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  • FreeFileSync icon


    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:
  • GoodSync icon


    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

  • SyncBack icon


    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Synkron icon


    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

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2014-10-11, see
  • Unison icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

  • grsync icon


    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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  • Pulse icon Pulse

    Pulse is a free (as in freedom), secure, and distributed file synchronisation engine in Go and Swift.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

    • Discontinued As announced at , Pulse will no longer be supported, but you can still download it from the official website and use it.
  • Allway Sync icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • It allows you to set one folder as your primary destination folder so that no files or folders within it would be deleted and any file that is not present in the source folder can be copied to this primary folder ghos3tDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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SyncToy Comments

Useless: Will not copy files that are in use -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by webheaded
about SyncToy and Synkron, FreeFileSync Jun 2011

SyncToy will not copy files that are in use which makes is somewhat useless for my needs. I recommend FreeFileSync with VSS (Volume Shadow Service) for this purpose. Easier to use and it doesn't freeze up like Synkron does.


Uh, I tried to install it on Windows XP, didn't work.

Negative Comment by gordita_de_lisoform
about SyncToy and Allway Sync Jun 2011

Uh, I tried to install it on Windows XP, didn't work. So I tried Allway Sync and it did the job right.


At least under windows 7, synctoy is not reliable

Negative Comment by riquard
about SyncToy Jun 2011

I also noted that at least under windows 7, synctoy is not reliable. It did not copy everything. I used version 2.1.


SyncToy cannot sync a WebDAV-Folder 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by em4020
about SyncToy and Allway Sync Jun 2011

No other free application than Allway Sync (*) is able to sync directly and reliable a WebDAV-Folder or SD-Memory-Card from a "Windows Mobile" SmartPhone with a Vista PC Folder.
After detailed comparison with many other syncing applications I recommend Allway Sync as the best one, if you have no problems with the restriction of max. 40000 files per months for free private use.


SyncToy: synchronisation prozess was not reliable 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by em4020
about SyncToy and Synk, Allway Sync, PureSync Jun 2011

I have tested SyncToy many month ago on Windows XP. In my indistinct recollection the synchronisation prozess was not reliable, concerning synchronizing in BOTH directions inluding DELETION in BOTH directions, so that i very soon changed to the very reliable professional products Allway Sync (free until max. 20000 files/ month or PureSync free without limitations for private use. The Open Source product SYNKRON is also very reliable, but You cannot see in the file-list (but only in a hint if moving with the mouse over the filename) the size, date and time of the synced files after comparing process.