Alternatives to SyncTime for all platforms with any license

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

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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

  • Sync Folders icon

    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...

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    Alternate File Move

    File Move is a simple program for syncing the contents of two folders. PROCESSING OPTIONS - File comparison by size - File comparison by date (different, older...

    Free Windows

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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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