has compatibility issues with Windows Vista and newer. You can consider switching to Bvckup 2 ( http://alternativeto.net/software/bvckup-2/ ) , which is a build from scratch commercial software that implements the same idea.
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    WinDataReflector

    WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool that wraps up fast file comparison and transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface that offers you visual comparison of files and folders before...

    Free Windows

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