Alternatives to SyncTime for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

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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

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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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    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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    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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    DSync

    Always have a backup with DSync, the best way to manage your local and remote file and folder synchronizations.

    Commercial Mac

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    Sync Folders

    The Sync Folders Pro synchronizes any number of folders on the fly at the same time when there are changes, or connecting external drives at a set time or manually. The app sync folders with or without filter for folder names and / or...

    Freemium Mac

SyncTime Comments

easy enough for a novice like me...!

Positive Comment by rxbob
about SyncTime and Synkron, Dropsync, rsync Mar 2014

I have an iMac with an attached 1 TB Hard drive. My skill set is a little above a beginner (certainly not advanced). I partitioned that drive into a 600 GB Time Machine and a 400 GB “Sync” partition. My Time Machine (partition and back up) works well; though I also wanted a sync partition that I could simply use to view latest files w/o having to use Time Machine.

I tried rsync and Synkron and could never get those programs to work. Finally I got the $10 DropSync program to sort of work; though there were various information files that I likely didn’t need to back up which sometimes synced and sometimes didn’t. After a while that program stopped working.

Finally I tried the inexpensive (and easy-to-use) SyncTime. The set-up was straightforward for a novice like myself. There was a simple check box to “exclude hidden files”. The Destination tab had a simple box to enable “Remove items not on source” (so deleted files wouldn’t remain in back up). Even the “Advanced” tab was easy. I simply enabled “One-way sync: mirror source to destination” and “Once synched, keep synchronized in background”. The total set up time took ~ 15 minutes without having to read complicated help sheets.

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